Indigenous ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline would safeguard the environment
Marine Ecology

Indigenous ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline would safeguard the environment

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Harrie Vredenburg, University of Calgary Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has restarted following the reapproval of the project by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government. Proponents of the pipeline, however, say it’s too early to celebrate because the pipeline continues to face environmental and Indigenous opposition. As he announced the…

Industrial fishing boats leave few safe havens for sharks on the high seas
Marine Ecology

Industrial fishing boats leave few safe havens for sharks on the high seas

NEWS AND VIEWS 06 August 2019 Global satellite tracking of the oceans has revealed a high degree of spatial overlap between where sharks and industrial fishing vessels are found. This finding underscores the need for shark-conservation efforts. Julia K. Baum Julia K. Baum is in the Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia…

A marine microbe could play increasingly important role in regulating climate
Marine Ecology

A marine microbe could play increasingly important role in regulating climate

Visual representation of marine bacteria in the ocean. Credit: Laura Gómez-Consarnau A USC-led research team has found that marine microbes with a special metabolism are ubiquitous and could play an important role in how Earth regulates climate. The study finds bacteria containing rhodopsins, a sunshine-grabbing pigment, are more abundant than once thought. Unlike algae, they…

Industrial fishing boats leave few safe havens for sharks on the high seas
Marine Ecology

Industrial fishing boats leave few safe havens for sharks on the high seas

NEWS AND VIEWS 06 August 2019 Global satellite tracking of the oceans has revealed a high degree of spatial overlap between where sharks and industrial fishing vessels are found. This finding underscores the need for shark-conservation efforts. Julia K. Baum Julia K. Baum is in the Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia…