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Posted on September 7, 2017 - 10:27am, by abrown

Via Broadsheet Sydney

"The Sydney Opera House, in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the University of Sydney, has begun a collaborative research project to restore the natural habitat of native marine life in and around Sydney Harbour. 

The three-year project involves installing pseudo apartment blocks for fish, which will act as artificial reefs. These will hopefully attract native sea life – such as baby blue gropers and seahorses – and create retreats for other species, too."

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on September 7, 2017 - 10:09am, by nwehner


"The National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP) has completed one of the biggest expansions of our public datasets in recent history, including:

  • NEW ARCTIC DATA: Transits, Intl. Ports and Cargo, Oil and Gas, Fisheries, Minerals, Tourism, Subsistence Economies, Non-Market Values, and Ecological Data (what creatures found where)
  • NEW RENEWABLE ENERGY DATA: a map with international off-shore projects (wind and tidal) and info for each project
  • NEW MARKET DATA:  updated Ocean, Coastal, US Ports and Cargo data."
Community Updates - External Link
Posted on September 6, 2017 - 2:05pm, by abrown

Via News Deeply

"As the International Seabed Authority moves to permit the mining of unique deep-sea habitats, calls grow for it to disclose secretive deliberations about the environmental consequences of extracting valuable minerals from the ocean floor."