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Australia Contemplates Shrinking Ocean Sanctuaries to Increase Commercial Fishing

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Australia Contemplates Shrinking Ocean Sanctuaries to Increase Commercial Fishing

Source: The Guardian/Lenore Taylor - February 8, 2016

Australia’s leading marine scientists are appealing to the federal government to reject a review expected to recommend a significant reduction in the size of ocean sanctuaries and an expansion of areas permitted for commercial fishing.

Tony Abbott announced the review of the boundaries of Labor’s marine parks, counted by the former government as one of more…

Serving a High Tide Breakfast at The Marine Room

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Serving a High Tide Breakfast at The Marine Room

Source: NPR/ - February 8, 2016

At The Marine Room in La Jolla, Calif., the ocean and the pounding surf are always on the menu. The 75-year-old restaurant is located right on the more…

Changing Ocean Chemistry: Melting Greenland Ice Sheet May Affect Global Ocean Circulation

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Changing Ocean Chemistry: Melting Greenland Ice Sheet May Affect Global Ocean Circulation

Source: CBC News/Sima Sahar Zerehi - February 8, 2016

The melting of the Greenland ice sheet due to climate change is having an impact on ocean circulation and rising more…

Ocean Acidification Is Impacting Coralline Algae

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Ocean Acidification Is Impacting Coralline Algae

Source: Phys.org/University of Bristol - February 8, 2016

Ocean acidification (the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, caused by the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere), is affecting the formation more…

Australia Contemplates Shrinking Ocean Sanctuaries to Increase Commercial Fishing

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Australia Contemplates Shrinking Ocean Sanctuaries to Increase Commercial Fishing

Source: The Guardian/Lenore Taylor - February 8, 2016

Australia’s leading marine scientists are appealing to the federal government to reject a review expected to recommend a significant reduction in the size of ocean more…

Sounds of Science

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Sounds of Science

Source: COSEE Now/Ari Daniel - February 8, 2016

Ari Daniel created the podcast Ocean Gazing about ocean observing and exploration. In each episode, he considers the real-time swirl of creatures, chemicals, and currents of more…

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The TerraMar Project Interviews Ian Urbina

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The TerraMar Project Interviews Ian Urbina

Source: The TerraMar Project - August 20, 2015

The TerraMar Project sat down with Ian Urbina (@ian_urbina), an investigative reporter for The New York Times, to discuss his series on lawlessness on more…

Youth Ocean Conservation Summit: 5 Years of Empowering the Next Generation of Ocean Conservationists!

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Youth Ocean Conservation Summit: 5 Years of Empowering the Next Generation of Ocean Conservationists!

Source: Stow It Don't Throw It - December 2, 2015

Five years. Six cities. Hundreds of young people leading initiatives to protect our blue planet. The Youth Ocean Conservation Summit program marked its 5th anniversary on more…

New Must-See Documentary: ‘A Plastic Ocean’

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New Must-See Documentary: ‘A Plastic Ocean’

Source: EcoWatch/Lorraine Chow - February 5, 2016

In the upcoming feature-length documentary, A Plastic Ocean, two explorers set out on a four-year global journey to learn about the increasingly devastating crisis of ocean plastic that has polluted our waterways, literally choked aquatic more…

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