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United Nations Moves Towards High Seas Biodiversity Treaty

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United Nations Moves Towards High Seas Biodiversity Treaty

Source: High Seas Alliance - January 26, 2015

New York, 24 January 2015: States took a major step toward urgently needed ocean protection at the UN today agreeing to develop a legally binding more…

Button up the Hatches: Sailing Through Trashed Oceans

Photo: Stefan Coppers/Team Brunel/Volvo Ocean Race

Button up the Hatches: Sailing Through Trashed Oceans

Source: The Guardian/Justin Chisholm - January 26, 2015

For the majority of landlubbers, the fact that the world’s oceans are clogging up with the detritus of a rampant consumer society can easily be more…

Troubling Conclusions from Great Barrier Reef Study

Photo: Catlin Global Reef Record

Troubling Conclusions from Great Barrier Reef Study

Source: ScienceDaily/National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) - January 26, 2015

The coverage of living corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could decline to less than 10 percent if ocean warming continues, according to a new more…

Brazil’s Worst Water Crisis in 80 Years

Photo: Luis Moura

Brazil’s Worst Water Crisis in 80 Years

Source: IB Times UK - January 26, 2015

Water cuts and blackouts have spread across large areas of south-east Brazil as a result of the worst drought in the country since 1930. The more…

Canals

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Canals

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - January 26, 2015

Canals bring people together through work, exchange and community. They hold a special place for many as the lifeblood of a city, as more…

Launch of a Revolutionary Strategy to Restore and Protect the World’s Oceans

Photo: Mark Tipple/National Geographic

Launch of a Revolutionary Strategy to Restore and Protect the World’s Oceans

By Deborah Wright - January 23, 2015

The rapid deterioration of the world’s seas calls for a breakthrough in our reasoning and a fundamental change in our behavior.

In today’s back-to-front world more…

Hong Kong’s Waters Glow Blue, But That’s Not a Good Thing

Photo: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Hong Kong’s Waters Glow Blue, But That’s Not a Good Thing

Source: The Weather Channel/AP - January 23, 2015

A mesmerizing blue light is illuminating Hong Kong’s waters, but the lights aren’t just beautiful. Marine biologists are saying they’re potentially toxic.

This stunning light more…

Surprise! Tags Reveal New Secrets about Jellyfish

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Surprise! Tags Reveal New Secrets about Jellyfish

Source: BBC News/Victoria Gill - January 23, 2015

Jellyfish can sense the ocean current and actively swim against it, according to a study that involved tagging and tracking the creatures.
The research, more…

2014 Ocean Surface Temperatures Cause NOAA to Resize Charts

Chart: NOAA NCDC

2014 Ocean Surface Temperatures Cause NOAA to Resize Charts

Source: The Guardia/John Abraham - January 23, 2015

Wow, was this a bad year for those who deny the reality and the significance of human-induced climate change. Of course, there were the recent more…

Conrad and the Sea

Photo: Beinecke Rare Book Manuscript/Library of Yale University

Conrad and the Sea

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - January 23, 2015

Many of literature's great classics are set on the ocean where Nature's beauty and force are bound to the human experience. In this more…

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