Tag: reef fish

Science Journey to Loreto, Mexico: Sustainable Fishing, Part 3

Written by | January 2nd, 2013

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Storm’s a coming! Scientist Sheila Walsh encounters heavy rain, wind & clouds while doing research in the Gulf of California. Can healthy ecosystems help fisheries be more resilient to strong climate events?

Science Journey to Loreto, Mexico: Sustainable Fishing, Part 2

Written by | December 17th, 2012

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Overfishing is a huge problem around the globe, but there are solutions. Scientist Sheila Walsh explores one method that seems to be working in the Gulf of California: local ownership of marine resources.

Science Journey to Loreto, Mexico: Sustainable Fishing, Part 1

Written by | December 11th, 2012

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Scientist Sheila Walsh explores how marine species are doing in and around protected areas of the Gulf of California—and how local fishing practices might hold the answer to healthier ecosystems.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 20

Written by | October 20th, 2011

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Just in time for Halloween: Outsider zombie queen wasps!

  1. Divers off Colombia discovered a massive shark massacre, as many as 2,000 are dead. (Guardian)
  2. Your washing machine is an important source of plastic pollution in oceans. (Green)
  3. A parasite is turning wasps into outsider zombie queens. (Wired)
  4. One species of reef fish live have a fascinating method of catching prey. (BBC)
  5. Pictures: Underwater volcano erupts off the Canary Islands and stains the seas. (National Geographic)

Finding Nemo on Your Plate

Written by | March 21st, 2011

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Marine scientist Stephanie Wear says overfishing is having an impact on our diets and the coral reefs. But you can be part of the solution.

Eat Lionfish and Stop These Caribbean Reef Invaders

Written by | November 2nd, 2009

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My husband returns to the same reefs every year in the Bahamas, where he has been teaching a coral reef ecology class for the last 14 years. On his 2008 trip, he noticed that the reef fish were missing. The culprits were quickly identified — and during his 2009 course, he and his students were […]

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 4: Fearless Groupers

Written by | March 1st, 2009

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(Editor’s Note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, is spending the next two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Follow her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Large groupers (like the one above) are very susceptible […]

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