Tag: Nature Conservancy marine

Sharks: The Tragedy of Global Decimation

Written by | August 13th, 2012

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The near-annihilation of sharks worldwide is having untold bad consequences on coral reef life, says Conservancy senior marine scientist Mark Spalding.

Why I’m Hopeful We Can Save the Oceans

Written by | March 8th, 2011

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Marine scientist Mark Spalding sometimes gets down about the future of the oceans. Find out why the Conservancy has him riding a new wave of optimism.

Take the Plunge, Environmentalists!

Written by | December 7th, 2010

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Environmentalists keep talking to and writing for each other, says Conservancy marine scientist Mark Spalding, like penguins afraid to jump off their ice-floe and communicate with others.

Sacrificial Reefs

Written by | August 24th, 2010

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Are we loving some coral reefs to death? Conservancy scientist Ali Green tells a horror story from Thailand of reef overuse…and asks why all reefs don’t deserve some protection.

Reef Revelations: Saving Corals from Hotter Oceans

Written by | August 4th, 2010

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How can we conserve coral reefs in the face of climate change? Conservancy marine scientist Rod Salm and his colleagues have pieced together a possible solution.

Alabama Gulf: Having Great Data, Making Hard Choices

Written by | May 8th, 2010

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Get the latest from Alabama’s Gulf Coast on preparations for the oil spill — and find out why the Conservancy’s oyster reef projects could be key to habitat restoration after oil spills.

Conservation Science Q&A on the Spill

Written by | May 6th, 2010

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Mike Beck, senior marine scientist at The Nature Conservancy, discusses the potential impact of the oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecology — and how the Conservancy’s rich data on the gulf can help restoration.

New Study: Biodiversity Continues to Decline Worldwide

Written by | April 29th, 2010

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A new study co-authored by a Nature Conservancy scientist says biodiversity worldwide continues to decline, despite an international pledge to slow such losses.

Sustainable Seafood Cards: A Tool To Help Transform Fisheries

Written by | January 19th, 2010

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There’s no silver bullet for making fisheries sustainable — but wallet cards are a great tool for consumers who want to make a difference, says Lynne Zeitlin Hale.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Happy New Year from the Survey Team!

Written by | January 1st, 2010

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Conservancy marine scientist Alison Green wraps up her three-week diving expedition to the most spectacular coral reef ecosystem on Earth.

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