Friday Deep-Sea Picture (07/13/07)


Not really deep sea so excuse the digression. From TNC/WWF

As demands on oceans grow, it is important to ensure that their resources are being conserved and carefully managed worldwide. A new study led by The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund (published in BioScience) — Marine Ecoregions of the World — takes an important step toward that goal by presenting the first-ever classification system of the world’s coastal waters. This new set of classifications will help conservation scientists recognize gaps in protection and set priorities for action, such as establishing marine protected areas. More than 12 percent of terrestrial areas are protected compared to less than one percent of marine habitats.

Dr. M (1714 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

3 comments on “Friday Deep-Sea Picture (07/13/07)
  1. I am impressed by some of the ecoregion designations, like the Magdalena Transition Zone, for example. That’s a subtle distinction for a global scale of analysis.

  2. FYI i cannot see the picture of whatever it is and i do not like this picture becouse it is to small and cannot see it

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