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In Other Ocean News:
Poachers Threaten Monterey's Endangered
California game wardens recently made two new arrests
in a series of black abalone poaching cases in Monterey County. Jerry
Jones, 37, of Monterey, and Terry Callahan, 47, of Seaside were arrested
by the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) on May 13 after being found in
possession of 51 black abalone from Point Lobos State Park. Poaching charges
against the two men are pending. In addition to the illegal operation
discovered on May 13, other notably large cases include:
November 2008: Hoa Van Pham, 45, of
Moss Landing, and Ty Van Lieu, 54, of Marina were found in possession
of 66 black abalone that had been taken from a cove in southern Monterey
County. Lieu had previously been found guilty of poaching abalone for
commercial purposes in 2002 and 2005, and was arrested for another abalone
violation in 1996. Pham had three prior poaching convictions, two in 2000
and one in 1998, specifically related to taking of marine life from a
marine protected area. Both subjects pled guilty to the charges. Pham
was sentenced to 30 days in jail, three years probation and a $25,000
fine, while Lieu was sentenced to 90 days in jail, three years probation,
a $25,000 fine and a lifetime commercial fishing license revocation.
February 18, 2008:
Haeng Ju Shin, 42, of Cupertino, was found by a California State
Park Ranger to be in possession of 18 abalone, 69 mussels, four limpets,
three turban snails, one sea urchin and one kelp snail. She was arrested
on charges of unlawfully taking abalone and marine invertebrates from
a marine conservation area. Shin admitted using a knife to take the marine
animals. She was fined $15,000, $7,500 of which was suspended.
A Giant Awakes
The latest performance by the French mechanical
marionette street theater company Royale De Luxe - with some remarkable
pictures of their latest creation.
He went to the bottom of the ocean to get to the Titanic
... yes, there's a long story.
Invitation to join Reef
Check and monitor our California reefs:
You are invited to sign up for Reef Check California's
last 2009 training course! Reef Check California is a non-profit organization
that has trained 300+ divers statewide in a monitoring protocol that
assesses the rocky reefs of California to help marine managers make
more informed decisions with our resources. You can take our course,
learn how to identify, count, and size many of the critters seen while
diving, and then utilize your skills on our planned survey charters
and beach dives. Reef Check diving is a great way to learn more about
your diving environment, is a perfect avenue for diving new locations
in California, and will improve your dive skills (such as effortless
buoyancy and underwater navigation) tremendously.
The course is two weekends long and costs $200. This
includes one weekend of classroom and pool training, two three-dive
days on a Monterey charter, your own UW data slate, transect tape,
and measuring calipers, a training manual, flash cards of our 73 indicator
organisms, and either a NAUI or PADI Reef Check Ecodiver Specialty
The date and location of this final course is:
July 25-26 on the Cypress Sea out of Monterey
If you are interested please sign up online: http://reefcheck.org/rcca/training_schedule.php
You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any
If you can't make this course check our website in
the fall for our 2010 training dates!
See you in the water!
Northern/Central California Regional Manager
Reef Check Foundation
Science Adopts A New Definition
Of Seawater; 'Should Be In Widespread Use Within 18 Months'
PARIS, France -- In Paris late last month the General
Assembly of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)
accepted the case for the introduction of a new international thermodynamic
description of seawater, cast in terms of a new salinity variable
Absolute Salinity S A can be expressed in terms
of Practical Salinity S P as: S A=(35.165 04 g kg-1/35)S P+? S A(?,
"Scientists will now have an accurate measure
of the heat content of seawater for inclusion in ocean models and
climate projections," Dr McDougall says.