Tag Archives: Pacific

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

whale shark

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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170 Tons of Plastic Removed from Pacific

Ocean Voyages Institute

Ocean Voyages Institute’s marine plastic recovery vessel, SV Kwai,  docked in Honolulu after 35 days at sea, successfully concluding the second and final haul of the nonprofit group’s 2020 open-ocean recovery mission, adding 67 tons to the record-setting 103 tons (206,000 lb.) removed in June, which became the largest open-ocean cleanup in history. The nonprofit group’s total for the summer season now

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Marine Minerals Data Available For Planning Coastal Resilience

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) launched the Marine Minerals Information System (MMIS), a state-of-the-art tool to assist decision-makers in managing coastal recovery and planning coastal resilience projects. The release of the MMIS is a big step forward in BOEM’s efforts to build a National Offshore Sand Inventory, providing offshore sediment data including data and information from 30 years

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App to Reduce IUU Fishing in Pacific

Real- or near-real-time management of Pacific purse seine tuna fisheries is now possible for the first time in history, changing the game for fisheries management. The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) and WWF are celebrating the rollout of observer electronic reporting tools, through the new Observer eReporting App, that will reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and bolster

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