Tag: Palmyra Atoll

Close Encounter: Swimming with the Sharks

Written by | April 9th, 2013

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Nature Conservancy magazine Senior Editor Matt Jenkins spent an unforgettable hour snorkeling with 10 baby blacktip reef sharks during his reporting trip to Palmyra Atoll. Read his shark-filled adventures here.

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.

Fat Fish, Sick Fishery?

Written by | March 5th, 2012

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Are fat fish a sign of golden times on the reef? Not likely, according to a new Conservancy study that finds fat fish are indicators of a fishery out of balance.

Sharks Hold Key to Healthy Marine Systems

Written by | May 6th, 2011

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Mark Tercek, our president and CEO, went scuba diving off the Palmyra Atoll and was surrounded by a large number of sharks. See the video and find out why that’s a very good thing.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 6

Written by | May 6th, 2011

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It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get green news on Friday (sorry):

  1. Our president/CEO Mark Tercek writes about sharks, healthy marine ecosystems and the beautiful Palmyra Atoll. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Students at one university are using Twitter to monitor bird behavior. (DotEarth)
  3. A new study says that climate change is responsible for poor harvests, food shortages and high prices. (New York Times)
  4. Executive Order 13154 basically forces federal agencies to lease more fuel-efficient vehicles, ultimately saving taxpayers $9 million and 2.4 million gallons of gas per year. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Are “blimp-like hybrid airships” the alternative air travel of the future? (YaleE360)

The Planet’s Best Picnics for Earth Day

Written by | April 25th, 2011

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One lasted 8 hours. One was on a remote atoll inhabited by 9 people. See how people around the world celebrated Earth Day with a Picnic for the Planet!

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll: Farewell…and What’s Next?

Written by | March 13th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, has just finished two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Read all her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Our excellent adventure at Palmyra Atoll is now over, […]

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 9: Shark!

Written by | March 9th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, is spending the next two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Follow her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Shark: Just the word seems to strike fear in […]

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