I have been afraid of this day for a long time, the “lessons learned” postmortem panel: “Conservation, controversy and courage in the Upper Gulf of California: fighting the vaquita vortex”
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10th Monaco Blue Initiative
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
25 March 2019
Session #1 How can we - collectively - continue developing MPAs whilst ensuring their efficiency?
Remarks by Mark J. Spalding, President of The Ocean Foundation
Defining MPAs for Effective Conservation
WRI Mexico and The Ocean Foundation join to reverse the destruction of the country's ocean environments
March 05, 2019
This union will delve into topics such as ocean acidification, blue carbon, sargassum in the Caribbean, and policies around fishing
The head of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Josefa González Blanco Ortíz, held a meeting with the president of The Ocean Foundation, Mark J. Spalding, with the aim of delineating a common strategy to deal with acidification of the oceans and safeguard the marine protected natural areas of Mexico.
All of the talk about the “Green New Deal” and what that means, what it encompasses, and what it would take to achieve its vision, even if the specific strategies remain to be fully defined, has gotten us to thinking about where the Blue Economy fits into this conversation, and this concept of re-framing our economy in more sustainable ways.
14 January 2019 (NEWPORT, RI) - 11th Hour Racing today announced eight grantees, representing a variety of organizations and projects in the U.S. and the U.K. Funded by The Schmidt Family Foundation, 11th Hour Racing’s grant program is committed to mobilizing sailing, marine, and coastal communities to create systemic change for the health of our oceans.
11th Hour Racing funds projects that advance one or more of the following focus areas:
Is your sunscreen killing coral reefs? The likely answer, unless you are already sunscreen- reef savvy, is yes. After decades of research to develop the most effective sunscreens, it turns out that the chemicals best designed to protect you from a heavy dose of burning rays and potential skin cancer are toxic to coral reefs. Just a small amount of certain chemicals is enough to cause corals to bleach, losing their symbiotic algal energy source and become more susceptible to viral infections.