News & Notes

EXTINCTION!!! Memories of the Sunflower Sea Star

A new publication confirms the extirpation and possible extinction of the benthic ecosystem apex predator, the Sunflower Sea Star, Pycnopodia helianthoides, due the combined effects of abnormally warm sea water temperatures coupled with the effects of sea star wasting disease.

03 Feb 6:35 AM 0 Read More...

ESA is Working for Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles

A recently written article analyzes the significant success of the Endangered Species Act by noting the recovery of numerous populations of marine mammals and sea turtles.

20 Jan 2:37 PM 0 Read More...

Insect Apocalypse

This article scares the living hell out of me.

03 Jan 5:10 PM 0 Read More...

No End in Sight to Indonesia's Stoppage of Coral Exports

Despite many statements and rumors that problems had been resolved and corals exports should have already resumed, Indonesia’s coral exports remain effectively shuttered.

20 Dec 5:26 PM 0 Read More...

Nat Geo Summary of Operation Rock Bottom

Nat Geo details the findings an ongoing 8-year extensive investigation by US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which plumbs the depths of the US-based marine aquarium livestock trade…

20 Dec 3:18 PM 0 Read More...