Fish & Fisheries

Illegal Fishing: 21St-Century Pirates Plunder Costa Rica's Treasures

"It's just after dawn and on the gleaming Pacific Ocean, 365 miles off the coast of Costa Rica, the hunt is on for pirates. But these 21st-century buccaneers are looting the treasure beneath the waves, not the gold and silver coins buried long ago on Cocos Island a few miles away."

Source: Guardian, 05/09/2014
May 12, 2014

50th Anniversary Charles Darwin Research Station Galápagos

Join a special evening celebration of a half-century of groundbreaking scientific research and conservation by the Charles Darwin Research Station, the oldest, largest, and most successful scientific institution in the Galapagos Islands. The event, in Berkeley, CA, is sponsored by the Charles Darwin Foundation and IGTOA. The highlight of the evening will be a presentation by Dr. Frank Sulloway, who has been carrying out research in the Galapagos Islands for 46 years, followed by a Q&A and reception.

BP Oil Spill Linked To Heart Defects in Tuna And Amberjack: New Study

"Oil from BP’s Macondo well has again been linked to heart defects in embryonic and newborn bluefin and yellowfin tuna and in amberjack, key commercial, open water fish that were spawning in the Gulf of Mexico at the time of the catastrophic blowout, according to a peer-reviewed lab study released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 03/25/2014

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