Along B.C.’s Fraser River, concrete obstructions block 1,500 kilometres of fish habitat and ‘meat grinder’ pump stations kill fish. Critics say it’s time for fish-friendly flood control Traditional flood infrastructure can block fish passageways and make spawning areas unreachable. Photo: Eiko Jones / Watershed Watch Salmon Society Some folks call flood pump stations “meat grinders.” […]

via Flood infrastructure: ‘the biggest salmon habitat issue you’ve never heard of’ — County Sustainability Group

CABI DNA identification confirms discovery of highly invasive apple snail in Kenya — The Invasives Blog

A highly invasive apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) has been discovered in Kenya for the first time. This is what new research published today by CABI scientists and the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) confirms. The apple snail, which is generally considered to be one of the most invasive invertebrates of irrigation systems and waterways,……

CABI DNA identification confirms discovery of highly invasive apple snail in Kenya — The Invasives Blog

How Many Fish Are Eating Plastic — Natural History Wanderings

The Revelator reports A new study reveals that certain kinds of fish are more likely to have ingested plastic — including hundreds of species people depend on for food. Read about study at  New Research Shows Just How Many Fish Are Eating Plastic • The Revelator

How Many Fish Are Eating Plastic — Natural History Wanderings

UNDERWATER LIFE — PENSER study point

Earth’s rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans teem with life. More than two-thirds of the planet’s surface is covered in water. In deep oceans, most marine life exists in the top 100 m (330 ft) or so, as this is where light and vast quantities of microscopic organisms, called plankton, are most abundant. Plankton is crucial […]

UNDERWATER LIFE — PENSER study point

CFP: Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2021 — Repeating Islands

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has sent out a call for proposals. Projects proposing work in any U.S. coral jurisdictions (American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands) are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Tribal governments and […]

CFP: Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2021 — Repeating Islands

Feds Propose More Than 6,000 Square Miles of Coral Habitat Protections in Florida, Caribbean, Pacific — Repeating Islands

A report from the Center for Biological Diversity. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced two proposed rules today to designate more than 6,000 square miles of critical habitat protections for 12 threatened coral species off Florida, in the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. The rules were prompted by a legal settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity, which sued […]

Feds Propose More Than 6,000 Square Miles of Coral Habitat Protections in Florida, Caribbean, Pacific — Repeating Islands

USA: Save Tule Elk From Being Killed / Baby Trump Vetoes Bill that Would Eliminate Use of Large-scale Driftnet Fishing in Federal Waters. Please Support Campaigns. — World Animals Voice

SAVE TULE ELK FROM BEING KILLED (seaturtles.org) Next week, the fate of the free-roaming tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore will be decided. I need your help right now to protect these magnificent animals from being removed—or worse, killed—from the National Seashore. Tell California officials to vigorously oppose the Point Reyes-North District Golden Gate […]

USA: Save Tule Elk From Being Killed / Baby Trump Vetoes Bill that Would Eliminate Use of Large-scale Driftnet Fishing in Federal Waters. Please Support Campaigns. — World Animals Voice

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

John R. Platt (Scientific American) writes that “Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species—many unseen for decades—may no longer exist because of humanity’s destructive effects on the planet.” His article lists the many species lost in 2020, including 32 orchid species in Bangladesh, the Smooth handfish from Tasmania, 65 North American plants, 22 frog […]

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

Bermuda Beasts: Barracuda — Repeating Islands

As I stare at dark gray skies in mid-afternoon Hudson Valley, a photo of a barracuda in The Bermudian brings back exciting memories of snorkeling with schools of barracudas in Marathon, Florida, oh-so-long ago. The experience provided a lesson in how to relax, change my mindset (irrational and profound fear) and get used to their […]

Bermuda Beasts: Barracuda — Repeating Islands

Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings

BBC News reports “Our planet is broken,” the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has warned. Humanity is waging what he describes as a “suicidal” war on the natural world. “Nature always strikes back, and is doing so with gathering force and fury,” he told a BBC special event on the environment. Mr […]

Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings