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Posted on October 9, 2017 - 11:23am, by nwehner

Via NW News Network

"Scientists in Oregon and Washington are noticing a disruptive ocean phenomenon is becoming more frequent and extreme. It involves a suffocating ribbon of low oxygen seawater over our continental shelf."

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Posted on October 6, 2017 - 4:14pm, by abrown
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Via Mongabay

A new alliance has formed called Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) . "SALT is designed to be a forum for participating countries and companies to discuss strategies on how to better manage markets and fisheries, as well as the challenges they face in tracking illegal fishing."

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Posted on October 6, 2017 - 3:52pm, by abrown

Via Science Daily

"The first-ever analysis of fish DNA in albatross scat indicates a high level of interaction between seabirds and commercial fisheries. This non-invasive method could be used to assess whether fisheries are complying with discard policies. Extending the analysis to other marine predators could help monitor marine biodiversity and broader marine ecosystem changes."

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Posted on October 6, 2017 - 3:43pm, by abrown
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Via National Geographic

"Niue, a tiny South Pacific island nation with a population of roughly 1,600, has turned 40 percent of its exclusive economic zone into a marine park, and Chile added two new marine parks where fishing and all other extractive activities are banned."

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Posted on October 6, 2017 - 2:49pm, by abrown
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Via National Post

"The Canadian Arctic might be getting showered with trace amounts of poison thanks to Russian space launches which still employ a highly toxic fuel that most of the world has already phased out."

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Posted on October 6, 2017 - 12:42pm, by abrown

Via NBC Bay Area

A small organism called Miamiensis avidus that eats away at the brain may be to blame for the death of thousands of leopard sharks in the San Francisco bay. The pathogen is spreading out of the bay and now is possibly responsible for deaths in other species.

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