Monthly Archives: July 2013

Guam and Palau Wrap Up: Another Successful Field Course Comes to an End

Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com By David Ginsburg Recently, the 2013 Guam and Palau course came to a close. This is the fourth year that my co-instructor Jim Haw and I have run the program, which was offered for the first … Continue reading

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Southern California and Endangered Abalone Populations

Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com By Megan Herring Southern California’s beaches, sun, tranquility, and other resources makes it a prime area for people looking for a new place to plant roots and make their fortune. For this reason, California has seen … Continue reading

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The Historical Collapse of Southern California Fisheries and the Rocky Future of Seafood

Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com By Katie Lee Recently, the New York Times Green Blog described how two major Southern California fisheries (kelp and barred sand bass) had collapsed “right under the noses of management agencies.” The management and oversight of … Continue reading

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Hyperbaric Oxygen: A Spectrum of Emerging Treatments

Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com By Nathalie Sami and Janice Wong Certified scuba divers are familiar with the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for decompression sickness treatment. However, in the past 50 years, researchers have revealed HBOT’s broad applications to … Continue reading

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