Life, Death, and Conservation of an Ocean Ecosystem

Monthly archives for August, 2014

More corals to get Endangered Species...

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MECHANICSVILLE, Va.—Last Wednesday the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that 20 species of corals will protection under the Endangered Species Act. Five of the species occur in Caribbean waters, the other 15 occur in the Pacific and Indian oceans. LOOE KEY REEF, Fla. — A school of Yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chr [...]

Feds consider lessened protections fo...

Florida manatee
MECHANICSVILLE, Va.—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a proposal to change the status of the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) from “endangered” to “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. A Florida manatee at Three Sisters Springs in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge (Keith Ramos/ [...]

Welcome to Last Call for Corals

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MECHANICSVILLE, Va.—Welcome to Last Call for Corals: Life, Death, and Conservation of an Ocean Ecosystem. This blog, like another blog I recently created, Wanderers and Wonderers: Rambling through the Realm of the Exploration and Environmental Narrative, serves as an adjunct to my dissertation research in the Media, Art, and Text program at V [...]