Seagrass beds rapidly recovering, around the globe

“He felt as though he were wandering in the forests of the sea bottom, lost in a monstrous world where he himself was the monster. He was alone. The past was dead, the future was unimaginable”

George Orwell, from “1984”

 

 

 

May 31, 2015 – Tampa, Sarasota estuaries enjoy tremendous rebound in seagrass

July 27, 2015 – Florida – Seagrass hints at Indian River Lagoon rebound

October 14, 2015 – Tampa Bay Seagrasses Rebound to 1950 Levels | WUSF News

March 21, 2016 – DNR study sees seagrass recovering in Puget Sound

Eelgrass had been on the decline in Puget Sound previously, and seagrass meadows still are globally in decline.

July 20, 2016 – Chesapeake Bay Grasses On the Rebound | Spinsheet

This puts Maryland at nearly 94 percent of its 2017 restoration goal of 57,000 acres

May 31, 2017 – Sea Cow Baby Boom Is Good News for Great Barrier Reef
The slow-moving herbivores are rebounding in Australia thanks to an abundance of seagrass.

 

 

 

As you can see from the set of quotes immediately above, the folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including the seagrass. And you may be of good cheer in that the forests of the sea bottom that Orwell referenced are rapidly recovering.

That’s because it’s October, 2017, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime.

Since that statement directly refutes our State Religion, which holds that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind“, I’ve appended multiple recent examples below to support it.

If it took me less than ten minutes to compile numerous examples of booming seagrass forests across the globe, why does one of the accounts say “seagrass meadows still are globally in decline“? We saw that exact same tactic just a couple posts back, regarding birds in the U.K.

Here’s a sentence from that post:

The Hope Farm Bird Index has more than trebled between 2000 and 2017. Butterfly numbers on the farm have also increased by 213 percent.”

Now let’s read the sentence that comes immediately after that one:

But during the same period the Farmland Bird Index nationally has decreased.”

The local example is always factual, metric. The bullshit one is general: “still are globally in decline“, “has decreased.” They’re religious aphorisms, not scientific facts.

An aphorism is “a concise statement of a principle; a terse formulation of a truth or sentiment : adage”

Whenever possible, the folks in charge want you to stay in the world of religion, vs. science, a la “Delaware River’s American shad population showing signs of rebound …” No, they are rebounding, or they are not...signs puts it right into woo-woo land. Here’s another similar example:

“Seagrass hints at Indian River Lagoon rebound”

When we do get facts and numbers, they’re presented in as slanted a way as possible, as I will now demonstrate:

“According to the FWC, stone crab numbers have made a significant rebound since 2014, when only 1.9 million pounds of stone crabs were caught. In 2015, the crabs appeared to make a decent recovery, with crabbers pulling in 2.2 million pounds worth $27.8 million. In 2016, 3.1 million pounds were caught, a $31.5 million value.”

You can see how they give you the numbers, but then refuse to print the percentage increases, as doing so would be much more impactful, and go seriously off-message re: Poor Mother Gaia dying, and all. So I’ had to do the math.

1.9 million in 2014 2.2 million in 2015, a 16% increase. 2.2 million to 3 million in 2016, a 36% increase. Can you see how the great, epochal positive changes that are underway at every level of our reality are increasing in speed and magnitude?

Read it without, then with the percentage:

stone crab numbers have made a significant rebound since 2014″.

stone crab numbers have increased over 50% since 2014

Omitting the percentages is called hedging.

Here’s another example:

“Fish exports in the 2017-2018 fiscal year are expected to top $700 million, up from last year’s $605 million…”

They refused to print the percentage increase, as that would be much more impactful, and go seriously off-message re: Poor Mother Gaia Dying, and all. So I had to do the math. It’s a 16% increase in fish exports, in just one year.

Omitting the percentages is called hedging.

I’m laboriously going over this again and again over a period of literally years because I’m trying to break the spell, the programming, in the same way it was laid down, iteratively, over time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 31, 2015 – Tampa, Sarasota estuaries enjoy tremendous rebound in seagrass

 

July 27, 2015 – Florida – Seagrass hints at Indian River Lagoon rebound

 

October 14, 2015 – Tampa Bay Seagrasses Rebound to 1950 Levels | WUSF News

 

March 21, 2016 – DNR study sees seagrass recovering in Puget Sound

Critical eelgrass beds are showing signs of recovering in parts of Puget Sound, including Hood Canal, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

A new DNR report found sites with increased eelgrass outnumbered sites with declining eelgrass between 2010 and 2014. The rebound was most pronounced in lower Hood Canal

Eelgrass had been on the decline in Puget Sound previously, and seagrass meadows still are globally in decline.

 

July 7, 2016 – Global fish production approaching sustainable limit, UN warns 
July 20, 2016 – Chesapeake Bay Grasses On the Rebound | Spinsheet

Chesapeake Bay Grasses On the Rebound … This puts Maryland at nearly 94 percent of its 2017 restoration goal of 57,000 acres

 

September 16, 2016 – California sea otter population reaches record high number

 

January 5, 2017 – Juvenile clams boom on Inlet’s east side

Surveys in 2016 showed marked improvement among juvenile-size clams, according to the emergency order. Surveyors spotted nearly 850,000 age-1 razor clams on the Ninilchik South beach, and 2.5 million juvenile razor clams on the Clam Gulch north beach, according to the emergency order.
The north Ninilchik beach and the south Clam Gulch beach were not surveyed in 2016, according to the abundance estimate tables.

