Ocean Conservation News

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When We Explore the Deep Sea, We are Exploring for Our Own Survival
In 1953, on the heels of a discovery of a second coelacanth specimen in the Comoros Islands off Madagascar’s coast, J.L.B. Smith, the man who described the species, wrote in the Times of London: “We have in the past assumed that we have mastery not only of the land but of the sea… We have not. Life goes on there just as it did from the beginning. Man’s influence is as yet but a passing shadow. This discovery means that we may find other fishlike creatures, supposedly extinct still living in the sea.” Unlike the coelacanth, which was thought to have gone extinct, we have known for centuries that giant squid have existed in our oceans’ depths. But unable to observe them alive in their deep sea home, we have understood very little about how they live, where they live and how they behave. That is, until 2012, when Drs. Edith Widder, Steve O'Shea and Tsunemi Kobodera filmedthe elusive and mysterious giant in its natural deep-sea habitat for the first time — a landmark moment in ocean exploration and an example of how technology and ingenuity can overcome the monumental challenges we face in exploring the deep. But it is a drop in the vast ocean-sized bucket of amazing discoveries waiting to be found.
Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:48:59 +0000

Small Islands, Giant Oceans: Q&A with President Tong of the Republic of Kiribati
Kiribati's newest announcement aims to regenerate a vital ocean area the size of California.
Publ.Date : Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000

Visiting the World’s Only Underwater Research Station
Mission 31 shows how bold acts of exploration can bring attention to the plight of our oceans.
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000

The Guardians of Raja Ampat: Community-Driven Conservation in Indonesia
We came to hear stories of marine protection from those making it happen: the local people.
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000

Finding Hope in a Degraded Mangrove
On an island where opportunities are scarce, women are using trees to create new ones.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000

Reviving ‘Lost’ Stream of Lānaʻi Could Be Good News for Coral Reefs
Reducing soil runoff during heavy rains can help preserve important reefs off the Hawaiian island.
Publ.Date : Mon, 12 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000

Vote to Help CI-Brazil’s “+ Sustainable Fisheries” Project Win a Google Grant
We want to develop a smartphone-based system to track how fish are sourced.
Publ.Date : Mon, 05 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000

New Caledonia Establishes World’s Largest Marine Park
CI-New Caledonia's director explains why this is a milestone for ocean conservation.
Publ.Date : Thu, 01 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000

Ocean Health Is Human Health
Many attendees of the Global Oceans Action Summit are taking key steps to protect the largest place on Earth.
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000

Women’s Collective Revitalizes Costa Rican Island Community
When fish catch declined in their coastal town, these women were determined to find economic alternatives.
Publ.Date : Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000