Through genetic analysis, we have determined that there are nine demographically independent populations of leatherbacks that nest on beaches in the Atlantic basin. Leatherbacks are considered Vulnerable in the Atlantic by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and the U.S. Endangered Species Act lists leatherbacks as endangered throughout their range. Assessing threats to... Read More
Ye, H. and G. Sugihara. Information leverage in interconnected ecosystems: Overcoming the curse of dimensionality. Science. 26 Aug 2016: Vol. 353, Issue 6302, pp. 922-925 DOI: 10.1126/science.aag0863 Read More
Based on more than a decade of collaborative fisheries research supported in part by the Lenfest Ocean Program, the Cayman Islands government in mid-August enacted a comprehensive set of protections intended to recover and sustain a healthy fishery for the Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus), an iconic Caribbean reef fish. Read More
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The Lenfest Ocean Program is a grantmaking program that funds scientific research on policy-relevant topics concerning the world’s oceans and communicates the results of the supported research to decision makers and other interested audiences.