On the heels of new research showing that the world's oceans are rapidly warming, scientists revealed Wednesday that a huge patch of hot water in the northeast Pacific Ocean dubbed "the blob" was to blame for killing about one million seabirds. The peer-reviewed study, published in the journal
Marine coastal ecosystems and human well-being: a synthesis report based on the findings of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Coastal and marine ecosystems are amongst the most productive ecosystems in the world and provide many services to human society; however, many of these ecosystems have become degraded. Food provisioning in the form of fisheries catch is one of the most important services derived from coastal and marine ecosystems. With more than a billion people relying on fish as their main or sole source of animal protein, fisheries in developing countries are a particularly important source of protein.
Northern Bougainville Marine Resource Assesement, autonomous region of Bougainville : technical report of survey conducted from the 1st -25th November 2008
This survey was conducted in the northern part of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville between 1st – 25th of November 2008. The survey covered the western side and outer islands of Buka Island, the Saposa and Buka Town region and the Tinputz region on north eastern side of Bougainville Island. The survey team was comprised of marine scientists, conservationists and fisheries’ officers. The survey provided an assessment of the status of sea cucumbers, reef fish and corals in Northern Bougainville, with recommendations for their conservation and management.
The shallow coastal zone of Fiji is comprised of three major, interrelated habitat types: marine algae and seagrass; large areas of mangroves; and extensive coral reefs. The marine resources include approximately 1000 coral reefs with representatives of all major reef types (Vuki et al.y 2000). Although marine biodiversity is lower than the 'coral triangle' of Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and north-eastern Australia, Fiji does support approximately 200 species of coral (Veron, 2000).
Recognizing the value of large marine ecosystems (LMEs) and other transboundary water systems (open ocean,
Call Number: [EL]
Physical Description: 24p. : ill. (col.) ; 29cm.
Reefbase: a global database on coral reefs and their resources. Ver.3.0. / edited by J.W. McManus and S.G. Vergara
Choose a country to display resources, status, threats and management of their coral reefs
Call Number: 551.424 MAN [EL]
Physical Description: 168 p. ; 29 cm
The Act declared Helen Reef as
Call Number: [EL]
Physical Description: 43 p.
Kept in vertical file collection
Call Number: VF 6893
Physical Description: 1 p.
Millions of visitors to public aquariums and thousands of snorkelers and divers across the globe are amazed by the diversity of life on coral reefs. Looking to replicate
Call Number: [EL]
Physical Description: 1 Page
The ecosystems of small islands in the Southwest Pacific (the sixth expedition of the SS "Callisto") / J.C. Pernetta and H.I. Manner (eds.)
The main objective of the expedition was to compare as large a series of islands of different climatic conditions, ages and geological origins as possible. This necessitated short visits to each selected island. The structure and components of the ecosystem under study were the focus of attention, while their functioning was considered to be of secondary importance.
Call Number: ECO [EL]
Physical Description: x, 220 p. : ill. ; 30 cm