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Grenada to Rebuild Barrier Reefs

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Grenada to Rebuild Barrier Reefs

Source: Inter Press Service/Desmond Brown - June 30, 2015

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (IPS) - The Eastern Caribbean nation of Grenada is following the example of its bigger neighbours Belize and Jamaica in taking action more…

Decoding Big Ideas for Small Scale Fisheries

Photo: Katie Conrad/USFWS

Decoding Big Ideas for Small Scale Fisheries

Source: Rare/Suzanne Hodges - June 30, 2015

This month, Rare’s dedicated fisheries nerds discovered ways to improve fisheries monitoring in brand new terrain: the grueling, inspiring, and caffeine-fueled world of competitive hacking. more…

5 Gyres Returns From Expedition Sampling Plastics in the Ocean

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5 Gyres Returns From Expedition Sampling Plastics in the Ocean

Source: Treehugger/Margaret Badore - June 30, 2015

The founders of 5 Gyres, a non-profit dedicated to researching and fighting ocean pollution, want to change the way people think about plastics in the seas.

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Preventing Ocean Plastic Pollution, the Sustainable Approach

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Preventing Ocean Plastic Pollution, the Sustainable Approach

Source: Huffington Post/Katie Allen - June 30, 2015

Our ocean is in trouble. Each year, more than 8 million metric tons of plastic trash flows into the sea -- much of it single-use disposal items more…

Watermark (Part 2)

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Watermark (Part 2)

Source: World Ocean Observatory/Peter Neill - June 30, 2015

The global water crisis and the prospects for future water resources is forcing adjustments for how we measure the water that is used, more…

Refugio Oil Spill Was Like a Firehose Without a Nozzle

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Refugio Oil Spill Was Like a Firehose Without a Nozzle

Source: AP/Michael R. Blood and Brian Melley - June 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES -- Firefighters investigating a reported petroleum stench at a California beach last month didn't take long to find a spill -- oil was more…

Singapore Launches Marine Conservation Action Plan to Protect Biodiversity

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Singapore Launches Marine Conservation Action Plan to Protect Biodiversity

Source: The Straits Times/Audrey Tan - June 29, 2015

SINGAPORE - Marine habitats such as coral reef or sandy seabed ecosystems, and the plants and animals associated with them, will be better protected under more…

Florida Military Surf Club Helps Veterans Move On

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Florida Military Surf Club Helps Veterans Move On

Source: St. Augustine/Clifford Davis - June 29, 2015

As dawn stretched its fingers over the Atlantic Ocean’s waters and onto the St. Augustine pier, seven veterans trekked over the sand toward the waiting more…

Solar Impulse Makes Second Attempt to Cross Pacific Ocean

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Solar Impulse Makes Second Attempt to Cross Pacific Ocean

Source: BBC News/Rebecca Morelle - June 29, 2015

A solar-powered plane has passed the "point of no return" in its second bid at making a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean.
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The Necessary Renewal

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The Necessary Renewal

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - June 29, 2015

Ocean research and advocacy organizations are alive and well. However, ocean education receives a mere fraction of overall budgets of these organizations. Educational more…

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