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19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World’s Oceans

19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World’s Oceans | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
19 year old Boyan Slat has designed the Ocean Cleaup Array which could reduce the world’s oceanic garbage patches by removing 7,2500,000 tonnes from them.
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Blobfish might be a gooey mess out of water, but check out a living one! (VIDEO)

Blobfish might be a gooey mess out of water, but check out a living one! (VIDEO) | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
A rare glimpse at one of the world's "ugliest fish" – alive and in its natural deep-sea habitat. Turns out it's not always fair to judge a fish out of water.
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Thailand suspends seahorse trade amid conservation concerns

Thailand suspends seahorse trade amid conservation concerns | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Seahorses, traded by the millions annually as an ingredient in traditional medicine in parts of Asia, are getting a reprieve from Thailand, the world's biggest exporter of the animal.
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First evidence of ocean acidification's impact on reproductive behavior in wild fish

First evidence of ocean acidification's impact on reproductive behavior in wild fish | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Ocean acidification could have a dramatic impact on the reproductive behaviour of fish, a new international study shows.
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Reproduction is compromised = food chain compromised !

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Dolphin Photo ID Quiz | MarineBio Conservation Society Blog

Dolphin Photo ID Quiz | MarineBio Conservation Society Blog | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Choose the correct dolphin species shown in each of the following photos. You will have 30 seconds per species and there are 31 different dolphins to identify.
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Thailand closes dive sites over coral bleaching crisis

Thailand closes dive sites over coral bleaching crisis | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
In a rare move to shun tourism profits for environmental protection, 10 popular dive sites have been shut down in a bid to slow a coral bleaching crisis
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Few Britons have ever heard of ocean acidification

Few Britons have ever heard of ocean acidification | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
A new poll finds that only 20% of Britons have heard of ocean acidification – and even fewer know anything about it
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Conservation: The seas cannot be saved on a budget of breadcrumbs

Conservation: The seas cannot be saved on a budget of breadcrumbs | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
The marine arm of UNESCO's World Heritage Convention needs secure funding to realize its vast potential to protect the ocean, argues Fanny Douvere.
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The Guardian view on the Great Barrier Reef: the crisis they prefer to downplay

The Guardian view on the Great Barrier Reef: the crisis they prefer to downplay | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Editorial: Many of the politicians fighting Australia’s election campaign talk about the economy and immigration but the world is listening for what they say about the impact of climate change
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More "climate change impacts/solutions" when talking about elections!

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Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere forecast to shatter milestone

Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere forecast to shatter milestone | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Scientists warn that global warming target will be overshot within two decades, as annual concentrations of CO2 set to pass 400 parts per million in 2016
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How to show 'the stench of death' on the Great Barrier Reef – Behind the Lines podcast

How to show 'the stench of death' on the Great Barrier Reef – Behind the Lines podcast | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Michael Slezak, Guardian Australia’s environment reporter, joins Gabrielle Jackson, Nick Evershed and Lucy Clark to talk about how we revealed the full story of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef for our ‘Reef on the brink’, series and why ...
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Finding Dory - Important Conservation Informaion - SAVING DORY

Ocean Conservation and Marine Life Expert Jaclyn Friedlander is ready for the Disney Pixar movie, Finding Dory. This video talks about a conservatio
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The 'longest and most widespread coral bleaching event on record' is happening right now

The 'longest and most widespread coral bleaching event on record' is happening right now | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
A vast area of coral across the northern hemisphere is facing the third year of an “unprecedented global bleaching event”, a US government agency has warned.
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Garbage in, garbage out: marine plastic

Four years ago Boyan Slat, a Dutch inventor then aged 18, came up with the notion of using floating
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On Certain Mental Tests, the Tiny Cleaner Wrasse Outperforms Chimps

On Certain Mental Tests, the Tiny Cleaner Wrasse Outperforms Chimps | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
The bluestreak cleaner wrasse shows primate-level cunning about who to help and who to hurt
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Pew Applauds United Kingdom’s Designation of Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve

Pew Applauds United Kingdom’s Designation of Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
LONDON—The Pew Charitable Trusts joins the Pitcairn Island Council in praising Her Majesty’s government for today’s designation of 320,465 square miles (approximately 830,000 square kilometres) as a marine reserve in the remote waters surrounding the Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific Ocean.
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A Marine Ecologist On Swimming With Sharks And What 'Jaws' Got Wrong

A Marine Ecologist On Swimming With Sharks And What 'Jaws' Got Wrong | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Neil Hammerschlag has looked inside the mouth of a wild tiger shark and lived to tell the tale. He says that sharks pose only a very small risk to people: "Humans are not on the shark's menu."

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Victoria Gab Sales's curator insight, October 12, 2016 9:41 PM

If in presence of sharks while swimming: "The best thing to do is actually just approach them, maintain eye contact, and I wouldn't try to touch them or push them unless they came within so close that that's what they're going to do to you."

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My father warned Exxon about climate change in the 1970s. They didn't listen | Claudia Black-Kalinsky

My father warned Exxon about climate change in the 1970s. They didn't listen | Claudia Black-Kalinsky | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Perhaps 2015 wouldn’t have broken all temperature records had they acted then – but it’s not too late to do something now
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Revealed: report for Unesco on the Great Barrier Reef that Australia didn't want world to see

Revealed: report for Unesco on the Great Barrier Reef that Australia didn't want world to see | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
This draft chapter for a Unesco report on the Great Barrier Reef warned that it was ‘poor and deteriorating’ and ‘assailed by multiple threats’ but the Australian government asked for it to be pulled
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The Ethics of Respect for Nature | Deep Sea News

The Ethics of Respect for Nature | Deep Sea News | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
If we were to accept a life-centered theory of environmental ethics, a profound reordering of our moral universe would take place.
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Fish prefer to eat plastic over food – and it is killing them, study suggests

Fish prefer to eat plastic over food – and it is killing them, study suggests | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Microplastic particles appear to be killing fish because their larvae prefer to eat them rather than their actual food, researchers have warned.
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How do we keep the oceans from becoming the world’s plastic trash can?

How do we keep the oceans from becoming the world’s plastic trash can? | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
The advantages of plastic being a low-cost material that’s both durable and extremely versatile are undeniable, however scientists are increasingly alarme
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'Flushable' wet wipes are harming marine life and pushing up water bills, experts warn

'Flushable' wet wipes are harming marine life and pushing up water bills, experts warn | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
A 400 per cent rise in wet wipes found on beaches is wiping out marine life - and pushing up water bills, warns new research.
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Robert Paine, Ecologist Who Found ‘Keystone Species,’ Dies at 83

Robert Paine, Ecologist Who Found ‘Keystone Species,’ Dies at 83 | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Dr. Paine identified certain species, like sea otters and starfish, that if removed, could disproportionately affect their ecosystems and neighboring species.
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Man-made pollutants found in Earth's deepest ocean trenches

Man-made pollutants found in Earth's deepest ocean trenches | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Crustaceans at depths of 10,000 metres contain higher concentrations of chemicals than do some animals in coastal waters.
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The ecology of marine sediments: Why soft bottoms matter

Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series 2016 Professor Conrad Pilditch, Faculty of Science and Engineering If a butterfly flaps its wings in Mexico does i
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