Blogs on current issues

2021 (2020W)

https://blogs.ubc.ca/nathanielwalkersubc420blog/2021/02/02/the-little-guys-turn-to-step-in/

https://blogs.ubc.ca/mirandaandersen/2021/02/03/into-the-deep/

https://blogs.ubc.ca/oceanconservationandsustainabilitydilrajatwal/

https://www.fionabeaty.ca/post/seagrasses-are-friends-not-foes

https://blogs.ubc.ca/sbishopmercierbiol420/2021/02/02/who-feeds-the-fish-feed/

https://oceanlife.kvc.co/the-lionfish-invasion-in-the-mediterranean-sea/

https://canvas.ubc.ca/eportfolios/10152/Home/How_Fast_Fashion_is_Fuelling_Ocean_Pollution

https://blogs.ubc.ca/alexanderdungate/blog/

https://jenfishereportfolio.weebly.com/blog/making-difficult-decisions-marine-protected-areas-need-to-be-closer-to-home

https://blogs.ubc.ca/laurengocean/2021/01/31/hello-world/

https://canvas.ubc.ca/eportfolios/9981/BIOL_420_Assignments

https://canvas.ubc.ca/eportfolios/10038/Blog_Post_Current_marine_conservation_and_sustainability_issue

https://canvas.ubc.ca/eportfolios/10150/Blog_Post

https://canvas.ubc.ca/eportfolios/10093/BIOL_420

https://blogs.ubc.ca/arielshatsky/2021/02/02/fisharefriendsnotfood/

https://blogs.ubc.ca/megsheline/

https://blogs.ubc.ca/jshepherdportfolio/2021/02/02/hello-world/

https://canvas.ubc.ca/eportfolios/10143/Blog

https://canvas.ubc.ca/eportfolios/9930/Blog_on_current_affairs

 

2020 (2019W)

The “micro” issue with micro-plastics

https://blogs.ubc.ca/oneocean/

https://blogs.ubc.ca/oceanthoughts/

EU perpetuates overfishing instead of reaching for 2020 sustainability goals

https://blogs.ubc.ca/conservationlife/

Coral Collaboration: Scientists and Fishermen Come Together to Save Deep Reefs

Protected Areas on Wheels: Mobile Marine Protected Areas for the High Seas and Beyond

A Kelp Forest Restoration Cookbook

Repulsive Red Tides Return and Ravage the Florida Coast!

https://blogs.ubc.ca/jihyunkim/

https://blogs.ubc.ca/oceanconsvnubc/

https://blogs.ubc.ca/hkocean/

https://blogs.ubc.ca/carmenleungblog/

https://blogs.ubc.ca/angelabiol420/

Exterminate the waste

Seabass over Salmon?

https://blogs.ubc.ca/greatblue/

The (Big) Catch

https://blogs.ubc.ca/biol420leah/

Ship happens when they’re not well managed

What’s the spill on Brazil’s oil spill?

https://blogs.ubc.ca/geob270gisanalysis/biol-420/

China saying goodbye to single-use plastics. All good?

2019 (2018W)

Current Issue: Will the Ecosystem Services framework really serve the world’s oceans?

Indonesia and (IU)U

Tales of Whales: Recent Stories affecting the Southern Resident Killer Whale

Mangroves: Gone Fishing!

Sleeping With The Fishes: The European Union’s Attempt To Stop Bycatch From Walking The Plank

If You Own a Wetsuit You Might be Part of the Problem: The Role of Neoprene in Marine Conservation.

Current Issue – Are the North Atlantic Right Whales alRight?

On Fins and Needles

Ocean Acidification is Making Nemo Lose His Mind!

(Wo)mangrove Conservation in Sri Lanka

Ghost Nets… Who You Gonna Call?

Let’s Get Kraken: The Issue With Octopus Aquaculture

Don’t just straw to conclusion for plastic pollution.

Seal scapegoating in the Salish Sea

Fish-information?

