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2002 News Archive

Scripps Institution Researchers Develop New Approach for Designing Marine Reserves
Published 12/05/02  
An effort led by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego could become a powerful new method for decision makers charged with developing marine reserves and a forerunner for similar efforts around the world.
Read Article on Scripps News

Beach Residents Worry Seals Are Attracting Sharks
Published 12/05/02  
Some San Diego beach residents are concerned that a great white shark spotted...offshore from La Jolla may be evidence that a growing seal population is attracting the large predators to the area.
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Scripps's Paul Dayton Honored with Diving Lifetime Achievement Award
Published 12/03/02  
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Professor Paul Dayton has been awarded the 2002 American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Scientific Diving Lifetime Achievement Award.
Read Article on Scripps News

Landmark Victories To Protect Two Species Of Giant Sharks
Published 11/18/02  
Landmark victories to protect two species of giant sharks were won at a U.N. convention Friday, frustrating the shark fin industry and encouraging conservationists
Read Article on Shark Research Institute

New Study by Scripps Researchers Aims to Track Movement of Mission Bay Pollution
Published 11/07/02  
Using science to bolster information and understanding of how pollutants and bacteria circulate through one of the West Coast's most popular public water recreation areas, scientists from UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography have embarked on a new study of water movement in San Diego's Mission Bay.
Read Article on Scripps News

Longline Fishing Banned Off Pacific Coast
Published 10/31/02  
The Pacific Fishery Management Council has adopted an unprecedented fishery management plan that prohibits the use of pelagic longline gear in the waters off California, Oregon and Washington. Conservation and fishing groups say the move will help protect the health of tunas, swordfish, marlin and oceanic sharks
Read Article on Environment News Service

Conservation Community Applauds Landmark Decision To Create The Largest Marine Reserve Network On The West Coast
Published 10/23/02  
The California Fish and Game Commission has approved a plan that will create a network of marine reserves off the coast of California.
Read Article on Ocean Conservancy

SD Undersea Film Festival A Big Success
Published 10/19/02   By Editorial
A brief review of the sold out San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition
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Coming In October- The San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition
Published 10/01/02   By Editorial
There's an excellent opportunity to view some great underwater films coming this October 18th and 19th: the San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition.
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Water-line Break May Close Part Of La Jolla Beach
Published 08/14/02  
A portion of La Jolla Shores beach may be closed by public health officials following a water-main break that sent a surge of water though the storm-drain system on Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla yesterday.
Read Article on San Diego Union-Tribune

Escondido Ready For Pipeline's Flow
Published 08/14/02  
A newly completed 25-mile pipeline that snakes through Escondido will soon deliver reclaimed water to industrial and irrigation users.
Read Article on San Diego Union-Tribune

Household Pollutants Disrupting Fish Genes
Published 07/29/02  
A study showing that many common household chemicals hurt sexual reproduction and development in fish is troubling news for the Chesapeake Bay and other waters near heavy urban development.
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Divers Begin New Survey Of Agua Hedionda
Published 06/23/02  
Marine biologists will launch an annual summer-season search for lingering patches of so-called "killer" algae in Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad.
Read Article on North County Times

Santa Cruz Man Sentenced To Three Years For Abalone Poaching
Published 06/21/02  
Santa Cruz man sentenced to three years in prison for his no contest plea earlier this year on felony conspiracy charges to harvest abalone commercially.
Read Article on San Diego Union-Tribune Goes Live!
Published 06/11/02   By Editorial
Divers get a new resource for information about diving and conservation of the marine environment.
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FBI Checking San Diego Dive Shops
Published 06/04/02  
Federal agents, acting on non-specific threats, are cross-checking the names of students at scuba diving schools in San Diego and nationwide against the names of suspected terrorists
Read Article on San Diego Union-Tribune

Comeback Of The Black Sea Bass
Published 05/17/02  
A success story for local fisheries. Black sea bass populations seem to be increasing.
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Scripps Institution Of Oceanography And World Wildlife Fund Unite To Preserve Life In The Oceans
Published 04/23/02  
World Wildlife Fund and Scripps Institution of Oceanography joined forces in a bold new program designed to reverse the decline in the health of the world’s oceans
Read Article on Scripps News

New Pew Oceans Report Links Sprawl to Declining Coastal Health
Published 04/22/02  
With more than half the nation living along the coast, changes are needed to preserve aquatic habitats
Read Article on Pew Oceans Commission

Crews Battle Sewage Spill
Published 04/01/02  
A wastewater accident in San Diego
Read Article on San Diego Union-Tribune

Giant Octopus Dredged Up Off New Zealand
Published 03/29/02  
Scientists have identified what they believe is the largest octopus ever seen, a four-meter- (13-foot-) long giant hauled from the depths near New Zealand's remote Chatham Islands.
Read Article on Environmental News Network

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