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A new strategy is saving endangered California sea turtles from deadly fishing nets

Published: 
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 5:14pm

In Southern California the inherent tension between conservation and fisheries is evident in the trade-off between the need to protect endangered sea turtles from getting caught in fishing nets and the importance of commercial swordfish as a source of income and livelihood for California fishers.

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Trump Admin OKs Underwater Seismic Blasts That Could Severely Hurt Marine Life

Published: 
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:00pm

The Trump administration announced Friday that it approved requests from five companies to survey for oil and gas under the floor of the Atlantic Ocean using a process some scientists have warned is disastrous for marine life.

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The Radical Tools That Could Save Coral Reefs,

Published: 
Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:20pm

Coral reefs, considered the canaries of the world’s oceans, are being cooked. As many as 50 percent of reefs worldwide have been lost over the last few decades, with major die-offs in recent years due to mass bleaching events brought on by warmer ocean temperatures.