New measure to improve the health of our oceans.
Ocean health in the U.S.Federal laws and regulations have set us on a path toward curbing overfishing and rebuilding depleted ocean fish populations in U.S. waters. However, the collateral damage from years of unsustainable fishing practices on habitat and wildlife, coupled with emerging threats related to global climate change, demand new measures to improve the health of our oceans.
Even with the dizzying pace of mankind’s technological advances, much of the sea and many creatures that live there remain mysterious. Scientists continue to discover new species and gather clues on the curious behavior of marine life throughout the global ocean. Here are six marvels of the oceanic environment. Read More
If you ever dreamed of being a scientist, grab your smartphone. You now have more opportunities than ever to participate in research using technology that can put you on the scientific scene. Read More
Off the coast of California, one of the most important fish in the sea is in trouble. Northern anchovy, among the small species known as forage fish, has decreased dramatically in number, which could have repercussions throughout the Pacific Ocean’s food web. Read More