“The above average recruitment signals that the population may be beginning to rebound,” the emergency order states. “These beach sections will again be surveyed in 2017 so recruitment trends of juvenile size razor clams and natural mortality trends of juvenile and mature size razor clams can be assessed.”

 

May 3, 2017 – Delaware River’s American shad population showing signs of rebound …

 

May 3, 2017 – Researchers find wealth of fish at deep Hawaiian reef

Washington State University marine biologists for the first time have documented a wealth of fish in the “vastly underexplored” deep coral reefs off Hawaii Island.

The study gives fishery managers a more complete picture of fish species and habitat around the Big Island, home to a thriving aquarium fish trade, as well as other deep waters around the globe, said Cori Kane, a doctoral student at WSU Vancouver.

 

May 23, 2017 – Florida – Stone crab season wraps up with a bang

The harvest of this popular Florida crab ended with a strong finish, with crabbers statewide pulling in nearly 3 million pounds of claw fish worth almost $30 million, according to Ryan Gandy, a research scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Since the 1980s, when the FWC began tracking population information, stone crab harvests have ranged from 2 million pounds to 3.5 million pounds, putting this year’s harvest at the upper end.

According to the FWC, stone crab numbers have made a significant rebound since 2014, when only 1.9 million pounds of stone crabs were caught.

In 2015, the crabs appeared to make a decent recovery, with crabbers pulling in 2.2 million pounds worth $27.8 million. In 2016, 3.1 million pounds were caught, a $31.5 million value.
May 31, 2017 – Sea Cow Baby Boom Is Good News for Great Barrier Reef

The slow-moving herbivores are rebounding in Australia thanks to an abundance of seagrass.

An uptick in baby dugongs is a “huge reason to celebrate,” says Tooni Mahto, senior marine campaigner at the nonprofit Australian Marine Conservation Society in Brisbane.

What’s more, the rotund marine mammals seem to be experiencing a baby boom. Of the 5,500 animals counted, 10 percent were calves, says the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority report.

 

June 11, 2017 – Pakistan – Over 17% increase witnessed in fish exports | Associated Press Of …

Meanwhile, on year-on-year basis, the fish exports during April 2017 increased by 32.72 percent as compared to the exports of the same month.
June 21, 2017 – Fishing the North Coast: Rockfish on the rebound

There’s finally some good news coming out of the West Coast Fisheries. Two important West Coast groundfish stocks that were formerly overfished have now been rebuilt according to a news release issued this week by the Pacific Fishery Management Council.

Bocaccio and darkblotched rockfish, which are managed by the PFMC, were under strict rebuilding plans that have constrained West Coast fisheries for more than a decade. Bocaccio and darkblotched rockfish were declared overfished in 1999 and 2000, respectively. Both stocks were rebuilt well before their original target dates.

“Last week was really amazing down at the Cape,” said Captain Tony Sepulveda of Shellback Sport Fishing. “More big lingcod than I’ve ever seen and we’ve had them patterned pretty tight. Clouds of widow rockfish have moved in on a few spots and giant lings followed them in out of the deep to feed. Every day last week I had at least one over 30 pounds with countless in the mid- to high-twenties. As soon as the weather comes down on Saturday, I have a feeling we’ll be right back on them.”

 

July 6, 2017 – California’s Dungeness Crab Industry Rebounds with Best Season in Years

It appears crabs are back in the bay. That’s the word from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, which says we’re seeing the best Dungeness season in years.

The state estimates fishermen hauled in more than $67 million in crab along the California coastline this year. That’s almost twice the amount of last year’s catch.

The Dungeness crab season was cut short in 2016 due to concerns over the damoic acid levels in the catch. Many fishermen spent a year wondering and worrying whether crabbing would bounce back.

People who sell the catch noticed the rebound as well.

“This year the crab was abundant and beautiful, and they were big guys too,” said Ted Wilson, owner of Fine and Rare.

(where a crab purveyor ‘noticed’ a doubling of crabs, year over year – ed)

 

July 17, 2017 – A turnaround in salmon fishing on Lake Michigan? – Outdoornews

Michigan DNR … “These efforts appear to be paying off and have allowed the bait fish to rebound.”

 

July 20, 2017 – China’s seafood imports rose 17.1% year-on-year from Jan-June 2017.

 

August 1, 2017 – Seafood exports up 15% in the first seven months – Vietnam Trade Portal

 

August 11, 2017 – Myanmar Fishery Industry expects fish exports to reach US$ 700M

Fish exports in the 2017-2018 fiscal year are expected to top $700 million, up from last year’s $605 million,

September 19, 2017 – Seafood exports increase after EU ban removal | Daily News

Sri Lanka’s seafood exports have recorded a 40 percent growth during past six months due to the lifting of the ban on …

(a forty percent increase in just six months is simply an ‘increase’ – that’s serious hedging – ed)

 

October 13, 2017 – Pakistan – Fish exports increase by 19.63pc in two months | Business Recorder

 

October 19, 2017 – Mozambique expects to export 14,000 tons of fish this year | Club of …

Mozambique expects to export 14000 tons of fish this year and has already reached 60 percent of that target, the government has

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