Conservation

More than ever, the fate of the ocean is in our hands. Learn about different threats to the ocean and its organisms, successful conservation stories, and what you can do to help.

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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...
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Extinction is a real possibility for three species of tunas. That’s one of the...
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Last week, the United Nations’ World Heritage Convention went blue. Two of the...
When most people think of iconic American landscapes, we think of places on...

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Reef biologists over a certain age are haunted by memories of what glorious places Caribbean reefs once were. In our youth we studied them for all...
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Bycatch, the name given to fish and other ocean animals that are caught unintentionally, is a huge problem. Scientists and...