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Whether it’s the stock market or a vibrant coral reef, it usually pays to hedge your bets. Similar to how diversifying your stock holdings minimizes the risk of a catastrophic financial loss,...
A shrimp boat fishes in the Gulf of Mexico
April 20th marks the sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the largest oil spill in U.S. history. The infamous blowout lasted 87 days and leaked an estimated 160...
Duria Antiquior – A More Ancient Dorset, 1830
  You may not have realized it, but you’ve been acquainted with Mary Anning since you were young. “She sells sea shells by the sea shore.” Remember this grade school tongue-twister? What you...
Sharing is something that is encouraged from the beginning of our lives, whether it be toys with our friends and siblings or “show and tell” at school. But as we grow up, sharing can suffer...

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A 2010 study of IUCN's Red List of Threatened Species found that one-fifth of the world's vertebrates (animals with backbones) are threatened with extinction, including this Hawaiian monk seal. The Hawaiian...

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Success Stories in Ocean Conservation

by Laura Brodbeck A special type of marine protected area (MPA) called a “no-take zone” bans the removal of marine life from designated areas. At first glance, they seem like a hard sell to...