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Investment Opportunities in Washington’s Blue Economy

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Days after Washington Governor Jay Inslee celebrated the start of work on the state’s first hybrid-electric ferry, a study released by Washington Maritime Blue identifies investment opportunities. The highest growth sectors in the blue economy include technology solutions for water transportation, shipping, science and other ocean systems. The blue economy is the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Contributes $4.4 Billion to State

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The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation released a study showing that economic activity generated in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is responsible for contributing $4.4 billion and 43,000 jobs across the state of Florida.  Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is a major driver of tourism and recreation dollars, offering opportunities for world-class diving and fishing alongside abundant and varied wildlife.

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New Study Spotlights Role of Microbes Living Next to Corals

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Symbiotic algae living inside corals provide those animals with their vibrant color, as well as many of the nutrients they need to survive. That algae, and other microbes within the bodies of corals, have been extensively studied—yet until now, researchers have largely ignored the microbial communities just outside of the coral colonies. A new study recently sampled the seawater surrounding

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