Pacific Grove, Calif. – 18 July 2012 – For years, scientists,
fishers and government regulators could only speculate that marine reserves,
pockets of ocean that are off limits to fishing, could help entire ecosystems
bounce back after an environmental disaster.
Thanks to a new study published today in PLoS ONE, scientific
evidence has emerged that supports what was once just an educated guess.
DIEGO, LOS ANGELES and MONTEREY – A majority of California's coastal
planners and resource managers now view the threats from climate change as
sufficiently likely that practical steps on the ground need to be taken to
protect against growing threats, according to results from a new survey.
and WATERVILLE, Maine – 23 March 2012 - In the search for sustainability of the
ocean’s fisheries, solutions can be found in a surprising place: the ancient
In a study to be published March 23 in the journal Fish and Fisheries, a team of marine
scientists reconstructed fisheries yields over seven centuries of human
habitation in Hawaii and the Florida Keys, the largest coral reef ecosystems in
the United States, and evaluated the management strategies associated with
periods of sustainability. The results surprised them.
Calif. – Dec. 6, 2011 – Today for the first time representatives from
communities and organizations around Monterey Bay convened to discuss the potential
impacts of climate change on local communities and to strategize how to
respond. The workshop
entitled “Preparing for the Future: Climate Change and the Monterey Bay
Shoreline” was attended by over 90 individuals including representatives from nearly
every coastal city from Santa Cruz to Pacific Grove, and from both Santa Cruz
and Monterey counties.
STONY BROOK, NY and STANFORD, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011–Changing human activities coupled with a dynamic environment over the past few centuries have caused fluctuating periods of decline and recovery of corals reefs in the Hawaiian Islands, according to a study sponsored in part by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University. Using the reefs and island societies as a model social-ecological system, a team of scientists reconstructed 700 years of human-environment interactions in two different regions of the Hawaiian archipelago to identify the key factors that contributed to degradation or recovery of coral reefs.