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Jellyfish sleep, shark-sucking bots, mole crab parasites, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: September 25, 2017

Monday Morning SalvageSeptember 25, 20170

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) The fight for our Marine National Monuments isn’t over. We now know of the contents of Zincke’s monument review memo, and it is not good. The DOI wants to see commercial fishing return to the Pacific Remote Islands and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments. Longline fishing in these regions has […]

Swordfish, certifications, and sustainable seafood

fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMay 1, 2012

Jordan Nikoloyuk is the Sustainable Fisheries Coordinator of the Ecology Action Centre, a membership-based community environmental organization based in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Marine Issues Committee of the EAC was founded in 1995 after the collapse of the Atlantic Canadian groundfish stocks and works towards conserving and protecting marine ecosystems and maintaining sustainable fisheries and vibrant coastal […]

Saving Nemo: 1 out of 6 species that appear in Finding Nemo are threatened with extinction

Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, sharksDecember 12, 2011

Like most marine biology geeks, I’m a huge fan of Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Nemo”. In addition to a heartwarming story of a father trying to bring his son home to their aneme…anemeneme… amenememe… anemone,  the film showcases an enormous variety of beautiful real-life coral reef species. According to  research published today in Conservation Letters, however, we […]

#SciFund Challenge: Turtles in the Deep

ScienceNovember 9, 2011

#SciFund is a month-and-a-half long initiative to raise funds for a variety of scientific research projects. Project leaders post a project description and an appeal for funds, and members of the public are invited to make small donations to projects that they deem worthy. Donations come with rewards such as access to project logs, images from […]

Turtle excluder devices: analysis of resistance to a successful conservation policy

ConservationJanuary 7, 2011

Conservation efforts often have an associated tradeoff, and many proposed solutions are shot down because the costs are perceived to be too high. A conservation policy that benefited a charismatic endangered species with very little cost should be popular and enthusiastically adopted. However, even though turtle excluder devices greatly reduce sea turtle mortality and have […]

Altered sea turtle sex ratios: Can global warming harm warm-water animals?

biology, Conservation, ecology, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceOctober 12, 2010

When most people think of an animal threatened by global warming, images of a polar bear drowning because of lost ice habitat come to mind. Few know that climate change can also threaten animals used to living in environments much warmer than the Arctic. Even when you’re used to heat, too much heat can be […]

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