OS News

West Coast Grey Whale Population Change

Large drop in the number of sightings
April 12, 2010
Location: 
West Coast

Whale-watchers have reported a large drop in the number of sightings of grey whales off the west coast of the United States.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/7582723/Whale-watchers-report-...

Source: 
Reuters
Author: 
Nick Allen
News Resources: 
Telegraph UK

Captive Dolphin Documentary to preview September 25th

Sept 25 Showing
September 6, 2011
Location: 
San Rafael, California

The first comprehensive documentary film to explore the controversial  history of the captive whale and dolphin display industry. will be shown on Sunday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 4th Street, San Rafael, California.

NEWS TIP: Duke Environment School Launches Gulf Oil Spill Website and Experts List

June 1, 2010
Location: 
Durham, NC

Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment has launched a new website, http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/oilspill , to provide reporters, policymakers and concerned citizens with the latest news and images of the spill, along with links to a list of researchers from Duke and North Carolina Sea Grant who can provide timely commentary on spill-related science, economics and policy.

Source: 
Duke University Office of News & Communications
Author: 
Tim Lucas or Scottee Cantrell
News Resources: 
http://www.dukenews.duke.edu

Caribbean Islands Approve Dumping Ban

U.N. Ban on Trash in the Caribbean
April 14, 2010
Location: 
Caribbean

Caribbean nations adopted the new requirement under the U.N.’s International Maritime Organization and it will take effect in May 2011, IMO consultant Jeff Ramos said Wednesday.

 

http://blog.taragana.com/science/2010/04/14/caribbean-islands-approve-to...

 

Source: 
blog.taragana.com
Author: 
Mike Melia, AP

10 Years Left To Save Our Oceans

Dive Into Your Imagination
April 1, 2010

Annie Crawley's commnets after being inducted into "The Women Divers Hall of Fame"

http://www.diveintoyourimagination.com/component/option,com_myblog/show,Ten-Years-Left-To-Save-Our-Oceans.html/Itemid,214

Source: 
Dive Into Your Imagination
Author: 
Annie Crawley

HR 192 seeks to Expand Marine Sanctuaries

Farallones and Cordell Bank Sanctuaries
August 15, 2012
Location: 
Washington

House Representative Lynn Woolsey (WA) has introduced a bill in congress seeking to expand the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries.  There is a complete story here about the bill, and what you can do to help.  There is also a

http://woolsey.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=123

Whale Deaths Underestimated - BP Oil Spill

May 24, 2011
Location: 
Gulf of Mexico

Only 14 carcasses of whales have been recovered from the BP spill area - but scientists believe the true number could be 50 times higher.   Here is the research paper.

Close to a Billion Species

Ocean exploration reveals shocking diversity of tiny marine life
April 20, 2010

Biologists worldwide may have to start re-evaluating their estimates of the number of species on Earth, since expeditions documenting the oceans' tiniest species have revealed shocking diversity: in the tens of millions of species, at least, and according to one researcher "closer to a billion".

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0419-hance_microbes.html

Source: 
mongabay.com
Author: 
Jeremy Hance

The Mission Blue Voyage

Fulfilling Sylvia Earle's TED Wish
March 30, 2010

On April 6-10, TED will host a one-of-a-kind conference on the National Geographic Endeavor,sailing across the Galapagos Islands to raise awareness about the urgency of ocean conservation issues.

Source: 
Huffington Post
Author: 
Novogratz

World Ocean News

"The Cove" wins an Oscar
March 9, 2010

‘‘The Cove,’’ a U.S. film about a controversial annual dolphin hunt at a Japanese town, won the best documentary feature at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards ceremony Sunday in Los Angeles.

http://www.thecovemovie.com/