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Neptune’s Laboratory: Fantasy, Fear, and Science at Sea

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A eyewitness to profound change affecting marine environments on the Newfoundland coast, Antony Adler argues that the history of our relationship with the ocean lies as much in what we imagine as in what we discover. We have long been fascinated with the oceans, seeking “to pierce the profundity” of their depths. In studying the history of marine science, we

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Apply for Hurtigruten Foundation Grants

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Conserving Resident Killer Whales in the Pacific, securing recreational areas for local communities and encouraging local cultural activities–these are the latest projects to receive funding from Hurtigruten Foundation, which funds sustainability projects around the world. Through the Hurtigruten Foundation, Hurtigruten grants funds to projects, communities and organizations focused on three main pillars: Conserving the world’s endangered species. The fight against marine

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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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IPCC Report Urges Action on Ocean, Cryosphere

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The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report highlights the urgency of prioritizing timely, ambitious and coordinated action to address unprecedented and enduring changes in the ocean and cryosphere. The report is a key scientific input for world leaders gathering in forthcoming climate and environment negotiations, such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (COP25) in

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Oil and Gas Companies Working to Reduce GHG Emissions

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Total has announced that the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) has rolled out further initiatives to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and support the goals of the Paris Agreement. OGCI comprises 13 oil and gas companies: BP, Chevron, CNPC, Eni, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Occidental, Pemex, Petrobras, Repsol, Saudi Aramco, Shell and Total. First, OGCI launched a new initiative

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Adopt a Florida Manatee

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If you like to plan early for holiday shopping season, Save the Manatee Club wants to let you know you have the option to adopt a real Florida manatee for family and friends.  More than 30 manatees are available for adoption and can be viewed at savethemanatee.org/adopt. Save the Manatee Club, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was co-founded in 1981 by

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