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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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A new study, Protecting the global ocean for biodiversity, food and climate, provides a roadmap for ocean conservation actions that should be taken to protect nature and people. Marine Conservation Institute scientists contributed information and were among the twenty-six scientists and economists led by Dr. Enric Sala of National Geographic Society that provided this groundbreaking…

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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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FEATURED PICTURE: The Marine Biology class at the College of the Atlantic—pictured here collecting sea stars during an intertidal field trip—voted Marine Conservation Institute as their top choice for a class donation to a marine conservation nonprofit. Marine Conservation Institute is grateful to receive financial support from donors from all walks of life—from international foundations…

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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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The future of the ocean hangs in balance. We came up with 11 actions that the current administration must take while there’s still time. On January 20th Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as the 46th President and many of us breathed a sigh of relief, as if watching Donald Trump fly away wasn’t enough…

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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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