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2005 News Archive

Scuba Divers Release Whale Trapped In Crab-Fishing Gear
Published 12/14/05  
a 50-foot humpback whale entangled in crab-fishing gear near the Farallon Islands
Read Article on San Diego Union-Tribune

Lifeguards Rescue Scuba Diver Trapped By High Surf
Published 11/26/05  
...he became trapped in a depression at the side of a cliff in La Jolla Cove, a lifeguard lieutenant said
Read Article on San Diego Union-Tribune

Donald Gilbert, 59; Strove To Restore Coast's Abalone
Published 10/25/05  
He was probably the No. 1 abalone person around, a self-taught guru
Read Article on San Diego Union-Tribune

Scripps Oceanography Marine Ecologist to Receive Prestigious Diving Award NOGI Award will be presented by the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences
Published 09/26/05  
Paul Dayton, professor of oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, has been selected as winner of the 2004 NOGI Award, science category, by the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences (AUAS).
Read Article on Scripps News

San Diego Council Of Divers, California DFG And Spear Gun Manufacturers Respond To Recent Sea Bass Poaching
Published 05/06/05   By Editorial
The San Diego Council of Divers hopes to turn this unfortunate incident into a learning experience
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Volunteers Spread Across County For Water-Testing Duty
Published 04/30/05  
About 70 people took part Saturday in the San Diego portion of the third annual "California Coastal Snapshot Day," a mass collection of water samples from many waterways in the state.
Read Article on North County Times

Sweeping Cleanup Of Bay Is Ordered
Published 04/30/05  
In a decision with national implications, regional water-pollution authorities yesterday issued the most sweeping sediment cleanup order in the history of San Diego Bay.
Read Article on San Diego Union-Tribune

Spearing Of Huge Sea Bass Sparks Outcry From Divers
Published 04/26/05  
Local scuba divers are sad and outraged that one of their own used a spear gun to kill a giant sea bass, a protected species, in a marine preserve off La Jolla...
Read Article on San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego Oceans Foundation Releases Studies on Ships-to-Reefs Program- Economic Study on "Yukon" Highlights Benefits to Local Businesses
Published 04/13/05   By Editorial
...the Yukon has become the site of 10,800 dives each year, including 6,000 by out-of-town divers, for a contribution of $4.5 million to the local economy.
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Escondido Suspects Company In Toxic Case
Published 04/06/05  
City officials yesterday identified a company that they suspect dumped toxic materials in to the sewer system, resulting in water-quality fines of nearly $1.2 million for improperly treated sewage.
Read Article on San Diego Union-Tribune

California Supreme Court Refuses To Review Lower Court Opinions Upholding San Diego Storm Water Permit
Published 03/30/05  
Building Industry request to review a lower court decision upholding a storm water permit in San Diego was rejected
Article in .pdf format
Read Article on State Water Resources Control Board

Scripps Marine Ecologist Named 2005 Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow
Published 03/30/05  
Enric Sala, an associate professor of marine ecology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, has been selected as a 2005 Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow.
Read Article on Scripps News

State Exemption For Beach Club's Buoys Opposed
Published 03/28/05  
Controversy over a resort in La Jolla that places buoys in the ocean each summer to protect swimmers from boat and kayak traffic has escalated into a legal challenge by the Sierra Club to the California Coastal Commission.
Read Article on San Diego Union-Tribune

Dive Boat Stolen!
Published 03/24/05  
On Wednesday, March 23rd at approximately 1:00am the [dive boat] Conception was stolen from its slip at Sea Landing in the Santa Barbara Harbor.
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NOAA Fisheries Proposes First Listing Of Corals Under The Endangered Species Act
Published 03/05/05  
NOAA Fisheries announced today that it will propose listing staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) and elkhorn (Acropora palmata) corals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Read Article on FishNews- NOAA Fisheries

First Meeting Of The California Ocean Protection Council
Published 03/03/05  
The first meeting of the California Ocean Protection Council will be held on March 21, 2005 in the Byron Sher Auditorium at the Joe Serna, Jr. Cal EPA Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento. The meeting will convene at 9:00 am.
Read Article on California Resources Agency

Humane Society Wants Ropes Replaced At Seal Beach
Published 03/02/05  
The Humane Society of the United States has filed a lawsuit against San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy and the City Council in an effort to have a rope barrier that separated people from harbor seals restored on a small section of a La Jolla Beach.
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Scripps Researchers Find Clear Evidence of Human-Produced Warming in World's Oceans Climate
Published 02/17/05  
...warming likely to impact water resources in regions around the globe
Read Article on Scripps News

California Restaurant Chains To Post Seafood Warnings Under Settlement
Published 02/04/05  
Several major restaurant chains in California will be required to post warnings to customers about the dangers of mercury in fish...
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Jumbo Squid Wash Onto Southern California Beaches
Published 01/20/05  
Hundreds of giant squid are washing up on Orange County beaches
Read Article on San Diego Union-Tribune

Marine Life Protection Act Science Advisory Team Members Announced; First Meeting Scheduled Friday in Oakland
Published 01/06/05  
The Science Advisory Team (SAT), appointed by California Department of Fish and Game Director Ryan Broddrick, will provide scientific support for the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative.
Read Article on California Department of Fish & Game

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