Study: Sharks at risk of extinction

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A Canadian study has found one of the Earth's fiercest ocean predators -- sharks -- are vulnerable to extinction and are disappearing from the world's seas.

Shark fishing dooms scallop population

MIAMI, March 29 (UPI) -- U.S. and Canadian researchers say over fishing large sharks has allowed smaller sharks to wipe out bay scallops on the Atlantic Coast.

Fish size, populations down

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, April 6 (UPI) -- Canadian scientists said unlimited fishing has slashed populations of large predator fish and those caught now are half the size of fish caught in the 1950s.

Scientists spot 'Serengetis' of the sea

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Scientists who earlier exposed a 90-percent plunge in the world population of large ocean fish now have uncovered pockets of subtropical waters that still teem with diverse wildlife and may hold the solution to sustaining a healthy state of the seas.
LIDIA WASOWICZ, UPI Senior Science Writer

Scientists rip U.S. salmon recovery policy

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Six scientists, paid by the U.S. government to advise it on marine wildlife but then allegedly ignored, have published their views anyway.

Study reveals plunge in big fish numbers

A global survey spanning nearly half a century reveals a 90 percent plunge in the population of large ocean fish, from tuna to cod, since commercial fishing vessels took to the high seas, Canadian researchers reported Wednesday.
LIDIA WASOWICZ, UPI Senior Science Writer

Dr. Ransom Aldrich "Ram" Myers, Jr. (b. 13 June 1952, Lula, Mississippi - d. 27 March 2007, Halifax, Nova Scotia) was a world-renowned marine biologist and conservationist.

He was the son of cotton planter, Ransom Aldrich Myers, Sr. and Fay A. Mitchell Myers. At age 16, in 1968, Myers won an international science fair for building an "X-ray crystallograph" which measured the symmetry of atoms.

Myers graduated with a B.Sc. in Physics from Rice University in 1974 followed by an M.Sc. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Biology from Dalhousie University. Before joining the faculty of Dalhousie University in 1997 as the first Killam Chair in Ocean Studies, he was a research scientist at the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans in St. John's, Newfoundland.

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