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France Building World’s Largest Tidal Energy Farm (News.Discovery.com)

France building world’s largest Tidal Energy Farm. (news.discovery.com)

Ocean Today

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Wave Glider, a Floating Robot, Seeks to Network the Oceans

A California company is working to network a fleet of oceangoing robots to measure the data of the sea.

Read the full article in the New York Times…

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Connecting Children to the Outdoors – Ocean Education Programs Rekindle Our Bond with Nature

The gust of wind carried the grand arch of balloons away from the confines of the city garbage bin. The students of Pacific Grove Middle School in Pacific Grove, Calif., did not delight in their flight. Not cheers, but gasps, escaped from the children’s mouths as they watched the balloons drift away beyond their reach.

Read the full story at NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News.

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World’s Oceans in ‘Shocking’ Decline

The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, according to an expert panel of scientists.

In a new report, they warn that ocean life is “at high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history”.

They conclude that issues such as over-fishing, pollution and climate change are acting together in ways that have not previously been recognised.

The impacts, they say, are already affecting humanity.

Full story from BBC News

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Protection for the Ocean Food Chain

A move to protect the menhaden, an essential link in the food chain whose numbers have plummeted over the last half-century, is good news.

Read the full article in the New York Times.

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Florida divers capture 312 invasive lionfish during derby. (UnderwaterTimes.com)

Florida divers capture 312 invasive lionfish during derby. (UnderwaterTimes.com)

Ocean Today

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Research supports methane as cause of warming and mass extinctions 56 million years ago. (PhysOrg.com)

Research supports methane as cause of warming and mass extinctions 56 million years ago. (PhysOrg.com)

Ocean Today

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NOAA and France Partner to Protect Whales

NOAA and France’s Protected Areas Agency have signed a “sister sanctuary” agreement to support the protection of endangered humpback whales that migrate annually more than 3,000 miles between NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the Massachusetts coast and Agoa Marine Mammal Sanctuary in the Caribbean’s French Antilles.

NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

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Acting Secretary Blank Announces $102 million in Wetlands, Barrier Island Restoration Awards for Louisiana

Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank today announced $102 million for three Louisiana projects in the Barataria and Terrebone basins, to restore deteriorated wetlands and barrier island habitats along the state’s coast.

NOAA News Releases

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Snails Traveled on Birds Across Panama Canal, Study Says

Researchers found that at least two snails made the journey from one side of the North American continent to the other in the last million years.

Read the full article in the New York Times…

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