Month: June 2012

Singing fish lead to conservation programs

OCR associate and marine biologist Mario Rivera has received coverage in Costa Rica’s “El Financiero” for his work with singing fish. He is using sound-pattern recognition software to identify breeding aggregations of fish – in this case “weakfish” (Cynoscion squamipinnis) to determine…

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Moves to open the Atlantic coast to fossil fuel extraction

We have just submitted our comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the “Atlantic Geological and Geophysical Activities.” The proposals reviewed in the DEIS are for the exploration and mapping of the Mid-Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf for oil…

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Oceans Day only comes once a year

It always amuses me when as a culture we take pause for a moment to focus on something or someone that has been instrumental to our existence or way of life. Mother’s Day comes to mind, as does Memorial Day.…

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Oil industry sponsored workshop on ocean noise

About ten years ago I attended a workshop sponsored by the US Navy on the “Environmental Consequences of Underwater Sound” (ECOUS) attended by scientists, geophysicists, regulators, Navy personnel, and a couple of us from the environmental NGO community (eNGO’s). We…

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