As climate change results in warmer, more acidic waters, all marine life is affected. As with any environmental change, some creatures will benefit, while others will perish. An increasing number of scientific studies indicate that coral will fall, unfortunately, into the latter group.
Sustainable sushi keeps popping up in the news. The Christian Science Monitor reported on the sushi guide we came out with in October 2008 and 2 sustainable sushi restaurants- one in San Francisco, the other in Portland, OR.
Hollywood movies often portray sharks as ferocious feeders waiting for unsuspecting bathers to jump into the water. The reality is vastly different with 4 people on average killed by sharks each year, while we catch and kill several million sharks. Many shark species grow slowly, take many years to become sexually mature and produce only a few young a year. Without effective management it is relatively easy to overfish shark populations and today many species are considered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) to be endangered or vulnerable. Abundance of a species varies among regions and countries, however, and the U.S. does a far better job than most counties in managing their shark fisheries.