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Opinion split on world's biggest marine reserve

Opinion split on world's biggest marine reserve | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIA will declare the world's biggest marine reserve - with the Coral Sea the jewel in the crown - on top of a $100 million buy-out for the besieged fishing industry.
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The Ocean's Deepest Divers | Visual.ly

The Ocean's Deepest Divers | Visual.ly | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Penguins are the acrobatic athletes of the seas, and they can keep diving for long periods of time because they have exquisite control over how and wh...
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More Fisheries Management Needed in Indonesian Waters

More Fisheries Management Needed in Indonesian Waters | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
These reefs need protection in order to continue supporting the biodiversity and people that rely on them.
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Photos: Mozambique creates Africa's biggest marine protected area

Photos: Mozambique creates Africa's biggest marine protected area | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Last week, the East African nation of Mozambique announced it was protecting 10,411 square kilometers (4,020 square miles) of coastal marine waters, making the new Marine Protected Area (MPA) the biggest on the continent.
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Understanding the beauty and diversity of Raja Ampat

Understanding the beauty and diversity of Raja Ampat | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
RAJA AMPAT, Indonesia — Throughout time, explorers have combed the farthest reaches of the world for that one shot of discovering new life.
Dr. Mark Erdmann has taken that shot 89 times.
Since coming to Indonesia in 1992 as a young Ph.D.
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Polar Bears and Wildlife in Peril - The Humane Society of the United States

Polar Bears and Wildlife in Peril - The Humane Society of the United States | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Congress is currently considering legislation (S. 3525) that, if passed, would undo years of protection for polar bears and would continue to put millions of animals at risk for lead poisoning. Take action to oppose this bill.
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Fisheries nations set to discuss bluefin tuna

Fisheries nations set to discuss bluefin tuna | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
After defeating a proposal in 2010 to ban the export of an endangered fish that is a key ingredient of sushi, Japan and Asian nations argued it should be left to quota-setting international fisheries bodies to bring the species back from the brink.
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Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network Receives Conservation Award

Since 1997, the Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network — or MARINe — has been helping scientists and others understand those narrow ecological ribbons where land and sea meet at the coastline.
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Guy Harvey, Sir Richard Branson Discuss Marine Conservation

Guy Harvey, Sir Richard Branson Discuss Marine Conservation | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

I recently had an opportunity to meet with Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of the Virgin Group. I elaborated on the role that GHOF research has played in highlighting the importance of the Bahamas archipelago to many species of sharks

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Freshwater research station sold off to private operator

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The federal government is dismissing rumours that it will soon announce the sale of a world-renowned freshwater research station in Northern Ontario to private interests.

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Sultan of Saudi Wins Perseus Award

Sultan of Saudi Wins Perseus Award | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Prince Khaled bin Sultan of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recognized for marine wildlife conservation & science contributions.
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Selling the Future

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Business in the community and the Chartered Institute of Marketing hit a high note on Tuesday with a very succesful seminar on Marketing and Sustainability.  http://www.cimsouthwest.co.uk/category/ambassadors-programme/

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Dance of the whales Tasmania News - The Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania

Dance of the whales Tasmania News - The Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Dance of the whales A RECORD number of southern right whale sightings has experts excited about future breeding prospects in Tasmania.
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Earth's Final Frontier: Mysteries of the Deep Sea

Earth's Final Frontier: Mysteries of the Deep Sea | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Dark and deep for sure, but both lovely and unlovely discoveries await, scientists say.
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Bryde's whale hit, killed by vessel NZ

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A necropsy on a Bryde's whale found dead on Motuihe Island in Hauraki Gulf has confirmed that the whale was hit by a vessel, the Department of Conservation says.
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Virginia Tries to Circumvent Obama to Allow Energy Drilling

Virginia Tries to Circumvent Obama to Allow Energy Drilling | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
The state is trying to do an end run around President Obama and put its coast on the energy map through an act of Congress.
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Coastal Conservation Association-Texas pledges $500K for Sportfish Research Center

Coastal Conservation Association-Texas pledges $500K for Sportfish Research Center | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

CORPUS CHRISTI — Coastal Conservation Association-Texas pledged $500,000 Tuesday toward the creation of a Sportfish Research Center within the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

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Lochhead backs Japan salmon push

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Japan's "booming" demand for salmon could provide a huge opportunity for Scotland, Food and Drink Secretary Richard Lochhead has said.
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'Radical change' needed for fishing - Stornoway Gazette

'Radical change' needed for fishing  - Stornoway Gazette | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
The current fishing industry system needs "radical change" according to the Scottish Government...

The skippers from the east and west coasts, including Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Campbeltown and Ullapool met with Mr Lochhead last Wednesday to discuss the pressures and demands of working in the industry.

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Missing Menhaden - Pew Environment Group

Missing Menhaden - Pew Environment Group | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Often known as "the most important fish in the sea," Atlantic menhaden play a vital role in the marine ecosystem from Maine to Florida. These fish, which barely reach a foot long, are a critical source for wildlife and valuable fish species.
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Science behind climatic modelling

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Study may answer longstanding questions about Little Ice Age. The study, which used analyses of patterns of dead vegetation, ice and sediment core data, and powerful computer climate models, provides new evidence in a longstanding scientific debate over the onset of the Little Ice Age

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Shark species under threat from barbaric live finning

Shark species under threat from barbaric live finning | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
CELEBRITY chef Gordon Ramsay - not a man known for mincing his words - says it tastes of nothing.

Yet its lack of flavour has done little to slow the trade in shark fin within Australia. Neither have concerns about ''live finning'' - the barbaric process where the high-priced fins are sliced off and the wounded shark dumped back into the ocean.

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Marine law enforcer wins award

Marine law enforcer wins award | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

Cayman Islands Department of Environment enforcement and conservation officer Mark Orr is the latest recipient of the Cayman Islands government Employee of the Month award.

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United States Advances Antarctic Marine Protection Proposal

United States Advances Antarctic Marine Protection Proposal | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

The 31st Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) concluded on November 1 in Hobart, Australia.

The meeting yielded a significant step toward protecting Antarctica’s Ross Sea as the United States and New Zealand reached agreement on a joint proposal to establish the world’s largest marine protected area (MPA) in that region.

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