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Posted on August 15, 2017 - 10:06am, by abrown

Via Phys.org

"When scientists confirmed their existence in the San Gabriel River in 2008, the green sea turtles were thought to be oddballs or lost wanderers. The federally endangered species usually is found in tropical haunts - amid coral reefs or on the sandy beaches where they lay eggs. But this colony was cavorting in the southern end of the river, where the flood control channel's tainted urban runoff mixes with tidal flows in the shadows of  and the 405 Freeway."

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Posted on August 15, 2017 - 9:11am, by abrown
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Via Fiji Sun Online

"Fiji needs to put in place a seasonal ban to stop the harvesting and sales of groupers (kawakawa and donu) from June to September each year.

The call has been made by Minister for Fisheries, Mr Semi Koroilavesau after a survey that was conducted since 2003 to 2016 confirming that about 70 per cent of aggregation sites that were identified are now declining."

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Posted on August 15, 2017 - 8:50am, by abrown
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Via National Post

"Inuit groups say their lobbying and traditional knowledge is behind a huge expansion in the boundaries for what is to become Canada’s largest national marine conservation area.

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Posted on August 14, 2017 - 12:47pm, by abrown

Via Science Daily

"Researchers studying turtle-headed seasnakes living on coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific noticed something unusual about the snakes' color patterns: seasnakes living in more pristine parts of the reef were decorated with black-and-white bands or blotches. Those in places with more human activity -- near the city or military activity -- were black. Those color differences are explained by differences in the snakes' exposure to pollution."

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Posted on August 14, 2017 - 12:39pm, by abrown
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Via Phys.org

"A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws."

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