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The Guardian

Simon Usborne

18 July 2018

Penzance, England, United Kingdom

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“There were bottles, cocktail sticks, coffee cup lids, razors, toothbrushes," recalls Rachel Yates, a Penzance community member, in describing the looks of a Cornish beach she volunteered to clean up with marine conse...

The St. Lucia Star

David Venn

7 July 2018

Saint Lucia

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Algas Organics, a biotech company in St. Lucia, is collecting sargassum seaweed and is turning it into fertilizer that is used in other parts of the Caribbean and North America. While sargassum can be beneficial to an...

CNN

Rebecca Wright

8 June 2018

Australia

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Record heat is killing coral reefs throughout the world. Recent research in Australia however has lead to the piloting of a coral fertility treatment known as Coral IVF that is showing promising signs of healing damag...

Christian Science Monitor

Elizabeth Svoboda

4 June 2018

Cartagena, Colombia

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Coral reefs across the world are quickly losing the battle against warming oceans, but one reef off the coast of Colombia is defying all odds. As shipping development threatens to become a reality in the near future, ...

Smithsonian

Jeff MacGregor

1 June 2018

Pensacola, Florida, United States

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Regions across the Caribbean and Atlantic coasts are taking multi-pronged approaches to what some have called a lionfish epidemic. In Pensacola, Florida, the entire community has rallied behind a comprehensive strateg...

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Paul Tullis

23 May 2018

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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The 100 Island Challenge is a project through the University of California, San Diego to use photos and complex mapping programs to assess the health of coral reefs. Despite media attention declaring the demise of ree...

Inquirer

Mark Anthony D. Toldo

22 April 2018

Philippines

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In the Phillipines, Fishers & Changemakers, Inc. pushes for sustainable fishing and is also making a profit. It works with 145 small-scale fishermen and 70 women who naturally process the fish spanning seven fishing c...

National Geographic

Tik Root

11 April 2018

Belize City, Belize

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Belize, cited by Darwin as home to “the most remarkable reef in the West Indies," recently became the first country to issue a moratorium on all offshore oil exploration and drilling in order to protect the reef and t...

Christian Science Monitor

Whitney Eulich

9 April 2018

Naguabo, Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico communities, land and the local coasts. With many relying on fishing as a significant source of income, fishermen have been suffering since with polluted waters and a diminished ...

Houston Chronicle

Tony Freemantle

22 December 2017

Netherlands

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Moving away from brute force and impermeable dams, projects that focus on spatial planning and long-term investment in dynamic infrastructure projects prove more resilient to flooding and natural disasters. In the Net...

Montana Public Radio

Nicky Ouellet

24 November 2017

Montana, United States

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Beginning in the mid 1980s, quagga and zebra mussels started invading lakes and major river systems in the U.S. They migrate through humans, by clinging to ships. Their invasion is burdensome, and the damage they infl...

News Deeply

Matthew O. Berger

20 November 2017

Miami, Florida, United States

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Each year millions of sharks are inadvertently slaughtered by long-line fishing gear, and the decimation of top predator populations has detrimental effects on the greater ocean ecosystem. New tracking technology that...

News Deeply

Todd Woody

11 October 2017

St. Julian's, Malta

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The world's oceans are in serious trouble, facing threats of irreversible ecosystem damage from climate change and reckless human activity; and the scope of the problem is far too vast and complex for any single natio...

News Deeply

Hanna Brooks Olsen

25 September 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The population of Orca's is declining and a large portion of pregnancies are ending in miscarriage due to a decline in their food source- Chinook salmon. Taking down Hells Canyon dams, which disrupt the migration patt...

High Country News

Maya L. Kapoor

18 September 2017

Puget Sound, Washington, United States

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The oceans are acidifying at an alarming rate due to human-influenced climate change, and the effects are proving detrimental to our food chain and the marine ecosystem - especially shellfish, which are literally crum...

News Deeply

Erica Cirino

18 September 2017

United States

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As temperatures continue to steadily and consistently rise because of climate change, the warming ocean has become an increasing threat to the livelihoods of those living near any shore. From Hurricane-force winds to ...

News Deeply

Matthew O. Berger

12 September 2017

Coquimbo, Chile

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Scientists and conservationists have been pushing for more marine protected areas, regions that restrict human activity to protect marine life. But, they're quickly realizing it’s not about the quantity of mpa’s, but ...

News Deeply

Ian Evans

7 September 2017

United States

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Hurricanes and big storms have the power to cause damage and death to the areas affected, and building barriers is expensive. Coastal restoration could be a better alternative, rebuilding green infrastructure to help ...

News Deeply

Erica Cirino

28 August 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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After nearly back-to-back coral bleaching events made headlines internationally, there's been an increased awareness around the need to save what's left of the species. The newest strategy being implemented has to do ...

News Deeply

Ian Evans

25 August 2017

Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States

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Traditionally, whales have been studied through research vessels, which are hard to maneuver, and costly to make. However, drones with the ability to capture a whale’s snot, are providing a much easier, and cheaper al...

News Deeply

Paul Tullis

24 August 2017

Australia

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Coral reefs on the brink of near extinction, but the more we know about the reefs themselves, the better chance they have to survive - or so says a group of coral reef specialists at Scripps Institution of Oceanograph...

Oceans Deeply

Bela Stantic

Rod Connolly

Susanne Becken

18 August 2017

Queensland, Australia

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In an effort to collect data about the environmental health of high traffic destinations, researchers are examining the text and images of geotagged social media posts. Tweets about the Great Barrier Reef were analyze...

News Deeply

Erica Cirino

7 August 2017

Cape Porpoise, Maine, United States

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When global oil prices drop, so do incentives to recycle plastic materials, and even more plastic debris and trash ends up collecting in our oceans and ecosystem. An alternative solution in the form of "up-cycling" is...

News Deeply

Matthew O. Berger

31 July 2017

Half Moon Bay, California, United States

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There's a robot revolution happening in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it's all in the name of mapping our oceans. This boom of technological innovation is helping bring lower-cost tools to both researchers and citiz...

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Erica Cirino

26 July 2017

Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, United States

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"Ghost gear" describes the nets, lines, and other debris lost off the back of commercial fishing boats in staggering amounts each year, and it spells death for hundreds of thousands of marine animals and birds who get...

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