• Spawner population crash – Biologists concerned about record-low coho counts West Marin

    January 24th, 2008

    Fish biologists in West Marin are expressing concern over what is shaping up to be one of the worst coho salmon spawning years on

  • Salmon Spawning Season is Here!

    November 9th, 2007

    Terre Verde speaks with watershed biologists from the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network and the Natural Heritage Institute about salmon runs in ...

  • Will coho salmon survive us?

    August 2nd, 2007

    RECENT DECISIONS by Marin supervisors may destroy any chance of saving the critically endangered coho salmon from extirpation in Marin’s most i...

  • Harvesting rain for a dry day

    February 9th, 2007

    Paola Bouley unscrews the lid on the fifth in a line of bulging plastic barrels behind the storage shed and leans forward, peering into

  • Marin’s Salmon Population

    January 20th, 2007

    Noahlani Litwinsella and SPAWN biologist, Paola Bouley, talk about Marin’s salmon population and what Bay Area residents can do to help these en...

  • Coho Salmon in West Marin

    January 1st, 2007

    Since their listing as endangered in 1997, wild coho salmon have begun a slow but steady comeback to their native Central California streams. The

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    Movers & Shakers: Doug Karpa

    October 16th, 2014

    Turtle Island Restoration Network, an international ocean and marine conservation organization headquartered in Marin, has hired Kentfield native Doug...

Education

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    Letter to the Editor: Bring the Bag

    April 27th, 2015

    The efforts of the an island group - "Bring the Bag - to raise awareness of the risks of single-use plastic bags is deserving of attention and applause. The group, which is not seeking a ban on single-use plastic bags in Galveston, is working to encourage a healthier, greener and clearer environment and community. That is a goal we should all share.

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    A Bag’s Life campaign a lesson in the 3 Rs

    April 27th, 2015

    Starting on America Recycles Day in November 2014 and concluding on Earth Day on Wednesday, students across Galveston made a tremendous environmental impact. Schools from Galveston ISD, as well as private and charter schools, combined to collect and recycle more than 680,000 bags as part of A Bag’s Life program.

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    Louisiana’s No Friend to Sea Turtles

    March 24th, 2015

    For those of us who have been lucky enough to watch a giant sea turtle lumber ashore and lay her eggs, or seen baby

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    Whale Sharks to be Tagged to Save Species

    January 13th, 2015

    It is the largest fish in the ocean with some individuals reaching sizes of up to 65ft (18m) long and weighing more than 30 tonnes, but whale sharks remain one of the enigmas of the deep.

Summer Salmon Institute

Sea Turtles

  • KempsRidleynesting06

    Letter to the Editor: Bring the Bag

    April 27th, 2015

    The efforts of the an island group - "Bring the Bag - to raise awareness of the risks of single-use plastic bags is deserving of attention and applause. The group, which is not seeking a ban on single-use plastic bags in Galveston, is working to encourage a healthier, greener and clearer environment and community. That is a goal we should all share.

  • Kemps at surface

    A Bag’s Life campaign a lesson in the 3 Rs

    April 27th, 2015

    Starting on America Recycles Day in November 2014 and concluding on Earth Day on Wednesday, students across Galveston made a tremendous environmental impact. Schools from Galveston ISD, as well as private and charter schools, combined to collect and recycle more than 680,000 bags as part of A Bag’s Life program.

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    Louisiana’s No Friend to Sea Turtles

    March 24th, 2015

    For those of us who have been lucky enough to watch a giant sea turtle lumber ashore and lay her eggs, or seen baby

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    Prosecutors ask for maximum sentences for defendants in Jairo Mora murder trial

    January 23rd, 2015

    The prosecution rested its case Tuesday in the trial of seven men accused of murdering 26-year-old sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora nearly two years

Salmon

  • California Coho Salmon in Dire Straits

    December 28th, 2009

    The collapse of Central California Coast coho salmon population is imminent, according to a report by the National Marine Fisheries in late December 2009.

  • Rain aids West Marin salmon spawn

    December 19th, 2009

    The celebrated salmon of west Marin County are taking advantage of the badly needed rain and are wriggling their way in surprising numbers toward

  • Chance to watch spawning salmon

    December 17th, 2009

    Spawning salmon are back in Lagunitas Creek in Marin County. Naturalists are leading creek walks to see the fish – some up to 2

  • Marin Voice: Community critical to coho recovery

    December 7th, 2009

    The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network takes responsibility for getting the county to the table to conduct an independent scientific review of the status

Sharks

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    Bigeye Tuna Remains on Hawaii’s Menu — But for How Long?

