Latest Marine Protected Area Stories
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.
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.
Mother Nature has been busy in the intervening years. The corals are recovering, said University of North Carolina research scientist Mark Chiappone, who is based in Key Largo.
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.
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 Pacific Island nation of Kiribati has established the world's largest marine protected area, encompassing 158,453 square miles.
The small Pacific Island nation of Kiribati has become a global conservation leader by establishing the worldâ€™s largest marine protected area â€“ a California-sized ocean wilderness of pristine coral reefs and rich fish populations threatened by over-fishing and climate change.
A tough early life turns out to be a good thing for a fish, according to scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Despite intense opposition from many fishermen, California wildlife regulators are creating the nation's most extensive network of "marine protected areas" â€” stretches of ocean where fishing will be banned or severely restricted.
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Less than 2 percent of the world's tropical coral reefs are properly protected from illegal fishing, mining or pollution despite government promises of wider safeguards, an international study showed on Thursday.
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