Wet 'n' Wild
The Ocean Conservancy, a group with a (not-insignificant) budget of $15 million a year, announced a campaign yesterday to get wilderness protection for 5 percent of the U.S.’s marine territory. Fishing would be prohibited in the wilderness areas, and access would be limited to kayaking, scuba diving, and other “low-impact” activities. Its wish list of wilderness spots includes Prince William Sound and Glacier Bay in Alaska; the Channel Islands in California; the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands; and the Dry Tortugas in Florida. For other ocean adventures, join Roger Payne aboard a whale research ship this week via the Grist Magazine website.