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Expedition Great White: A response from Dr. Michael Domeier

biology, Conservation, ecology, Interviews, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, sharksJune 14, 2010

Last week, I wrote about National Geographic’s Expedition Great White. In that post, I mentioned that the practice of removing great white sharks from the water for research was controversial, and that I would ask the lead scientist in the show about it. Here are answers to my questions from Dr. Michael Domeier and his […]

The red snapper controversy: Interviews with fishermen

Conservation, fisheries, Interviews, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceMay 31, 2010

New proposed regulations for the red snapper fishery have  conservationists celebrating and fishermen marching on Washington, DC in protest. Quota reductions are some of the most extreme and far-reaching  I’ve ever come across. A huge area of the ocean (over 10,000 square miles) has been targeted for closure of not just the red snapper fishery… […]

Ethical Debate: Should we have freed Willy?

Conservation, Ethical Debates, Interviews, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceApril 29, 2010

The  death of Sea World trainer Dawn Branchaeu revived an old debate over whether it is appropriate to keep orca whales in captivity. Many people are calling for all captive orcas to be set free, but I continue to support aquariums because of the roles they serve as educators and conservationists. Although several readers have […]

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