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World’s First Deep-Water Coral Marine Protected Area Established in 1984 Off Florida Coast Now Facing Threat

Can the Biden-Harris administration move forward with America the Beautiful Plan if NOAA and Regional Fishery Management Councils Move Backwards? Friday, April 29, 2022Seattle, WA, USA Contacts: Mike Gravitz, Director of Policy and LegislationMarine Conservation InstituteMichael.Gravitz@marine-conservation.org301 351 5052 cell Dr. Lance Morgan, PresidentMarine Conservation InstituteLance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org+1 707 217 8242 cell Shari Anker, PresidentConservation Alliance of St.…

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Marine Conservation Institute Announces the 2021 Blue Park Award Winners Marine Protected Areas Recognized for Outstanding Conservation

Thursday 9 December 2021 Contact: Dr. Sarah Hameed, Senior Scientist & Blue Parks Director Marine Conservation Institute, USA Sarah.Hameed@marine-conservation.org Dr. Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, USALance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org Press Kit (map, images, logos, background):https://marine-conservation.box.com/s/s3tnuxi3ulufiy9pg9pvia66b6u15mas  [Seattle, WA, December 9, 2021-Marine Conservation Institute announces four new marine protected areas (MPAs) have won the prestigious Blue Park Award…

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In the World of Conservation, “Compliance” Makes or Breaks a Marine Reserve’s Success. Here’s How We Can Be Better.

By Blue Parks Intern Kate Allcock Featured Image by Antonio-Soriano When it comes to conservation, quality matters as much as quantity. When a marine protected area’s rules aren’t followed, non-compliance can result in marine reserves that are protected “on paper” but ineffective at achieving any real biodiversity or climate benefits. What factors contribute to non-compliance,…

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Blue Sparks Light up the Eastern Tropical Pacific at COP26

Featured Image: Parque Nacional Isla del Coco. Photo credit: Avi Klapfer This week and next week, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“COP26”) brings negotiators from nearly every nation together in Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss the future of climate change. Tensions are high— hundreds of climate…

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5 Ways Aquarium Keepers Can Be Conservationists

From dazzling multi-story tanks in aquariums and marine labs to carefully curated displays in classrooms and private homes, fishkeeping can offer windows into the colorful and complex interrelationships under the ocean’s surface.  But can captive fish be managed in a way that synchs with conservation values? Our guest blogger this week is David Thomas from Everything…

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Modeling Can Help Us Explore—and Save—Marine Life on Underwater Mountains, According to a New Scientific Report

  Friday, September 24, 2021   Contact: Dr. Samuel Georgian, Samuel.Georgian@marine-conservation.org, 716-307-8607 Dr. Daniel Wagner, dwagner@conservation.org, 1-808-256-5014   Modeling Can Help Us Explore—and Save—Marine Life on Underwater Mountains, According to a New Scientific Report   [Seattle, WA] Marine Conservation Institute announces a new scientific study detailing the need to protect biodiverse and sensitive deep-water ecosystems…

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Justin Xavier, Experienced Marketing Executive joins Marine Conservation Institute Board of Directors

Friday, September 13, 2021   Contact: Lance Morgan, Lance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org, 707-217-8242 (cell) Justin Xavier, Experienced Marketing Executive joins Marine Conservation Institute Board of Directors   [Glen Ellen, CA] Dr. Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, announced that Justin Xavier has joined the Board of Directors. Justin has over 15 years of experience in advertising and…

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The Geographic Range of Sea Otters and The Future of Populations Along the California Coast

Blog by: Annette Lee, Development and Communications Intern  Featured Image: Morgan Rector Brief Overview of the Sea Otter     Sea otters (Enhydra lutris) are a charismatic marine species that are among some of the smallest marine mammals but have a larger body size when compared to their fresh-water dwelling relatives, the river otters. Sea otters are known for their incredibly dense…

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Science Releases a Groundbreaking Framework to Guide Better Decisions about Ocean Protection

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 2:00 pm Eastern (US)   Contact: Lance Morgan, Lance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org, 707-217-8242 (cell) Beth Pike, Beth.Pike@marine-conservation.org, 206-686-6337   Science Releases a Groundbreaking Framework to Guide Better Decisions about Ocean Protection [Glen Ellen, CA]. A peer-reviewed study, The MPA Guide: A Framework to Achieve Global Goals for the Ocean, published in Science today provides…

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