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8th Right Whale Found Dead in Gulf of St Lawrence This Summer: Snow Crab Fishery Shut Down

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8th Right Whale Found Dead in Gulf of St Lawrence This Summer: Snow Crab Fishery Shut Down

Source: CBC News/ Elizabeth Fraser - July 25, 2017

After the death of an eighth right whale on Thursday, Fisheries and Oceans has closed the snow crab fishery in part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence more…

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

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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…

Mexico Pioneers Scheme to Protect its Coral Reefs Using Insurance

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Mexico Pioneers Scheme to Protect its Coral Reefs Using Insurance

Source: The Guardian/Fiona Harvey - July 21, 2017

A stretch of coral reef off Mexico is the testing ground for a new idea that could protect fragile environments around the world: insurance.

The reef, off more…

United States National Ocean Policy Turns Seven

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United States National Ocean Policy Turns Seven

Source: NRDC/Alison Chase - July 20, 2017

Today the National Ocean Policy turns 7 and I’m increasingly amazed our country ever managed without it.

The National Ocean Policy, also known by its more…

Scientists Find Marine Life ‘Remarkably Resilient’ 70 Years After Nuclear Tests on Bikini Atoll

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Scientists Find Marine Life ‘Remarkably Resilient’ 70 Years After Nuclear Tests on Bikini Atoll

Source: The Guardian/Eleanor Ainge Roy - July 19, 2017

The former island paradise of Bikini Atoll is slowing blooming back to life, 70 years after the United States dropped 23 nuclear bombs on it, more…

Marine Heatwave Caused by Climate Change Cooks Tasmania’s Fisheries

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Marine Heatwave Caused by Climate Change Cooks Tasmania’s Fisheries

Source: Phys.org/Alvin Stone/University of New South Wales - July 18, 2017

Human-induced climate change was almost certainly responsible for a marine heat wave off Tasmania's east coast that lasted 251 days and had an area of more…

New Netflix Film ‘Chasing Coral’ Depicts the Plight of World’s Coral Reefs

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New Netflix Film ‘Chasing Coral’ Depicts the Plight of World’s Coral Reefs

Source: Live Science/Mindy Weisberger - July 17, 2017

Around the world, coral reefs are feeling the heat — literally. Persistently rising ocean temperatures have triggered coral bleaching events on a scale never seen more…

Man Dies While Trying to Save Critically Endangered Whale

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Man Dies While Trying to Save Critically Endangered Whale

Source: Newsweek/Harriet Sinclair - July 14, 2017

A Canadian man died Monday attempting to save a critically endangered whale that was caught in some fishing lines in the Gulf of St Lawrence.

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Scientists Warn That ‘New Rules’ Are Urgently Needed to Protect the Oceans

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Scientists Warn That ‘New Rules’ Are Urgently Needed to Protect the Oceans

Source: BBC News/Roger Harrabin - July 13, 2017

New rules are urgently needed to protect life in the open seas, scientists have warned.
A report to a UN ocean conference in New York more…

Marine Vessels Found to be Host of Unsuspecting Invasive Species in Israel

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Marine Vessels Found to be Host of Unsuspecting Invasive Species in Israel

Source: Phys.org/Tel Aviv University - July 12, 2017

Invasive ascidians—sac-like marine invertebrate filter feeders—are nuisance organisms that present a global threat. They contribute to biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation and impairment of ecosystem services more…