Fish & Fisheries

Maryland’s Gigantic New Oyster Reef: a Pearl That Could Save Chesapeake

"The world’s tallest building stands in Dubai. The largest city is in Japan. Brazil’s Amazon is the largest rain forest. ... But the world’s largest man-made oyster reef is in Maryland. It was finished just days ago, and rests at the watery bottom of Harris Creek on the Eastern Shore, spread across more acres than the national Mall."

Source: Wash Post, 09/24/2015

"'Ghost Gear': The Abandoned Fishing Nets Clogging Up Oceans"

"Over the weekend, boats, helicopters and airplanes searched up and down the southern California coast, hoping to rescue an 80ft blue whale spotted entangled in a 200ft fishing line. Exact numbers are unknown, but the National Marine Fisheries Service reported an average of 11 entangled large whales per year from 2000 to 2012 along the US west coast."

Source: Guardian, 09/14/2015


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