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The Ocean Conservancy News

The Open Channels News

  • Sat, 12 Jun 2021 12:24:24 +0000: Artificial light may be changing marine ecosystems - News | OCTO: Open Communications for the Ocean
    Editor’s note: Artificial light at night (ALAN) – whose undesirable effects are more colloquially referred to as light pollution – has long been known to affect sea turtles. Numerous studies document that adult sea turtles avoid nesting on artificially-lit beaches and artificial lights on land draw newly-hatched sea turtles away from the ocean, leading to […]
  • Sat, 12 Jun 2021 11:46:42 +0000: Latest News and Resources for Ocean Planners and Managers - News | OCTO: Open Communications for the Ocean
    Study shows few downsides to incorporating climate change in ocean planning Researchers map ocean areas that can protect biodiversity, help fisheries, AND provide carbon benefits Most ocean use revenues go to small number of corporations New satellites will track global carbon and methane emissions Climate change already making equator too warm for many marine species […]
  • Sat, 12 Jun 2021 10:54:48 +0000: The EBM Toolbox: Resources for the sustainable financing of marine protected areas - News | OCTO: Open Communications for the Ocean
    An update to this Skimmer article was published in January 2022 as an OCTO blog Resources for the sustainable financing of marine protected areas.
  • Fri, 11 Jun 2021 23:41:23 +0000: Perspective: Marine ecosystem-based management and wicked problems require incrementalism, not command and control - News | OCTO: Open Communications for the Ocean
    By Jon Hare, NOAA Fisheries Editor’s note: Jon Hare is the Science and Research Director of NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, in the US. He oversees science related to NOAA Fisheries mission in the Northeast region (Maine to North Carolina) including marine fisheries, aquaculture, protected species, habitat, and ecosystem science. NOAA […]
  • Wed, 24 Mar 2021 03:18:58 +0000: How much did the COVID-19 pandemic quiet the oceans? - News | OCTO: Open Communications for the Ocean
    Editor’s note: Anthropogenic noise in the ocean – from ships, sonar, construction, oil wells, windfarms, seismic surveys, and other activities – harms marine animals ranging from marine mammals to fish to invertebrates. Ocean noise has been documented to: Increase egg and larval mortality, cause developmental delays, slow growth rates, and increase bodily malformations Cause temporary […]

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution News

  • Wed, 21 Sep 2022 14:01:24 +0000: “Digital Reefs” awarded $5 million - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) $5 million to participate in NSF’s ground breaking Convergence Accelerator Program. The project, led by WHOI scientist Anne…
  • Wed, 14 Sep 2022 12:43:08 +0000: The bolder bird gets (and keeps) the girl - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    A new paper by WHOI researchers demonstrates a connection between personality and divorce in albatross
  • Wed, 07 Sep 2022 15:05:28 +0000: How marine predators find food hot spots in open ocean “deserts” - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    A new study led by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory (UW APL) finds that marine predators, such as tunas, billfishes and…
  • Wed, 31 Aug 2022 13:50:27 +0000: Marine Protected Areas in Antarctica should include young emperor penguins, scientists say - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and European research institutions are calling for better protections for juvenile emperor penguins, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers listing…
  • Tue, 30 Aug 2022 12:58:45 +0000: WHOI welcomes Yessica Cancel as Chief People Officer - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    WHOI announced the appointment of Yessica Cancel to its executive team in the newly created position of Chief People Officer (CPO)