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Where to target ocean conservation? New research points the way

By Olivia DeSmit

December 20, 2018
Around the world, oceans are providers: of food, of livelihoods, of entire economies. But, where do people depend on them the most? Knowing this could help to better protect marine ecosystems.
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Ian Schneider

‘Alarming’ study: Oceans heating at a rapid pace

By Bruno Vander Velde

November 2, 2018
The amount of heat accumulated by the oceans in recent decades may be much higher than originally thought, according to a study published this week.
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Ramon Lepage

Like to dive? New course will train you to be a ‘ghostbuster’ of the sea

By Edgardo Ochoa

October 31, 2018
A new course by PADI teaches recreational divers how to remove ghost fishing gear
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Meet a scientist: the whale whisperer

By Morgan Lynch

July 12, 2018
We spoke with Olive Andrews about what whales can teach us about the health of the oceans — and her longtime friendship with a humpback named “Nala.”
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Hawaiʻi votes to protect coral reefs — from our sunscreen

By Morgan Lynch

July 2, 2018
Hawaiʻi Governor David Ige will sign a bill to prohibit the sale of sunscreens containing chemicals that contribute to the destruction of coral reefs.
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