Marine Sanctuary’s. The Focus is Eliminating Fishing, but only for Humans!

msThe team gathered information from two data sets — satellite and geolocation animal tracking data, and a database of 24 conditions caused by humans that put stress on those species, compiled by Benjamin Halpern at UC Santa Barbara. Researchers used this data to determine which of the 24 stressors would impact the marine predators the most, and where, Maxwell said.  Man-made issues like fishing, pollution and climate change affect each of the bay’s top marine predators differently. The authors hope this data will push marine sanctuaries toward better legislative power, as most sanctuaries don’t have the political clout to enforce as many sustainable practices as they would like, Maxwell said. more@montereyherald  15:38

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