Alaskan Cold Water Coral Preserved
A new U.S. government rule taking effect on July 28th will protect 370,000 square miles of the ocean floor, where unique coral gardens lie, from bottom trawling. It will result in the largest protected marine habitat in the United States.
Bush Designates Massive New Marine Preserve
A newly designated U.S. national monument is set to become the largest oceanic marine preserve in the world. Recently, President Bush unveiled a plan to protect the vast area, which surrounds a chain of islands northwest of Hawaii.
Global Warming – Melting Ice, Not so Nice
The melting of our poles is happening faster than previously foreseen. In a vicious circle, the melting of our poles caused by warming weather actually further warms our globe.
Harvesting "earthworms of the sea"
Ecuador has lifted a ban on the commercial harvest of sea cucumbers in the Galapagos Islands.
Aral Sea Gone in 15 Years
Moscow's Shirshov Institute of Oceanology reports that Russia's Aral Sea (once the fourth largest inland sea in the world) is evaporating so fast that it could be gone within as few as 15 years.