Want to Suppress Coral Disease? Bring Back Sea Cucumbers

By feeding on microbial pathogens in marine sediment, the weird and wonderful sea cucumber can enhance reef resilience by suppressing coral diseases.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Meet Lizzie McLeod, TNC’s Global Oceans Director

From religion major to glass blower to leader in global ocean conservation, Lizzie McLeod’s career path has been anything but conventional.

Matthew L. Miller

Fisheries Trusts Can Advance Sustainability and Resilience Goals

The first national review of community fisheries trusts in the U.S. shows they can achieve positive outcomes for fishing communities and marine ecosystems.

Serena Lomonico

Story type: TNC Science Brief

How Healthy is the Ocean? Technology and Big Data Have the Answer

Oceans sustain life on this planet. Ocean ecosystems provide seafood that one in seven people in the world rely on […]

Opportunities to Improve Fisheries Management through Innovative Technology and Advanced Data Systems

In this study, published in Fish and Fisheries, the authors describe the current status, challenges and future directions of high-tech data systems […]

The Editors

Putting Evidence into Action: Solutions for Climate-Ready Fisheries

As climate change upends ecosystems, including fisheries, scientists are moving beyond documenting the impacts to recommending actions to mitigate and adapt to those impacts.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

How Hitchhiking Oysters Build New Reefs

In Australia, juvenile oysters hitch rides on mud whelks, subjecting them to a slow-motion death by starvation. Killer oysters. Sort of.

Justine E. Hausheer

Debt Conversions Can Advance Marine Conservation

Refinancing national debt can be a powerful tool for conservation.

Justine E. Hausheer

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Biodiversity Conservation in the Age of Climate Change

An international team of researchers argues that the twin goals of climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation must become the combined foundation of marine management and ocean conservation efforts.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Managing Fisheries in the Face of Climate Change

Climate change is impacting fisheries, but regulating agencies are ill-equipped to respond to the challenges.

Jono Wilson

The Ocean Has Almost No Wilderness Left

New research shows that just 13.2 percent of the ocean remains as wilderness, free from human impacts.

Justine E. Hausheer