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The Skimmer on Marine Ecosystems and Management

Editor’s Note: From the Archives calls attention to past Skimmer/MEAM articles whose perspectives and insight remain relevant.

Coverage of social media usually focuses on how social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook) can be used to communicate with and educate stakeholders and the general public. But social media also provides publicly available information on how people are using and feeling about the marine environment. Learn how social media and other digital data are being used for marine conservation and management.

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Posted on October 22, 2019 - 3:41pm, by abrown

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Date/time: Thursday, October 31 at 10am PT/ 1pm ET

Presenter: Helen E. Fox, Ph.D. Senior Director, National Geographic Society

Project Co-Authors: C.M. Roelfsema, B. Bambic, R. Borrego-Acevedo, B. Free, P. Gerstner, E. Kennedy, E. Kovacs, K. Markey, K. Rice, G. Asner, S.R. Phinn, C. Whiton, A. Zolli

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Posted on October 22, 2019 - 12:49pm, by raye us on Wednesday, November 13 at 9:00 am EST/2:00 pm GMT for a webinar featuring Dr. Mark Bravington of Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), where he will discuss his work to improve the information used to assess and manage shortfin mako sharks in the Atlantic Ocean.

For the past several months, Dr. Bravington has been examining the feasibility of a genetic method known as close-kin mark-recapture for estimating shortfin mako shark abundance in a way that avoids the limitations and biases associated with estimates collected through fishing activities. Such a tool could help fisheries scientists develop more accurate stock assessments to inform effective management strategies for this species, which is overfished in the North Atlantic.

The Skimmer on Marine Ecosystems and Management

Editor’s note: We’ve all read about how ocean noise can harm marine mammals. New research reveals that it can have profound impacts on lower trophic levels as well, with likely consequences for marine ecosystems. Catch up on the latest research with this month’s Skimmer.

A little background on sound in the ocean