News and Updates
Welcome to the first edition of The OpenChannels Overview! Here, we'll briefly summarize each week's most interesting and important information going on in the world of sustainable ocean management and conservation. Check back regularly, as we'll continually update this post throughout the week as we add more news.
"If you want to clean up your carbon footprint, cut lobster and shrimp from your diet. That’s what a new study suggests after finding that these fisheries chug through huge quantities of fuel and produce almost a quarter of global fisheries emissions."
"The proposed ban is an effort to reduce the plastic polluting the earth's waters: 150 million tons, according to the announcement, killing one million birds and over 100,000 sea mammals, which either eat the waste or get tangled in it."
"Each night, all over the ocean, swarms of animals wriggle and kick their way from deep below the waves to feed at the surface. Each creature is tiny — less than a centimeter long, and sometimes much smaller — and there are trillions of them."
"The octopuses that the scientists observed (both in-person and via hours of video footage from an ROV) showed evidence of severe stress, and they could only guess that the 186 eggs that were attached to the rocks leaking warm, low oxygen fluid had it worse. None had any sign of a developing embryo. All in all, not a great place to start an octopus family."
Via Hakai Magazine
"Free from having to compete for space with smaller red, brown, and green algae, stationary or slow-moving invertebrates such as sponges and sea squirts thrive. The presence of so much prey also drives an increase in the abundance of predators such as fish, crabs, and lobsters."