Monthly Archives

December 2014

Assemblyman Richard Bloom Joins Lawmakers To Phase Out California Drift Gillnets

By Gulf Education & Outreach, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Sea Turtles

With the full support of Turtle Island Restoration Network, OCEANA, and other marine conservations organizations, California Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael), Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpinteria), Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), and Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) this week called on the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service to transition away from deadly California drift gillnets.

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Studying to Protect: Turtle Island Tracks the Movements of Endangered Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks

By Cocos Island Research Expedition, Sea Turtles, Sharks

Turtle Island Restoration Network is sponsoring graduate student Elena Nalesso an effort to better understand the endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks of the Cocos Islands. Elena’s recently published thesis examines the behavior of these sharks at the remote island, which is located off the coast of Costa Rica and northeast of the Galapagos Islands.

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