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Public Alert Day to be Held for Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic

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Public Alert Day to be Held for Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic

Source: SODAPOP/Ed Yaw - July 24, 2015

On Saturday, July 25th the members and volunteers of SODA (Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic) will hold a Public Alert Day to inform people along the more…

Like Shark Week? It’s Time to Spread the Love

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Like Shark Week? It’s Time to Spread the Love

Source: Ocean Conservancy/Sonja Fordham - July 10, 2015

Shark Week has been around a bit longer than I’ve been working in shark conservation. The record-breaking cable television event has changed a lot since more…

Exploring the Arcachon Bay Marine Park in France

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Exploring the Arcachon Bay Marine Park in France

Source: The Daily Catch/Nils Sommer - July 10, 2015

On February the 26th, the “Parc natural marine du bassin d'Arcachon,” a marine protected area, was officially installed in the Arcachon Bay on the Atlantic more…

Landmark Resolution Signals New Era of Protection for the Global Commons

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Landmark Resolution Signals New Era of Protection for the Global Commons

Source: High Seas Alliance - June 19, 2015

The UN General Assembly today adopted a new resolution to develop a legally-binding treaty for the conservation of marine biodiversity on the ‘high seas’. This more…

Reefs Hit by Coral Bleaching in Indian Ocean

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Reefs Hit by Coral Bleaching in Indian Ocean

Source: CBS News/Michael Casey - June 4, 2015

Coral bleaching has reached the Indian Ocean after ravaging reefs in the Pacific, raising the prospect that damage from warming seas and other stressors could more…

Stemming the Tide on Ocean Trash

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Stemming the Tide on Ocean Trash

Source: Huffington Post/Andreas Merkl - June 4, 2015

Just last weekend, I was in Rhode Island -- the Ocean State -- for the Volvo Ocean Race. Sailors from seven teams competing from around the more…

Ocean Warmth Driving Another Record Year for Global Temperatures

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Ocean Warmth Driving Another Record Year for Global Temperatures

Source: Mashable/Andrew Freedman - June 4, 2015

The planet has had its warmest 12-month period on record... again.

In what has become a familiar refrain in the world of climatology, land and more…

Researchers Find Irukandji Jellyfish Actively Hunt Prey

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Researchers Find Irukandji Jellyfish Actively Hunt Prey

Source: ABC AU/Mark Rigby and Kirsty Nancarrow - June 4, 2015

Despite being made of more than 90 per cent water and lacking a recognisable brain, irukandji jellyfish are able to actively hunt their prey far more…

Overfishing May Push Species to Extinction in Europe

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Overfishing May Push Species to Extinction in Europe

Source: AAAS/Allie Wilkinson - June 4, 2015

More than 90 species of marine fishes in Europe’s waters are threatened with extinction, according to a report published today by the International Union for the Conservation more…

Running Dry, the Story of the Colorado River

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Running Dry, the Story of the Colorado River

Source: The New Yorker/David Owen - June 3, 2015

Our pilot, David Kunkel, asked me to retrieve his oxygen bottle from under my seat, and when I handed it to him he gripped the more…

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