News tagged with marine areas

Restoring ocean health

More than a decade ago, California established marine protected areas (MPAs) in state waters around the northern Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara. Several years later, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

dateSep 16, 2015 in Ecology
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DNA sequencing used to identify thousands of fish eggs

Using DNA sequencing, researchers have accurately painted a clear picture of fish spawning activities in a marine protected area (MPA) and have created a baseline for continuing studies on the effects of climate variability ...

dateAug 26, 2015 in Ecology
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Managing mining of the deep seabed

Thousands of feet below the ocean's surface lies a hidden world of undiscovered species and unique seabed habitats—as well as a vast untapped store of natural resources including valuable metals and rare-earth minerals. ...

dateJul 09, 2015 in Environment
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