30 August 2012

Philippine fisheries and Daniel Pauly in Oceana Magazine

Oceana recently released their Summer 2012 magazine.

The Small Sanctuary Approach

Read the article at pages 8- 11.

Good coastal fisheries stewardship, combined with national policies on quotas, habitat and bycatch, can alleviate poverty.

The status of the marine protected areas, condition of the coastal communities, and municipal fisheries of the Philippines are featured. Find out how commercial fisheries are classified as artisanal fishing in the Philippines.

Ask Dr. Pauly: Are the Oceans Jellifying?

Ask Dr. Pauly at page 13.

People notice jellyfish more these days – or is it the jellyfish that notice more people? In any case, more people are getting stung – a rash of rashes as it were.

Daniel Pauly once again talks about jellyfish and the possible causes of the outbreaks. Is it really because of global warming?

Visit Oceana to know more or click here to read the rest of the magazine.

Posted by:
Lealde Pacres-Urriquia
Research Assistant
The SeaLifeBase Project

24 August 2012

Those slimy stuff on the beach?

If you have been to the beach, surely you would have seen some slimy stuff along the shore. Like this:


These are benthic algae, more commonly known as "seaweed". It has a variety of uses including food, medicine, and fuel. But do you know that this mess can be turned into art?

Introducing Seaweed Art:

Green seaweed from the genus Ulva, also known as 'sea lettuce'.

Nature artist Beth Shady of California, USA gather seaweed along the coast of Monterey Bay, process it into collages, and prints the images to make greeting cards and note cards. Pretty neat, eh?

Delesseria decipiens, Polyneura latissima, Palmaria mollis and Chondracanthus canalculatus

Chondracanthus exasperatus, commonly known as Turkish towel.

Visit Seaweed Art to know more about the art of pressing seaweed or to contact the artist. Enjoy!

Written by:
Lealde Pacres-Urriquia
Research Assistant
The SeaLifeBase Project

23 August 2012

SeaLifeBase in the 2nd Aquatic Wildlife Rescue Manual Series Writeshop

The SeaLifeBase Project (represented by Research Assistant Patricia Sorongon-Yap) has been invited by the Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines (MWWP) to participate in the 2nd Aquatic Wildlife Rescue Manual Series Write-shop: Marine Mammals on August 22-24, 2012 in Anilao, Batangas, Philippines.
More on this on a separate post. Watch out for it!