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WOMEN OF THE WORLD: 50 Women Who Made It Happen

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March is Women's Month and BBC is paying tribute to some of the most influential female changemakers with a collection of documentaries on the 50 women who made it happen.


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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, March 17, 2015 8:35 PM

Where can the changemakers of tomorrow draw their inspiration? BBC celebrated Women's Month with a special tribute to 50 women throughout the world without whom today's society wouldn't be the same: Malala Yousafzai, Dr.Nawal El Saadawi, Shirley Chisholm and many others. Little girls all over the world look to these great female figures for inspiration and to believe that "I too, can change the world!".

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These changemaking women are truly phenomenal.

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Ocean Acidification Chipping Away at Snail Shells

Ocean Acidification Chipping Away at Snail Shells | News RoundUP for Marine Science | Scoop.it
Researchers say that ocean acidification is dissolving the shells of a key snail species in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
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A marine snail, the sea butterfly, is foundational to the food chain along the West Coast.


Researchers are concerned about the effects of ocean acidification on this important species.

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Our ever-changing deep sea: Dramatic shifts in seafloor communities - YouTube

Our knowledge of the ocean has increased tremendously with the advent of new technologies. How deep-sea animals can exist in places where no food is produced...
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Agreement reached on deep sea mining

Agreement reached on deep sea mining | News RoundUP for Marine Science | Scoop.it
Plans to open the world's first mine in the deep ocean have moved significantly closer to becoming reality.
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Environmental News - It is possible that an area of the seabed 1500 meters below the surface of the ocean will soon be the site of a mine. 

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VICE News

VICE News | News RoundUP for Marine Science | Scoop.it
VICE NEWS is an international news channel created by and for a connected generation. Our documentaries and original news series bring you an unvarnished look at some of the most important events of our time, and shine a light on underreported stories around the globe. Unorthodox and at times irreverent, we get to the heart of the matter and call it like we see it.
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Last week’s round-up included an article on humpback whales being taken off Canada’s endangered species list, and here is one man’s response. 

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3D printing used to model shark skin

3D printing used to model shark skin | News RoundUP for Marine Science | Scoop.it
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Two of my favorite things =  Shark skin + 3D printing.  Learn why they reduce drag #physics #STEM #6thchat

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Goblin Shark Caught and Released in Gulf of Mexico | I Fucking Love Science

Goblin Shark Caught and Released in Gulf of Mexico | I Fucking Love Science | News RoundUP for Marine Science | Scoop.it
  Last month, a shrimp fisherman caught a goblin shark off the Florida Keys. After a few snapshots, he released the shark back, and it just swam away. This accidental catch was only the second goblin shark on record in the Gulf of Mexico; the first was seen over 10 years ago.   
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Latest goblin shark found off Florida keys

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Seafood chefs look at sustainability - The News-Press

Seafood chefs look at sustainability - The News-Press | News RoundUP for Marine Science | Scoop.it
Seafood chefs look at sustainability
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Knowing whether or not seafood is sustainable probably won't affect its flavor, but it will determine what happens to the environment.
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Blue whale carcasses wash ashore in western Newfoundland

Blue whale carcasses wash ashore in western Newfoundland | News RoundUP for Marine Science | Scoop.it
No easy task to dispose of the giant mammals
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Marine Mammal News -  You may remember a recent story about blue whales caught in the ice around a Newfoundland town. Some of these whales are now washing up onshore, creating a rather giant problem for residents. 

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