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Posted on March 15, 2019 - 9:20am, by raye

By: Peter Baker

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Right whale and calf

North Atlantic right whales are among the most endangered of all whales in U.S. waters, with such a small population that even one death a year can push the species toward extinction.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, NOAA Research Permit #665-1652

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Posted on March 15, 2019 - 9:16am, by raye

By: Joseph Gordon, Holly Binns, Leda Cunningham & Thomas Wheatley

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Seagrass

Seagrass is found in nearly every coastal state but has been declining for decades. Effective protection could lead to a large-scale recovery that would benefit ecosystems and coastal economies.

Chris Ross/Getty Images

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Posted on January 24, 2019 - 2:03pm, by raye

by Celeste Barnes-Crouse

Allow me to preface this article with this: I’ll be the first to admit that I’m guilty of promoting the “sustainable lifestyle” (refusing single-use plastics, buying organic foods, driving less often, etc.) as trendy and achievable. While this comes from a genuine desire to make better choices for the planet, it is flawed. Writing this piece is a way to acknowledge my privilege to engage in sustainable living and discuss where the movement could improve. When I say “my privilege”, I’m referring to the “unearned cultural, legal, social, and institutional rights [or benefits] extended to a group [or individual] based on their group [race, class, ability, etc.] membership”. I recognize that my race and socio-economic position enable me to participate in sustainability more readily than others.

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Posted on December 12, 2018 - 12:41pm, by raye

By: Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI)

Key Largo, December 11, 2018 Managers from four Mexican marine national parks are visiting the Florida Keys for a technical exchange to address an emerging threat posed to coral reefs by a coral disease that was first documented in Florida and is being now reported in other parts of the Caribbean. 

Marine natural resource managers from the Caribbean have expressed concern about the spread of a previously unknown coral disease that has recently been identified in Florida. The Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease spreads rapidly and affects some of the slowest-growing and longest-lived reef-building corals, including the iconic brain corals, star corals and pillar corals. Scientists are still uncertain about the cause of the disease. 

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Posted on October 10, 2018 - 12:19pm, by raye

The Exploring Ocean Frontiers Educator Resources are based on the award-winning Ocean Frontiers film series by Green Fire Productions, portraying how unlikely allies — government, industry, science and conservation — are working together to find solutions that benefit ocean ecosystems and economies. The resources include secondary lessons and post-secondary discussion guides to engage students on an inquiry-based educational journey in ocean stewardship and facilitate discussions on collaborative ocean planning and the future of our oceans.

Students can learn about this new wave of ocean stewardship through engaging lessons that build on real-world science, featuring inspiring film clips, research data, local knowledge, place-based stories, role-playing, background information and more — providing educators NGSS-linked tools to incorporate ocean management and conservation perspectives into a variety of classroom settings. Themes include: collaborative science, ocean planning, stakeholder engagement, ocean data portals, marine biodiversity and ocean stewardship. 

Free DVDs available through November 30th. Starting in December 2018, only electronic videos will be available.

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