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Recent Research Highlights

The Socioeconomic Costs of Ocean Acidification

Seawater's lower pH will affect food supplies, pocketbooks, and lifestyles
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Farming Shellfish in Zanzibar

Aquaculture project aims to produce food and reduce poverty
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Proposals Emerge to Transfer Excess Carbon into the Ocean

Increasing urgency about climate change has spurred schemes that may seem radical
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Dumping Iron and Trading Carbon

Profits, pollution, and politics all will play roles in ocean iron fertilization
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Lessons from Nature, Models, and the Past

Other lines of evidence inform the debate on ocean iron fertilization
Source: Oceanus Magazine

What Are the Possible Side Effects?

The uncertainties and unintended consequences of manipulating ecosystems
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Will Ocean Iron Fertilization Work?

Getting carbon into the ocean is one thing. Keeping it there is another.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Fertilizing the Ocean with Iron

Should we add iron to the sea to help reduce greenhouse gases in the air?
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Renewable Energy Opportunities and Issues on the Outer Continental Shelf

Porter Hoagland, Marine Policy Center
Presented to the Joint Hearing of the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans and the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Committee on Natural Resources U.S. House of Representatives

A Modest Proposal to Sustain Lobsters and Lobstermen

Relax minimum legal size requirements, but reduce number of traps
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Do Fishing Regulations Lead to More Accidents?

Fishermen say yes; new study suggests no
Source: Oceanus Magazine

'Seasonal Pump' Moves Water Between Ocean and Aquifers

Seawater is drawn underground in winter and flows into ocean in summer
Source: Oceanus Magazine

A Whole New Kettle of Fish

New legislation and task force to explore open-ocean aquaculture
Source: Oceanus Magazine