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How the Pandemic Impacted Ocean Conservation in 2020 and Why We Still Have Hope Before the year began, ocean advocates deemed 2020 the ‘ocean super year’ due to the number of planned meetings, conferences, decisions and political deadlines instrumental to marine conservation and fighting climate change throughout the year.  We eagerly anticipated a year of…

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For Immediate Release January 6, 2021 Contact: Lance Morgan, Lance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org, 707-217-8242 (cell) Mike Gravitz, Michael.Gravitz@marine-conservation.org, 301-351-5052 (cell) Sarah Hameed, Sarah.Hameed@marine-conservation.org 707-570-7843 (cell) [Glen Ellen, CA] Today, three very large marine protected areas (MPAs) in US waters –the Pacific Remote Islands, Rose Atoll, and Marianas Trench Marine National Monuments- turn 12 years old.  All three were…

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Most citizens could not be blamed for thinking that the big environmental events over the last 3 years have been the Trump administration gutting one Obama policy and regulation after another. We’re pulling out of the historic Paris Climate Accords; we’re planning to sell drilling rights to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; we’ve undone rules…

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The sixth annual International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) is underway, and Marine Conservation Institute has a seat at the table—virtually, that is. Will you join us? The IMCC brings together conservationists from around the globe to develop new tools to bridge marine science and policy. Every year, over 200 marine conservation professionals and students attend…

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At the beginning of July, Marine Conservation Institute invited our supporters to voyage to the deep sea…from the comfort of the living room. Our first-ever webinar was a huge success, and we’re pleased to share footage of it with those of you who didn’t get a chance to register for the live event!  Travel with…

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Have you been looking for new ways to learn more about yourself this summer? Marine Conservation Institute is excited to release our Kind Quiz: a fun chance to learn what your unique “Kindness” is, out of 98,304 possible combinations. Our President, Lance Morgan, has a Kindness profile of Generous, just like Billie Jean King, Prince…

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By Sebastian Nicholls, Blue Parks Ambassador.   “What we do in the next ten years will profoundly impact the next few thousand.” – Sir David Attenborough   Since 1956, scientists have provided evidence of mounting anthropogenic climate change.[1] The mounting evidence tells a clear and scientifically certain story: human actions are degrading the planet’s living…

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Featured Picture: A Dumbo octopus (Grimpoteuthis sp.) swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.   Today, we release the first in a series of short videos and multi-media stories about a unique place in U.S. oceans — huge underwater mountains, called seamounts. Rising from the deep, dark seafloor…

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