Coral Conservation
Follow
Find
217 views | +0 today
Coral Conservation
Ocean Protection. Coral Conservation. Environment. Ecology.
Curated by Vina
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Vina from Pest risk analysis
Scoop.it!

German Express PRA on Purpuricenus temminckii, a pest of bamboo

German Express PRA on Purpuricenus temminckii, a pest of bamboo | Coral Conservation | Scoop.it

JKI has prepared an Express PRA (in German) on Purpuricenus temmincki (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) after a finding in packaging material for stones from China.

Purpuricenus temminckii is a  longhorn beetle native of Southeast Asia. It is a pest of bamboo (Bambusa sp. and Phyllostachys sp.). The phytosanitary risk of this beetle for Germany (and the EU) is assessed as low but with a high uncertainty because of lack of information.

 

It is recommended to pay attention to bamboo during inspections of packing material, as this is apparently used increasingly as a non-ISPM 15 relevant substitute for wood. There are a number of other harmful organisms that infect bamboo, but are less host-specific, such asthe longhorn beetle Chlorophorus annularis that also attack corn.

 

JKI 2013. Express-PRA zu Purpuricenus temminckii. http://pflanzengesundheit.jki.bund.de/index.php?menuid=60&reporeid=320

 

Photo: Dr. Olaf Zimmermann, LTZ-Augustenberg

 


Via Muriel Suffert
Vina's insight:

BAMBOO FOUNDATION : topic of interest

more...
Muriel Suffert's curator insight, May 22, 2014 4:42 AM

Bamboo is increasingly used as packaging material as a substitute for wood. It may potentially harbour a number of invasive species.

Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

Swedish Town Sets International Example for Waste Management | International | World | Epoch Times

Swedish Town Sets International Example for Waste Management | International | World | Epoch Times | Coral Conservation | Scoop.it
Several tons of fruit that used to go to waste daily in a small Indonesian town are now being turned into biogas to produce electricity.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

Fiji's Underwater Hotel Could Be A Nightmare for Claustrophobics

Fiji's Underwater Hotel Could Be A Nightmare for Claustrophobics | Coral Conservation | Scoop.it
Fiji's Underwater Hotel Could Be A Nightmare for Claustrophobics || HotelChatter
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

'The Florist'

'The Florist' (Natural History Episode 15) Once again we return to observe a cryptic red decorator crab (Leptopsia setirostris); this time living upon, and decorated…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

Underwater Photography & Video Portal

Underwater Photography & Video Portal | Coral Conservation | Scoop.it
Vina's insight:

In preparation for my Coral Conservation advocacy, I'll be setting up a production studio for underwater filming in Palawan, Philippines.  Good reference and resource for underwater photography and video.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

"Prescription: Oceans"

The oceans are part of America's newest medical frontier. In Florida, scientists are studying a variety of marine invertebrates which may hold the key to unl...
more...
Duvall Winns's curator insight, April 8, 2014 12:28 AM

"Prescription: Oceans" Pt. 1. YouTube. YouTube, 14 June 2011. Web. 08 Apr. 2014.


Science is showing us of that sponge and coral are tomorrow’s modern medication for diseases. Researchers are seeing properties from these organisms that can prevent cancer and chronic pain. Coral and sponges are a valuable resource for finding cures and helping make treatments. Complex technology allows the researchers to go in the depth of the ocean and collect the specimen and test them for anti-cancer properties. This can be the new fight against cancer and help with cancer prevention. The sponges help restore cell production and build healthy new cells by killing of cancerous cells. The sponge cell even kills more cancer cells than normal cell which make the cancer treatment less painful for the cancer patient. This is worth conserving if it can help rid cancer. Soon the sponge cells can be manipulated enough to cure cancer. We must keep these sponges alive to use their healing properties.

Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

"Farming the Sea" Pt. 2

Changing Seas travels from coast to coast, meeting with experts who raise fish for food production and to replenish depleted wild populations. Learn how scie...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

Coral Gardening in Fiji

Dedicated coral gardeners are doing their part to restore the declining reefs in Fiji. Watch as these men and women propagate corals and then re-seed the wil...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

Coral Transplantation

Successful Coral Transplantation at Garouh Island 2010 - Kuwait Dive Team "Guardians of the Sea"
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

La Prairie award | BioMarine

La Prairie award | BioMarine | Coral Conservation | Scoop.it
Business convention, aquaculture, marine ingredients and biotechnology
Vina's insight:

La Prairie Award 3rd Place goes to Conserving the Ecosystem of the Toliara Reef in Madagascar.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

Coral Triangle Initiative - Conservation International

Coral Triangle Initiative - Conservation International | Coral Conservation | Scoop.it
Vina's insight:

Report on the Economic Value of Coral Reefs, Mangroves and Seagrasses.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

The Swedish Underground Movement - Waste Management World

The Swedish Underground Movement - Waste Management World | Coral Conservation | Scoop.it
Vina's insight:

Excerpt: 

