Tag: Oceans & Coasts

Shark Sanctuary: Protecting the Ocean’s Protector in Palau

Written by | August 20th, 2012

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Without sharks the whole ocean system changes — and now these “protectors” of the ocean need us to protect them. Palau, although a small island nation with limited capacity to protect the vast ocean, is working to do just that.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 17

Written by | August 17th, 2012

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We’ve got a touching animal reunion for you in today’s green news.

  1. Gorillas reunite after 3 years apart. Hugs! Photos! (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Perhaps Shark Week will star this new shark species next year? (TreeHugger)
  3. Not a record to be proud of: Greenland suffers record melt. (Mongabay)
  4. A surfing robot tracks great white sharks off the coast of California. (BBC)
  5. Noisy ships makes it hard for right whales to communicate. (NOAA)

Saving the Shark that Bit Me: Back to Work

Written by | August 16th, 2012

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Our marine biologist doesn’t let a shark bite come between him and his work at one of the most biologically diverse locations in the world.

Saving the Shark that Bit Me: the Encounter

Written by | August 14th, 2012

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What does it feel like to be bitten by a shark? Our marine scientist shares his story and why he continues to get back into the water.

Saving the Shark that Bit Me: A Passion for the Ocean

Written by | August 10th, 2012

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Despite a shark bite in 2010, The Nature Conservancy’s Kydd Pollock is passionate about marine conservation – and sharks.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 7

Written by | August 7th, 2012

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Having a bad day? Well, at least you’re not a shellfish.

  1. Acidifying seawater is making it harder for clams to grow their shells. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Droughts have farmers mastering the art of dry farming. (Grist)
  3. Mud poses no obstacle for coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef. (NY Times)
  4. Climate change washes away traditions in Alaskan Arctic villages. (Washington Post)
  5. Go deep sea diving for gold and copper. (Guardian)

Five Movies That Will Make You Want to Get Outdoors

Written by | July 12th, 2012

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Blockbuster movie season is in full swing and it’s the perfect time to highlight nature on the big screen. Actor Kyle Howard shares his top 5 must-see flicks.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 10

Written by | July 10th, 2012

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What’s that sound? Oh, just the Northern Lights giving you a round of applause.

  1. Remote-controlled model planes offer bird’s-eye approach to conservation. (Mongabay)
  2. Now you can see and hear the Northern Lights. (Space)
  3. It’s official: this first 6 months of 2012 are the hottest ever for the US. (Bloomberg)
  4. Oceans’ rising acid levels act as the “osteoporosis of the sea.” (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. SOS: Save Our Salmon. Sockeye salmon populations declining. (Discovery News)

All Things Water: Twitter Chat on July 24

Written by | July 3rd, 2012

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Join The Nature Conservancy for a Twitter chat about the intersection of reliable freshwater supplies and the health of oceans. Follow #TNCH2O on July 24, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST and submit your questions in the comments section.

Seeing the Oysters for the Reefs

Written by | June 13th, 2012

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Since a single oyster can filter up to 30 gallons of water every day, clearing and cleaning it for the benefit of other marine life, just imagine what restoring billions might do for your favorite coastal bay.

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