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Posted on April 19, 2013 - 11:14am, by nwehner

Via The Tyee

After 11 years, millions of dollars, dozens of stakeholder meetings, and several unexpected bumps, a marine planning process that could impact the entire B.C. coast is nearing completion.

With an election ahead, environmental groups want to make sure the plan doesn't lose momentum. And a related poll by the David Suzuki Foundation found 95 per cent of British Columbians wanted more protection for their coastline.

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Posted on April 18, 2013 - 12:09pm, by nwehner

Via CNET News

A new Kickstarter campaign hopes to fund autonomous underwater robots that will navigate the depths to repair threatened coral reefs.

The Coral-bot Team from the U.K. has proposed that robots go where humans can't tread. The team has designed and built a series of robots that could autonomously navigate the depths and continue the work of planting coral. 

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Posted on April 18, 2013 - 10:20am, by nwehner

Neuroscientists, ocean advocates, educators, and adventurers meet to reconnect the human brain with our water planet.

BLOCK ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND, April 8th, 2013 – The third annual BLUEMIND Summit arrives on Block Island May 30th, 2013 to continue a fast-expanding conversation about the intersections between social neuroscience, psychology and the waters of our blue planet.

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife News Release


Contact: Jordan Traverso, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, (916) 654-9937, Jordan.Traverso [at]

California Creates a Globally Significant Network of Marine Protected Areas

New Analyses Can Guide Similar Planning Endeavors

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Posted on April 15, 2013 - 9:47am, by nwehner

Via Cape Town Green Map

Under the MPA there will be three zones: a 12 nautical mile sanctuary (no take) zone; four restricted zones, where fishing is limited; and a controlled zone to link the four restricted zones.

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Posted on April 11, 2013 - 12:02pm, by nwehner

Via Santa Cruz Sentinel

Environmentalists are touting what they see as a major step toward changing the way the federal government manages the ocean.

This week in Grants Pass, Ore., the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, an official advisory body to the Department of Commerce, voted unanimously to pursue a management plan for fisheries that takes into account the entire ecosystem, rather than a species-by-species approach.