OC Overview for the week of 8 July 2019

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Extinction fears as six rare North Atlantic right whales die in space of a month

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/whale-deaths-north-atlantic-po...

Ocean currents spin a web of interconnected fisheries around the world

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/07/ocean-currents-spin-a-web-of-interconn...

Film that fish: Stereo-video speeds surveys of marine fish communities

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/07/film-that-fish-stereo-video-speeds-sur...

The U.S. wants to dump 1.5 tons of rat poison pellets on the Farallon Islands. Biologists say it’s for the best

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-farallon-islands-rat-poison...

Southern resident orcas spotted after unusual absence

https://komonews.com/news/local/southern-resident-orcas-spotted-after-un...

The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim

https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-sea-level-rise-california-coast/

Mussels stressed by underwater noise from ships

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-48908656

Ocean conservationists accuse federal fisheries regulators of defying a federal court order.

http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/news/local_news/ocean-conservationis...

What orcas can teach humans about menopause and matriarchs

https://crosscut.com/2019/07/what-orcas-can-teach-humans-about-menopause...

Scientists studying effects of hatchery-raised salmon on wild salmon

https://www.kgw.com/article/tech/science/environment/scientists-studying...

Lead pollution in Arctic ice show economic impact of wars and plagues for past 1,500 years

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-pollution-arctic-ice-economic-impact.html

Why the U.N. Pact on High Seas Biodiversity Is Too Important to Fail

https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/28011/why-the-u-n-pact-on-h...

Lack of trust muddies the water in UK fishing industry

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-lack-muddies-uk-fishing-industry.html

Marine sanctuary named in Maryland with steamship remains

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/anne-arundel/bs-md-ar-marine-sanct...

'Ghost fleet' of sunken warships declared a national marine sanctuary

https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2019/07/gh...

Catch me if you can! How anglers are changing the catchability of fish

https://theconversation.com/catch-me-if-you-can-how-anglers-are-changing...

Marine conservation groups press for stricter protection of right whales

https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/local/marine-conservation-groups-pres...

Great Barrier Reef hard coral cover close to record lows

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/11/great-barrier-reef-h...

Vaquita habitat now listed as ‘World Heritage in Danger’

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/07/vaquita-habitat-now-listed-as-world-he...

This explorer helps protect millions of square miles of ocean

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2019/07/enric-sala-pristine-...

Feds Withdraw Plan to Drop Rat Poison on Farallon Islands – for Now

https://www.kqed.org/news/11760328/feds-withdraw-plan-to-drop-rat-poison...

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