Navigation Links
Coasts' best protection from bioinvaders falling short
Date:11/4/2011

ontrast 21 percent of the discharged water in the Gulf and 23 percent on the East Coast went unexchanged.

Much of the problem comes down to simple geography. Depending on a ship's transit route, it may not have the time or space to conduct open-ocean exchange.

A mere 24 percent of the ballast water discharged by ships journeying to U.S. ports along coastal routes, from Central or South America, for example, underwent open-ocean exchange. In contrast 91 percent of ballast water discharge by transoceanic shipping was exchanged in the open ocean, where ships have more opportunities to manage their water properly.

Because so many of their incoming ships do not pass through the open ocean, ports in the Gulf and East Coast receive more potentially harmful water.

The vast discrepancies point to the need for another solution, ecologists say. If ships could treat their ballast water on board without having to journey to the open ocean, every coast would be safer.

"The Gulf of Mexico coast receives more overseas ballast water discharge than the East or West coasts, and most of this water is either unexchanged or exchanged inside coastal waters," Miller said. "Given the geographic constraints of shipping, and the complexity of the invasion process, it is clear that we need to move to onboard ballast water treatment technologies that will allow ships to operate anywhere in the world without fear of releasing harmful invasive species."


'/>"/>
Contact: Kristen Minogue
443-482-2325
Smithsonian
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. The Atlas of Coasts and Oceans
2. How healthy are Americas coasts?
3. How healthy are Americas coasts?
4. New studies find global warming will have significant economic impacts on Florida coasts
5. New study of Glovers Reef challenges whether corals will benefit from Marine Reserves protection
6. New study of Glovers Reef challenges whether corals will benefit from Marine Reserves protection
7. Melanins trick for maintaining radioprotection studied
8. Increased protection urgently needed for tunas
9. Africas sea turtles need passports for protection
10. Natural protection against radiation
11. Youku Upgrades Fingerprinting System for Tougher Copyright Protection Measures
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/30/2015)... , June 30, 2015 To bolster its ... provider HYPR Corp. announced today the addition of two new ... serve as board advisor and David Raviv will ... team underscore HYPR Corp.,s commitment to providing the most secure ... Dimitri Sirota co-founded Layer 7 Technologies, a provider of ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... Pa. , June 30, 2015 ... the company as CEO to help further develop Genisphere,s ... wealth of partnering experience, having spent much of the ... including Therakine, Amgen, Baxter Bioscience, and Johnson & Johnson. ... focus on Technology and Biotech Corporate Finance. He graduated ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... 24, 2015 Research and ... "Latin America Biomedical Sensors Market - Growth, Trends ... The Latin America Biomedical Sensors market is estimated ... 2.04% over the period 2014-2020 The near ... the genetic formulation of each individual. These sensors can ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):HYPR Corp. Expands Biometric Authentication Team with Enterprise All Stars 2HYPR Corp. Expands Biometric Authentication Team with Enterprise All Stars 3Genisphere Appoints New CEO, Thomas Bliss 2Genisphere Appoints New CEO, Thomas Bliss 3Latin America Biomedical Sensors Market Report 2015-2020 2
... A new NOAA report assesses the role National ... in U.S. waters. The report found the National ... role developing tools that allow the participation of numerous ... to protect habitat and biodiversity while minimizing user conflicts. ...
... summer of 2010 has been agonizingly hot in much of ... on global warming. Scientists have been looking at ways the ... heat, and one process had intrigued them, a premise that ... that could absorb carbon dioxide, one of the major compounds ...
... population centers, the city is the most vulnerable to ... who developed a new tool to estimate the frequency ... Geography doctoral student Jill C. Malmstadt, working with ... Jagger, created the Hurricane Risk Calculator and used it ...
Cached Biology News:NOAA report reviews ecosystem management in national marine sanctuaries 2Ice-free ocean may not absorb CO2, a component in global warming 2Ice-free ocean may not absorb CO2, a component in global warming 3Windy cities: Researchers invent new tool to calculate hurricane risk 2Windy cities: Researchers invent new tool to calculate hurricane risk 3
