Tag: marine science

Finding Inspiration in a Changing World

Written by | October 4th, 2012

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Marine scientist Ali Green saw swirling barracuda, spawning unicornfish and a rare sight—a healthy coral reef—while diving at a remote seamount off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Watch video from her dive.

Coral Reefs: The Living Dead, Or A Comeback Kid?

Written by | July 20th, 2012

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Should we give up on coral reefs as doomed, as a recent NY Times op-ed argues? Stephanie Wear, Conservancy coral reef strategy director, says that would fly in the face of new science about reef resilience.

David, Meet Goliath

Written by | April 25th, 2012

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99% of world’s oceans are unprotected and marine scientists alone can’t save them. Rather, the oceans need to be saved by popular demand, says the Conservancy’s Mark Spalding.

Scientist Michael Beck Awarded Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation

Written by | February 28th, 2012

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The Nature Conservancy’s lead marine scientist will undertake a three-year research project to address critical challenges facing our oceans.

Is Climate Change Hitting the World’s Coral Reef Epicenter?

Written by | December 3rd, 2011

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How bad was the coral bleaching our research team found in Raja Ampat — and what else did they discover there? Read this Q&A with Conservancy scientists Joanne Wilson and Sangeeta Mangubhai.

Giant Technicolor Clam!

Written by | June 2nd, 2011

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What’s up with this wildly colored giant clam — is it real, is it electrified, is it going to explode? Find out in this post from our scientist Stephanie Wear, who’s in Palau with clams just like this one.

How Should We Measure Fishing Impacts on Marine Food Webs?

Written by | March 14th, 2011

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The leading indicator of how fishing impacts marine ecosystem health might be misleading, says scientist Trevor Branch of the University of Washington. So how should we measure those impacts?

Time’s Running Out: Help Name Our New Underwater Robot

Written by | August 24th, 2009

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Like any great ocean-going vessel, The Nature Conservancy’s new Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) needs a name. And we want you to help us christen it — so vote online for your favorite nautical nickname. “Flying” just above the seafloor, the ROV — an underwater robot with cameras (see video above) — gathers high-resolution video and […]

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