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"The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Marc and Lynne Benioff today announced a new partnership to support research and conservation of Hawaii’s unique resources in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM)."
"The 2011 Japanese tsunami set the stage for something unprecedented. For the first time in recorded history, scientists have detected entire communities of coastal species crossing the ocean by floating on makeshift rafts. Nearly 300 species have appeared on the shores of Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast attached to tsunami debris, marine biologists from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Williams College and other institutions reported in the journal Science on Thursday."
"[Japanese tsunami marine debris] ferried a lot of animals, as the scientists described in a paper published Thursday in the journal Science. During six years of study, from June 2012 to February, Carlton and his colleagues counted more than 280 species of Japanese hitchhikers on 600 pieces of debris. Most were spineless marine critters: sea stars, sea slugs, oysters, barnacles, mussels, amphipods, bryozoa and isopods."
"According to the report, drafted largely during the Obama administration, eliminating sales of water bottles prevented up to 112,000 pounds of plastic from being sold and discarded each year, along with up to 140 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, between 276 cubic yards and 419 cubic yards of landfill space stood to be saved."
The Nicholas School Executive Education program will be holding an online training in coastal and marine planning. It is held in a series of 90-minute live webinars over an 8-week period. The early bird registration deadline is October 2nd, 2017.
MARINE PLANNING PROCESS
October 16-December 15, 2017 (Online)
Learn global best practices and essential skills in marine planning, a core component of the 2010 U.S. National Oceans Policy. This interactive curriculum is designed for professionals with interest in coastal and oceans management at all experience levels.