Tag: Mike Beck

85 Percent of World’s Oyster Reefs? Gone.

Written by | May 22nd, 2009


That’s not a typo. According to a new report by Nature Conservancy scientists and partners, shellfish reefs worldwide have deteriorated over the last century to the verge of disappearance. I’m a vegetarian, but this is bad news for me — and all of us. Why? Because shellfish reefs are critical in many places for more […]

A Sea Change for Ocean Management?

Written by | May 4th, 2009


The Washington Post today has an interesting story (registration required) about how the Earth’s oceans are getting crowded with competition for use — and how more and more ocean experts are pushing ocean zoning as the answer. But even though such zoning (which experts call by the unlovely name “marine spatial planning”) has high-level support […]

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