Category Archives: Palau

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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Challenges Facing Japan’s Marine Fisheries

Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com By Molly Sullivan For thousands of years, the sea has served Japan as a cultural and economic resource. The Japanese have made heavy use of the ocean surrounding their island nation, harvesting a host of marine … Continue reading

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Military Buildup’s Environmental Takedown

Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com By: Juliana Duran Guam, a US territory, is an island that is no stranger to war or military presence. It first came under US control after the Spanish-American war. However, during WWII, after Pearl Harbor was … Continue reading

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Offshore Energy Acquisition in the Western Pacific: The Decline of the World’s Most Abundant Fisheries

Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com By Ryan Gobar East Asia and the Northwestern Pacific are home to some of the world’s biggest and most productive fisheries, with average yearly yields in the 20-24 million ton range (Ahlenius 2004). The region is … Continue reading

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