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https://marine-conservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Shark-Blog-Part-2.mp3 (Part 2 of 2) by Alexandra Smith, Blue Parks Intern Featured Image: Reef Shark at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands © Kurt Cotoaga Read Part 1 Today! In our last blog, “Sharks Are in Trouble (Part 1 of 2),” we explored the latest evidence that shark populations around the world are in serious trouble. As…

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SeaStates 2021 is a rigorous, quantitative accounting of fully and strongly protected MPAs in America’s ocean updated annually by the team at MPAtlas.org. First published in 2013, our annual reports are intended to measure US progress as a whole, and state progress towards effective marine protection in their coastal waters. Oceans are essential to human survival…

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By Morgane Bouvet, Seamounts Intern Many of our blogs are now available for listening! Tune in weekly for the audio experience. On the bottom of the deep ocean lie seamounts, massive underwater volcanoes that are largely unexplored, and generally absent of marine protections or management. Most seamounts are located in areas beyond national jurisdiction; also…

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This ongoing series of blogs profiles our Blue Parks Ambassadors: a group of ocean champions across the world and diverse spheres who care deeply about safeguarding life in the sea. Blue Parks Ambassadors help us build support for Blue Parks and securing effective protection for 30% of the ocean by 2030 by communicating the value…

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For Immediate Release January 27, 2021 Contact: Lance Morgan, Lance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org, 707-217-8242 (cell) [Seattle, WA] Marine Conservation Institute announced today that the proposed expansion of protections around the Galápagos is now a Blue Spark marine protected area collaboration. The Blue Spark designation for this proposed protected area reflects significant public and scientific interest in strengthening protections for this…

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For Immediate Release January 27, 2021 Contact: Lance Morgan, Lance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org, 707-217-8242 (cell) [Glen Ellen, CA] Dr. Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, announced that Nandita Agarwal Parker, a pioneer in Indian hedge funds, has joined the Marine Conservation Institute Board of Directors. Ms. Parker is General Partner, Karma Capital Management LLC, India’s first alternative…

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By Eleri Griffiths, Blue Parks Intern Featured Image: The Channel Islands MPA network is located in the Southern California Bight off the coast of southern California. It covers over 3,800 km2 of coastal and ocean waters and includes seagrass beds, kelp forests and coral gardens. The islands’ sandy beaches and rock formations are home to…

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https://marine-conservation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/MLK-Blog.mp3 A reflection on the influential Civil Rights leader and the state of environmental justice today This week, we observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day—a holiday intended not only to honor this giant of the American Civil Rights movement who was assassinated more than 50 years ago, and to commemorate the immense struggles of Black…

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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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