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Lewis Pugh Completes Most Southerly Swim Possible

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Lewis Pugh Completes Most Southerly Swim Possible

Source: Western Daily Press - March 2, 2015

British endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh has completed a swim in the most southerly place possible on Earth, describing it as “the most terrifying place I’ve more…

Marine Reserves, 5 Questions to Consider for Saving Sea Creatures

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Marine Reserves, 5 Questions to Consider for Saving Sea Creatures

Source: The New Zealand Herald/Jamie Morton - March 2, 2015

Nearly 10 per cent of our coastal marine area is now safeguarded by reserves. But are we really doing enough to protect our ocean habitats? more…

Supreme Court Overturns Florida Fisherman’s Conviction

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Supreme Court Overturns Florida Fisherman’s Conviction

Source: The New York Times/Adam Liptak - March 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — A narrowly divided Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a Florida fisherman, throwing out his conviction for tossing evidence — undersize grouper — back into the more…

Companies are Failing to Adequately Prepare for Climate Change

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Companies are Failing to Adequately Prepare for Climate Change

Source: Phys.org/University of Queensland - March 2, 2015

Companies are failing to develop the resilience they will need to cope with climate change, say two business experts from The University of Queensland.

Dr more…

Planning with Water, Part 3

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Planning with Water, Part 3

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - March 2, 2015

In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill continues a discussion about the most important issue facing the world today: the more…

Data, the Key to Combatting Climate Change

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Data, the Key to Combatting Climate Change

Source: TEDxTalks/Ghislaine Maxwell - March 2, 2015

Ghislaine Maxwell is a both a submersible and helicopter pilot, a deep-sea diver and an explorer. The ocean is at the center of the more…

Fishing Gear 101: Trawls – Bulldozers of the Ocean

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Fishing Gear 101: Trawls – Bulldozers of the Ocean

Source: Safina Center/Elizabeth Brown - February 27, 2015

We are often asked to describe various types of fishing gear and explain which ones are the most destructive to the ocean. Another frequent question more…

Celebrate International Polar Bear Day

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Celebrate International Polar Bear Day

Source: The Arctic Journal/Geoff York - February 27, 2015

The primary goal of International Polar Bear Day is to raise public awareness around polar bear conservation, primarily on the most significant threat they face: more…

Overfishing, Slavery and Pirate Fishing Linked to Thailand

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Overfishing, Slavery and Pirate Fishing Linked to Thailand

Source: Undercurrent News/Neil Ramsden - February 27, 2015

International demand for cheap seafood is fueling trade in people, and the collapse of marine ecosystems, according to the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF).

As such, more…

The Life of Plastic: On the Windward Side

The Life of Plastic: On the Windward Side

Source: The Daily Catch/Elizabeth "Alex" Severino - February 27, 2015

For about half of my life I have heard people explain how important it is to recycle. I have done my share, putting my water more…

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