The Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean (MiCO) system seeks to fill a major knowledge gap regarding global migratory routes and connected areas for marine mammal, seabird, sea turtle and fish species. Due to their wide-ranging behaviors, migratory species experience a variety of anthropogenic pressures over the course of their life histories. Combined with conservation strategies that largely fail to consider spatial

Antipodean Albatross (photo BenLascelles)

connectivity over their life cycle, these threats are resulting in declining populations worldwide. For instance, all 22 species of albatross and 19 of 21 oceanic elasmobranchs are listed as Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Endangered, or Critically Endangered by the IUCN. [MORE]