Seagrass meadows, a prominent feature of most healthy coastal ecosystems, are often also associated with shallow coral reefs. Many plants have bioremediation qualities, and seagrasses, of which there are 60 or so species, produce natural biocides. Lamb et al. found that the seagrass meadows of inhab...
The national fisheries sector has amassed at least 8 tons of hammerhead shark fins since March 1, 2015 when the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) first banned the export of hammerhead products of any kind. In 2015 alone 4.5 tons of hammerhead fins were landed in Puntarenas. On average, e...
Today we are re-highlighting our report, ‘Deadly Waters: The Threat of Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels to Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches.’ This report examines the impacts of sea level rise on major sea turtle nesting beaches for the seven species of sea turtles. The report identifies major nesting beaches that are at risk from climate change such as French Frigate Shoals in Hawaii where... View details ⇨
SIGN UP FOR SEA TURTLE SATURDAY IN GALVESTON, TEXAS!
Before the Kemp’s ridley sea turtles head to the Galveston beaches for nesting season this spring, make plans to learn about these fascinating creatures at Sea Turtle Saturday on February 11th, at an informative and engaging seminar presented by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric... View details ⇨
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Did you know that the California drift net fishery for swordfish continues to capture, harm and sometimes kill sperm whales, sea turtles, sharks, whales, dolphins and sea lions? This California fishery of less than 25 boats is among the worst 20 percent of all fisheries globally.
A day to celebrate! The first redwood seedlings of the year have started to unfurl. These seedlings were the very first planted in our nursery early December. Two weeks later we began seeding at one of our 15 different schools! On our way to #10000redwoods. Fighting Climate Change one tree at a time. Adopt a redwood at
A great piece by our friends Bay Nature Institute on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the environmental movement. "King’s legacy gave fruit to the environmental justice movement, which seeks to ensure the right to a clean and healthy environment to all people. Also, he often framed issues in the universal terminology of the natural world."--> [ Ow.ly Link ]