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What The Trump Administration Doesn’t Understand About Ocean Conservation: ‘We Need to Fully Protect at Least 30% of It’

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What The Trump Administration Doesn’t Understand About Ocean Conservation: ‘We Need to Fully Protect at Least 30% of It’

Source: Los Angeles Times/Ayana Elizabeth Johnson/Jeff Orlowski - January 12, 2018

The Trump administration announced last week that it would open 90% of our coastal waters to oil and gas drilling. It declared last month that it would shrink or more…

MPAs: Protecting The Ocean For The Future

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MPAs: Protecting The Ocean For The Future

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - January 4, 2018

This week on World Ocean Radio we celebrate marine protected areas and discuss their importance to biodiversity, ecosystem resilience, and the mitigation of climate change more…

Hawaiian Fishery Managers Seek to Gut Pacific Marine Monuments

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Hawaiian Fishery Managers Seek to Gut Pacific Marine Monuments

Source: National Geographic/Craig Welch - December 18, 2017

Many eyes have been on western public lands this month as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and President Donald Trump announced plans to scale back national monuments, more…

For Large Ocean Sanctuaries to be Successful, They Need to Benefit Both Marine Life and People

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For Large Ocean Sanctuaries to be Successful, They Need to Benefit Both Marine Life and People

Source: The Conversation/Rebecca Gruby/Lisa Campbell/Luke Fairbanks/Noella Gray - November 24, 2017

There is growing concern that the world’s oceans are in crisis because of climate change, overfishing, pollution and other stresses. One response is creating marine protected areas, or ocean parks, more…

Scientists Warn That Pacific Reefs Could be Imperiled by Loss of Federal Protection

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Scientists Warn That Pacific Reefs Could be Imperiled by Loss of Federal Protection

Source: New York Times/Christopher Pala - November 2, 2017

 Terry Kerby has been piloting deep-sea submarines for four decades, but nothing prepared him for the devastation he observed recently on several underwater mountains called seamounts in the middle more…

U.S. Marine Sanctuaries in Jeopardy: Trump Receives Report That Could Open Protected Areas to Oil Drilling

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U.S. Marine Sanctuaries in Jeopardy: Trump Receives Report That Could Open Protected Areas to Oil Drilling

Source: The Mercury News/Paul Rogers - October 31, 2017

Six months after President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at increasing offshore oil and gas drilling, the White House has received recommendations on more…

1,200 Scientists Urge Australia to Rethink Management of Marine Parks

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1,200 Scientists Urge Australia to Rethink Management of Marine Parks

Source: The Conversation/Jessica Meeuwig - October 9, 2017

We, the undersigned scientists, are deeply concerned about the future of the Australian Marine Parks Network and the apparent abandoning of science-based policy by the Australian more…

Scientists Warn That ‘New Rules’ Are Urgently Needed to Protect the Oceans

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Scientists Warn That ‘New Rules’ Are Urgently Needed to Protect the Oceans

Source: BBC News/Roger Harrabin - July 13, 2017

New rules are urgently needed to protect life in the open seas, scientists have warned.
A report to a UN ocean conference in New York more…

Small Island Nations Transforming Into Big Ocean Powers: How Pacific Island Nations are Taking the Lead in Ocean Conservation

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Small Island Nations Transforming Into Big Ocean Powers: How Pacific Island Nations are Taking the Lead in Ocean Conservation

Source: News Deeply - July 11, 2017

At a mere 8 square miles (21 square km), the South Pacific island nation of Nauru – population 10,000 – ranks as the smallest member of more…

Global Assessment Finds Ocean’s Vital Signs Steady, But Its Health is Still at Risk

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Global Assessment Finds Ocean’s Vital Signs Steady, But Its Health is Still at Risk

Source: Science Daily/UC Santa Barbara - July 10, 2017

For perhaps the first time ever, the world's oceans have a health record -- and it's revealing clues about what might be behind symptoms of more…