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First Deep-Sea Observatory Being Established with Thirty-two Mile Cable Installed Off of Monterey Bay

Oceanographers have completed an important step in constructing the first deep-sea observatory off the continental United States.


Magic Porthole Coral Reef Preview Offers Videos, Games, Resources

Horizon International has created a way for young people to experience coral reefs through new and emerging media with the Magic Porthole™ experience.


Coral Reefs

Global Climate Change is threatening the delicate balance of temperatures needed for survival of coral reef life.


Accelerating Loss of Ocean Species Threatens Human Well-being

In a study published in the November 3 issue of the journal, Science, an international group of ecologists and economists show that the loss of biodiversity is profoundly reducing the ocean’s ability to produce seafood, resist diseases, filter pollutants, and rebound from stresses such as over fishing and climate change


Researchers Link Ice-Age Climate-Change Records to Ocean Salinity

Sudden decreases in temperature over Greenland and tropical rainfall patterns during the last Ice Age have been linked for the first time to rapid changes in the salinity of the north Atlantic Ocean, according to research published Oct. 5, 2006, in the journal Nature.


Largest Marine Conservation Area On Earth, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument With Nearly 140,000 Square Miles, Created By President Bush Under Antiquities Act *

President George W. Bush created the world’s largest marine conservation area off the coast of the northern Hawaiian Islands in order to permanently protect the area’s pristine coral reefs and unique marine species.


United Nations Offers Help To United States In Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina's Devastation

The top United Nations emergency relief official has offered the United States the world body’s help in “any way possible” following the loss of life and large-scale destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina along the US Gulf Coast.      


The Santos Beaches Recovery Program

Sewage discharge from illegal drainage pipes caused pervasive coastal and water pollution in the city of Santos, Brazil. Erosion of the local tourist industry then caused a deep recession in the 1970s.


Announcement: Brave New Ocean Webcast March 3, 2006

Dr. Jeremy Jackson, one of the most prominent marine ecologists in the world, will discuss the state of the world's oceans based on his research on coral reefs, marine  fisheries, and coastal and marine ecosystems


Government-supported, village-based management of marine resources in Vanuatu

Effectively monitoring and managing small, multi-species, multi-method nearshore fisheries along conventional western lines has generally failed in developing countries (e.g. Smith, 1991)1, including those in Oceania. Despite several decades of effort, participants in the l988 SPC Workshop on Inshore Fisheries Resources concluded that there were "few, if any, Pacific Island inshore fisheries which are currently managed."


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