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Posted on March 7, 2018 - 10:42am, by raye

Via Hakai Magazine

"Striped bass—a fish that lives as far south as Florida—was long a marginal species in the cold waters of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, sustaining small populations only in New Brunswick’s Miramichi River and Quebec’s Saint Lawrence River. But over the past decade, stripers have shown up all around the southern gulf where they had not been seen before, including in Bras d’Or Lake, Nova Scotia’s giant inland brackish sea."

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Posted on March 7, 2018 - 10:29am, by raye
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Via U.S. News

"Scientists say what's happening is unprecedented, part of a global warming-driven vicious cycle that is likely playing a role in the roughing up of Europe and the U.S. Northeast with strong, icy storms."

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Posted on March 7, 2018 - 10:19am, by raye
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Via Huffington Post

"The Trump administration’s proposal to open up nearly all U.S. waters to oil and gas development threatens more than 2.5 million jobs and roughly $180 billion in gross domestic product in coastal states, according to an economic review by ocean conservation nonprofit Oceana."

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Posted on March 6, 2018 - 1:43pm, by raye

Via The New York Times

"In the sea and along its shores swarm organisms of the other living world — marine diatoms, crustaceans, ascidians, sea hares, priapulids, coral, loriciferans and on through the still mostly unfilled encyclopedia of life.

Do not call these organisms “bugs” or “critters.” They too are wildlife. Let us learn their correct names and care about their safety. Their existence makes possible our own. We are wholly dependent on them."

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Posted on March 6, 2018 - 9:52am, by raye

Via Hakai Magazine

"In a fiberless world, the age of naval exploration would never have happened; early light bulbs would have lacked suitable filaments; the pendulum would never have inspired advances in physics and timekeeping; and there would be no Golden Gate Bridge, no tennis shoes, no Beethoven’s fifth symphony."

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Posted on March 6, 2018 - 9:39am, by raye
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Via EurekAlert! 

"The United States -- which operated at a $14 billion seafood trade deficit in 2016-- lags far behind other countries in aquaculture development due to complex regulatory policies and social opposition. Moreover, concerns about the environmental impact of offshore aquaculture, as well as potential conflicts with other sectors such as wild-capture fisheries, have hampered development, even in areas primed for aquacultural success."

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Posted on March 5, 2018 - 2:16pm, by raye
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Via National Geographic

"At a U.N. conference held last June, the executive secretary for the Convention on Biological Diversity announced approximately 5.7 percent of the ocean was protected. But a new study published in Marine Policy paints a less optimistic picture."

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