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A New Hope for the World’s Coral Reefs

A New Hope for the World’s Coral Reefs

Written by on September 2, 2015 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life

Scientists have released countless studies demonstrating the detrimental impacts of climate change on coral reefs, but there are a few encouraging stories.

Is Climate Change Increasing Sea Star Wasting Disease?

Is Climate Change Increasing Sea Star Wasting Disease?

Written by on August 18, 2015 in Marine Life

A new study provides more information about the immunity of sea stars and what that means for the coastal ecosystems they inhabit.

New Species Can “Strip the Carcass” of Dead Whales in Days

New Species Can “Strip the Carcass” of Dead Whales in Days

Written by on August 12, 2015 in Marine Life

Scientists recently discovered two new species of tiny shrimp like creatures that “strip the carcasses of dead marine animals” in just a few days.

Technology

Thermoacoustics: Increasing Fuel Efficiency and Reducing CO2 Emissions

Thermoacoustics: Increasing Fuel Efficiency and Reducing CO2 Emissions

Written by on July 24, 2015 in Technology

The following article is a spotlight on thermoacoustics written by European Thermodynamics, a leading thermal management company in the UK.

Using Sound to Track Blue and Fin Whales in CA

Using Sound to Track Blue and Fin Whales in CA

Written by on July 1, 2015 in Marine Life, Technology, Whales & Dolphins

“It seems that for fin whales, things are probably improving. For blue whales, it’s a little bit harder to tell.”

A Dozen Must-Have Apps for Seafarers

A Dozen Must-Have Apps for Seafarers

Written by on May 22, 2015 in Technology

This infographic from Boat Ed gives you all the information you need on the must have apps for seafarers available to download today.

Policy & Ocean Law

Fish Don’t Care About Boundaries on Maps

Fish Don’t Care About Boundaries on Maps

Written by on July 10, 2015 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law

A new paper highlights the importance of multinational management practices when it comes to the environment.

The Pros and Cons of Taking Humpback Whales off the Endangered Species List

The Pros and Cons of Taking Humpback Whales off the Endangered Species List

Written by on April 24, 2015 in Policy & Ocean Law, Whales & Dolphins

NOAA proposed reclassifying humpbacks into 14 distinct population segments, many of which would no longer be listed under the ESA. Subscribe to our newsletter to learn more!

Biologically Important Areas to “Reduce Adverse Impacts” on Cetaceans

Biologically Important Areas to “Reduce Adverse Impacts” on Cetaceans

Written by on March 11, 2015 in Policy & Ocean Law, Whales & Dolphins

Biologically Important Areas will make it easier for resource managers and decision makers to consider the impact that human activities could have on cetaceans.

Other

Sweden’s oceans ambassador fights for a sustainable blue economy

Sweden’s oceans ambassador fights for a sustainable blue economy

Written by on August 31, 2015 in Other News

Some of the newest economic thought suggests that putting a price on ecosystem services is the key to embedding conservation into capitalism.

What is so great about whales? This scientist says it’s their poop

What is so great about whales? This scientist says it’s their poop

Written by on August 28, 2015 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins

What is so great about whales? According to #11 in Grist’s Oceans 15 series, it’s their poop.

Soon, We’ll Have Whale Heritage Sites

Soon, We’ll Have Whale Heritage Sites

Written by on August 26, 2015 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins

The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) launched a new initiative to acknowledge destinations around the world that champion responsible whale and dolphin watching.

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