OS News

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/

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.

Mission Aquarius Training Underway in Key Largo

July 11, 2012
Location: 
Key Largo, Florida

Training has begun for Dr. Sylvia Earle and her team of aquanauts in Key Largo, Florida in preparation for Mission Aquarius. On Sunday, July 16th, the team will undertake a saturation dive lasting until July 21st to the Aquarius Reef Base, sitting in 63' of water in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Source: 
http://blog.sylviaearlealliance.org/
Author: 
Sylvia Earle

Short-tailed albatross chick gets plenty of love on Midway

First egg hatched outside of Japan in recorded history
January 28, 2011
Location: 
Midway Island

The stormy weather we've been having has me worrying about an albatross chick that hatched at Midway Atoll this month. All the half-million or so baby birds there have my best wishes, but one tiny fluff ball gets a special aloha. Along with countless people worldwide, I'm rooting for the first short-tailed albatross hatched outside of Japan in recorded history.

Source: 
http://www.staradvertiser.com
Author: 
Susan Scott

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