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Power and publicity trump protection in large marine protected areas

Nations have just one more year to reach the global marine conservation goal to protect 10 percent of the world’s oceans by 2020. Although 7 percent is already legally protected, many new declarations are massive, offshore areas. Some conservationists argue these offshore achievements fail to protect more critical coastal waters and may even be aggressive ocean-grabs by colonial powers. The goal to legally protect 10 percent of the ocean was ratified under the Convention of Biological Diversity...
Tags: Politics, England, Design, France, Environment, Features, Britain, New York Times, International court of justice, Honduras, Marine Conservation, Mauritius, Belize, Indian Ocean, Coral Reef, The Hague


Study calls budding octopus farm industry unethical and unsustainable

A new study by an international group of scientists denounces the up-and-coming octopus farming industry as both detrimental to fragile marine ecosystems and unethical given their high intelligence. As countries like Japan announce they will start selling farmed octopus in 2020, researchers call on companies and governments to discontinue funding the new industry, claiming there is still an opportunity to prevent the same unethical and destructive mistakes that have already been made with land-...
Tags: Japan, Design, News, Environment, Sustainable Farming, Marine Conservation, Octopus, New York University, Aquaculture, Observer, Jacquet, Marine Ecosystems, Octopus Farm, Aquatic Species, Jennifer Jacquet


In Live Address Delivered 400 Feet Underwater, Seychelles President Calls on Humanity to Protect the Oceans

Some speeches happen at podiums. Others are better held in submersibles. Yes, underwater.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Marine Conservation, Underwater, Seychelles, Our Big Blue Planet


Mesmerizing Deep-Sea “Headless Chicken Monster” Filmed in the Southern Ocean

A mesmerizing deep-sea dancer by the name of Enypniastes eximia is enjoying a moment in the limelight after being filmed in the Southern Ocean off East Antarctica for what officials describe as the first time in that region. The footage of the sea cucumber, which is colloquially referred to as the “headless chicken…Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Oceans, Marine Conservation, Gulf of Mexico, East Antarctica, Southern Ocean, Sea Cucumbers, Headless Chicken Monster, Mesmerizing Deep Sea


The First Marine Wilderness Map Shows There’s Not Much of It Left

For the first time, scientists have mapped how much oceanic wilderness remains. Only 13.2 percent of the oceans are unspoiled, a shocking finding that shows the extent to which humans have reshaped the planet above and below the waves.Read more...
Tags: Science, Oceans, Anthropocene, Marine Conservation, Marine Protected Areas, We Suck


It's Always Shark Week At The New York Aquarium

When you first step inside the New York Aquarium’s new shark exhibit, Ocean Wonders: Sharks!, the only thing separating you from the toothy predators is about six inches of acrylic. The exhibit walls arch overhead, fully immersing you in an underwater world of zebra sharks and black-tipped reef sharks gliding amongst…Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Marine Conservation, Sharks, New York Aquarium, Ocean Wonders, Jaw dropping


The Secret Science of Shell Seeking

SANIBEL, FLORIDA—At the lowest tide of the month, the Gulf of Mexico peels back from the shores of Sanibel Island to reveal its treasures. Bruce Schulz is out there on a late February morning to find his piece of the booty.Read more...
Tags: Science, Conservation, Oceans, Marine Conservation, Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel Island, Sanibel Florida, Marine Ecology, Shell Life, Secret Science of Shell Seeking, Bruce Schulz


Scientists Are Using Drones to Make Sure Seals Are Fat and Healthy

Evaluating the health of wildlife—and by proxy the ecosystems they inhabit—often comes down to taking key measurements of the animals’ “body condition,” including length and weight. But obtaining these measurements is labor intensive and invasive. This is especially true for leopard seals, which are challenging to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Wildlife, Conservation, Antarctica, Marine Conservation, Drones Ftw


Mass Starvation of Penguin Chicks Could Help Birth New Antarctic Protections

Penguins are known for their perseverance against the elements, but they can’t surmount all challenges, especially not at their youngest and most vulnerable. Now the worst has come to pass for one Antarctic colony as all but two Adelie penguin chicks from over 18,000 adult mating pairs were found to have starved to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Penguins, Marine Conservation, Antarctic, Adelie, Harsh Conditions


