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Posted on March 15, 2018 - 9:49am, by raye
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Via Hakai Magazine

"If climate change were just a flirtation with disaster—that is, the world acted decisively and cut emissions, and the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide fell tomorrow to preindustrial levels—the planet would respond quickly. Within decades, land temperatures would return to normal. The ocean, however, would bounce back more slowly. Much more slowly."

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Posted on March 14, 2018 - 3:17pm, by raye
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Via The New York Times

"Nearly 700 species have been affected by marine trash, most of which is plastic, including every species of sea turtle, and more than half of all whales, dolphins, porpoises and seabirds. By 2050, over 90 percent of Earth’s seabirds will have ingested plastic. Ocean plastic pollution also concentrates toxins in the water, which find their way into marine food webs. With more than one billion people depending on protein from the ocean, what are the human health implications?"

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Posted on March 14, 2018 - 10:40am, by raye

Via Hakai Magazine

"In 1619, a hurricane sank the English merchant ship Warwick in Bermuda’s Castle Harbor. The struggling settlers of Jamestown, Virginia, were desperately awaiting the shipload of fresh supplies, and keenly felt the loss. Almost 400 years later, artifacts from the wreck are helping archaeologist Grace Tsai uncover if unrefrigerated food and drink remained edible and nutritious during long sea voyages."

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Posted on March 13, 2018 - 10:39am, by raye

Via Hakai Magazine

"In Newfoundland, as elsewhere, it has been assumed that the color of the flint is an indication of its origin. The accepted line is that gray or black flint comes from England, and pale brown or honey-colored flint from France, yet this is not particularly reliable. However, there are other, more surprising ways to track ballast’s origin."

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Posted on March 13, 2018 - 10:25am, by raye
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Via The Guardian

"Krill are a key part of the delicate Antarctic food chain. They feed on marine algae and are a key source of food for whales, penguins and seals. They are also important in removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by eating carbon-rich food near the surface and excreting it when they sink to lower, colder water."

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Posted on March 13, 2018 - 10:21am, by raye
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Via Mongabay

"In February, Cambodia announced the establishment of its very first marine national park, covering 524 square kilometers (202 square miles) in the Gulf of Thailand. But the declaration does nothing to protect the environment, at least in the short term, with no new patrols of the heavily fished waters until next year, and a $2 billion island development plan allowed to continue unhindered."

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Posted on March 13, 2018 - 10:11am, by Sgundogdu

It is great pleasure to invite you to the "International Marine & Freshwater Sciences Symposium (MARFRESH2018)", which will be held on 18-21 October 2018 in Kemer / Antalya, TURKEY. We would be highly delighted with your participation. We would also be thankful if you could inform your colleagues about the symposium and encourage them for the participation. 

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Posted on March 12, 2018 - 1:00pm, by raye

Via The Guardian

"But conservation success isn’t just about saving rare creatures, or wonders of the world such as tigers and coral reefs; initiatives to improve people’s everyday interactions with nature can happen almost anywhere, and are vital in shaping a future in which people and nature can co-exist."

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