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A recent report tracking the health of the Mesoamerican Reef indicates that conservation efforts might be helping to turn the tide for the reef itself and the people who depend on it.
“Reefs face ever increasing stress which is outpacing that of our management actions,” Melanie McField, an ecologist at the Smithsonian Institution, said in a statement. “ The measured improvement in reef health demonstrates our capacity to stem the trajectory of decline.” Read more
February 10, 2018 | SDRadmin
Many of the world’s fish populations are threatened by over-consumption with severe implications for the millions of humans that depend on them for their livelihood and sustenance. You can do your part to stem this tide of unsustainable fishing, use the Marine Conservation Society Good Fish Guide and make sustainable choices. Read more
January 26, 2018 | SDRadmin
Source: Scuba Diving
Andrew and Marit Miners are co-founders of Misool Eco Resort and Misool Foundation (called Yayasan Misool Baseftin in Indonesian)often held up as an example of how everyday people with grit, heart and determination can effect real change. For their vision and dedication, the Miners are our January/February Scuba Diving Sea Heroes. Read more
January 15, 2018 | SDRadmin
Source: Cater News Agency
The whale pushed biologist Nan Hauser with his head and his mouth, tucked her under its pectoral fin – even lifted the biologist out of the water on one occasion.
This is the heart-stopping moment a giant 50,000-pound humpback whale protected an unsuspecting snorkeler from a STiger Shark by pushing her through the water. Read more
January 10, 2018 | SDRadmin
Source: Author Jason Daley – Smithsonian.com
The nation will fully protect 57,000 square miles around the Revillagigedo Islands from fishing and resource extraction.
Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed a decree creating a massive marine reserve, spanning 57,000 square miles around the four Revillagigedo Islands—a volcanic archipelago 240 miles southwest of the Baja Peninsula. The reserve is the largest marine protected area yet created in North America. Read more
January 3, 2018 | SDRadmin
Author: James Badcocok for The Telegraph
An extraordinary mission to save vaquita porpoises from extinction has got off to a promising start in the Gulf of California, where military dolphins are being used to help round up and capture the world’s rarest marine mammal and move them to a sanctuary. Read more
October 23, 2017 | SDRadmin
It’s been over twenty years since we first started hearing alarming reports of lionfish being seen in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Originally from the Indo-Pacific it is not certain how they invaded the Atlantic, but once in waters where they have no natural predators, the lionfish population exploded and quickly became the most destructive invasive species in history. Read more
September 28, 2017 | SDRadmin
SARASOTA (FOX 13) – Hurricane Irma’s winds drained waterways around Tampa Bay late this morning, even though the storm was 200 miles away. It happened so fast that some manatees were apparently caught off-guard, leading to at least one impromptu rescue.
September 13, 2017 | SDRadmin
Posted on October 22, 2012 by RSMAS
We think we’re pretty familiar with hurricanes – strong winds, storm surge, flooding rains, ominous satellite images from space, and radar loops when they get near land. But what goes on at and below the ocean’s surface when a hurricane passes overhead? Quite a lot, actually! Read more
September 12, 2017 | SDRadmin