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Posted on March 23, 2018 - 3:07pm, by raye
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Via Calgary Herald

"The 2,000-square-kilometre Eastern Shore area includes hundreds of islands and is rich in eelgrass, kelp and salt marsh, according to the Fisheries Department. It’s a traditional spawning area for groundfish and a foraging area for birds."

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Posted on March 23, 2018 - 1:16pm, by raye

Via Hakai Magazine

"The scientists found that species experience induced labor at different rates. While just two percent of pregnant spinner sharks delivered upon capture, 85 percent of blue stingrays spilled their offspring. Across all live-bearing species, around a quarter of pregnant females lost their pups."

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Posted on March 23, 2018 - 11:32am, by raye

Via Atlas Obscura

"Behind them, a 30-foot funnel-shaped net stretches back into the waves. As the horse walks, a chain dragged over the sand creates vibrations—causing the shrimp to jump into the net as gaily as if they’d been called for supper. Slowly, they go to and fro, walking the length of the flat coastline, as the net fills with shrimp."

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Posted on March 23, 2018 - 9:44am, by raye
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Via Undercurrentnews

"Extensive data collected between 2015 and 2017 has shown that resistance to sea lice is an inherited trait, meaning that in each generation Marine Harvest can breed salmon that are more resistant to lice."

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Posted on March 22, 2018 - 11:04am, by nwehner
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Via CNN

"Without intervention soon, the amount of plastic littering the world's oceans is expected to triple within a decade, a new UK government report warns.

The "Foresight Future of the Sea" report from the UK Government Office for Science said our oceans have seen "unprecedented change as a result of direct human activity and climate change.""
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Posted on March 22, 2018 - 11:00am, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"Seventy-nine thousand tons of plastic debris, in the form of 1.8 trillion pieces, now occupy an area three times the size of France in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii, a scientific team reported on Thursday."

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Posted on March 22, 2018 - 10:23am, by raye

Via The Guardian

"More than 35m hectares of “no-take” ocean will be stripped from Australia’s marine parks if plans released by the government go ahead, according to analysis commissioned by conservation groups."

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Posted on March 22, 2018 - 10:07am, by raye

Via News Deeply 

"Every business depends on water in some way, so it’s short-sighted that all companies don’t work to manage water resources. In the aftermath of California’s drought, though, we’re seeing positive change, with water-efficiency efforts multiplying and new watershed restoration and recharge projects popping up."

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