Tag: shark week

Protecting What We’re Afraid Of

Written by | August 5th, 2013

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Despite our fear of sharks we’re beginning to respect these great predators and recognize how important they are to keeping oceans healthy.

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.

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 Sharks from the Banquet Table

Written by | August 14th, 2012

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On June 18, 2012, China’s State Council announced the ban on consuming shark fins at official government related banquets – a very important step in the face of plummeting shark population numbers.

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.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 13

Written by | August 13th, 2012

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Everything you never realized you wanted to know about bullets and dragon babies:

  1. Here are some tips for disposing of old bullets in a safe and eco-friendly manner, in case you were looking for some. (Grist)
  2. The western United States: so hot right now. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. In honor of Shark Week, check out this cool infographic illustrating the status of sharks. (Treehugger)
  4. Which countries are the largest carbon emitters? (Mongabay)
  5. This weedy sea dragon daddy just gave birth to a bunch of weedy sea dragon babies. (OnEarth)

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: Thursday, August 4

Written by | August 4th, 2011

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Let’s hear it for sharks!

  1. Pacific Islands team up to create a regional shark sanctuary. (Green)
  2. The EPA has a documented case of fracking causing water contamination. (The New York Times)
  3. If you’ve ever wanted to go on an expedition to study jumbo squid, this blog’s for you. (Scientific American Expeditions)
  4. Plants with deeper roots could pull more CO2 from the air and improve water retention. (YaleE360)
  5. In honor of shark week, check out these 8 crazy cool shark tales (w/ video). (TreeHugger)
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