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The Ocean Conservancy News
- Fri, 09 Dec 2022 16:00:00 +0000: Cigarette Butts are a Plague On Our Beaches - Ocean Conservancy
City of Miami Beach Passes Cigarette Smoking Ban on Beaches and in Parks
- Tue, 06 Dec 2022 17:00:00 +0000: Building Climate Resilience Through Ocean Justice - Ocean Conservancy
Promoting ocean justice and equity in coastal communities
- Mon, 05 Dec 2022 15:30:00 +0000: Protecting the Ocean Means Protecting Communities - Ocean Conservancy
How the Protecting Communities from Plastics Act supports fenceline communities, our climate and our ocean
- Thu, 01 Dec 2022 18:00:00 +0000: Everything You Need to Know About Gray Whales - Ocean Conservancy
Let’s dive to the bottom to meet the gray whale.
- Wed, 30 Nov 2022 23:27:44 +0000: Advancing Ocean Climate Action at COP27 - Ocean Conservancy
COP27 was challenging but showed signs of life for the ocean.
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
- Fri, 02 Dec 2022 19:23:48 +0000: New Research Unlocks Clues About the Iconic Flight of the Wandering Albatross - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWandering albatrosses’ wingspan of up to 11 feet and is the largest known of any living bird, and yet wandering albatrosses fly while hardly flapping their wings. Instead, they depend…
- Tue, 08 Nov 2022 21:25:26 +0000: The Ocean Pavilion announces schedule of events for COP27 - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionThe Ocean Pavilion, the first time the ocean has been a singular focus of a pavilion inside the central “Blue Zone,” will host approximately 60 sessions over the two-week period,…
- Fri, 04 Nov 2022 16:59:20 +0000: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Receives $2 million from State for CWATER project - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionFunding is part of $3 million economic development package secured by Falmouth legislators.
- Tue, 01 Nov 2022 14:52:04 +0000: Arctic Hydrothermal Vent Site Could Help in Search for Extraterrestrial Life - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWhen scientists discovered a hydrothermal vent site in the Arctic Ocean’s Aurora hydrothermal system in 2014, they did not immediately realize just how exciting their discovery was.
- Fri, 28 Oct 2022 14:29:26 +0000: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Elects New Corporation Members and Chairs at Recent Joint Meetings - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionThe Board of Trustees of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) recently welcomed five new Corporation Members.