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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 »
DONLAN, C., WINGFIELD, D., CROWDER, L., & WILCOX, C. (2010) Using Expert Opinion Surveys to Rank Threats to Endangered Species: A Case Study with Sea Turtles. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01541.x
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 »
HAYS, G., FOSSETTE, S., KATSELIDIS, K., SCHOFIELD, G., & GRAVENOR, M. (2010) Breeding Periodicity for Male Sea Turtles, Operational Sex Ratios, and Implications in the Face of Climate Change. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01531.x
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 »
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 »
HEUPEL, M., & SIMPFENDORFER, C. (2010) Science or Slaughter: Need for Lethal Sampling of Sharks. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01491.x
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 »
ASWANI, S., & SABETIAN, A. (2009) Implications of Urbanization for Artisanal Parrotfish Fisheries in the Western Solomon Islands. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01377.x
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 »
Lowenstein, J., Amato, G., & Kolokotronis, S. (2009) The Real maccoyii: Identifying Tuna Sushi with DNA Barcodes – Contrasting Characteristic Attributes and Genetic Distances. PLoS ONE, 4(11). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007866
“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 »
LAWRENCE, A., AFIFI, R., AHMED, M., KHALIFA, S., & PAGET, T. (2009) Bioactivity as an Options Value of Sea Cucumbers in the Egyptian Red Sea. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01294.x
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