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Government Subsidies Contribute to Unprofitable High Seas Fishing

A study published in Science Advances examines the practice of government subsidies for high seas fishing—that which is conducted outside jurisdictional waters—and finds that it is often not profitable as well as being destructive to ocean health. According to National Geographic’s analysis of the issue, such unprofitable or “marginally profitable” fishing represents only a small portion of global fishing activity,

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New Stamp Series Features Edith Widder’s Deep Sea Bioluminescence Photographs

A new series of U.S. Postal Service stamps features photographs of bioluminescent deep sea creatures taken by Edith Widder, founder of the Ocean Research and Conservation Association (ORCA). The images include a crown jellyfish (Atolla wyvillei), bamboo coral (Keratoisis Flexibilis), a marine worm (Flota), a deep sea comb jelly (Bathocyro fosteri), a midwater jelly fish (Atolla Vanhoeffeni) and a deep

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