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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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By Mark J. Spalding, President, The Ocean Foundation
A version of this blog originally appeared on  National Geographic’s Ocean View site.

 

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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By Wendy Williams

The ocean giveth, and the ocean taketh away…

And somehow, over the ages, it has all fit together, most of the time. But just exactly how does this work?

At recent conference in Vienna regarding worldwide feral horse populations, population geneticist Philip McLoughlin discussed his planned research into this mega-question by studying a minuscule island located about 300 kilometers southeast of Halifax, Canada.

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Monday, November 4, 2013
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Imagine … a cadre of youth educated and dedicated to protecting and nurturing their environment and sharing that knowledge with family and friends …

 

Imagine … a group of energetic hands-on volunteers committed to solving local issues of water quality, waste management and resource protection …

 

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Date:
Thursday, October 10, 2013
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By Carla García Zendejas

On September 15th while most Mexican’s began celebrating our Independence Day some were absorbed by another major event; the shrimping season began on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Fishermen from Mazatlan and Tobolobampo in Sinaloa set off to make the most of this year’s season. As always, fishing activities will be observed by government officials, but this time they will be using drones to monitor illegal fishing practices.

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Sea Turtles
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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You can’t avoid the ocean in San Francisco.  It is what makes it such an amazing place. The ocean is there on three sides of the city—from the Pacific Ocean on its western side through the Golden Gate and into the 230 square mile estuary that is San Francisco Bay, itself one of the most densely populated watersheds on the west coast of the United States. When I was visiting earlier this month, the weather has helped offer up spectacular water views and a particular excitement along the waterfront—the America’s Cup.

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Date:
Monday, October 21, 2013
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By Ben Scheelk, Program Associate, The Ocean Foundation

Silence. The pure, unadulterated, deafening silence that makes one feel as if you are in a vacuum. That is my lasting impression of a little corner of British Columbia’s Strait of Georgia aptly named “Desolation Sound.”

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Date:
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Author: 16

By Mark J. Spalding

We are all part of a vast, complex, but not infinite, system.  The ocean is the core of the Earth’s life support systems that provide us with air, food, energy and other needs, as well as recreation, fun and inspiration.

All ocean problems can be simplified down to two basic concepts: Overuse of resources and abuse of resources.

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Date:
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Author: 12

By: Mark J. Spalding (The Ocean Foundation) and Shari Sant Plummer (Code Blue Foundation)
A version of this blog originally appeared on National Geographic’s Ocean Views.

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Date:
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Author: 16

By Miranda Ossolinski

I have to admit that I knew more about research than about ocean conservation issues when I first started interning at The Ocean Foundation during the summer of 2009. However, it didn’t take long before I was imparting ocean conservation wisdom to others. I started educating my family and friends, encouraging them to buy wild instead of farmed salmon, convincing my dad to cut down on his tuna consumption, and pulling out my Seafood Watch pocket guide in restaurants and grocery stores.

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Fisheries
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Date:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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I grew up in Mauritius, an island off the east coast of Madagascar, with the ocean as my playground. I did not know I wanted it to also be my classroom until I moved to Williamstown, a landlocked town in a Purple Valley in Massachusetts where winter looms from October to April. I enrolled in the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program in September 2011 and I like to believe that since then, I’ve been saving the oceans one invasive species at a time. It all started when I was introduced to Diadumene lineata, a species of sea anemone, two years ago. 

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Date:
Monday, April 2, 2012
Author: 13

By Angel Braestrup — Chair, TOF Board of Advisors

On the eve of the spring Board meeting of The Ocean Foundation, I found myself marveling at the willingness of our Board of Advisors to play a role in ensuring that this organization is as robust and helpful to the ocean conservation community as it can be.

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Date:
Monday, April 2, 2012
Author: 13

By Wendy Williams
Coverage of the 5th International Deep Sea Coral Symposium, Amsterdam

Rembrandt's Atelier in Amsterdam

Rembrandt's Atelier in Amsterdam

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