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A Q&A with Farallon Institute researcher Julie Thayer on California’s marine ecosystem and overfishing of forage species
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The first time she saw blue whales off Sri Lanka, Asha de Vos knew she had found her heart’s calling. In addition to being a Pew fellow, marine biologist, and founder of the Sri Lankan Blue Whale Project, de Vos is also an amateur photographer. Her images help track individual whales to paint a picture of their travels, behaviors, and population sizes as they also educate and inspire... Read More
A recent research project funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts has found that productivity—the rate of reproduction—of marine predators declines sharply when their supply of prey, such as forage fish, drops below about a third of maximum capacity, that is, the number of individuals of a species that can be supported indefinitely by a given environment. Read More
Scientists have discovered that winter temperatures affect the distribution and abundance of fish species along the South Atlantic coast of the United States. A new study funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts found greater abundance of southern, warm-water species in northern waters after mild winters. Read More