OS News

Sound tracks whales so ships can steer clear

May 9, 2008
Location: 
Cape Cod

A spotter bangs three times on the boat's cabin roof, signaling the captain to cut the throttle - now. In the foggy gray of Cape Cod Bay, the reason for the abrupt stop soon becomes apparent: The research vessel is surrounded by rare North Atlantic right whales, their glossy black heads bobbing just above the surface as they feed on plankton slicks.

HR 192 seeks to Expand Marine Sanctuaries

Farallones and Cordell Bank Sanctuaries
August 15, 2012
Location: 
Washington

House Representative Lynn Woolsey (WA) has introduced a bill in congress seeking to expand the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries.  There is a complete story here about the bill, and what you can do to help.  There is also a

http://woolsey.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=123

Mike deGruy: Hooked by an Octopus

Mission Blue TED Talk
April 15, 2010
Location: 
Mission Blue

Underwater filmmaker Mike deGruy has spent decades looking intimately at the ocean. A consummate storyteller, he takes the stage at Mission Blue to share his awe and excitement -- and his fears -- about the blue heart of our planet.

 

Source: 
ted.com
Author: 
Mike deGruy

Glover's Reef Offers Model for Conservation

"Glover’s Reef is a model of hope"
April 26, 2010
Location: 
Glovers Reef, Belize

Glover’s Reef, about 28 miles from the coast of Belize, is one of the only true atolls in the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the site of Belize’s largest “no-take” marine reserve, a 17,500-acre zone where all types of fishing are prohibited.

 

Source: 
NY Times
Author: 
Erik Olsen

Commercial Whaling May Return

March 30, 2010

The International Whaling Commission could collapse.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-christian-hall/toxic-or-not-commercial-w_b_518075.html

Source: 
Huffington Post
Author: 
T. Barhorst

Deepwater Horizon Response

Consolidated Fish and Wildlife Collection Report
June 6, 2010
Location: 
Gulf of Mexico

These are the consolidated numbers of collected fish and wildlife that have been reported to the Unified Area Command from the U.S.

Source: 
Horizon Unified Command

PISCO Hypoxia Research Video

Dead Zones off the coast of Oregon
April 19, 2010
Location: 
Oregon

PISCO hypoxia Scientists and Policy and Outreach coordinators, at Oregon State University have recently created a short video that describes what is known about hypoxia off the coast of Oregon.

Source: 
www.piscoweb.org

10 Years Left To Save Our Oceans

Dive Into Your Imagination
April 1, 2010

Annie Crawley's commnets after being inducted into "The Women Divers Hall of Fame"

http://www.diveintoyourimagination.com/component/option,com_myblog/show,Ten-Years-Left-To-Save-Our-Oceans.html/Itemid,214

Source: 
Dive Into Your Imagination
Author: 
Annie Crawley

Caribbean Islands Approve Dumping Ban

U.N. Ban on Trash in the Caribbean
April 14, 2010
Location: 
Caribbean

Caribbean nations adopted the new requirement under the U.N.’s International Maritime Organization and it will take effect in May 2011, IMO consultant Jeff Ramos said Wednesday.

 

http://blog.taragana.com/science/2010/04/14/caribbean-islands-approve-to...

 

Source: 
blog.taragana.com
Author: 
Mike Melia, AP

Endangered Russian Gray Whales Visit Baja Mexico

July 11, 2011

Photo-Identification Studies Confirm Winter Migrations of Critically Endangered Western Pacific Gray Whales from Sakhalin Island, Russia to Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California, Mexico