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The Ocean Conservancy News
- Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:00:14 +0000: Oysters Open the Doorway to Opportunity - Ocean Conservancy
A conversation with Oyster Ninja Podcast host, Gardner Douglas
- Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:56:58 +0000: 5 Things to Keep in Mind About Red Tide in 2019 - Ocean Conservancy
Here are some facts and figures to recap the 2018 event and to prepare you for what lies ahead this year
- Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:16:42 +0000: EU Ambassador Shares on Plastics, Cleanups and Loving the Sea - Ocean Conservancy
Ocean Conservancy's Jordana Merran had the chance to speak with Ambassador of the European Union to the United States David O’Sullivan about the EU's proposal to ban certain single-use plastic items by 2021.
The post EU Ambassador Shares on Plastics, Cleanups and Loving the Sea appeared first on Ocean Conservancy.
- Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:49:10 +0000: Government Shutdown is a Disaster for Our Ocean - Ocean Conservancy
News coverage from around the country reveals the crushing weight of the government shutdown
- Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:00:17 +0000: Celebrating Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral - Ocean Conservancy
For an ocean and climate scientist, strides to protect living coral offers optimism
The post Celebrating Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral appeared first on Ocean Conservancy.
The Open Channels News
- Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:44:31 +0000: OC Overview for the Week of January 14 2019 - OpenChannels News
Climate Change Could Be Breaking a Natural Coral Reef Thermostat
Whales Remix Each Other’s Songs, Nearly 3,000 Miles Apart
- Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:02:11 +0000: We’re changing our name - Welcome to The Skimmer! - OpenChannels News
A bit of big news from us: MEAM is going to be changing its name to The Skimmer on Marine Ecosystems and Management – or The Skimmer, for short – next month. This new name (which in long form still references our old name MEAM) comes with an amazing new logo designed by Larrea Young of Little Knids. What’s not changing? Our focus on bringing you critical insights for the sustainable management and conservation of marine ecosystems.
Why the change you ask? About a year ago, we started experimenting with a new type of feature – “Skimmers” – with the aim of providing a quick synopsis (a “bird’s eye view” if you will) of the latest news and research on a topic. We have covered ocean plastics, climate-related changes in the Arctic, how weather and climate extremes are impacting the ocean, managing ocean ecosystems in a changing climate, what managers should know about ocean bacteria and viruses, and (this month) gender as Skimmer articles, and are now taking this as the name of the publication. Not all of our articles will be in this specific format, although many will be. And in general the new name represents the type of integrative and easily and rapidly digestible information that marine conservation and management practitioners need – and which we’ll continue to provide.
- Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:37:05 +0000: The Skimmer: Missing half the story: How considering gender can improve ocean conservation and management - OpenChannels News
“If we only think of fishing as men in boats pulling nets out of the water, we’re missing half the story. When we only tell half the story we’re in danger of underestimating how many animals are being caught, what types of animals are being caught, and why types of habitats are important for fishing. Not only that, we’re missing how families feed themselves, how they pay for school or health care, or how they share with their neighbors. When we miss half the story we are more likely to make fishing and conservation management decisions that don’t work.”
---- Dr. Danika Kleiber
- Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:15:52 +0000: Latest News and Resources for Ocean Planners and Managers - OpenChannels News
- New book (available for free) assesses experience with implementing ecosystem approaches in the EU and beyond
- New publication and videos highlight practical ways to communicate EBM
- Responses requested for survey on Ecosystem-based Approach as sustainability tool
- Leading ocean conservationist sees only three major ocean conservation victories for 2018
- Seychelles launches first sovereign blue bond to support sustainable ocean projects
- Proposal to create world’s largest marine sanctuary in Antarctic fails
- Webinar recording provides an overview of significance of recent US elections for US ocean management (another analysis here)
- US federal government shutdown harmful for marine conservation and management
- Modern Fish Act to amend Magnuson Stevens Act approved by US Congress
- US mid-Atlantic regional council moves ahead on partnership activities, including ocean forum in spring
- Errors found in recent ocean warming study, reducing certainty of conclusions
- 75-80 percent chance of a moderate El Niño event forming in coming months
- New study finds Eastern Pacific El Niño events will intensify and become more frequent with global warming
- European Atlas of Marine Life launched
- European Commission and IOC-UNESCO launch MSPGlobal initiative to promote cross-border MSP
- $10bn pledged to protect oceans at Our Ocean Conference
- Sustainable Blue Economy Conference concludes with 62 pledges
- New framework provides guidance for sustainable investments in ocean industries
- Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:08:52 +0000: After the Tsunami by EJ Shu - OpenChannels News
Not for us the leviathans, biofouled vessels
entering and departing ports and harbours in hours or days—
we take our trip on the slow boats: skiffs and buoys, carboys
and a whole fishing dock that arrives one day without sound
and like a massive skirted table on the surprised Oregon coast.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution News
- Fri, 04 Jan 2019 05:00:00 +0000: The long memory of the Pacific Ocean - WHOI News Releases
The ocean has a long memory. When the water in today’s deep Pacific Ocean last saw sunlight, Charlemagne was the Holy Roman Emperor, the Song Dynasty ruled China and Oxford University had just held its very first class. During that time, between the 9th and 12th centuries, the earth’s climate was generally warmer before the cold of the Little Ice Age settled in around the 16th century. Now ocean surface temperatures are back on the rise but the question is, do the deepest parts of the ocean know that?
- Wed, 19 Dec 2018 05:00:00 +0000: Why Is Sea Level Rising Faster in Some Places Along the U.S. East Coast Than Others? - WHOI News Releases
Sea levels are rising globally from ocean warming and melting of land ice, but the seas aren’t rising at the same rate everywhere. Sea levels have risen significantly faster in some U.S. East Coast regions compared to others. A new study led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) reveals why.
- Tue, 18 Dec 2018 05:00:00 +0000: Groups of Pilot Whales Have Their Own Dialects - WHOI News Releases
In humans, different social groups, cities, or regions often have distinct accents and dialects. Those vocal traits are not unique to us, however. A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has found that short-finned pilot whales living off the coast of Hawai’i have their own sorts of vocal dialects, a discovery that may help researchers understand the whales’ complex social structure.
- Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:00:00 +0000: Coral Larvae Use Sound to Find a Home on the Reef - WHOI News Releases
Researchers found that the soundscape of a reef—the combined sounds of all animals living nearby—might play a major role in steering corals towards healthy reef systems and away from damaged ones.
- Wed, 05 Dec 2018 05:00:00 +0000: Greenland Ice Sheet Melt 'Off the Charts' Compared With Past Four Centuries - WHOI News Releases
Surface melting across Greenland’s mile-thick ice sheet began increasing in the mid-19th century and then ramped up dramatically during the 20th and early 21st centuries, showing no signs of abating, according to new research published Dec. 5, 2018, in the journal Nature. The study provides new evidence of the impacts of climate change on Arctic melting and global sea level rise.