Our oceans, our future [reading list]

The eight of June is World Oceans Day. Celebrated globally, this day is a chance to appreciate the ocean and learn about conservation efforts that help protect it. This year’s theme is “Our Oceans, Our Future”. In the spirit of moving towards a healthier future for our marine environment, we’ve put together a reading list and a video of some of our favorite books about the ocean and marine conservation. “Understanding Social Conflict and Complexity in Marine Conservation” from Human-Wildlife Con...
Tags: Videos, Books, Featured, Wills, Marine, Conservation, Alaska, Ocean, Graham, Himalayas, Marine Conservation, Exxon, Coral Reefs, Marine Biology, Isles, Chris Parsons


The unintended effect of calling out “fake news”

CNN’s Don Lemon recently pushed back when Paris Dennard, a conservative pundit, insisted on calling a story they were covering (the cost to the taxpayer of President Trump’s frequent visits to Florida) “fake news.” As Lemon said, “Fake news is when you put out a story to intentionally deceive someone and you know that it is wrong.” Lemon provided an excellent definition for fake news, but it’s also a great definition for “propaganda”. Words matter, and those of us who care about our environment ...
Tags: Books, Florida, Featured, Biology, Cdc, Environment, Cnn, Conservation, Noaa, Ecology, Epa, Propaganda, Don Lemon, Marine Conservation, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency


Exotic 'Twilight Zone' Reef Is Brimming With Unique Forms of Life

We tend to think of coral reefs as luminous, undersea jungles that pepper the shallow, scuba-friendly tropics. But deeper down, in a region about as bright as Pluto on a sunny day, there lie vast reef ecosystems unknown to science.Read more...
Tags: Science, Conservation, Oceans, Ecology, Biodiversity, Marine Conservation, Pluto, Marine Biology


The UK is banning commercial fishing in over one million square kilometers of ocean

The UK is designating an enormous amount of space located around a few of its British overseas territories as protected areas, ending commercial fishing around the islands and ensuring preservation of marine life in the area. The announcement makes it one of the world’s largest fishing-free zones. Even better, two additional islands are expected to be granted protected status by 2020. Pitcairn, located in the southern Pacific, will face an end to commercial fishing in its 840,000 sq km (320,0...
Tags: Europe, UK, Design, News, Obama, Americas, Ascension, Atlantic, United States, Conservation, Hawaii, Wikimedia, Marine Conservation, Pacific, Water Issues, Ocean Conservation


The UK designates over one million square kilometers of ocean as protected

The UK is designating an enormous amount of space located around a few of its British overseas territories as protected areas, ending commercial fishing around the islands and ensuring preservation of marine life in the area. The announcement makes it one of the world’s largest fishing-free zones. Even better, two additional islands are expected to be granted protected status by 2020. Pitcairn, located in the southern Pacific, will face an end to commercial fishing in its 840,000 sq km (320,0...
Tags: Europe, UK, Design, News, Obama, Americas, Ascension, Atlantic, United States, Conservation, Hawaii, Wikimedia, Marine Conservation, Pacific, Water Issues, Ocean Conservation


There's Now an 'Underwater Yellowstone' off the Coast of Cape Cod

As the election looms, Obama’s plan to save the planet kicks into high gear. Last month, POTUS vastly expanded Hawaii’s Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, turning it into the world’s largest marine protected area. Today, speaking at the State Department’s Our Oceans conference, he unveiled the first Marine National Monument in the Atlantic, which has been hailed an “underwater Yellowstone” for its profusion of rare sea creatures and striking geologic landforms.Read more...
Tags: Science, Obama, Environment, Atlantic, Conservation, Hawaii, State Department, Marine Conservation, Marine Biology, Yellowstone


Obama expands Hawaii marine reserve to double the size of Texas

President Barack Obama will issue a proclamation to expand the existing Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM), off the coast of Hawaii, to four times its current size. At 582,578 square miles (1.5m sq km), the new borders will make the protected area twice the size of Texas and the largest protected marine area in the world. The move is intended to protect animal and plant life as well as the world's deepest and northernmost coral reefs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nlpDHSJ06o ...
Tags: Texas, Design, News, Obama, Wikipedia, Americas, Barack Obama, Conservation, Chile, Hawaii, President Barack Obama, Marine Conservation, George W Bush, Parks / Wildlife, Water Issues, Marine Reserve


