“Bioluminescence” is a little understood, but fundamental and widespread phenomenon in the marine biosphere. The water column provides few places to hide and wherever the sun shines there is the risk of being seen by a predator. Indeed, the largest migration in the animal kingdom is the daily escape by […]
Globally relevant topics in science and conservation.
The Role of Sea Turtle Tracking in Conservation Knowledge gained from satellite telemetry tagging is helping people respond to critical problems facing endangered marine turtles, while contributing to eco-system and community based conservation. Many scientists agree that the best way to restore sea turtle populations to sustainable levels is to […]
Global and Regional Threats to Coral Reef Ecosystems Among all the marine and terrestrial ecosystems, the diversity of coral reefs is rivaled only by rainforests (NOAA). In terms of ecosystem benefits, coral reefs provide coastal protection, crucial protein and income from fisheries, diving-related tourism, bio-medical opportunities, and intrinsic cultural and […]
Plastics – A Global Health Problem Plastic pollution is a global problem and a part of our physically interconnected world. Even on the most remote isles you can’t get away from it. In fact, these are the places where ocean currents transport plastic debris and collect it on beaches in […]
Saving the San Francisco Bay & Sacramento Delta I chose the word “saving” in the title because it is often tossed about in the conservation vernacular. Truth be told I think I don’t know what it means to “save” an ecosystem, but I can speak to what it means to inspire and […]