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No-Take Zones Help Endangered African Penguins Recover

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No-Take Zones Help Endangered African Penguins Recover

Source: Phys.org/University of Exeter - January 22, 2018

Small no-fishing zones around colonies of African penguins can help this struggling species, new research shows.

Working with the South African government, researchers from the more…

Hydro-Acoustic Survey of Marine Life Finds Four Times More Abundance In Marine Reserves Than Surrounding Water

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Hydro-Acoustic Survey of Marine Life Finds Four Times More Abundance In Marine Reserves Than Surrounding Water

Source: Phys.org/UC San Diego - January 16, 2018

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego were part of an international team that for the first time used more…

Preserving the National Marine Sanctuary System Guards Natural Resources

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Preserving the National Marine Sanctuary System Guards Natural Resources

Source: GreenBiz/Jenny Woodman - December 11, 2017

Much of what lay beneath the ship was a mystery. The edge of the continental shelf plummets more than 2 miles somewhere in the vicinity more…

Fishing, Mining, and New Hotels Prohibited in ‘Biologically Spectacular’ Revillagigedo Archipelago

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Fishing, Mining, and New Hotels Prohibited in ‘Biologically Spectacular’ Revillagigedo Archipelago

Source: The Guardian/Mattha Busby - November 27, 2017

Mexico’s government has created the largest ocean reserve in North America around a Pacific archipelago regarded as its crown jewel.

The measures will help ensure more…

Why it Makes Sense to Protect 64% of Our Ocean: The High Seas

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Why it Makes Sense to Protect 64% of Our Ocean: The High Seas

Source: The TerraMar Project - October 19, 2017

We’ve all heard stories of the ‘Wild West’ growing up. It was a time before ours. In a place where government and laws didn’t exist.
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‘Catastrophic Breeding Event’: Just Two Adélie Penguin Chicks Survive From Colony of 40,000

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‘Catastrophic Breeding Event’: Just Two Adélie Penguin Chicks Survive From Colony of 40,000

Source: The Guardian/Michael Slezak - October 17, 2017

A colony of about 40,000 Adélie penguins in Antarctica has suffered a “catastrophic breeding event” – all but two chicks have died of starvation this year. It more…

Mexico Expands Revillagigedo Marine Park to Create Largest Marine Protected Area in North America

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Mexico Expands Revillagigedo Marine Park to Create Largest Marine Protected Area in North America

Source: National Geographic/Brian Clark Howard/Michael Greshko - October 12, 2017

The Mexican government has announced the creation of a new marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean Thursday, the largest protected area of its kind in more…

Three New Marine Parks Protect a Combined 290,000 Square Miles of Ocean

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Three New Marine Parks Protect a Combined 290,000 Square Miles of Ocean

Source: National Geographic/Michael Greshko - October 6, 2017

The countries of Chile and Niue just made a huge splash in the world of ocean conservation.

Niue, a tiny South Pacific island nation with more…

As Large Marine Reserves Proliferate, Care Must be Taken to Ensure They’re Properly Enforced and Effective

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As Large Marine Reserves Proliferate, Care Must be Taken to Ensure They’re Properly Enforced and Effective

Source: News Deeply/Matthew O. Berger - September 14, 2017

As progress is steadily being made toward the United Nations goal of setting aside 10 percent of the ocean as marine protected areas by 2020, scientists and conservationists more…

One of World’s Largest Marine Protected Areas Created Off Easter Island

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One of World’s Largest Marine Protected Areas Created Off Easter Island

Source: The Guardian/Arthur Neslen - September 13, 2017

One of the world’s largest marine protection areas has been created off the coast of Easter Island.

The 740,000 sq km Rapa Nui marine park is roughly more…