22 Jun '11, 6pm

Dotearth: Oceans Imperiled But Still Teeming - A survey of Pacific predators reveals the still-pulsing vitality of o...

The study found that major hot spots for large marine predators are the California Current, which flows south along the U.S. west coast, and a trans-oceanic migration highway called the North Pacific Transition Zone, which connects the western and eastern Pacific on the boundary between cold sub-arctic water and warmer subtropical water — about halfway between Hawaii and Alaska. “These are the oceanic areas where food is most abundant, and it’s driven by high primary productivity at the base of the food chain — these areas are the savanna grasslands of the sea,” say co-authors and project originators Barbara Block of Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station and Daniel Costa, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. “Knowing where and when species overlap is valuable information for efforts to manage and protect critical...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/22/oceans-imper...

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