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Posted on June 21, 2017 - 3:16pm, by abrown

Via Anthropocene

"In an ocean full of clicking shrimp and singing whales, fish are often imagined as the silent actors. Fish use motion, color, and chemicals to communicate, but they lack the iconic mewl of a cat or trill of a bird. Yet in reality, many fish chat constantly to mark their territories or find mates. And all of our noise—from seismic surveys to boat motors—is making it much more difficult for fish to hear one another."

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Posted on June 21, 2017 - 2:26pm, by abrown

Via Anthropocene

"What do fish sound like? When Gulf Corvina breed, their mating calls could be likened to an immense, underwater roar. Now, a group of researchers have found a way to use the deafening din to save these fish from exploitation. Using underwater microphones, they’ve developed a method for converting sound recordings of the fish’s calls into precise population estimates. Those could inform more accurate catch limits, they say, that would ultimately make corvina fisheries—and others—more sustainable."

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Posted on June 21, 2017 - 11:48am, by abrown

Via The Daily Catch

"West Africa’s artisanal fishing fleet has grown in size and engine power to the point where it now dwarfs the region’s industrial fleet. Yet despite a massive labor force and steadily growing horsepower, artisanal fishers still catch way less fish."

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Posted on June 20, 2017 - 4:49pm, by abrown

Via The Nature Conservancy

"Join us for an engaging online panel to examine our connection to the world’s oceans. Science and policy experts will discuss the human impact on the ocean, as well as the ocean’s powerful influence on all of us. Featured topics will include climate change, crossing boundaries to conserve ecosystems, the role of fisheries in feeding the global population, and much more.

Conservation for the Anthropocene Ocean
June 22, 10-11 AM (Pacific)

Edward Allison, PhD; Professor, Marine & Environmental Affairs, University of Washington
Katie Arkema, PhD; Lead Scientist, Natural Capital Project, Stanford University
Phillip Levin, PhD; Lead Scientist, The Nature Conservancy in Washington; Professor of Practice, College of the Environment, University of Washington
Melissa Poe, PhD; Social Scientist, Washington Sea Grant and NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Terre Satterfield, PhD; Director, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia
Jenna Sullivan, graduate student; Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University"