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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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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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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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Dr. Michelle Scobie, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of International Relations at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago Joins Marine Conservation Institute Board of Directors

For Immediate Release September 2, 2021 Contact: Lance Morgan, Lance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org, 707-217-8242 (cell) [Glen Ellen, CA] Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, announced that Michelle Scobie, PhD, LLB, LEC has joined the Board of Directors. Dr. Scobie is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Institute of International Relations at The University of the West…

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Winners of the JEDI Ocean Award Announced

For Immediate Release June 24, 2021 Contact: Hannah Hindley, hannnah.hindley@marine-conservation.org, 707-206-2073 (cell) Madeleine Serkissian, madeleine.serkissian@marine-conservation.org, 707-799-3980 (cell) Angela Morgan, angela.morgan@marine-conservation.org 707-217-8244 (cell) [Glen Ellen, CA] This week, Marine Conservation Institute announces the recipients of the first annual JEDI Ocean Award for Sonoma County teens. The JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) award celebrates local Black,…

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President Biden’s goal of conserving at least 30% of our lands and oceans by 2030 will be transformational for the ocean; 90 day Dept. of Interior report outlines how it will be done

For Immediate Release May 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) [Glen Ellen, CA] As an organization of marine scientists, Marine Conservation Institute enthusiastically supports the Biden administration “goal of conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030” because good science shows that is the…

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Oceans Can Contribute to Biden Announcement of Bold Greenhouse Gas Reductions

For Immediate Release April 22, 2021 Contact: Lance Morgan, Lance.Morgan@marine-conservation.org, 707-217-8242 (cell) Mike Gravitz, Michael.Gravitz@marine-conservation.org, 301-351-5052 (cell) [Glen Ellen, CA] Today, a little after 8:00 am eastern and before dozens of world leaders participating in the Leader’s Summit on Climate, President Biden set bold greenhouse gas emission reductions for the United States—cutting 2005 emission levels…

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Galapagos Expansion Named a Blue Spark in Growing Network of Highest Quality Marine Protected Areas

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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