March 13, 2014
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Fish species unique to Hawaii dominate deep coral reefs in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Deep coral reefs in Papahanaumokakea Marine National Monument may contain the highest percentage of fish species found nowhere else on Earth, according to a study. In waters 100-300 feet deep, nearly 50 percent of fish observed over a two-year period w… Continue reading

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September 25, 2013
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Global study reveals new hotspots of fish biodiversity

Teeming with species, tropical coral reefs have been long thought to be the areas of greatest biodiversity for fishes and other marine life — and thus most deserving of resources for conservation. But a new global study of reef fishes reveals a surpri… Continue reading

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September 23, 2013
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A fast fish with a huge impact

Globalization is breaking down barriers — also for plants and animals on the lookout for new homes. Rivers are also changing, in particular through the introduction of non-native species, often brought in by passing ships. In the Danube River, scienti… Continue reading

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August 20, 2013
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Divers willingness to pay for biodiversity could help conservation efforts

New research shows divers were willing to pay to improve the reef’s attributes and were able to differentiate and rank their preferences of biodiversity, numbers of fish and corals, coral species richness, fish species richness, coral size, coral abund… Continue reading

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July 10, 2013
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Coastal power plant records reveal decline in key southern California fishes

Recent research documents a dramatic, 40-year drop in a number of key fish species and a change in their community structure, according to a new study. Continue reading

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May 1, 2013
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Health defects found in fish exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil spill, three years later

Three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, crude oil toxicity continues to sicken a sentinel Gulf Coast fish species, according to new findings. Continue reading

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March 21, 2013
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Genetic analysis calls for the protection of two highly endangered Portuguese fish species

A chromosome study of the endemic Portuguese fish Squalius aradensis and S. torgalensis draws attention to their current status of highly endangered species. Rapid habitat loss in combination with ongoing geographic confinement and a poor genetic bank … Continue reading

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July 11, 2012
by Dylan Gasperik
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Ocean Devotion (part 2)

Dylan Gasperik, Program Assistant, Communications, Santa Monica, California
In my inaugural switchboard blog post, I outlined three major threats to the living ocean; plastic pollution, oil drilling, and ocean acidification. Here are tw… Continue reading

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May 10, 2012
by David Newman
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Protections Removed for Imperiled Deepwater Fish Species

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York
   
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) rescinded vital protections today for two severely depleted deepwater fish species in the South Atlantic, speckled hind and… Continue reading

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March 21, 2012
by David Newman
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One Law is Saving Fish Species from Collapse – We Must Keep it Alive

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York
For the first time in a generation, fish populations are getting healthier – science-based management and rebuilding requirements have led to the recovery of 23 fish species since 20… Continue reading

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August 13, 2011
by David Newman
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NRDC Helps Win Protections for Vulnerable South Atlantic Fish Populations

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York Last week, I reported that the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) was on the verge of removing more than three dozen fish species from protective management.  Ironically, this short-si… Continue reading

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August 3, 2011
by David Newman
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Leaving Vulnerable Fish to Fend for Themselves

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York What if, after a string of overloaded passenger elevator failures, a new law was passed requiring stricter weight limits and regulators responded by exempting elevators from all safety requirements, inclu… Continue reading

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June 28, 2011
by David Newman
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Bill Would Gut Nation’s Fisheries Law

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York In 2006, after years of chronic overfishing (see my recent blog on the history of overfishing in the South Atlantic), Congress amended the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) to… Continue reading

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June 28, 2011
by David Newman
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Bill Would Gut Nation’s Fisheries Law

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York In 2006, after years of chronic overfishing (see my recent blog on the history of overfishing in the South Atlantic), Congress amended the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) to… Continue reading

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May 17, 2011
by David Newman
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Catch Limits Will Help Restore Snapper and Grouper after Years of Chronic Overfishing in the South Atlantic

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York Fisheries managers in the South Atlantic (Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas) are on the cusp of adopting annual catch limits intended to end decades of chronic overfishing.  Seven of the most common… Continue reading

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April 21, 2011
by David Newman
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Let the Magnuson-Stevens Act Rebuild Fisheries

David Newman, Oceans Program Attorney, New York Last week, a noted fisheries scientist, Ray Hilborn, wrote an Op-Ed in the NY Times calling for the weakening of the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Act’s requirement to rebuild overfished species as quic… Continue reading

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February 16, 2011
by Barry Nelson
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The House Budget Chooses the Path to Water Policy Gridlock

The Republican budget, which is being debated on the House floor, includes a simple choice about the path forward on water issues in California.  Unfortunately, the bill proposes to pick the path of conflict and gridlock, rather than of cooperatio… Continue reading

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