 

It looks like a deep sewer jetter. There’s a cylindrical body and what looks like a gully arm of extra wide dimensions vanishing down a hole in the pavement. This is one of the first vacuum waste collection units at work in Sweden. It’s built entirely by NTM to meet the requirements of the forward-thinking Swedish contractor Resta AB. Well, when I say ‘working’, I’m amazed to find the driver sitting in his cab, doing nothing more exhausting than checking out a flat TV screen full of computerised data. Further discussion revealed the true nature of what was going on – this truck was picking up over three tonnes of waste an hour, automatically by a vacuum system, up to 300 metres away. All without moving a wheel! Time for one more trip underground – this time down into the basement of a new apartment block that is part of an impressive inner-city regeneration project near the docks area. On this development there was an opportunity to ‘start with a clean sheet of paper’, so an impressive underground network of waste collection pipes, valves and storage chambers (supplied by Envac) for each waste faction was built-in from day one.


That none of this is obvious when looking at the street above ground, is impressive enough; there was only that manhole cover to which the suction arm is connected to give any clue. But what is really impressive is that each collection vessel in each building can be accessed electronically direct from the driver’s cab. NTM helped design and develop that technology.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

Asia’s first underwater resort to open in 2013

Asia’s first underwater resort to open in 2013 | Coral Conservation | Scoop.it
Vina's insight:

Excerpt: 

The futuristic undersea project is said to rival such underwater hotels as Al Mahara seafood restaurant in Dubai, Underwater Shangri-La’s Fijan Resort and Spa, Hotel Poseidon in Fiji Island and Ithaa Underwater Restaurant in Maldives.

 

Coral World Park’s developer is Singapore-based businessman Paul Moñozca. Ecoarchitect Jose Mañosa is in charge of the resort’s architectural design.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

Plans afoot for Dubai's first underwater hotel

Plans afoot for Dubai's first underwater hotel | Coral Conservation | Scoop.it
Dubai is no stranger to breaking records. First, they built the world's largest mall, then they built the world's tallest building...  And now, if plans come to fruition, the emirate could become home to the world's largest underwater hotel.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

Green Turtle. Dead.

Green Turtle. Dead. | Coral Conservation | Scoop.it
Some things just suck. This is a juvenile green turtle (Chelonia mydas) that appears to have been killed by a fishing line and hook: Juvenile green turtle killed by a fishing line and hook We came across the carcass floating in the middle of the...
Vina's insight:

We need EDUCATION for the MASS!!!  So sad :(  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

End Danger with Pawikan Watchers

End Danger with Pawikan Watchers | Coral Conservation | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I was going through photos of friends who visited Guimaras and I was awed by how beautiful the beach is. But, to my surprise, I saw a photo of my friend carrying a sea turtle by the shell.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

Underwater Photography by Tommy Schultz

Underwater Photography by Tommy Schultz | Coral Conservation | Scoop.it
Vina's insight:

Inspiring undersea photographs ... if I could only dive, let alone swim :) 

more...
Duvall Winns's curator insight, April 7, 2014 11:56 PM

Schultz, Tommy. Digital image. Underwater Photography Portfolio: Coral Reefs, Clown Fish, Sea Turtles and SCUBA Divers | Underwater Photography and Travel Photography by Tommy Schultz. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Apr. 2014.


This collection of images is a piece of the spectrum of many animals that thrive off the coral reefs in their tropical environment. Big or small each animal has a significant role on the food chain. But coral is where they are started from. Small fish like clown fish feature in some of the photos feed off the algae on the coral and live in the shelter of the sea anemone. Which then they become prey for a larger fish that trickles up the food chain. Without the coral reef our beautiful sea will lack in diversity of fish and marine life. The ocean can’t strive to stay balance without the coral reef being a part of the food chain. Not only is coral a great food source for marine life. Many fish and sea turtle featured in the picture call this home. Some marine life lay their eggs upon the coral for protection from hungry predators. We allow they coral reefs to be destroyed, we kill off other important marine animals.

Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

"Reef Revival" Full-Length Episode

In the emerging science of coral reef restoration, marine biologists and resource managers are discovering naturally occurring mechanisms that promote coral ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

"Farming the Sea" Pt. 1

Changing Seas travels from coast to coast, meeting with experts who raise fish for food production and to replenish depleted wild populations. Learn how scie...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

Documenting global coral reef restoration

Entry for video contest: PADI Sea the Change Conservation Contest For the last two years, I have been filming coral restoration projects for my doumentary on...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Vina
Scoop.it!

Tubbataha damage now at 4,000 square meters

Tubbataha damage now at 4,000 square meters | Coral Conservation | Scoop.it
MANILA, Philippines - The damage done by the grounding of a US minesweeper in Tubbataha Reef has reached 4,000 square meters, up four times from initial baseline assessments.
Vina's insight:

The damage is terrible - we need to start constructive work now in attending to the damage, no time to waste!

more...
No comment yet.