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Chinese Trawlers and the Galapagos: The Protection Challenge

By The Lowy Interpreter 08-12-2020 03:33:00

[By Mélodie Ruwet] The Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) covers about 40,000 square nautical miles, and it was establi...

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Rescue Program Helps Sustain Endangered Monk Seals at Midway Atoll

By The Maritime Executive 08-12-2020 02:11:00

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Coast Guard and a Hawaii-based marine mammal conservation cen...

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The Mysterious Decline of Sea Trout in the North Sea

By Gemini News 08-09-2020 04:28:54

[By Steinar Brandslet and Frid Kvalpskarmo Hansen] Sea trout numbers are declining in Norway and scientists don’t know wh...

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Photos: Sailing Cargo Vessel Recovers 67 Tons of Ocean Plastic

By The Maritime Executive 08-07-2020 06:06:28

The sailing cargo vessel Kwai returned to Honolulu on Wednesday with another giant load of ocean plastic, delivering 67 tons of gh...

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Federal Court Blocks Offshore Aquaculture in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

By The Maritime Executive 08-05-2020 09:25:01

In a decision issued Monday, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Trump administration's attempt to permit of...

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China's Giant Three Gorges Dam Faces Major Test

By The Lowy Interpreter 08-02-2020 08:02:06

[By Peter McCawley] To understand China, it’s not a bad idea to keep an eye on what is happening inside the country. Much...

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Tiny Crustaceans Can Turn Microplastics into Nanoplastics

By Alicia Mateos Cardenas 08-02-2020 01:34:45

Microplastics are widespread in seas and oceans, and their harmful effects on many different marine animals are well known. Howeve...

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Danish Authorities Use Drones to Monitor Sulfur Emissions of Ships

By The Maritime Executive 07-26-2020 01:04:00

[Brief] The Danish Maritime Authority announced the expansion of its program employing drones to check the emissions of ships in a...

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Study: 900 Chinese Vessels Violate Sanctions to Fish off North Korea

By The Maritime Executive 07-23-2020 06:56:00

In a new study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, the non-profit tracking organization Global Fishing Watch reve...

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With No Work, Tour Boat Operators Help Survey Coral Bleaching Instead

By James Paton Gilmour 07-19-2020 11:44:29

Significant coral bleaching at one of Western Australia’s healthiest coral reefs was found during a survey carried out in Ap...

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