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The Ocean Ecosystem

The Latest On: The Ocean Ecosystem

August 3, 2012 | Feature

Dying Reefs

Can our oceans pass the acid test? Despite its remarkable rebound, the Cabo Pulmo reef in the Gulf of California and other coral reefs worldwide face deep peril. Oceans absorb carbon dioxide—turning oceans into acid baths and coral reefs into dead zones.

August 3, 2012 | Press Release: Victory

Federal Judge Strikes Down Latest Atlantic Herring Management Plan

U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler has found that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) acted illegally in approving the plan put together by the New England Fisheries Management Council known as Amendment 4 and tossed out the entire amendment.

June 22, 2012 | Article

Victories For East Coast Forage Fish

A special thank you goes out to the thousands of Earthjustice supporters who took action over the last few months by writing to the fishery management councils. Your voices made a huge difference.

April 9, 2012 | Article

Little Fish Are a Big Deal

Over the last 100 years the industrial fishing fleet has become very good at strip-mining the ocean of forage fish

March 15, 2012 | Article

Why The Cod Is Sacred

Over the past few decades, Earthjustice legal victories have been working to shape an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management in New England.

January 24, 2012 | Feature

Video: Orca and Navy Sonar

Navy sonar harms whales and dolphins. Watch a video shot by the Center for Whale Research in Washington State. Hear what the sonar sounds like and see what it does to these marine mammals.

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