Ancient predators in
peril in the Pacific
Vital ecosystems on land enjoy protection as wilderness, but there is almost no
wilderness at sea. Some experts say marine wilderness is needed to restore overfished
U.S. Ocean Habitat Protection Effort
The 1996 Sustainable Fisheries Act was supposed to reform fishery management in the U.S.,
but it's "toothless," say critics.
Is it fresh?
...and other important questions to ask at the seafood market.
Seven Troubling Trends
A checkup on the condition of the world's oceans, according to Dr. Jane Lubchenco, a
leading Northwest ecologist
Strictly speaking, our National Marine Sanctuaries aren't truly
"sanctuaries" at all.
Ten Gems of the Pacific
From Alaska to California, there are plenty of special places worth preserving for their
biodiversity and ecological value. Here are ten. You might call them our "undersea
Should Wilderness Protection Stop at
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A swirling mass of jack mackerel in the Gulf of the Farallones National
Marine Sanctuary, off the coast of Northern California (for more images of
sea life in National Marine Sanctuaries, go here)
Canada's Ocean Wild
An activist's perspective on protecting marine ecology along British
Columbia's richly diverse coastline.
may land on the
Endangered Species List.
by Paul Koberstein,
and Jennifer Lash/Gabriola Straits
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, Courtesy National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration