Friday 25 May 2012
DNA evidence shows that marine reserves help to sustain fisheriesEurekAlert | 25 May 2012
Researchers reporting online on May 24 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology present the first evidence that areas closed to all fishing are helping to sustain valuable Australian fisheries. The international team of scientists applied a forensic DNA profiling approach to track the dispersal pathways of fish larvae throughout a network of marine reserves on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
El Niño weather and climate change threaten survival of baby leatherback sea turtlesEurekAlert | 25 May 2012
When critically endangered leatherback turtle hatchlings dig out of their nests, they enter a world filled with threats to survival. Now, Drexel University researchers have found that the climate conditions at the nesting beach affect the early survival of turtle eggs and hatchlings. They predict, based on projections from multiple models, that egg and hatchling survival will drop by half in the next 100 years as a result of global climate change.
Alaskan crews gear up to tackle Japan tsunami debrisReuters | 25 May 2012
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Cleanup workers will soon attack a jumble of debris from Japan's 2011 tsunami that litters an Alaskan island, as residents in the state gear up to scour their shores for everything from buoys to building material that has floated across the Pacific.
New Zealand jails ship's officers for reef wreckReuters | 25 May 2012
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The captain and the navigation officer of a container ship which smashed into a reef off a popular New Zealand holiday spot were jailed on Friday for causing the country's worst environmental disaster in decades.
Two jailed over NZ ship disasterBBC | 25 May 2012
Two officers of the container ship that ran aground off New Zealand causing its worst maritime spill are jailed for seven months.
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