Tagged ocean conservation

Protect New England’s Ocean Treasures

On Wednesday, September 2 the New England Aquarium and the National Geographic Society are hosting an evening of scientific exploration celebrating two of New England’s oceans treasures: the Cashes Ledge Closed Area and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 14

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Governor Baker supports fishermen on the monitoring funding issue; Dr. Sylvia Earle dives Cashes Ledge; Maine elver quota remains the same; ocean noise threatens whales; fish oil may help psychotic disease; NEFMC has vacancies on its Groundfish Advisory Panel; read the Portland Press Herald Saltwater Fishing Report; thousands sign on to petition to stop transport of shark fins; NMFS reduces northern red hake possession limit; and NMFS announces new slippage rules for Atlantic mackerel. … More Info »

The Hooded Seal – Battling Foes with a Bladder Nose

For the past six weeks, we’ve stayed true to our name and featured nothing but fish. But this week, we couldn’t resist sharing this super adorable, territorial, and insanely weird Gulf of Maine marine mammal visitor – the hooded seal (Cystophora cristata). … More Info »

Beyond the Sensationalism: Shark Week Matters for Public Perception of Sharks

David Shiffman wrote a blog this week entitled “Does Shark Week portrayal of sharks matter?” It’s no exaggeration to say that most Shark Week programming focuses on sensationalism – it is entertainment, after all – and tends to ignore or leave out some scientific information about sharks. … More Info »

Beyond the Data: Captivating Moments at Cashes Ledge

Two weeks of diving, research, and filming on Cashes Ledge has come to an end. Robbie Lamb, a PhD student and diver with the Witman Lab at Brown University, spent the beginning of June diving off of the R/V Tioga, visiting sites throughout the Gulf of Maine, and making several dives per day to document marine life. He recounts his experiences here. … More Info »

Decision Time for Deep Corals in the Mid-Atlantic

On June 10, regional fisheries officials will have the chance to create the largest protected area in U.S. Atlantic waters when they vote on a proposal to help preserve deep-sea corals and the unique habitat these animals create. … More Info »

National Oceans Month, 2015

President Obama has proclaimed June to be National Oceans Month. He points towards a “coordinated, science-based approach to managing our coasts and oceans.” … More Info »

Healthy Ocean Hill Day 2015: One for the Record Books

As part of the Blue Vision Summit’s Healthy Ocean Hill Day, over 150 ocean advocates spoke up for the big blue on Capitol Hill. People from across the country divided into state or regional groups and met with their respective Congressional representatives for a total of 163 Hill visits – a record for the Blue Vision Summit. The New England group met with 16 different offices alone! … More Info »

On National Endangered Species Day, Lingering Right Whales Are At Increased Risk

Today is National Endangered Species Day. Each year on the third Friday in May, National Endangered Species Day celebrates learning about our endangered and threatened species and how we can help protect them. New England is home to a number of endangered species such as the North Atlantic Right Whale, who’s estimated global population is only about 522 individuals. … More Info »

Giving Thanks for a Life-Changing Adventure–and More

In this Thanksgiving season, I’m giving a public thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard for the adventure that began my journey as an ocean steward…I’m also grateful for the good things that have happened in U.S. ocean conservation in 2014. … More Info »