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Sea Otter Webinar 2022
Sea Otters & Sea Grass?
Sea Otter Awareness Week Webinar with Dr. Erin Foster September 24 12pm Pacific

By digging for food in eelgrass beds, sea otters increase eelgrass genetic diversity and make eelgrass more resilient to environmental change. After being hunted close to extinction, they are now showing us how species recovery can build resilience in today's ecosystems.

Scientists' Warning of an Imperiled Ocean
Scientists' Warning of an Imperiled Ocean

We resoundingly agree that humanity must act quickly, with bold transformative actions to safeguard and restore healthy ecosystems in ocean habitats around the globe.

Blue Park Awards Announcement 2022

Just announced at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon: three new MPAs join the global network of Blue Parks.

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