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Scientists Document Whale Shark Migrating from Galapagos Island to Cocos Island for First Time

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For the first time in history, a group of scientists documented the complete journey of a whale shark from Galapagos Island in Ecuador to Cocos Island in Costa Rica, highlighting the need for cutting-edge solutions to protect highly migratory species in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Coco, an adult female approximately 12 m long, made the 700-km crossing in three weeks. She was

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Adopt a Manatee

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Looking for a unique gift for mom on Mother’s Day (May 10)? Save the Manatee Club offers manatee adoptions as possible gifts. All the manatees in the Adopt-A-Manatee program are living manatees studied by research teams in Florida, with known family histories that are traced through female matriarchs. You can choose a manatee like Lucille, a mother and grandmother who

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2020 Pew Marine Fellows Named

Eight scientists and conservationists from Australia, China, Japan, Indonesia, Kenya and the United States have been named the 2020 recipients of the Pew fellowship in marine conservation. The program was created to provide grants to the world’s leading scientists and technical experts seeking solutions to the problems affecting the world’s oceans. These new fellows and their projects will develop the

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No More MPA Federal Advisory Committee

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As of September 30, 2019, the U.S. Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Federal Advisory Committee has been discontinued. The committee was set up to advise NOAA and the Department of the Interior on ways to strengthen the nation’s system of MPAs (see Committee charter). It included representatives of diverse stakeholder groups, including scientists, academia, commercial fishermen, anglers, divers, state and tribal

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New Documentary on Saving Species from Extinction

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Actress Claire Danes has signed on to narrate “Back from the Brink: Saved from Extinction,” the new documentary that captures remarkable comeback stories of endangered species from around the world that are rebounding thanks to human efforts. The film will launch in the U.S. and open worldwide in Giant Screen, IMAX and Digital 3D cinemas beginning October 26, 2019. Watch

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