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Latest Marine Protected Area Stories

2014-11-19 23:01:35

Conservation International highlights global need to protect nature to achieve sustainable development, reduce poverty and conflict, and support indigenous communities, stressing the role of partnerships.

coral species
2014-11-07 05:11:36

The first-ever intensive research trip to the bottom of the sea in the waters north of Bodega Head, California has produced a few startling discoveries – including a new species of coral.

2014-11-05 12:21:11

Guests can now experience the unique beauty of these special ocean places SEATTLE, Nov.

Florida Keys
2014-10-06 16:21:00

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA are funding three demonstration projects that will lay the foundation for the first national network to monitor marine biodiversity at scales ranging from microbes to whales.

common bluestripe snappers
2014-09-01 02:00:40

A new study reports that an expansion of marine protected areas is needed to protect fish species that perform key ecological functions.

damaged reefs discourage new growth
2014-08-25 03:30:06

Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs.

Scientists Analyze Risks To Penguin Populations
2014-08-08 03:12:25

A major study of all penguin species suggests the birds are at continuing risk from habitat degradation.

2014-08-05 16:22:29

Making Marine Protected Areas a Global Agenda Item LANDOVER, Md., Aug.

Belize's no-take Zones Help Rebuild Lobster, Conch, And Fish Populations
2014-07-14 03:50:14

A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society shows that no-take zones in Belize can not only help economically valuable species such as lobster, conch, and fish recover from overfishing, but may also help re-colonize nearby reef areas.

Long-Term Research Foretells Reversal Of Caribbean Coral Decline
2014-07-02 12:48:14

According to a new report, Caribbean corals have declined more than 50 percent since the 1970s. However, researchers believe that by increasing the parrotfish population, the trend of declining coral can be reversed and it will become more resilient to climate change.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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