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This week, we are excited to shine the Global Ocean Refuge System Partner Spotlight on Dr. Laurence McCook, a member of our esteemed Science Council! Dr. Laurence McCook works in science-based management and conservation of marine ecosystems, especially coral reefs. He holds a “President’s International Visiting Professorial Fellowship” from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, working at the South…

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Around the globe, marine conservation communities are focused on Antarctica, the world’s last great wilderness. Right now, there are proposals for the creation of marine protected areas in East Antarctica and the Ross Sea under consideration, a combined area of over two million square kilometers of habitat, of peace and of science. A decision is…

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New research dramatically underscores the need to accelerate establishment of marine reserves to help safeguard marine life from global climate change.  Our staff biogeographer, Dr. John Guinotte, co-authored an important paper published in this month’s issue of Nature Climate Change titled “Options for Managing Impacts of Climate Change on a Deep-Sea Community.” The paper presents…

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Marine Conservation Institute, a leader in protecting marine biodiversity, announced an important paper published in today’s issue of Nature Climate Change titled “Options for Managing Impacts of Climate Change on a Deep-Sea Community.” The paper presents new research indicating Southeastern Australia’s deep-sea coral reefs are likely to be severely degraded by the combination of rising…

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