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Scott A.
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  • June 24, 2010
  • 07:56 PM

My sea turtle hazard is worse than your sea turtle hazard

by Scott A. in Thriving Oceans

My sea turtle hazard is worse than your sea turtle hazard.  Of course.   Sounds logical.  And more importantly it falls within that quirky social dynamic called HUMAN NATURE.  But the results of bias within the scientific community is an interesting topic; especially when you add the sea turtle variable and the number of threats [...]... Read more »

  • June 15, 2010
  • 07:50 PM

Will Climate Change Alter Sea Turtle Populations to the Point of Extinction?

by Scott A. in Thriving Oceans

Our planet is an intriguing concoction of variables that meld together for successes spanning the organization of life (species, populations, communities, and ecosystems).  It is literally an evolutionary process that is ecologically driven.  And as a genotypic sex determined species, we seem to have an inherent fascination with the mysterious adaptive significance of environmental sex [...]... Read more »

  • May 18, 2010
  • 08:40 PM

Bycatch Claims Sea Turtles By the Millions

by Scott A. in Thriving Oceans

It’s an article packed full of potential contention as it speaks to a variety of issues involving fisheries management.  So thank God we are dealing with a charismatic marine species or we just may be contemplating their extinction.  But then again, perhaps we are doing just that since all 7 species of marine turtles are [...]... Read more »

Wallace, B., Lewison, R., McDonald, S., McDonald, R., Kot, C., Kelez, S., Bjorkland, R., Finkbeiner, E., Helmbrecht, S., & Crowder, L. (2010) Global patterns of marine turtle bycatch. Conservation Letters. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2010.00105.x  

  • May 12, 2010
  • 09:32 PM

Killing Sharks: Is Ocean Science Compatible with Ocean Conservation?

by Scott A. in Thriving Oceans

I’ll be perfectly honest…I’ve been sitting on this essay from Conservation Biology for the last week or so as I mulled over my approach on breaching this topic.  At one point I envisioned the title as Torn Between Ocean Science and Ocean Conservation; clearly a manifestation of the dilemma with which I was trying to [...]... Read more »

  • December 1, 2009
  • 09:21 PM

Declining Parrotfish Instill Hope but Highlight Human Flaw

by Scott A. in Thriving Oceans

While rummaging through the latest research in Conservation Biology, I came across a publication that caught my attention.   It’s not that the title conveyed a trinket of enlightenment nor promised to do so as I wound my way from introduction to methods to discussion.  In fact, the title evoked an emotional response that was the [...]... Read more »

  • November 20, 2009
  • 07:25 AM

Sashimi may be an endangered species

by Scott A. in Thriving Oceans

I’ve been a bit distracted in the last couple of weeks and hence a lackluster post performance.  So time to get back to the ocean nitty gritty…
And what better way to start anew than with something to ease our appetites.  As I glance over the virtual menu I decide what the hell, “Waiter, I’ll take [...]... Read more »

  • October 28, 2009
  • 04:29 PM

Sea Cucumbers: Finding a cure for the eco-plague of the 21st century

by Scott A. in Thriving Oceans

“I found a cure for the plague of the 20th century, and now I’ve lost it!”  Perhaps it was the connotation of the quote itself or a combination of the fervor in Dr. Robert Campbell’s voice that made it stick in my mind after all these years, but in any case that early 90s Sean [...]... Read more »

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