Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) protect the diversity and abundance of marine life, the habitats they depend on, and the integrity of marine ecosystems. The Marine Life Protection Act recognizes that a combination of MPAs with varied amounts of allowed activities and protections(marine reserves, marine conservation areas, and marine parks) can help conserve biological diversity, proved […]
**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Ocean Protection Council Workshops focus on bringing thought leaders in science and policy together to provide policymakers with the latest information to help inform decision making on coast and ocean management in California.
**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> “To drill down into current opinions about these two conservation strategies, shark researchers David Shiffman and Neil Hammerschlag from the University of Miami polled members of the American Elasmobranch Society, the Oceania Chondrichthyan Society, and the European Elasmobranch Association. The study did not ask which approach […]
**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> While surveying a series of planned transect lines within the Reading Rock SMR off the coast of Northern California this last October, a female bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus) suddenly appeared right in front of our ROV Beagle. The shark’s arrival startled everyone watching the live […]
**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> A video of a shark consuming a sea lion off of Alcatraz last weekend has created quite a stir among the swimming and rowing community in the San Francisco Bay. A group of tourists witnessed something extremely rare and never recorded inside the bay: a predation […]