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The Theory of Responsibility: Education + Enforcement = Marine Conservation

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The Theory of Responsibility: Education + Enforcement = Marine Conservation

Source: Guy Harvey Magazine/Joe Ierna, Jr. - May 1, 2015

The “theory of responsibility” is simple: Education + Enforcement = Marine Conservation

It’s one thing to talk about conservation, but being effective requires a two-fold more…

Caribbean SPAG Sites: A 25-Year Perspective

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Caribbean SPAG Sites: A 25-Year Perspective

Source: Guy Harvey Magazine/Fred Garth - April 30, 2015

Of the many issues facing our fisheries, two of the most critical in the Caribbean are the lionfish invasion and the decimation of Nassau grouper more…

An Alarming Look at the Atlantic Puffin

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An Alarming Look at the Atlantic Puffin

Source: Alternatives Journal/Zack Metcalfe - April 29, 2015

There's perhaps no seabird more iconic to the Maritimes than the Atlantic puffin, a bird as modest and beautiful as the region itself.
At first glance this seabird more…

Seaweed May Fight Ocean Acidification

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Seaweed May Fight Ocean Acidification

Source: Huffington Post/Lynne Peeples - April 28, 2015

The thick, slimy brown ribbons are notorious for tangling the ankles of beachgoers and rotting in pungent piles. But kelp, according to its growing fan more…

Unusually Warm Pacific Ocean Threatens Ecosystems

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Unusually Warm Pacific Ocean Threatens Ecosystems

Source: CNN/Yoriko Kawaguchi, Steve Almasy, Dave Hennen and Jennifer Gray - April 27, 2015

(CNN) - Marine life seen swimming in unusual places. Water temperatures warmer than they should be. No snow where there should be feet of it.

Some more…

Ecologist: Human Activity is the Biggest Threat to Coral Reefs, Not Climate Change

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Ecologist: Human Activity is the Biggest Threat to Coral Reefs, Not Climate Change

Source: WLRN/Nancy Klingener - April 24, 2015

The lead scientist on a study that surveyed the health of Caribbean coral reefs over 50 years says climate change is not the most severe threat facing more…

Giant Waves Destroy Arctic Ice Weakened by Climate Change

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Giant Waves Destroy Arctic Ice Weakened by Climate Change

Source: Scientific American/Mark Harris - April 23, 2015

The chance encounter of a Norwegian research vessel with the largest waves ever recorded amid floating packs of Arctic ice shows how such rollers could more…

Earth Day History and Facts

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Earth Day History and Facts

Source: LiveScience/Alina Bradford - April 22, 2015

Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the planet's environment and raise public awareness about pollution. The day, marked on April 22, is more…

Ghost Nets, The Unseen Killers of the Deep

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Ghost Nets, The Unseen Killers of the Deep

Source: TakePart/Taylor Hill - April 21, 2015

LOS ANGELES—As we set off for our destination off the Southern California coast, Captain Rex Levi weaves Mr. Barker’s LegaSea, a 55-foot Chris-Craft yacht, between more…

Five Things We Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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Five Things We Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Source: Smithsonian/Hannah Waters - April 20, 2015

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill is considered the largest accidental marine spill in U.S. history and a disaster for human and non-human communities along the coast of more…

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