Microplastic: The McDonald’s of the Sea for Young Fish

At least one species of young fish can actually become hooked on eating microplastics in the sea, researchers say, likening it to teenagers getting hooked on fast food. [Author: Nithin Coca]
Tags: Policy & Government, Oceans, Ocean, Plastic, Marine Conservation, Waste Diversion, Plastic bags, Ocean Plastic, Climate & Environment, Ocean Waste, Nithin Coca, McDonald, Ocean Health


Adidas Spins Plastic from the Ocean into Awesome Kicks

The shoe's fibers are made of plastic waste and fishing nets retrieved off the coast of Africa. The post Adidas Spins Plastic from the Ocean into Awesome Kicks appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Design, Africa, Adidas, Industrial Design, Gallery, Ocean, Marine Conservation


Massive Malaysian marine park will protect endangered species and coral reefs

After over 13 years of negotiation and planning between conservation groups, the government, and the fishing industry, Malaysia recently established a massive marine park. The new one million-hectare Tun Mustapha Park, located by the Sabah Province in the Coral Triangle, is home to endangered species such as dugongs and green turtles. About 360 fish species, over 250 hard coral species, and vegetation such as mangroves add to the richness of this ocean space. Unsustainable fishing practices ...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Environment, Conservation, Malaysia, Ocean, Wwf, Endangered Species, Marine Conservation, Coral Triangle, Coral Reef, Nature / Environment, Parks / Wildlife, Wikimedia Commons, Marine Park


Malaysia just established a massive 1-million-hectare marine park

After over 13 years of negotiation and planning between conservation groups, the government, and the fishing industry, Malaysia recently established a massive 1-million-hectare marine park. The new one million-hectare Tun Mustapha Park, located by the Sabah Province in the Coral Triangle, is home to endangered species such as dugongs and green turtles. About 360 fish species, over 250 hard coral species, and vegetation such as mangroves add to the richness of this ocean space. Unsustainable...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Environment, Conservation, Malaysia, Ocean, Wwf, Endangered Species, Marine Conservation, Coral Triangle, Coral Reef, Nature / Environment, Parks / Wildlife, Wikimedia Commons, Marine Park


Reading list for World Oceans Day

When the Earth is viewed from space, it’s mostly blue. In fact, the ocean covers over 70% of our planet. Life began in the world’s oceans, and today – billions of years later – we’re no less dependent on it. From the diverse organisms which call it home, to the complex ways it helps keep global climates in check, our own survival is undeniably linked to that of the ocean. Yet, the ocean is under increasing strain. Climate change, pollution, and damaging human activity are threatening its surviva...
Tags: Books, Biology, Climate Change, Global Warming, Earth, Reading List, United States, Ocean, Journals, Marine Conservation, Coral Reefs, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Mark Williams, Oxford Journals, *Featured


Microsoft co-founder destroys protected Cayman Islands reef

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is coming under fire for an accident involving his massive 300-foot yacht, which ploughed into a protected coral reef on January 14th. The damage was extensive: the ship’s chain ripped up 14,000 square feet, or 80% of the reef. What makes this especially embarrassing is the fact that Allen is a well-known marine conservationist — last year alone, he donated $2.6 million to help preserve fisheries. --> --> Read the rest of Microsoft co-founder ...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Paul Allen, Marine Conservation, Cayman Islands, Cruise Ships, Coral Reef, Environmental Destruction, Allen, Coral Reef Destruction


Watch Fishing Vessels and Stamp Out Illegal Fishing

The Global Fishing Watch platform will give the public a bird's eye view on fishing vessels -- which should help stamp out illegal activity. [Author: Andrew Burger]
Tags: Google, Water, Agriculture & Food, Skytruth, Oceana, 2014 IUCN world parks congress, Automatic Identification System, Big Data Analytics, Global Fishing Watch, International Maritime Organization, Marine Conservation, Marine Science, Sustainable Fisheries, Sustainable Seafood, Andrew Burger