    January 2nd, 2015

    We should be leaders in fisheries management, not cheaters,” said Doug Karpa, of the California-based Turtle Island Restoration Network, noting that the U.S. is one of the few nations that ban the fishing in its own waters of overexploited stocks unless they are recovering.

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    Whale Sharks to be Tagged to Save Species

    December 30th, 2014

    There are fears that the gentle giant, whose flesh is prized in countries such as China, India and the Philippines, is being slowly driven towards extinction. And so little is known about them that there is huge uncertainty about how their decline can be arrested.

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    Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Tuna Fishing

    November 21st, 2014

    Environmental groups are suing the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect bigeye tuna that they say are being over-fished.

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    Voluntourism

    November 18th, 2014

    "It's the most incredible underwater place I've ever been," says Todd Steiner, executive director of the California-based Sea Turtle Restoration Project. "It's a superhighway of giant animals — like the plains of Africa, only underwater."

Cocos Expedition

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    Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Tuna Fishing

    November 21st, 2014

    Environmental groups are suing the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect bigeye tuna that they say are being over-fished.

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    Voluntourism

    November 18th, 2014

    "It's the most incredible underwater place I've ever been," says Todd Steiner, executive director of the California-based Sea Turtle Restoration Project. "It's a superhighway of giant animals — like the plains of Africa, only underwater."

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    Green turtle links Costa Rica’s Cocos Island with Ecuador’s Galapagos

    June 24th, 2014

    One normal migration for turtles, one giant discovery for humankind. With his 14-day journey from the waters of Costa Rica’s Cocos Island National Park to the Galapagos Marine Reserve in Ecuador, “Sanjay,” an endangered green sea turtle, established the first direct migration link between the two protected areas.

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    American Airlines Will No Longer Ship Shark Fins

    April 8th, 2015

    American Airlines announced via Twitter Wednesday morning that it no longer accepts shipments of shark fins, which were being transported illegally through the United States.

Mammals & Seabirds

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    Whale Sharks to be Tagged to Save Species

    January 13th, 2015

    It is the largest fish in the ocean with some individuals reaching sizes of up to 65ft (18m) long and weighing more than 30 tonnes, but whale sharks remain one of the enigmas of the deep.

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    Feds agree to seafood import rules aimed at protecting whales, dolphins

    January 7th, 2015

    “The public demands and the U.S. can — and by law, must — wield its tremendous purchasing power to save dolphins and whales from foreign fishing nets,” said Todd Steiner, biologist and executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network. “We have the right to ensure that the seafood sold in the U.S. is caught in ways that minimize the death and injury of marine mammals.”

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    US To Implement Dolphin-Safe Rules For Seafood Imports

    January 6th, 2015

    The U.S. government settled with environmental groups on Monday in the U.S. Court of International Trade, agreeing to implement legislation that ensures seafood imported into the United States meets the country's standards for protecting whales and dolphins.

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    Bigeye Tuna Remains on Hawaii’s Menu — But for How Long?

    January 2nd, 2015

    We should be leaders in fisheries management, not cheaters,” said Doug Karpa, of the California-based Turtle Island Restoration Network, noting that the U.S. is one of the few nations that ban the fishing in its own waters of overexploited stocks unless they are recovering.

Got Mercury?

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    Bigeye Tuna Remains on Hawaii’s Menu — But for How Long?

    January 2nd, 2015

    We should be leaders in fisheries management, not cheaters,” said Doug Karpa, of the California-based Turtle Island Restoration Network, noting that the U.S. is one of the few nations that ban the fishing in its own waters of overexploited stocks unless they are recovering.

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    Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Tuna Fishing

    November 21st, 2014

    Environmental groups are suing the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect bigeye tuna that they say are being over-fished.

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    Consumer Reports: Pregnant Women Should ‘Avoid All Tuna’

    August 21st, 2014

    In June, the Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration proposed a minimum weekly level for fish consumption for the first time. Women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying to become pregnant, it said, should eat up to 12 ounces of fish per week. After all, fish is a great source of lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

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    How to Reduce Your Mercury Exposure from Seafood

    August 21st, 2014

    Will eating grilled swordfish or tuna sushi expose you to too much mercury? Find out by using the Got Mercury? calculator, provided by Turtle Island Restoration Network. Just enter your body weight, along with the type and amount of fish or shellfish you’re considering eating for the week, and you’ll see how much you will be over or under the maximum acceptable dietary limit for mercury set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Resources for the Media

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    Movers & Shakers: Doug Karpa

    October 16th, 2014

    Turtle Island Restoration Network, an international ocean and marine conservation organization headquartered in Marin, has hired Kentfield native Doug Karpa as a staff attorney.