Tuesday, 24 May 2011

BLUEMiND - so what are YOU thinking?

Top neuroscientists, ocean explorers and advocates explore the science of our emotional connection to the sea.

[Livestreaming 9-5 pm PST June 2nd from www.MindandOcean.org]
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Why do we seek respite at the ocean's shore? Why are the words "Ocean View" the most valuable in real estate? Why does the sound, smell, touch and taste of the sea set our souls at ease? These questions and much more will be on tap, Thursday, June 2, 2011 as leaders in neuroscience and ocean exploration converge at the California Academy of Sciences for the first-ever BLUEMiND Summit.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Call for Contributions – IUCN World Conservation Congress Forum Jeju 2012

We are pleased to inform you that the Call for Contributions for the Forum segment of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress is now open!

The Congress will take place from 6 to 15 September 2012, in Jeju, Korea. This Call for Contributions invites you to propose events for the Forum, the part of Congress which is open to all (from 7 to 11 September 2012).

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Marine protection goes large


Monday, 16 May 2011

New short film on ocean acidification brings scientists, industry, policy makers and public together

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) has today launched a new short film “Ocean acidification: Connecting science, industry, policy and public” (http://www.youtube.com/user/PMLAdministrator?feature=mhee), at the International Ocean Acidification Reference User Group meeting in Brussels.

Ocean acidification is a recently recognised phenomenon which results from the growing quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere. Much of this gas is being absorbed at the ocean surface, pushing

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Global Reef Expedition Website - follow the adventures!

Follow the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation as we embark on Phase 2 of our Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas Research Expedition. This is the first stop on the Foundation’s Global Reef Expedition! We are collaborating with local Bahamian scientists representing the Bahamas National Trust, The Nature Conservancy, the Department of Marine Resources and the College of Bahamas. Together, the Living

Coral Health Index - two new publications that aid in assessing the health of the world's coral reefs and managing them wisely

We are pleased to announce the release of two new publications that aid in assessing the health of the world's coral reefs and managing them wisely.

  • Coral Health Index - Measuring Coral Community Health (CHI) provides the latest thinking for how to examine and compare the health of these valuable ecosystems. CHI utilizes reliable and accepted

Thursday, 5 May 2011

IUCN Coral Reef Resilience Assessment of the Bonaire National Marine Park

IUCN has published a study on the various resilience characteristics of the coral reefs in the Bonaire National Marine Park.

It includes results on resilience indicators, benthic cover, coral population structure, algae populations and fish community structure which can determine how the coral reefs respond to climate change threats.

MPA Videos are live on mpa.gov

The MPA Center, in partnership with NMFS Ocean Media Center, has produced four short videos that are now live on our homepage. When you have a moment, take some time to check them out at www.mpa.gov.

They include:

Monday, 2 May 2011

Plenty more fish in the sea? Not for much longer

More than 40 species of marine fish currently found in the Mediterranean could disappear in the next few years. According to a study for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ on the status of marine fish in the Mediterranean Sea, almost half of the species of sharks and rays (cartilaginous fish) and at least 12