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Why it Makes Sense to Protect 64% of Our Ocean: The High Seas

Photo: Tiago Fioreze/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Why it Makes Sense to Protect 64% of Our Ocean: The High Seas

Source: The TerraMar Project - October 19, 2017

We’ve all heard stories of the ‘Wild West’ growing up. It was a time before ours. In a place where government and laws didn’t exist.
Time passed and the last wild lands on Earth have become discovered, colonized, and mapped.
But there still exists a ‘Wild West’ in today’s world. A place without proper governance more…

Predator Versus Predator: Study Shows Alligators in the Atlantic and Gulf are Snacking on Sharks

Photo: Gareth Rasberry/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Predator Versus Predator: Study Shows Alligators in the Atlantic and Gulf are Snacking on Sharks

Source: The Guardian/Oliver Milman - October 19, 2017

American alligators are frequently seen ambling around golf courses in Florida as players warily compete their rounds. But new research suggests the reptiles partake in a far more…

The More the Merrier: Scientists in Madagascar Find Reef Fish Biomass is the Key to Biodiversity

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The More the Merrier: Scientists in Madagascar Find Reef Fish Biomass is the Key to Biodiversity

Source: Phys.org/Wildlife Conservation Society - October 19, 2017

A new study appearing in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series has found that conserving fish diversity in Madagascar's coral reef systems more…

Alaska’s Oyster Farming Industry is Gaining Ground, While Growers Elsewhere Struggle

Photo: Robert Kerton/ CSIRO/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0)

Alaska’s Oyster Farming Industry is Gaining Ground, While Growers Elsewhere Struggle

Source: Hakai Magazine/Gloria Dickie - October 19, 2017

On a float house in Ketchikan’s George Inlet, dozens of cylindrical tanks teem with oyster larvae that range from tiny specks to small pebbles. These more…

Canada, Eh? Investigation Shows Endangered Shark Fins Being Sold in Canada

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Canada, Eh? Investigation Shows Endangered Shark Fins Being Sold in Canada

Source: Hakai Magazine/Rachel Nuwer - October 19, 2017

Canada is a major player in the global shark fin trade, and a recent investigation adds an unnerving detail to the story: the majority of more…

Red Paper Lantern Jelly

Photo: Karen Osborn/Smithsonian Institution

Red Paper Lantern Jelly

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - October 19, 2017

Vacuumed up from its habitat a mile down in the ocean, the red paper lantern jelly may not look like much. Mostly water, it’s so more…

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Why it Makes Sense to Protect 64% of Our Ocean: The High Seas

Photo: Tiago Fioreze/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Why it Makes Sense to Protect 64% of Our Ocean: The High Seas

Source: The TerraMar Project - October 19, 2017

We’ve all heard stories of the ‘Wild West’ growing up. It was a time before ours. In a place where government and laws didn’t exist.
more…

How I Sea: Bella’s Challenge

Photo: Bella Burgemeister

How I Sea: Bella’s Challenge

Source: The TerraMar Project - September 13, 2017

Hi my name is Bella and I am 11 years old. I come from Dalyellup in Western Australia. We are lucky to live right on more…

Washed Ashore: Turning Plastic Pollution Into a Powerful Message Through Art

Photo: Washed Ashore

Washed Ashore: Turning Plastic Pollution Into a Powerful Message Through Art

Source: The TerraMar Project - July 24, 2017

Art is a common language which everyone can appreciate regardless of age, gender, race, or culture.
Creating art out of the ocean debris that litters more…