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Photos: Coral Species Proposed for Protections

Photos: Coral Species Proposed for Protections | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposes protections for 66 coral species.

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Artificial reefs to boost fish culture around city

Artificial reefs to boost fish culture around city | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

The State government has sanctioned introducing artificial reefs at 17 locations across the State and already, nine sites have been chosen.

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Manitoba rejigging fish quota system to reduce waste

Manitoba rejigging fish quota system to reduce waste | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
The Manitoba government is considering a new quota system to minimize waste in commercial fishing, in light of concerns that fish are being wasted under the current system.
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Protecting Scotland’s seas could be worth £10bn

Protecting Scotland’s seas could be worth £10bn | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
A NETWORK to help protect Scotland’s seas could provide economic benefits worth £10 billion, according to a report to be published today.
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Marine conservation area may be setback to Dalkey oil bid

Marine conservation area may be setback to Dalkey oil bid | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Arts minister Jimmy Deenihan has designated some of Dublin’s coastline as a special area of conservation.
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Pacific albatrosses get more protection

Pacific albatrosses get more protection | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Conservationists and Pacific tuna fisheries have agreed to measures that could result in a big reduction in the number of albatrosses drowned as 'by-catch' on long-line fishing hooks.
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Korea Abandons Whaling Plans

Korea Abandons Whaling Plans | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

In 1986 the IWC (International Whaling Commission) banned commercial whaling but allowed that member states to still catch whales for scientific research, a loophole that Japan has exploited to continue whaling in the southern ocean.


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Island nations seek insurance against climate damage

Island nations seek insurance against climate damage | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Islands most vulnerable to rising sea levels are pushing for a climate-damage insurance program, adding to pressure on industrial nations to boost aid committed to fight global warming past $US100 billion a year.
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Marine PA Report backs sea protection network

Marine PA Report backs sea protection network | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

A network to help protect Scotland's seas could provide economic benefits worth £10 billion, according to a report

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Disappointing rise in quotas for deep sea species announced today

Disappointing rise in quotas for deep sea species announced today | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

It has been announced that quotas for two deep-sea species – roundnose grenadier and black scabbardfish – targeted by French and Spanish trawlers fishing off Scotland and Ireland are to be increased. The deep-sea trawl fisheries in the area take upwards of 100 species as bycatch according to the French marine research institute IFREMER. Increasing the quotas for these two species translates to increased fishing pressure on many more deep-sea species.

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Senator Ranker Honored for Marine Conservation

Senator Ranker Honored for Marine Conservation | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

Sen. Kevin Ranker (D-Orcas Island) was honored Friday, Nov. 16, by The Ocean Foundation as an “Ocean Hero” for his leadership in marine conservation and on critical ocean issues. Ranker was recognized with five other recipients including Alexandra Cousteau of Blue Legacy International and “The Ocean Doctor” David Guggenheim.

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Descendants of HMS Bounty mutineers see new treasure in their extreme isolation

Descendants of HMS Bounty mutineers see new treasure in their extreme isolation | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Here’s the full version of a story of mine that appeared in the Sunday Times today. I’m posting it here because it’s a remarkable tale that in the paper got mushed together with t...
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Florida's vanishing springs

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North of Gainesville, a church camp once attracted thousands of visitors because it was built around the gushing waters of Hornsby Springs.
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Dredging: are global ports getting ready for the new Panama Canal?

Dredging: are global ports getting ready for the new Panama Canal? | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Although large West Coast US ports can handle post- Panamax vessels, the bottleneck is the most active “all water route” to and from the US to Asia.
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A Blueprint to safeguard Europe's Waters

A Blueprint to safeguard Europe's Waters | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

The “Blueprint” outlines actions that concentrate on better implementation of current water legislation, integration of water policy objectives into other policies, and filling the gaps in particular as regards water quantity and efficiency. The objective is to ensure that a sufficient quantity of good quality water is available for people's needs, the economy and the environment throughout the EU.

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The Secret Life of Plankton

The Secret Life of Plankton | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
New videography techniques have opened up the oceans' microscopic ecosystem, revealing it to be both mesmerizingly beautiful and astoundingly complex.
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New fishing techniques urged to save birds

New fishing techniques urged to save birds | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
A New Zealand conservation group says an international fisheries agreement could help save the albatross, among the largest seabird species, from extinction.
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Discovering the Hidden Jewel off the Coast of Baja California

Discovering the Hidden Jewel off the Coast of Baja California | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

In full scuba gear, we roll off a small open, outboard-powered boat into the clear water. We’re in a shallow bay near the southern tip of Baja California, in the middle of the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park.

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Beached whale dies in Spain

Beached whale dies in Spain | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

A 16.6 metre-long whale has died in the northern Spanish city of San Sebastian after being washed up on La Concha beach

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John West changes tack after green pressure

John West changes tack after green pressure | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
It's the sharks, manta rays and critically endangered sea turtles that John West rejects that should eventually make it sustainable.
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Whale watchers look the wrong way as huge humpback leaps out of ocean

Whale watchers look the wrong way as huge humpback leaps out of ocean | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
A 45-foot humpback whale leapt above the waves as group of nature lovers gazed the wrong way this weekend off the Atlantic coast of Ireland.
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Government ordered to reveal secret seal shooters | Herald Scotland

Government ordered to reveal secret seal shooters | Herald Scotland | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

In a damning decision to be published tomorrow, the Scottish Information Commissioner, Rosemary Agnew, rejects SNP ministers' arguments for secrecy as "tenuous". She says she is "disappointed" at the Government's failure to provide evidence in support of its claim that public safety would be put at risk.

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A life less ordinary: looking under the surface of Lake Vida

A life less ordinary: looking under the surface of Lake Vida | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
The search for life in extreme environments is an exploration not only of the robustness of earthly life, but also of our origins.
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Slideshow: Rising ocean levels threaten Maldives

Slideshow: Rising ocean levels threaten Maldives | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
DOHA, Qatar -- U.N. talks on a new climate pact resumed Monday in oil and gas-rich Qatar, where negotiators from nearly 200 countries will discuss fighting global warming and helping poor nations adapt to it.
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Rising Seas, Vanishing Coastlines

Rising Seas, Vanishing Coastlines | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

Hurricane Sandy offered a preview of the dangers to come as the planet warms. Now we are in a new warming phase, and the oceans are rising again after thousands of years of stability.

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