DFO NOT Hearing the Herring!
https://blogs.ubc.ca/hearingtheherring/2019/02/12/dfo-not-hearing-the-herring/
FINALLY HANDS OFF OF OUR CHANDELIERS
By Arvini: https://blogs.ubc.ca/arvinview/2019/02/12/finally-hands-off-of-our-chandeliers/

The Hitch-hiker Pirates of the Sea: Invasive Species Are Reaching New Frontiers
By Charlotte:  https://blogs.ubc.ca/oceanconsvcharlottematthews/2019/02/12/the-hitch-hiker-pirates-of-the-sea-invasive-species-are-reaching-new-frontiers


2017

Jellyfish are blooming and booming: where do we go from here?
by Emma: https://blogs.ubc.ca/emmagosselin/2017/02/13/jellyfish-blooms/

Here comes the Chum
by Michael: https://blogs.ubc.ca/itsourocean/2017/02/09/here-comes-the-chum/

Give a big shout “Hurray!” for the new world’s largest MPA!
by Karyssa: https://blogs.ubc.ca/oceansandemotions/2017/02/09/worlds-largest-mpa/

Hearings on Herring
by Maya: https://blogs.ubc.ca/mayag/

The Pacific Chernobyl: how much oceanic radiation is there?
by Erin: https://blogs.ubc.ca/epippusocean/2017/02/09/the-pacific-chernobyl-how-much-oceanic-radiation-is-there/

Can the Vigilantes of Marine Conservation Change Their Tack?
by Josie: https://blogs.ubc.ca/420biol2017/

The last of the vaquita
by Brittany: https://blogs.ubc.ca/ngbrittany/

Farmed or wild, which is better?
by Sarah: https://blogs.ubc.ca/walkthewaters/

Protect More Now
by Elizabeth: https://blogs.ubc.ca/bethechange/

It’s not all about size, it’s how you use it- Marine Protected Areas
by Kevin: https://blogs.ubc.ca/oceanconsvn420/

Warmer Waters: Linked to an Increased Risk of Toxic Shellfish?
by Linnea: https://blogs.ubc.ca/linneaharderoceanconservation/ 

Lousy Sea Lice, potential impacts on wild and farmed salmon
by Brian: https://blogs.ubc.ca/oceanconsbh/

UK’s all about that bass, ’bout that bass..and they’re in treble
by Cheryl: https://blogs.ubc.ca/spillingsea/

Jelly Jam
by Hannah: https://blogs.ubc.ca/thetidepool/2017/02/08/jelly-jam/

Cows, Pigs, and Poultry – The Leading Cause of Ocean Dead Zones?
by Gabriella: https://blogs.ubc.ca/makingwaves/

Sharks: it’s all just a big misunderstanding
by Julia: https://blogs.ubc.ca/bioblog

Head & Shoulders puts best foot forward to tackle marine plastic pollution
by Sienna: https://blogs.ubc.ca/sienasmith7/

The Ross Sea: You can look but you can’t touch
by Julie: https://blogs.ubc.ca/juliecd/

Kelping out our Oceans, Farm by Farm
by Cherri: https://blogs.ubc.ca/conservationconversation/


[Note There was no course in 2016 as it changed  from a Fall course in 2015 (Sept to Nov) to a Winter course (Jan to March) for 2017.]


 2015

Animal agriculture leading to Dead Zones by Daniel
https://blogs.ubc.ca/dmillerd/

BC Herring Fisheries by Virginia https://blogs.ubc.ca/practiceblog/

Bycatch by Ruo https://blogs.ubc.ca/biol420p/

Clam Garden by Blaire https://blogs.ubc.ca/thelightsintheclassroomaretoobright/

Climate change induced migration by Thea https://blogs.ubc.ca/oceanmotion/

Community Supported Fisheries by Sandra https://blogs.ubc.ca/sandraemry/

Conserving Forests for Coral Reefs by Donald https://blogs.ubc.ca/daveyjoneslocker/2015/10/

Coral Bleaching by Lorraine https://blogs.ubc.ca/leafoftheocean/

Deep Water Horizon Spill by Cody https://blogs.ubc.ca/codycarlyle/

Eco-labelling by Sachiko https://blogs.ubc.ca/ecolabelseafood/

Elasmobranch conservation by Simon-Luc https://blogs.ubc.ca/biol420sl/

IUU Crab fishing by Brock https://blogs.ubc.ca/brockstaller/thecrabcoldwar/

Kenyan shrimp farming alternative by Claire https://blogs.ubc.ca/sea2tree/

Lionfish control by David https://blogs.ubc.ca/oceanconservationviewsfromdave/

Marine Mammal Rescue Centre by Hilary https://blogs.ubc.ca/hilarylow/

Ocean Plastic Pollution by Sarah https://blogs.ubc.ca/sarahatubsea/

Plastic ingestion in turtles by Michelle  https://blogs.ubc.ca/biol420michellestevens/

