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The Ocean Conservancy News
- Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:00:56 +0000: Why We (Still) Need Recycling - Ocean Conservancy
This America Recycles Day, take the #BeRecycled pledge and help keep our ocean – and our planet – healthy
- Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:00:06 +0000: Take it Slow: Reducing Ship Speeds Helps Whales and Our Climate - Ocean Conservancy
Whales are a critical part of a healthy ocean ecosystem—here’s how you can help
The post Take it Slow: Reducing Ship Speeds Helps Whales and Our Climate appeared first on Ocean Conservancy.
- Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:20:26 +0000: Everything You Need to Know About Mangroves - Ocean Conservancy
Mangroves have a big role in keeping our ocean and coastlines healthy
- Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:19:03 +0000: How to Build Partnerships in Ocean Science and Technology - Ocean Conservancy
White House summit to discuss collaboration in ocean research
The post How to Build Partnerships in Ocean Science and Technology appeared first on Ocean Conservancy.
- Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:11:48 +0000: Together for Our Nation and Our Ocean - Ocean Conservancy
Ocean Conservancy was honored to partner with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and the Lower Keys Guides Association to celebrate veterans, Florida and our ocean
The Open Channels News
- Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:48:26 +0000: OC Overview for the week of 11 November 2019 - OpenChannels News
Plastic from ocean garbage patch plagues island sanctuary
Deadly virus spreads among marine mammals as Arctic ice melts
- Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:37:15 +0000: Call for abstracts: EGU2020 ITS2.8/OS4.10 Plastic in the marine environment - OpenChannels News
You are invited to participate in the EGU 2020 session "Plastic in the marine environment: observing and explaining where it comes from and where it goes" co-organised by ITS/OS and the BG division. All research related to plastics in marine environments is welcome, regardless of method, and from any geographic location, including plastics in sea ice or on the beach.
Please submit the abstract via the following link:
- Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:02:09 +0000: New Research Topic in Frontiers in Environmental Science about Microplastics - OpenChannels News
I am writing to share a new Research Topic special issue in Frontiers in Environmental Science whose title is Microplastics in the Marine Environment: Sources, Distribution, Biological Effects and Socio-Economic Impacts.
About this Research Topic:
Microplastic pollution is among the global environmental concerns of the 21st century due to its transboundary distribution and persistence in marine ecosystems. Increasing amounts have been recorded in the sedimentary cycle of marine environments, making microplastics potential indicators of the Anthropocene. However, efforts to mitigate plastic pollution are impaired by increasing annual production rates (> 340 million tonnes worldwide); by plastic material versatility, low cost and durability; by unregulated global trades; and by inefficient recycling and disposal practices worldwide. Preventing plastics and microplastics from entering the oceans must start with reducing plastic input at sources as well as improving waste management in a circular economy approach, as a long-term solution.
- Tue, 05 Nov 2019 18:49:33 +0000: Webinar: A global spatial analysis reveals where marine aquaculture can benefit nature and people - OpenChannels News
A global spatial analysis reveals where marine aquaculture can benefit nature and people
Seth Theuerkauf, PhD, Aquaculture Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar; coordinator is Tracy.Gill [at] noaa.gov
- Mon, 04 Nov 2019 18:55:26 +0000: OC Overview for the week of 04 November 2019 - OpenChannels News
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution News
- Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:41:16 +0000: SeaWorld & Busch Gardens conservation fund commits $900,000 to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The funding provided by the SeaWorld Conservation Fund will be primarily used to test alternative non-lethal fishing gear. Whales and sea turtles commonly entangle in ropes that connect crab or lobster traps on the sea floor to buoys on the sea surface.
- Thu, 07 Nov 2019 08:00:11 +0000: Unless warming is slowed, emperor penguins will be marching towards extinction - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Emperor penguins are some of the most striking and charismatic animals on Earth, but a new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has found that a warming climate may render them extinct by the end of this century. The study, which was part of an international collaboration between scientists, published Nov. 7, 2019, in the journal Global Change Biology.
- Wed, 30 Oct 2019 16:47:57 +0000: Admiral John Richardson joins WHOI Board of Trustees - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is pleased to announce that Admiral John Richardson has joined the WHOI Board of Trustees.
- Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:00:20 +0000: Sunlight degrades polystyrene faster than expected - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The general consensus of governmental agencies is that it takes polystyrene thousands of years to fully break down. But a new study shows that it may instead degrade in decades or centuries when exposed to sunlight.
- Thu, 03 Oct 2019 17:49:03 +0000: NOAA awards WHOI $2.9 million for harmful algal bloom research - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science recently announced funding for 12 new research projects to better understand and predict harmful algal blooms (HABs) and improve our collective response to them.