Category: Ocean Conservation

EI RELEASE: Papua New Guineans Protest World Bank’s Ill-Conceived Expansion of Pacific Tuna Fish Harvest 4

EI RELEASE: Papua New Guineans Protest World Bank’s Ill-Conceived Expansion of Pacific Tuna Fish Harvest

Peaceful protesters make clear PMIZ ecologically unsustainable, corruption is epidemic and democracy threatened in Papua New Guinea October 20, 2009 From Asples PNG and Earth's Newsdesk, projects of EcoInternet (EI) Continue Taking Action Online at: http://bit.ly/png_tuna (MADANG, PAPUA...

Ocean Dead Zones, Chaotic Nitrogen Cycling and the Earth’s Survival 1

Ocean Dead Zones, Chaotic Nitrogen Cycling and the Earth’s Survival

Findings that oxygen-starved ocean “dead zones” have doubled every decade [ark | moreark] since the 1960s, killing massive amounts of marine life at the base of the food chain, demonstrate just how sick the Earth has become. The...

Ocean Ecosystems Collapsing, Running Out of Fish 1

Ocean Ecosystems Collapsing, Running Out of Fish

As incredible as it may sound, the world's oceans are running out of fish [ark]. Terribly wasteful and unsustainable industrial harvest of natural, wild fisheries [search] has led to much of humanity's swollen population eating ever smaller fish...

Oceans in Crisis 3

Oceans in Crisis

I remember being told by a friend only fifteen years ago that oceans were so massive that humans could never significantly alter or damage them. As with every formerly massive ecosystem, the oceans are now succumbing to the...

Ocean Food Chain May Be Collapsing 0

Ocean Food Chain May Be Collapsing

There are indications that the Ocean's food chain is collapsing. Marine biologists are raising the alarm about rising ocean temperatures and dwindling plankton populations, which are the basis for oceanic life. If this proves to be the case,...

Ocean Red Tides Portend Ecosystem Collapse 2

Ocean Red Tides Portend Ecosystem Collapse

One with a bit of ecological intuition can see signs of global ecosystem collapse all around. The red tides hitting North Eastern United States are the direct result of poor land and ocean management for centuries, which exacerbate...

New Australian Reefs Discovered 0

New Australian Reefs Discovered

It never fails to amaze me just how little we know about the Earth. A new (actually, it probably knew it existed) 100 km long coral reef was just discovered off the North coast of Australia. How can...

Coastlines Under Threat 0

Coastlines Under Threat

Rising sea levels as a result of global warming, excessive coastal land development, over-population and loss of mangroves and coral reefs are all conspiring to make the recent tragic loss of life in Asia more likely, and more...

Great Barrier Reef Granted Increased Protections 0

Great Barrier Reef Granted Increased Protections

Marine protected areas will be a critical component of efforts to achieve global ecological sustainability. For so long the oceans were thought to be so massive that they were impervious to humans. Ocean dead zones, crashing fish populations...

Oceans in Crisis 0

Oceans in Crisis

Is President Bush capable of leading on any environmental issue? Is there any issue that does not have an industry lobby that has financed the Bush oligarchy? Surely, even a conservative Republican can grasp that dead oceans are...

Ocean Life Depends Upon ‘Conveyor Belt’ 0

Ocean Life Depends Upon ‘Conveyor Belt’

Almost all marine life on the planet depends upon a single ocean circulation pattern in the Southern Hemisphere to pumps nutrient-rich water from the deep and spread it across the seas. What happens when climate change modifies of...

Whale Nursery Discovered in Chile 0

Whale Nursery Discovered in Chile

It is sad how little we know about the Earth and other life forms… BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Whale nursery discovered in Chile “Scientists have made the extraordinary discovery in Chile of a hidden nursery where blue...

World’s Oceans Profoundly Impacted 0

World’s Oceans Profoundly Impacted

Mankind has profoundly damaged the World's oceans. Perhaps due to their immensity and seemingly undisturbed surfaces, it is easy to conclude oceans will never become lifeless wastelands like to many terrestrial ecosystems. This is clearly not the case....

Diminishing phytoplankton 0

Diminishing phytoplankton

The precipitious decline in the ocean's phytoplankton may indicate imminent collapse of the global food chain. This is a huge story, and indicative of the precarious state of global ecological sustainability and the myriad of risks posed by...