1. Private Donation Manifests In Creation of Five Chilean National Parks
The new protected areas include miles of wild coastline. The move crowns the environmental legacy of Chilean president Michelle Bechelet, who last year signed into law established one of the world’s largest marine protected areas off the coast of Easter Island.
2. New England – Deep Coral Protected from Trawlers
3. Microplastics in Antarctic Waters
4. Plastic Pollution Increases Coral Disease
5. Shaken, Not Stirred
6. Fishing Bans Help Penguin Chicks
Even modest fishing restrictions can bolster penguin chick survival, according to a new survey off the coast of South Africa. The study provides some of the first evidence that fishing bans can help other marine species, which isn’t surprising, since fish-catching species compete for food and drown in fishing nets. Although penguin chick survival rates rose only 11 percent, “computer simulations show that the fishery closures reduce the risk that these colonies would decline” to numbers that threaten their survival.
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