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By Judson Jones The New York Times A key area of the Atlantic Ocean where hurricanes form is abnormally warm, much warmer than an ideal swimming pool temperature of about 80 degrees and on the cusp of feeling more like warm bathtub water. These conditions were described by Benjamin Kirtman, a pro...
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CRITICAL MINERALS The controversy about the industrialized extraction of seabed minerals was put to rest for the time being as the governing council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) agreed to take two more years to finalize mining regulations. The ISA, established by the U.N. as an ...
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  The 28th meeting of the International Seabed Authority resumed this July with two weeks of Council meetings and one week of Assembly meetings. The Ocean Foundation was on the ground for all three weeks to raise our topline messages on finance and liability, underwater cultural heritage, tran...
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  Harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash In partnership with volunteer organizations and individuals around the globe, the International Coastal Cleanup® (ICC) engages people to remove trash from the world’s beaches and waterways. Thanks to millions of volunteers around the world...
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LIVING SHORELINES” By Wayne Parry The Associated Press NEPTUNE, N.J.>> Coastal communities around the world are adding a tropical twist to shoreline protection, courtesy of the humble coconut. From the sands of the Jersey Shore to the islands of Indonesia, strands of coconut husk, known as...
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WASHINGTON>> For the first time, United Nations members have agreed on a unified treaty to protect biodiversity in the high seas — representing a turning point for vast stretches of the planet where conservation has previously been hampered by a confusing patchwork of laws. The U.N. Conventio...
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The member states of the UN have reached an agreement to protect the high seas from climate change, overfishing, seabed mining, and other dangers that threaten marine life. The world’s ocean covers nearly three-quarters of the planet, but there has never been a comprehensive international treaty to ...
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LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. » Denise Vaccaro bought her home on the Jersey Shore more than 20 years ago, charmed by the little beach at the end of a sandy spit on Barnegat Bay where she could sit and read while listening to the waves and enjoying the cool breezes. That home was destroyed 10 years ago in S...
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New research finds coral refugia, where reefs are protected from global warming by cool local currents, are disappearing faster than expected. By Bob Berwyn February 1, 2022 A diver checks the coral reefs of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. on May 9, 2019 in Moorea, French Polynesia. Majo...
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    By Neil Vigdor © The New York Times Co. An underwater mapping project recently took an unexpected twist off the coast of Tahiti, where deep-sea explorers said last week that they had discovered a sprawling coral reef resembling a bed of roses that appeared to be largely unscathed b...
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Question draws mix of researchers to search 3,000 feet deep in the Pacific By Annie Roth © The New York Times Co. A young female mammoth was wandering long ago near what would become the Central Coast of California, when her life came to an untimely end. Although she died on land, her massive bod...
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  By Corinne Purtill © The New York Times Co. Brynn Kimber, a research scientist at the University of Washington who works in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Mammal Laboratory, has spent a lot of time analyzing audio data recorded in the icy waters north of Alask...
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  By MarÍa Verza, Christina Larson and Victoria Milko The Associated Press PROGRESO, MEXICO » When a rotten egg smell rises from the mangrove swamps of southeast Mexico, something is going well. It means that this key coastal habitat for blunting hurricane impacts has recovered...
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  By William J. Broad © The New York Times Co. The enormousness of the global sea has, over ages of exploration, made the appraisals of prime inhabitants more like rough sketches than detailed portraits. Now scientists have devised a precise way of detecting one of the ocean’s more exotic c...
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    By William J. Broad © The New York Times Co. The ocean has always glowed. The Greeks and Romans knew of luminous sea creatures as well as the more general phenomenon of seawater that can light up in bluish-green colors. Charles Darwin, as he sailed near South America on a dark ni...
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This book offers so much information on the deep ocean, life in it and threats that imperil it. Every chapter had information  new to me a long time student and lover of the ocean. 
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    By Livia Albeck-Ripka © The New York Times Co. The United Nations has recommended that the Great Barrier Reef be placed on a list of World Heritage sites that are “in danger,” prompting a fierce reaction from the Australian government, which defended its management of one of th...
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CEO Note: Chile protects the oceans from single-use plastic pollution and mandates the sale and use of refillable bottles BY ANDY SHARPLESS   MAY 28, 2021Last week, Chile’s government enacted a law to reduce single-use plastics thanks to campaigning by Oceana and allies. The law is the fi...
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Scientists recently discovered the extent of toxic DDT contamination occurring in the deep ocean off Los Angeles, California from historic dumping is far greater than previously thought, with new estimates of hundreds of thousands of barrels and documentation that many are degraded and leaking. Hund...
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A new study has found that since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, our oceans have suffered from a 30 percent increase in the rate of plastics dumped into the water.1 The United States already generates more plastic trash than any other country, and it's more urgent than ever that we stop ...
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