New Global MPA Guide

Led by Oregon State University researchers, more than three dozen scientists from around the world have produced a guide to help nations better plan, evaluate and monitor marine protected areas set aside to safeguard ecosystems and support a healthy ocean. “The MPA Guide: A Framework to Achieve Global Goals for the Ocean,” published in Science,Continue reading “New Global MPA Guide”

Human-Made Ocean Noise Must Be Addressed, Researchers Say

A global team of researchers set out to understand how human-made noise affects wildlife, from invertebrates to whales, in the oceans, and found overwhelming evidence that marine fauna, and their ecosystems, are negatively impacted by noise. This noise disrupts their behavior, physiology, reproduction, and, in extreme cases, causes mortality. The researchers call for human-induced noiseContinue reading “Human-Made Ocean Noise Must Be Addressed, Researchers Say”