Tag: Nature Conservancy ocean

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.

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.

Nature’s Most Overlooked Benefit: Reefs Breaking Waves

Written by | December 8th, 2011

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What’s the most obvious yet overlooked benefit nature gives people globally? Conservancy scientist Mike Beck says it’s one everyone on a coastline better start paying attention to.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Ecoresort Protects Coral Reefs

Written by | December 30th, 2009

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Conservancy marine biologist Alison Green continues her diving expedition around the Raja Ampat Islands…and finds that ecotourism can indeed conserve coral reefs.

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Marine Conservation Agreements

Written by | December 28th, 2009

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How are marine conservation agreements leading the way in protecting coral reef ecosystems in Indonesia?

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