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Using Data to Fight Overfishing

Illustration: Sea Around Us

Using Data to Fight Overfishing

Source: Paul G. Allen Family Foundation/Raechel Waters - May 28, 2015

Fishermen are known to exaggerate, especially about the “one that got away.” In English, a “fish story” is an expression meaning an improbable, boastful tale.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to exaggerate the impact that overfishing is having on the environment. According Dr. Daniel Pauly, professor and director of the University of British Columbia's Fisheries Centre and the principal more…

Underwater Waves Discovered in Deep Ocean Trench

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Underwater Waves Discovered in Deep Ocean Trench

Source: LiveScience/Becky Oskin - May 28, 2015

Surf's up more than 2 miles under the sea, where ice-cold waves as tall as skyscrapers tumble over an underwater "waterfall."

Yet the ocean surface more…

Using Data to Fight Overfishing

Illustration: Sea Around Us

Using Data to Fight Overfishing

Source: Paul G. Allen Family Foundation/Raechel Waters - May 28, 2015

Fishermen are known to exaggerate, especially about the “one that got away.” In English, a “fish story” is an expression more…

Maui’s Dolphin Numbers Drop Below 50

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Maui’s Dolphin Numbers Drop Below 50

Source: New Zealand Herald/Jamie Morton - May 28, 2015

A new warning has sounded for the world's smallest dolphin, with a researcher now reporting there are less than 50 Maui's dolphins left.

Dr Barbara more…

Fishackathon, Coming to a City Near You

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Fishackathon, Coming to a City Near You

Source: Department of State - May 28, 2015

In honor of Earth Day, the U.S. Department of State announced today that twelve aquariums and other organizations have signed on to host Fishackathon events more…

American Freedom?

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American Freedom?

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - May 28, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives voted this week to destroy the program that has enabled the recovery of six endangered species through a more…

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The TerraMar Project and OceanAMP form Partnership: Ocean Conservation Meets Journalism 3.0

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The TerraMar Project and OceanAMP form Partnership: Ocean Conservation Meets Journalism 3.0

May 21, 2015

BERLIN and NEW YORK, May 21, 2015 - OceanAMP and The TerraMar Project announced a new partnership today to unite their efforts to save the more…

Student Op-Ed: The Truth About SeaWorld is We Don’t Have the Facts

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Student Op-Ed: The Truth About SeaWorld is We Don’t Have the Facts

Source: Teens4Oceans/Nicole Kunin - May 21, 2015

After the release of Blackfish on January 19th, 2013, SeaWorld, a multi-million dollar corporation, began to suffer through years of harsh criticism and long term more…

The Narrow Edge by Deborah Cramer

The Narrow Edge by Deborah Cramer

Source: SILive/Todd Simmons - May 8, 2015

There is a line in Deborah Cramer's excellent book The Narrow Edge that puts life into perspective. Like the rest of the book, it is a sentence more…

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