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Posted on March 14, 2017 - 8:45am, by abrown
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Via BBC News

"A scientist has filmed the moment plastic microfibre is ingested by plankton, illustrating how the material is affecting life beneath the waves. The footage shows one way that waste plastic could be entering the marine and global food chain."

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Posted on March 13, 2017 - 6:17pm, by abrown

Via National Geographic

"...fake reefs may be less vulnerable to climate change and more durable in the changing ocean chemistry than natural reefs. Scientists are using 3D-printing technology that enables them to create fake reefs mimicking the texture and architectural structure of natural reefs in ways that haven’t been achieved in prior restoration efforts."

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Posted on March 13, 2017 - 6:01pm, by abrown

Via The Globe and Mail

"A repurposed icebreaker will embark on a voyage around Canada’s three coastlines to mark the country’s sesquicentennial this summer and the expedition is looking for Canadians interested in making the journey. Called Canada C3, it will carry a diverse mix of passengers – ordinary people as well as scientists, journalists and dignitaries.

The overarching theme is the appreciation and understanding of the physical, cultural and historical fabric of Canada, including its Indigenous peoples."

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Posted on March 13, 2017 - 1:27pm, by nwehner
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Via Seafood Source

"Elected representatives in Congress and industry groups are appealing to the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to investigate the potential of removing marine monument designations made by Trump’s predecessors, Barack Obama and George W. Bush."

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Posted on March 13, 2017 - 12:29pm, by nwehner
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Via Courthouse News Service

"Unhappy that a Connecticut-sized area off the coast of New England has become a commercial-fishing-free zone, lobstermen and other groups are asking a federal judge to find that President Barack Obama lacked the authority to designate the nation’s first marine monument."

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Posted on March 13, 2017 - 11:31am, by nwehner

Via Bhima's Outlook

"Yet, until recently, Indonesia has never had an integrated national ocean policy to optimally manage its maritime potentials for economic prosperity, as well as contribute to the peace, stability and security in the region. This article examines how the national ocean policy has been designed, and how it can help secure Indonesia’s national interests, particularly those related to international trade and development."

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Posted on March 13, 2017 - 11:19am, by nwehner

Via CNBC

"In an announcement on Thursday, authorities said that the floating facility will have a capacity of as much as 50 MW and is set to support roughly 110 jobs through assembly, installation and "ongoing operations and maintenance activities.""

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