Tag: oceans

Douglas McCauley on Marine Mammoths, Rhino Steaks & Garage-Band Science Communications

The giant Pleistocene beasts are still among us, argues a recent Science paper. They’re just underwater. But are we at a tipping point? A conversation with the paper’s lead author, Douglas McCauley.

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Doubling Down on Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are just the canary in the coal mine – reminding us in a very dramatic way that things are changing and swift action is required.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: 10 Most Popular Projects

As Citizen Science Tuesday nears its first birthday, here is a retrospective of the most popular projects. It’s not too late to participate!

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Great Eggcase Hunt

Want to hunt for mermaid’s purses? Join the Great Eggcase Hunt today to help scientists find and protect the nursery grounds of sharks and rays.

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Sea Turtle Tasks: A Night in the Life of a Researcher

Seeing a sea turtle lumber onto a beach and lay its eggs is a spectacular experience and, for researchers, a lot of work. Follow them through a typical night on the beach.

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Q&A with Stephanie Wear: A New Tool to Predict Coral Reef Recovery

Nature Conservancy Lead Scientist for Coral Reefs Stephanie Wear explains how new research provides a powerful tool for predicting which reefs are more likely to recover from coral bleaching.

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Ghost Hunters: Recovering Lost & Abandoned Fishing Gear Saves Fish

Long after commercial fishers have pulled into dock, their lost and abandoned gear continues fishing – threatening marine wildlife and habitat. Join Conservancy scientists and partners as they find ways to end the impacts of “ghost fishing.”

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Conservation Science 101: Understand Coral Bleaching

Coral bleaching is one of the major threats to reefs around the globe. But what exactly is coral bleaching? What does it actually do to reefs? Our Conservation Science 101 guide gives you the information you need to understand the most pressing issues.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Plankton Portal

Plankton, these seemingly inconsequential organisms affect the entire ocean. And you can help scientists understand them. Discover new life with Plankton Portal.

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From Theory to Practice: Managing Coral Reefs for Resilience

Scientists and reef managers agree: the key to successful reef management is resilience. But how do you manage for resilient corals? It was hard to know. Until now.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Microplastics Project

Have you heard of microplastics? Every time you wash your clothes, you release 2,000 into the water system. But now you can help—as a citizen scientist.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Floating Forests

You could contribute to citizen science that protects an entire ocean ecosystem without traveling or learning to dive. Try Floating Forests online.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: SEANET

Today’s citizen science: Survey Atlantic beaches to help sea bird conservation with SEANET.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: COASST

Looking for an excuse to visit the Pacific year round? COASST will give you a reason and a new understanding of the birds and sea creatures around you.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: JellyWatch

Like to go to the beach? JellyWatch gives you a meaningful reason to visit and a new perspective on those stranded jellies and summertime is prime jelly watching time!

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