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Marine Conservation

The Disconnect That Ruins Our World

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The Disconnect That Ruins Our World

Source: The TerraMar Project - November 21, 2017

The planet we live on is beautiful. The dense forests and deep seas are alive and busy, hustling  and bustling the same way as any more…

Arctic Futures, Part Three

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Arctic Futures, Part Three

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - October 11, 2017

This week on World Ocean Radio: part three of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill discusses the melting of more…

How I Sea: Walter F. Dufour

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How I Sea: Walter F. Dufour

Source: The TerraMar Project - August 29, 2017

I was born to a French father and an American mother in a lovely home by the Mediterranean seaside in Marseille, a vibrant city in more…

Not All Heroes Wear Capes: How Social Media is Turning Everyday People Into Ocean Scientists

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes: How Social Media is Turning Everyday People Into Ocean Scientists

Source: The Conversation/Susanne Becken/Bela Stantic/Rod Connolly - August 15, 2017

Social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram could be a rich source of free information for scientists tasked with monitoring the health of coral more…

Protecting Both the Ocean and its People: How Marine Conservation Should Consider the Needs of Locals

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Protecting Both the Ocean and its People: How Marine Conservation Should Consider the Needs of Locals

Source: Hakai Magazine/Amorina Kingdon - June 12, 2017

First, do no harm. It’s a guiding principal of all physicians and one that environmental researcher Nathan Bennett would also like marine conservationists to respect. more…

World Experts Call for Code of Conduct in Ocean Conservation

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World Experts Call for Code of Conduct in Ocean Conservation

Source: Science Daily/University of Washington - May 18, 2017

A diverse group of the world's leading experts in marine conservation is calling for a Hippocratic Oath for ocean conservation not unlike the pledge physicians more…

Canada’s Largest Planned Marine Protected Area Severely Weakened

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Canada’s Largest Planned Marine Protected Area Severely Weakened

Source: Hakai Magazine/Erica Gies - May 15, 2017

Canada is about to get its largest marine protected area: 11,619 square kilometers in the Laurentian Channel off the southwest coast of Newfoundland. This summer, more…

New Video Game Brings Attention to Endangered Marine Life and Plastic Pollution

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New Video Game Brings Attention to Endangered Marine Life and Plastic Pollution

Source: The Inertia/Dylan Heyden - May 10, 2017

By now the problems associated with plastic – specifically its impact on the ocean – are widely understood. The common refrain is that by 2050 more…

Billionaire Ex-Fisherman Decides to Help Save the Ocean With His Fortune

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Billionaire Ex-Fisherman Decides to Help Save the Ocean With His Fortune

Source: Time/Rob Wile - May 3, 2017

A former-fisherman-turned-billionaire from Norway known for being a ruthless businessman now says he plans to give most of his wealth away.
Kjell Inge Roekke is more…

Four Recommendations to Improve Marine Conservation Research in Small Island States

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Four Recommendations to Improve Marine Conservation Research in Small Island States

Source: Huffington Post/Ayana Elizabeth Johnson - November 26, 2015

To be effective, marine conservation must be based on rigorous and targeted science. The large and growing threats to ocean ecosystems -- overfishing, climate change, more…