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Posted on March 24, 2017 - 3:11pm, by nwehner
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Via Saving Seafood

"At this week’s Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council in Honolulu, members are developing new fishing rules for the marine national monument that was expanded last year and decided which species will be under federal management as components of the area’s ecosystem."

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Posted on March 24, 2017 - 2:21pm, by abrown

Via Phys.org

"A biologist from The University of Texas at Arlington is leading a new study aimed at quantifying how susceptible coral species are to disease by examining their immunity through a series of novel experiments and approaches."

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Posted on March 24, 2017 - 2:16pm, by abrown
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Via Phys.org

"Nearly 1,000 feet below the bed of the Dead Sea, scientists have found evidence that during past warm periods, the Mideast has suffered drought on scales never recorded by humans—a possible warning for current times."

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Posted on March 24, 2017 - 11:33am, by nwehner
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Via IOC

"The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) and the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission (DG MARE) adopted today a "Joint Roadmap to accelerate Maritime/Marine Spatial Planning processes worldwide"."

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Posted on March 23, 2017 - 1:21pm, by abrown

Via The Daily Catch

"A Plastic Ocean is a documentary film directed by the Australian journalist Craig Leeson. It dives into and investigates the devastating impacts that plastic has caused to our environment, especially our marine life."

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Posted on March 23, 2017 - 1:10pm, by abrown
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Via Devonlive.com

"The public are being asked to pledge their support for a ban on balloon releases in their local area by The Marine Conservation Society. The push follows volunteers finding an increase of over 50 per cent in the amount of balloon litter on UK beaches between 2015 and 2016."

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Posted on March 23, 2017 - 12:59pm, by abrown
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Via Phys.org

"Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine biodiversity, but a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from reaching their full potential. Only 9 percent of MPAs reported having adequate staff. The findings are published in the journal Nature on March 22."

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Posted on March 23, 2017 - 10:45am, by nwehner
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Via Congress.gov

This bill was introduced by US Senator Marco Rubio on March 15, 2017.

"To impose sanctions with respect to the People's Republic of China in relation to activities in the South China Sea and the East China Sea, and for other purposes."

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