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Bluefin Tuna Update!

Our friends in the European Union have made a conscious link between international trade and overexploitation by considering their support of a CITES listing for Bluefin Tuna– a move that would temporarily suspend international trade of the fish…. Read More
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Jamaica

I arrived in Jamaica over a week ago with colleagues from Stony Brook University to continue our study investigating the effects of coastal development on adjacent coral reefs. The working hypothesis is that sediment and nutrient run-off from… Read More
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Oysters back in the news

I came across this great video of Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay area.  The video has underwater shots of areas without and with oyster reefs.  The coolest part is towards the end where an oyster blows a “smoke… Read More
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Taking a vacation?

A recent study found that common ingredients common in sunscreen can damage coral reefs. For those of you gearing up for your summer vacation, The Washington Post put together a list of ways you can minimize your impact… Read More
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The future of fisheries

Overfishing, or catching fish faster than they can grow and reproduce, is a significant problem in all oceans. If unchecked, overfishing leads to smaller populations and smaller sized fish. Reduced catches results in fisherman making less or no… Read More
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