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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Cashes Ledge is a wild, special place in the heart of the Gulf of Maine. This underwater mountain range is home to a great diversity of life, with...
Sometimes called the rainforests of the sea, coral reefs are incredibly...
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by Caty Fairclough Sharks have been feared hunters ever since people first observed them swimming in the vast ocean. Yet...