OS News

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

The Voyage of the Plastiki

A Boat Made of 12000 Plastic Bottles
March 30, 2010

Did you know that 2.5 Million plastic bottles are trashed every HOUR in the U.S.?

Check out the Plastiki as it sails from San Francisco to Sydney

http://www.theplastiki.com/

Coral Crisis in the Caribbean

March 26, 2009
Location: 
Belize

An interview with Michelle Paddack, Ph.D.  By KATHERINE CURE, who is a coral reef researcher and field coordinator for the Oceanic Society in Belize.

Author: 
Katherine Cure

New Alliance calls for World’s Largest Marine Reserves around Antarctica

October 31, 2011
Location: 
Hobart, Tasmania

A new coalition of environmental and conservation groups, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA), called on the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meeting in Hobart this week to establish the world’s largest network of marine reserves in the oceans around Antarctica.

Good News in Belize: Bottom Trawling Now Banned

December 28, 2010
Location: 
Belize

Earlier this month the fisheries minister of Belize announced that all forms of trawling will be banned in Belize effective December 31, 2010.

 

Source: 
ecolocalizer.com
Author: 
Zachary Shahan

DNA test finds whale meat illegally served in restaurants was from Japan hunt

Think Again Before you eat Sushi
April 15, 2010
Location: 
Los Angeles

Whale meat served last year in upscale sushi restaurants in Los Angeles and Seoul came from whales killed as part of Japan's "scientific" hunt, according to a DNA analysis published Wednesday. Check out the story in the Washington Post.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/14/AR201004...

Source: 
Washington Post
Author: 
Blaine Harden

BlueVoice teaching in Japanese school about Dolphins

March 30, 2010
Location: 
Japan

Interesting video with Hardy Jones of BlueVoice.org who visits a classroom in a Japanese village where dolphins are captured and killed.

http://bluevoice.org/webfilms_childrenknow.php

Source: 
Bluevoice
Author: 
T. Barhorst

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

Sylvia Earle to U.S. Congress: Cheap oil is costing the Earth

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Testimony
May 19, 2010
Location: 
Washington D.C.

Dr. Sylvia Earle and other environmental experts were called to give testimony to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the U.S. House of Representatives on the impact of the oil spill on natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Source: 
National Geographic
Author: 
David Braun

Mission Blue Photo Blog

The Photostream of the Event
April 13, 2010
Location: 
Galapagos

Flickr Photos from this Exciting Event

http://www.flickr.com/photos/missionblue/