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Today’s Solutions: July 17, 2024

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Mackerel and snapper recover as overfishing reaches all-time low

The most recent statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provide promising news for marine conservationists and seafood fans alike: the number of fish species on the US government's overfishing list has reached a new low, indicating the health of American Read More...

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New smartphone game FathomVerse reveals the ocean's hidden depths

Prepare to dive into the depths of the ocean with FathomVerse, a groundbreaking smartphone game that blurs the barriers between gaming and scientific inquiry. FathomVerse, which was released on May 1st and is accessible on the App Store and Google Play, provides users with a unique opportunity to Read More...

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Revitalizing coral reefs across the Caribbean with sustainable breeding and restoration

SECORE International, an organization dedicated to preserving coral reefs for future generations, is at the forefront of coral restoration initiatives. SECORE, founded on the premise of "SExual COral REproduction," pioneered the novel concept of "Coral Seeding." This ground-breaking strategy Read More...

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Dominica takes a bold step to protect sperm whales and the environment

In a monumental move for marine conservation, the Caribbean gem, Dominica, is set to establish the world's inaugural marine protected area dedicated to safeguarding the endangered sperm whale. This reserve, which covers approximately 300 square miles of the island's western waterways, is a huge Read More...

View on Napali Coast on Kauai island on Hawaii

Hawaii is the first US state to finally ban shark fishing

On June 8th, in honor of World Oceans Day, Hawaiian Governor David Ige signed nine measures into law, including one that will safeguard sharks and other marine life. Act 51 (House Bill 533) came into effect early last month. According to the new legislation, it is now against the law to Read More...

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If we want to save coral reefs, nations must collaborate to protect them

If left unchecked, the effects of climate change and pollution could erode around 70 to 90 percent of coral reef habitats. In response to this alarming news about how vulnerable these crucial marine habitats are, researchers around the world have focused a lot of their energy on coming up with Read More...

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How making sense of a scent can help protect coral reefs

Have you ever thought about what corals smell like? Caitlin Lawson, Marine biologist at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia, has made it her mission to collect the gaseous, smelly chemicals that corals release under different conditions with the hope that a deeper understanding of Read More...

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Blue whales reappear in South Atlantic Ocean after decades-long absence

Deep in the South Atlantic Ocean lies the island of South Georgia. The waters surrounding the island were once abundant with Antarctic Blue whales, but that all changed when the industrial whaling industry established itself on the island in 1904. Records show some 42,698 of these blue whales Read More...