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2008-08-25 18:00:23

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Jo Knight of Pew Environment Group, +1-202-552-2070 WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joshua S. Reichert, managing director of the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement in response to President Bush's announcement today of three new areas in U.S. ocean waters that will be assessed for possible protection as marine sanctuaries or monuments. "Two years ago President Bush set a new standard for global ocean protection when he...

2008-07-30 00:00:25

The Lyme Bay exclusion zone is to be monitored by Westcountry scientists after they won a major pounds400,000 Defra contract. The scientists, led by marine biologists from the University of Plymouth, will now monitor the ecological and socio-economic impact of the 60 sq m exclusion zone. Almost 10 per cent of Lyme Bay, one of Britain's richest marine habitats, has been permanently closed off to scallop dredging and bottom trawling in a bid to protect the area's reef habitats. The move,...

2008-06-25 18:02:33

A team of 38 U.S. research divers has completed a 20-day biennial census, measuring how the protected status of the Dry Tortugas is working. In what is called an unprecedented collaboration, researchers from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the National Park Service, the Reef Environmental Education Foundation and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington...

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2008-06-16 06:05:00

DRY TORTUGAS -- Before six hurricanes hit mainland Florida in 2004 and 2005, they first wreaked havoc on the Florida Keys' far western islands known as the Dry Tortugas. Fort Jefferson, the lone man-made structure at the remote outpost, survived with minimal damage. But under the sea, large sections of the precious coral reef were not so lucky. "The gorgonians, that literally look like a forest, were just blasted to nothing," said Jerry Ault, professor of marine biology and fisheries at...

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2008-05-15 11:15:00

The natural resources of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary off the North Carolina coast are in good condition overall, but the wreck of the Civil War ironclad encompassed by the site is at risk from human activity and natural deterioration, according to a new NOAA report.The first-of-its-kind assessment of the sanctuary's archaeological and living marine resources indicates that corrosion, strong currents, hurricanes, high water temperatures and highly salty water threaten the long-term...

2008-02-18 09:00:33

Kiribati declares world's largest marine reserve WELLINGTON, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- The tiny Pacific island nation of Kiribati has declared the world's largest marine protected area,the Suva-based Pacnews reported on Friday. The Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA), a California-sized ocean wilderness, includes pristine reefs and eight coral atolls teeming with fish and birds. It lies about halfway between Hawaii and Fiji and also includesundersea mountains. It would conserve one of the...

2008-02-15 00:00:12

The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati has established the world's largest marine protected area, encompassing 158,453 square miles. The group Conservation International said the Phoenix Islands Protected Area is a vast ocean wilderness of pristine coral reefs and and rich fish populations threatened by over-fishing and climate change. The Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) conserves one of the Earth's last intact oceanic coral archipelago ecosystems, consisting of eight coral atolls...

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2008-02-14 09:00:06

Vast ocean reserve conserves vital resources for human well-being The small Pacific Island nation of Kiribati has become a global conservation leader by establishing the world's largest marine protected area "“ a California-sized ocean wilderness of pristine coral reefs and rich fish populations threatened by over-fishing and climate change. The Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) conserves one of the Earth's last intact oceanic coral archipelago ecosystems, consisting of eight coral...

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2008-01-29 09:20:00

A tough early life turns out to be a good thing for a fish, according to scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They discovered that fish larvae that survive a long, rough, offshore journey eventually arrive at a near shore reef in good condition, and that they thrive afterwards. In contrast, locally produced young have a relatively easy life and they arrive on the reef (near the area where they were spawned) in a variety of conditions "“"“ from poor to good....

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2006-11-20 15:45:00

MONTEREY, Calif. - Flying over California's rugged Central Coast, Mike Sutton pointed to kelp forests and rocky reefs just below the water's surface that will soon be off-limits to fishing under one of the nation's most ambitious plans to protect marine life. "We're trying to make sure our oceans are protected as our land," said Sutton, a marine expert at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Despite intense opposition from many fishermen, California wildlife regulators are creating the nation's most...


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