Marine Protected Areas: A Success Story - Perspectives on Ocean Science

3/14/2012; 57 minutes

A broad network of regional marine reserves went into effect in 2011 amid criticism that such areas do not produce a significant amount of marine life. Results from a decade-long study led by Scripps researchers show the opposite – that no-take areas can restore marine ecosystems even better than previously thought. Join lead author Octavio Aburto-Oropeza as he showcases the success of the Cabo Pulmo National Park, a thriving undersea park near the southern tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula, which has experienced a dramatic 460-percent increase in its fish population since 1999. Discover why Cabo Pulmo is such a success and how conservationists can apply lessons learned to Southern California's new marine reserves. (#23109)

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