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Nano-Satellites, Indonesia’s New Weapon Against Illegal Fishing

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Nano-Satellites, Indonesia’s New Weapon Against Illegal Fishing

Source: Quartz/Steve Mollman - May 3, 2016

Indonesia already makes good use of one weapon against the foreign boats that routinely fish illegally in its vast waters: explosives. To discourage the activity—which costs it billions of dollars in lost revenue annually—the archipelago nation has been on a boat-blasting binge in recent years.

But explosions only go so far. Now Indonesia is adding a new weapon to more…

Exploration of HMS Erebus May Reveal Additional Artifacts

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Exploration of HMS Erebus May Reveal Additional Artifacts

Source: CBC News/Janet Davison - May 3, 2016

The eerie video hints at some of the secrets that may lie hidden in the wreck of HMS Erebus.

In the images shown recently by Parks more…

Nano-Satellites, Indonesia’s New Weapon Against Illegal Fishing

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Nano-Satellites, Indonesia’s New Weapon Against Illegal Fishing

Source: Quartz/Steve Mollman - May 3, 2016

Indonesia already makes good use of one weapon against the foreign boats that routinely fish illegally in its vast waters: more…

Antarctic Bryozoans Hint at Environmental Changes in Ocean

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Antarctic Bryozoans Hint at Environmental Changes in Ocean

Source: Phys.org/University of Barcelona - May 3, 2016

Antarctic regions are natural laboratories to study biodiversity and the impact of climate change. In Antarctica, some marine ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to ocean acidification more…

Vietnam’s Top Environmental Minister Apologizes for Handling of Fish Crisis

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Vietnam’s Top Environmental Minister Apologizes for Handling of Fish Crisis

Source: Radio Free Asia/Cat Linh, Viet Ha, Paul Eckert - May 3, 2016

Vietnam’s top environment official offered an apology on Friday for his government’s “confused” handling of a mass fish kill off that has killed tons of more…

Nature Writer, Loren Eiseley

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Nature Writer, Loren Eiseley

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - May 3, 2016

In the first of a four-part series on writers who have shaped his interest in Nature and the ocean, host Peter Neill highlights the work 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…

Ask Dr. Universe

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Ask Dr. Universe

Source: Washington State University - April 26, 2016

Why is the ocean salty? -Alysin, 10, Ruston, La.
Dear Alysin,

At first, I thought the answer to your question might take us deep into the more…

Take a Digital Dive Into the Ocean at this New Chilmark Library Installation

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Take a Digital Dive Into the Ocean at this New Chilmark Library Installation

Source: MV Times/Gwyn McAllister - April 13, 2016

Feeling nostalgic for summer swimming? Stop by the Chilmark library any time through the end of this month for a virtual ocean swim, a unique more…

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