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Rush Hour in the Sanctuary

Way out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, on a sanctuary off limits to fishing activity, scientists are learning the habits of marine life uninterrupted by humans. In a recent study, they’ve found that sharks commute in and out of the lagoons of Palmyra on a daily basis. Rush hour according to the researchers [...]

By | 2018-01-05T16:06:54+00:00 August 7th, 2016|Partner|

Video Expedition Hopes to Capture and Protect Deep Sea Diversity off Southern California

Once considered to be a cold, dark desert nearly devoid of life, the deep sea is now known to support more species of marine life than the shallow reefs of the tropics. A menagerie of corals, sponges and undiscovered creatures—some of them previously unimaginable, others known only from the fossil record, lies hidden in near [...]

By | 2018-01-05T16:09:48+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Partner|

Scientists develop precise methods to identify and measure three very different types of fishing activity

On dry land, ecologists and conservationists can map our human footprints on the landscape. We can see deforestation, mountaintop removal, river damming and development, and it is relatively easy to recognize our impacts on an ecosystem and the plants and animals that live there. […]

By | 2018-01-05T16:12:02+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Partner|
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