OC Overview for the week of 18 November 2019

OC Overview

Ministers assess protection of 'very poor' Great Barrier Reef ahead of UN scrutiny

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/ministers-assess-prote...

Arctic Ocean may be ice-free for part of year by 2044, finds study

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/arctic-ocean-may-be-ice-free-f...

Pacific experts seek solutions to ocean governance and finance

https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/403477/pacific-experts-...

Fisheries associations declare IUCN 30 percent MPA goal “arbitrary”

https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/fisheries-...

By Mapping Oceans, Scientists Identify Areas Most In Need Of Protection

https://www.wshu.org/post/mapping-oceans-scientists-identify-areas-most-...

Bacteria from the ocean floor could be influencing Arctic weather

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/11/15/bacteria-ocean-floor-c...

Residents protest cruise ships in California marine sanctuary

https://www.nationalfisherman.com/viewpoints/west-coast-pacific/resident...

Researchers explore how citizens can become agents of environmental change

https://phys.org/news/2019-11-explore-citizens-agents-environmental.html

Arctic Ocean could be ice-free for part of the year as soon as 2044

https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/arctic-ocean-could-be-ice-fr...

First evidence of the impact of climate change on Arctic Terns

https://phys.org/news/2019-11-evidence-impact-climate-arctic-terns.html

On the frontline of disasters, mangroves at the receiving end of development and climate change

https://india.mongabay.com/2019/11/on-the-frontline-of-disasters-mangrov...

20 years later, atmosphere has changed around Makah whale hunt

https://www.knkx.org/post/20-years-later-atmosphere-has-changed-around-m...

Breathing space for a marine world under pressure

https://phys.org/news/2019-11-space-marine-world-pressure.html

New tool helps fisheries enforcement track criminal fishing around the world

https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/new-tool-h...

Microplastics polluting Indonesian feeding grounds of ocean giants

https://www.discoverwildlife.com/news/microplastics-indonisa-marine-giants/

Off Africa's coast, a race to 'save our ocean giants from extinction'

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/20/mozambique-sharks-manta...

NOAA expands seafloor protection off West Coast

https://www.eenews.net/stories/1061592367

What Are We Protecting? Exploring Seamounts in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument

https://blog.marine-conservation.org/2019/11/what-are-we-protecting-expl...

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