Quiet Sanctuaries for Marine Mammals by Tamara https://blogs.ubc.ca/oceanconsvn/

Recreational fisheries control of invasives by Daphne https://blogs.ubc.ca/daphneoceanconservation/

Salmon aquaculture by Richard https://blogs.ubc.ca/rickygao/

Sea star wasting syndrome by Maggie https://blogs.ubc.ca/biology420oceanconservation/2015/10/14/the-secret-slayer-of-the-sea-stars/

Shark Conservation by John https://blogs.ubc.ca/2015biole420/

Surfing Reserves by Owen https://blogs.ubc.ca/owenws/

The Blob by Mark https://blogs.ubc.ca/theblob/

Woodfibre LNG Plant, Howe Sound by Carl Erik https://blogs.ubc.ca/toren/


2014

Iron fertilization by Aimee G
https://blogs.ubc.ca/aimeeg/2014/09/30/iron-fertilization/

Kitimat supertankers by Brittany D
https://blogs.ubc.ca/seagreenchange/2014/09/30/thanks-but-no-supertanks-for-kitimat/

Climate Change Summit by Eva R
https://blogs.ubc.ca/regehreva/2014/09/28/joining-forces/

Seafood labeling by Eva H
https://blogs.ubc.ca/echuu/2014/09/30/sustainable-seafood/

Dolphin safe tuna by Hannah F
https://blogs.ubc.ca/hannahfiegenbaum/2014/09/30/we-did-it-for-the-dolphins-but-at-what-cost-a-critique-on-our-approach-to-dolphin-safe-tuna/

Iron fertilization by Ivan G
https://blogs.ubc.ca/oceandebate/2014/09/29/fertilize-this-iron-fertilization-is-a-bad-idea/

Sharks eating lionfish by James D
https://blogs.ubc.ca/divingjkd/2014/09/30/can-sharks-be-trained-to-stem-the-lionfish-invasion-of-the-caribbean/

Climate Change Summit by Jemma T
https://blogs.ubc.ca/thenewsynudibranch/2014/09/25/climate-and-the-oceans-expanding-peoples-understanding/

Offshore wind energy by Jeremy M
https://blogs.ubc.ca/jdmayer/2014/09/23/hello-world/

Bottom trawling by Jospehine L
https://blogs.ubc.ca/josephineling/2014/09/the-most-destructive-fishing-practice-in-the-world/

Kelp farming by Kate M.
https://blogs.ubc.ca/katemcgivney1/2014/09/30/what-is-all-this-talk-about-kelp-farming/

Shark ecotourism in Palau by Kelsey W. https://blogs.ubc.ca/waterywonders/2014/09/30/saving-sharks-by-seeing-sharks-ecotourism-in-palau/

Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument by Liria N.  https://blogs.ubc.ca/liria/2014/09/23/ourblueplanet/

Ocean acidification by Mary K.
https://blogs.ubc.ca/biol420mk/2014/09/29/ocean-acidification-a-fact/

Dolphin safe tuna by Natasha D.
https://blogs.ubc.ca/dudleyseasit/2014/09/29/dolphin-itely-misleading-tuna/

Iron fertilization by Rebecca F.
https://blogs.ubc.ca/goseathings/2014/09/30/beautiful-glass-creatures-and-the-dangers-of-dumping-iron-into-the-ocean/

Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument by Salar A.
https://blogs.ubc.ca/oceansoftheearth/2014/09/30/real-conservation-or-pretend/

Gulf warming, phytoplankton by Sarina C.
https://blogs.ubc.ca/sarinacs/2014/09/29/gulf-of-maine-waters-blog-420-assingment/

Aquaculture by Shannon K.
https://blogs.ubc.ca/sbk3/sample-page/

Glass sponge reefs in Howe Sound by Steve H. https://blogs.ubc.ca/stevehealy/2014/09/29/reefs-of-glass-protecting-british-columbias-prehistoric-glass-sponge-reefs/

Glass sponge reef protection by Theodore B. https://blogs.ubc.ca/tedspeaks/2014/09/29/sponge-reef-protection-in-canada/

Mangrove destruction Tiffany N.
https://blogs.ubc.ca/tiffanynam/2014/09/28/mangrove-destruction-think-twice/

Longlines and albatross by Toby B.
https://blogs.ubc.ca/tobybuttress/2014/09/26/lifeline-for-the-albatross/

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