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Off the Menu and Back Into the Wetlands: A New Plan to Protect Horseshoe Crabs in Malaysia

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Off the Menu and Back Into the Wetlands: A New Plan to Protect Horseshoe Crabs in Malaysia

Source: Hakai Magazine/Sandy Ong - August 15, 2017

A crowd gathers at the edge of the brackish water in Malaysia’s Setiu Wetlands. It’s an odd mix of people—fishermen, politicians, scientists—and all of them more…

A Fish That People Are Willing to Pay to Protect

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A Fish That People Are Willing to Pay to Protect

Source: Hakai Magazine/Chryselle D’Silva Dias - July 25, 2017

Hilsa are a little fish with a big place in the hearts of Bangladeshis. A species of herring, hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha), are auspicious enough to give more…

Ever Wonder How Many Countries it Takes to Save a Fish? The Answer is All of Them Involved

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Ever Wonder How Many Countries it Takes to Save a Fish? The Answer is All of Them Involved

Source: Hakai Magazine/Sasha Chapman - July 12, 2017

She swam to Northeast Point when her eggs were ripe. Ripe as the winter moon that shone into the sea, compelling her to leave the more…

Drawn to the Sea: Introducing People to the Ocean’s Wonders Can Make a Positive Impact

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Drawn to the Sea: Introducing People to the Ocean’s Wonders Can Make a Positive Impact

Source: Huffington Post/Tam Warner - July 10, 2017

I have always loved introducing people to the ocean. First time snorkelers, first time divers, and especially children, all seeing the underwater world for the first more…

How I Sea: Tim Doelger

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How I Sea: Tim Doelger

Source: The TerraMar Project - July 6, 2017

Tim is the Founder and CEO of TruFishing, Inc, a product focused on enhancing the experience of all sectors of recreational and competitive fishing by more…

The Biosphere Gains 23 New Nature Reserves, While US Removes 17

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The Biosphere Gains 23 New Nature Reserves, While US Removes 17

Source: National Geographic/Casey Smith/Michael Greshko - June 21, 2017

A major list of the world’s wildest natural treasures was just expanded—although a number of sites were also removed.

The International Coordinating Council of the Man more…

How I Sea: Jim Hancock

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How I Sea: Jim Hancock

Source: The TerraMar Project - June 13, 2017

Jim is a Director at the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme, where he works to help better understand and conserve the ocean's largest fish: the more…

New Study Finds Marine Birds Can Actually Hear Underwater

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New Study Finds Marine Birds Can Actually Hear Underwater

Source: Science Daily/University of Southern Denmark - June 6, 2017

For the first time, researchers have shown that a marine birds can hear under water. This offers new possibilities for the protection of marine birds more…

Scientists Use Satellite Images to Count Albatrosses From Space

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Scientists Use Satellite Images to Count Albatrosses From Space

Source: BBC News/Jonathan Amos - May 5, 2017

Scientists have started counting individual birds from space.
They are using the highest-resolution satellite images available to gauge the numbers of Northern Royal albatrosses.

This more…

Good News for Chesapeake Bay Seagrass: 4 Consecutive Years of Growth

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Good News for Chesapeake Bay Seagrass: 4 Consecutive Years of Growth

Source: Science Daily/Virginia Institute of Marine Science - May 2, 2017

An annual survey led by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased more…