Edited by Sarah Simpson
July-September 2007 / Vol. 8 No. 3
- Each of the ten short essays puts forth a single idea (“solution”) to promote conservation of marine ecosystems. In your own words, summarize the central idea of each essay in a single sentence.
- Do you find yourself drawn to some ideas more than others? Why?
- What disciplines and experiences provide the background for these solutions? What does this tell you about the nature of conservation?
- How feasible are these ideas? Are there specific obstacles–social, economic, political, or otherwise—to implementing these solutions? What would be involved in removing these obstacles?
- Think of a geographically specific coastal or marine habitat you are familiar with. How could two or three of these ideas be implemented there?
- Can you think of any other ocean solutions?
Websites for Further Information
- Safina Center (formerly Blue Ocean Institute)
- InterAmerican Tropical Tuna Commission: www.iattc.org/HomeENG.htm
- Marine Conservation Alliance www.marineconservationalliance.org/
- Marine Turtle Specialist Group, IUCN www.iucn-mtsg.org/
- National Marine Educators Association www.marine-ed.org/
- National Marine Mammal Laboratory www.afsc.noaa.gov/NMML/
- Pacific Seabird Group www.pacificseabirdgroup.org/
- Scripps Institution of Oceanography http://sio.ucsd.edu/
- Society for Conservation Biology, Marine Section http://www.conbio.org/groups/sections/marine
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution www.whoi.edu/
- Marine conservation
- Fisheries science
- Fisheries economics
- Seabird conservation
- Sea turtle conservation
- Marine and coastal policy and management