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International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC3)

14 - 19 August 2014, Glasgow, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


3rd World Congress of Marine Protected Areas (IMPAC3)

21 - 26 October 2013, Marseille, France


World Water Week: Water Cooperation – building partnerships

1 - 6 September 2013, Stockholm, Sweden

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West Coast Krill Die-Off Has Researchers Concerned

In recent weeks, millions of North Pacific krill, a species of tiny crustacean that makes up a crucial part of the ocean's food chain, have washed up along the shores of Northern California and Oregon--the largest die-off that's ever been recorded in the region.

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DiCaprio, Cameron, Branson: Protect Antarctic Ocean

Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, explorer and Oscar-winning director James Cameron, and Virgin chief Sir Richard Branson are calling on nations to grant protection to waters off Antarctica at an international meeting in Germany this week.

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Monsters of the Deep: Jellyfish Threaten the World's Seas

Jellyfish infestations along beaches worldwide are troubling tourists and scientists alike. It is a creature that thrives on over-fishing and pollution. But how dangerous is it for the ecosystem?

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Study finds seagrass beds in Palk Bay

The 130-km-long stretch between Pamban and Athiramapattinam in the Palk Bay coast has a treasure of luxuriant seagrass beds, according to Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute (SDMRI).

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Are Aquariums Ruining Coral Reef Biodiversity? (Op-Ed)

When people think of fisheries, they generally think of seafood. But there is another, surprisingly large fishery that has not made it into the headlines.

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Brightening the clouds touted as a way to save corals

The world's corals are in dire straits, so it will take an ambitious plan to save them. But will cooling the climate locally by making clouds brighter, the latest proposal on the table, help?

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U.S. Has “Largely Failed” to Protect Marine Species

WASHINGTON, Jul 9 2013 (IPS) - Environmentalists on Monday filed a petition with the U.S. government requesting regulatory safeguards for 81 particularly vulnerable marine wildlife species, from corals to sharks.

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Blue and beaked whales affected by simulated navy sonar

Blue and beaked whales' behaviour is disturbed by simulated navy sonar, according to two published studies.

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Scientists Discover Thriving Colonies of Microbes in Ocean 'Plastisphere'

June 27, 2013 — Scientists have discovered a diverse multitude of microbes colonizing and thriving on flecks of plastic that have polluted the oceans -- a vast new human-made flotilla of microbial communities that they have dubbed the "plastisphere."

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Living Oceans Foundation concludes month-long scientific study in Fiji

SUVA, Fiji – The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has wrapped up a month-long coral reef research expedition in Fiji.

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Australia-Japan whaling case in international court

Public hearings are under way in The Hague as Australia and Japan take their fight over whaling to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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Report of the Southern Indian Ocean Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

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Mabini waters identified as stony coral diversity hotspot

A new study showed that of the 72 known genera of Scleractinian or "stony" corals identified in the Philippines, about 46 of them can be found in the waters of Mabini, Compostela Valley.

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Sea-bed Mining – Riches Or Regrets?

Pacific islands are set to become the global frontier for a new industry—the mining of minerals from the seabed.

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Migrating Animals Add New Depth to How the Ocean 'Breathes'

June 24, 2013 — The oxygen content of the ocean may be subject to frequent ups and downs in a very literal sense -- that is, in the form of the numerous sea creatures that dine near the surface at night then submerge into the safety of deeper, darker waters at daybreak.

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'Hoff' yeti crab hitched ride on ocean super-highway

A hairy crab named after David Hasselhoff hitched a ride on an ocean "super-highway" to cross from the Pacific to the Atlantic millions of years ago.

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Iceland resumes fin whale hunting after two-year break

Undercover pictures taken by Greenpeace show a harpooned whale being cut up for meat likely to be exported to Japan

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