Archive for May, 2011

Gulf Skimmer Trawls – the Deadly Loophole Around Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs)

Posted Tuesday May 31, 2011 by Reef Relief

May 27, 2011 UPDATE – read to the end to download a...

May 27, 2011 UPDATE – read to the end to download a new Technical Report released by the National Marine Fisheries Service recommending TEDs in skimmer trawls to save sea...

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Ocean Acidification Will Likely Reduce Diversity, Resiliency in Coral Reef Ecosystems

Posted Tuesday May 31, 2011 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (May 30, 2011) — A new study from University of Miami...

ScienceDaily (May 30, 2011) — A new study from University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science scientists Chris Langdon, Remy Okazaki and Nancy Muehllehner and colleagues...

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Sewage-Derived Nitrogen Increasingly Polluting Caribbean Ecosystems

Posted Tuesday May 31, 2011 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (May 30, 2011) — Nitrogen pollution in our coastal ecosystems, the...

ScienceDaily (May 30, 2011) — Nitrogen pollution in our coastal ecosystems, the result of widespread use of synthetic agricultural fertilizers and of human sewage, leads to decreased water transparency, the...

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Reef Sharks Generate Millions of Tourist Dollars for Palau

Posted Tuesday May 31, 2011 by Reef Relief

Forget about the spurious benefits of eating shark fin soup, a traditional...

Forget about the spurious benefits of eating shark fin soup, a traditional Chinese delicacy that is said to be responsible for the needless destruction of some 73 million sharks a...

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Greenpeace finds radioactive sea life off Japan

Posted Friday May 27, 2011 by Reef Relief

By North Asia correspondent Mark Willacy, wires Updated Thu May 26, 2011...

By North Asia correspondent Mark Willacy, wires Updated Thu May 26, 2011 7:52pm AEST Greenpeace says data from its radiation monitoring in the ocean off Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant...

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Thanks Rep. Ron Saunders for your work to help our oceans!

Posted Thursday May 26, 2011 by Reef Relief

Reef Relief Board member, Captain Victoria Impallomeni-Spencer offers thanks to Rep. Ron...

Reef Relief Board member, Captain Victoria Impallomeni-Spencer offers thanks to Rep. Ron Saunders for his work on recent ocean outfalls legislation at the May 25, 2011 Key West Chamber of...

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Coral Reef Facts: May 25, 2011 – Sea cucumber

Posted Wednesday May 25, 2011 by Reef Relief

Coral Reef Fact: The Sea cucumber’s body wall is made of catch...

Coral Reef Fact: The Sea cucumber’s body wall is made of catch collagen. “This can be loosened and tightened at will, and if the animal wants to squeeze through a...

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Fundraiser for “Dream Big” Preview Screening at ECO-Discovery Center Key West

Posted Wednesday May 25, 2011 by Reef Relief

Miami, FL, May 19 2011: Keep Paddlin, Inc will screen a preview...

Miami, FL, May 19 2011: Keep Paddlin, Inc will screen a preview of its documentary film “Dream Big: Inside All of Us Lives Hope”, chronicling the efforts of South Beach...

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Coral Reef Facts: May 23, 2011- Sea Turtle Nesting

Posted Monday May 23, 2011 by Reef Relief

Coral Reef Fact: “Loggerhead, green, leatherback, hawksbill and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles...

Coral Reef Fact: “Loggerhead, green, leatherback, hawksbill and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles nest on beaches in the Florida Keys and other parts of Florida, or inhabit Florida and Keys waters....

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World Turtle Day! May 23, 2011

Posted Monday May 23, 2011 by Reef Relief

From -The Humane Society of the United States Factsheet Turtles are one...

From -The Humane Society of the United States Factsheet Turtles are one of the most endearing and symbolic of America’s native wildlife. Turtles not only fascinate each generation of children,...

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Reef Relief Happy Hour Fundraiser

Posted Monday May 23, 2011 by Reef Relief

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Ocean Warming Detrimental to Inshore Fish Species, Australian Scientists Report

Posted Monday May 23, 2011 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (May 20, 2011) — Australian scientists have reported the first known...

ScienceDaily (May 20, 2011) — Australian scientists have reported the first known detrimental impact of southern hemisphere ocean warming on a fish species. The findings of a study published in...

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Trashapalooza May 21st, 2011

Posted Monday May 23, 2011 by Reef Relief

The 1st Trashapalooza on Sat. May 21st, 2011 resulted in the removal...

The 1st Trashapalooza on Sat. May 21st, 2011 resulted in the removal 956lbs of marine debris from the Key West shoreline. Thanks to the 36 volunteers, the Key West High...

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plastic bags kill. period.

Posted Monday May 23, 2011 by Reef Relief

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Bycatch Movie

Posted Monday May 23, 2011 by Reef Relief

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Marine Protected Areas

Posted Monday May 23, 2011 by Reef Relief

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The importance of Mangroves – and our impacts upon them

Posted Monday May 23, 2011 by Reef Relief

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Warming Oceans, Bleaching Corals

Posted Monday May 23, 2011 by Reef Relief

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What is climate change?

Posted Monday May 23, 2011 by Reef Relief

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Ocean acidification – Hermie the hermit crab

Posted Monday May 23, 2011 by Reef Relief

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