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By The Year 2300, Global Fisheries Will Be 20% Less Productive

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By The Year 2300, Global Fisheries Will Be 20% Less Productive

Source: Phys.org/UC Irvine - March 12, 2018

University of California, Irvine scientists expect the world's fisheries to be, on average, 20 percent less productive in the year 2300, with those in the more…

A Better Understanding Of Biodiversity Hot Spots Could Protect Them From Deep Sea Mining

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A Better Understanding Of Biodiversity Hot Spots Could Protect Them From Deep Sea Mining

Source: Phys.org/National Oceanography Centre/Southampton - March 9, 2018

New insights into animal patterns around extinct submarine volcanoes could inform measures used to protect marine ecosystems from human activities, such as trawling and deep-sea more…

The Future Of Fresh Water: Will It Ever Become More Expensive Than Oil?

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The Future Of Fresh Water: Will It Ever Become More Expensive Than Oil?

Source: Edd Mccracken/University of Melbourne - March 8, 2018

Nature has declared that the world's supply of water is fixed. As a means of keeping humanity alive, it has no substitute.

Recently, Cape Town more…

Can The World Protect 10 Percent Ocean By 2020, With Only 2 Years Left To Go?

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Can The World Protect 10 Percent Ocean By 2020, With Only 2 Years Left To Go?

Source: National Geographic/Sarah Gibbens - March 7, 2018

The U.N. is nearing its decade-long goal of protecting 10 percent of the global ocean by 2020. But the world may fall short.

Scientists agree more…

Washington Legislators Propose $1.55 Million Program To Feed Struggling Orcas

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Washington Legislators Propose $1.55 Million Program To Feed Struggling Orcas

Source: Hakai Magazine/John Stang - March 6, 2018

Tucked away inland south of Olympia, Washington, the Skookumchuck salmon hatchery has been raising and releasing juvenile salmon into the wild to shore up the more…

Blacktip Sharks In Trouble Off Florida Due To Ocean Warming, Trump Isn’t Helping

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Blacktip Sharks In Trouble Off Florida Due To Ocean Warming, Trump Isn’t Helping

Source: The Guardian/Oliver Milman - March 5, 2018

Blacktip sharks that journey down the Florida coast have declined in number so sharplythat researchers warn one of the largest migrations in US waters could grind to more…

Huge Quantities Of Microplastic Are Being Leaked By Plastic Industry

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Huge Quantities Of Microplastic Are Being Leaked By Plastic Industry

Source: Phys.org/University of Gothenburg - March 2, 2018

The problem of plastic pellets in marine environments has been reported since the 1970s and the first recommendations for legislation were introduced in the USA more…

New Ocean Refuge The Size Of Great Britain Will Protect Seychelles From Illegal Fishing For Generations

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New Ocean Refuge The Size Of Great Britain Will Protect Seychelles From Illegal Fishing For Generations

Source: National Geographic/Elaina Zachos - March 1, 2018

The government of the Seychelles has created two new marine protected areas in the country's remote Indian Ocean archipelago. The sanctioned areas will cover more than 81,000 more…

Mirrors Have Revealed That Manta Rays Are Self-Aware, What Does This Mean For Them Ethically?

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Mirrors Have Revealed That Manta Rays Are Self-Aware, What Does This Mean For Them Ethically?

Source: The Guardian/Lauren Smith - February 28, 2018

As a shark biologist, I enjoy nothing more than going scuba diving with sharks in the wild. However, I realise it’s an immense privilege to more…

Tasmania Votes Over Fate Of Big Salmon, Industry At A Crossroads

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Tasmania Votes Over Fate Of Big Salmon, Industry At A Crossroads

Source: The Guardian/Adam Morton - February 27, 2018

Salmon farming has not inspired much consensus in Tasmania of late but this much is clear: Macquarie Harbour – a vast, isolated inlet on the state’s west more…