(Date:7/1/2015)... , July 1, 2015   Decision Resources ... cited advantages of Otezla are its oral administration, ... as reported by surveyed rheumatologists. Otezla was the ... the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis in ... standard of care includes conventional oral treatments including ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... ... The next-generation sequencing (NGS) clinical market is poised for huge growth as ... Research reveals in its new report that the market drivers of this vibrant industry ... for better diagnostics as part of a molecular diagnostics trend. , The global market ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... Colo. and BANGALORE, India ... global genomic profiling company that uses next generation sequencing ... of Scott A. Storrer as chief executive ... CEO, he will be responsible for all strategy, business ... Chandru , who has served as Strand,s chairman and ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... 2015   Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , a privately-held ... drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic ... G. Miller , M.D., Director of the Forbes Norris ... Medical Center in San Francisco, has been awarded a ... to help fund a Phase 2 clinical study ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Surveyed Rheumatologists Report That Otezla's Oral Administration is its Single Greatest Advantage Over Currently Available Treatment Options 2Surveyed Rheumatologists Report That Otezla's Oral Administration is its Single Greatest Advantage Over Currently Available Treatment Options 3NGS-Based Diagnostics, the ‘Must-Have Platform’, Sends Market Segment CAGRs Soaring According to BCC Research 2NGS-Based Diagnostics, the ‘Must-Have Platform’, Sends Market Segment CAGRs Soaring According to BCC Research 3Strand Life Sciences Names Scott A. Storrer CEO as Company Continues Global Expansion with Focus on Precision Medicine Product 2Strand Life Sciences Names Scott A. Storrer CEO as Company Continues Global Expansion with Focus on Precision Medicine Product 3Investigator to Receive $1.5 Million Grant from the ALS Association to Help Fund Confirmatory Phase 2 Study of Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals' NP001 2Investigator to Receive $1.5 Million Grant from the ALS Association to Help Fund Confirmatory Phase 2 Study of Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals' NP001 3Investigator to Receive $1.5 Million Grant from the ALS Association to Help Fund Confirmatory Phase 2 Study of Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals' NP001 4
... May 4 Medivation, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDVN ) ... and webcast with management to discuss first quarter 2009 financial ... 11, 2009, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. A press ... be released after markets close on May 11, 2009.Interested parties ...
... BioTech Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PLMO; Frankfort Borse: PLO) ... Officer of its Pulmo Science Inc. subsidiary and the ... paper at the 5th International Symposium on Peptide Receptors ... from June 26th to 29th. The paper, which ...
... Tectonics Corporation,s (NYSE AMEX LLC: ETC) ("ETC" or ... addition of Mr. Ray Wyngarden as Western Regional ... for expanding market awareness of the BARA-MED(R) XD ... in the western portion of the United States.Mr. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Medivation Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results Teleconference and Webcast on May 11, 2009 2Pulmo BioTech Inc. Announces Paper to be Presented at Symposium 2Pulmo BioTech Inc. Announces Paper to be Presented at Symposium 3Environmental Tectonics Corporation Expands BioMedical Systems Division Sales Staff 2Environmental Tectonics Corporation Expands BioMedical Systems Division Sales Staff 3
Narrow-mouth has heavy-duty rim. Approximate graduations are in durable white enamel. Extra large marking space. capacity 125 mL Special grade: student grade...
... Rabbit polyclonal to MSY2/YBOX2 ( ... Antigen: Synthetic ... amino acids 178-227 of human YBX2. ... sequence is proprietary). ...
Standard Fluka For microscopy (Bact., Hist.)...
... and Freedom EVO384R are fast multi-channel pipetting ... three different sizes, with a multi-channel head ... significant time saving, with true parallel processing ... of your assays with the Freedom EVOware ...
Biology Products: