In this MarXiv Summary audio-edition, we interview Mita Drius about her recent research quantifying the ecosystem services provided by coastal dunes along the Italian Adriatic coast. Her team’s results show that while more people are benefiting from the services provided by these dunes, these same people are putting additional pressures on the habitats. You can read the full-text of these research results in the MarXiv archive.
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Migratory marine species often face more conservation challenges than non-migratory species simply due to the fact that they may cross many geopolitical boundaries during the course of their migrations. For example, leatherback turtles may hatch on a strongly-protected beach, but then travel through areas and countries where protections are more lax, before finally making it to the high seas where there are virtually no protections at all.
Fully-protected MPAs can enhance effectiveness of biodiversity protection for their neighboring partially-protected areas
In this MarXiv Summary audio-edition, we interview Mirta Zupan and Emanuel Gonçalves about their recent research, which shows that neighboring fully-protected areas can enhance the effectiveness of partially-protected areas. The research also shows that weakly-regulated marine protected areas (MPAs) are not effective at protecting biodiversity.
In this MarXiv Summary audio-edition, we interview Kye Adams about his recent research which shows that fishing capture of pregnant elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays) can cause these animals to abort their young. The findings suggest that gear restrictions and seasonal closures around the breeding season might be warranted in areas where endangered elasmobranchs are prevalent.