Tag: grouper

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.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Innovative Approaches to Marine Conservation

Written by | November 28th, 2011

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Learn how ecotourism is behind one of the most important marine conservation achievements in Indonesia.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Coral Galore

Written by | November 27th, 2011

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Raja Ampat is home to more than 550 species of coral. It’s a wonder to behold — but a hassle to catalog. Learn how the team is tackling a Herculean task.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: The Long and Short of Reef Health Monitoring

Written by | November 22nd, 2011

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The expedition team has been encountering some exotic species. Join them as they examine a gigantic fish ball!

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2011

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Is it hot in here or is it just climate change?

  1. A new method of crunching data connects the 2010 Russian heat wave to climate change. (Wired Science)
  2. Grouper? Cod? It’s anyone’s guess. A new report reveals rampant mislabeling of fish. (Boston Globe)
  3. China announces they will not allow its carbon dioxide emissions per person to reach levels seen in the United States. (BBC)
  4. Despite significant conservation efforts, a Vietnamese rhino goes extinct. (Mongabay)
  5. Each year, a whopping 3.8 million trees go into the manufacture of 57 billion disposable pairs of chopsticks. (Green)

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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