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Just in case you needed nine good reasons to use less plastic. 
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New tool helps oyster growers prepare for changing ocean chemistry

http://bit.ly/2jW80So

In 2013, Bill Mook of Mook Sea Farm in the Gulf of Maine teamed up with fisherman-turned-oceanographer Joe Salisbury of the University of New Hampshire to understand how changing seawater chemistry may hamper the growth and survival of oysters in his hatchery and oyster farm. Salisbury and his team adapted and installed “black boxes” to measure carbon dioxide and alkalinity as a way to buffer against increased acidity.


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SAVING CORAL REEFS ONE CORAL AT A TIME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0F5cQfke64&feature=youtu.be

"Decades into his career, marine biologist David Vaughan of the Mote Marine Lab Center for Tropical Research in the Florida Keys stumbled upon a method for growing coral faster than had previously been believed possible, a breakthrough that can add clean air to the planet, and has possible implications for treatment of cancer and tumors. Now he has a new lease on life and is determined not to retire until he can plant a million new corals."

#coralreef #sustainability #coralrestoration #ocean #oceanhealth


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If kelp is the new kale, then Maine may be the new California

Seaweed Dreaming:
“The modern world’s attention is fully on sea greens. Kelp is the new kale. Dulse is the new bacon. Which makes Maine the new California, because the great sea greens flourish on the Atlantic coast north of Cape Cod.”

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Micah Woodcock, harvesting kelp along the Maine coast. He was introduced to the profession by Larch Hanson, aka “the Seaweed Man,” one of a handful of back-to-the-landers who began working with seaweed in the early ’70s.

FMI: find Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company on facebook: @atlanticholdfast

https://newengland.com/yankee-magazine/today/seaweed-dreaming
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A WORLD OF BLUE:
PRESERVING THE OCEAN. SAFEGUARDING THE PLANET
February 13-14, 2017
United Nations, New York Headquarters

A Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations bringing 200 members of parliament together for a discussion around major international ocean issues. Sponsored by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and moderated by World Ocean Observatory Director Peter Neill.

Entitled "A WORLD OF BLUE: Preserving the #ocean, safeguarding the planet, and ensuring human well-being in the context of the 2030 Agenda," the hearing provides an opportunity to reflect on SDG 14 (#Oceans) and its intimate connection to other goals such as #climatechange (SDG 13), sustainable consumption and production patterns (SDG 12), hunger and food security (SDG 2), health risks linked to #pollution, chemicals and other harmful materials (SDG 3), #sustainable economic growth and employment (SDG 8), and governance and the rule of law (SDG 16).

A WORLD OF BLUE will be webcast live from the United Nations in four languages. Learn more at https://beta.ipu.org/
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Innovation abounds in plastic substitutes, but it’s not enough.

http://bit.ly/2jyRaHo

While innovation is important, we must not forget the only solution to overcoming the plastic epidemic is a fundamental change in behavior.

@UNEP #invention #plasticpollution #plasticfree
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Created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, Museo Atlantico is the new underwater museum currently being built off the coast of Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands.

According to underwatersculpture.com, “The monumental project took over three years to plan and construct… Designed to create a large-scale artificial reef, the first works installed in February 2016 have already seen an increase of over 200% in marine biomass and are now frequented by rare angel sharks, schools of barracudas and sardines, octopus, marine sponges and the occasional butterfly ray.”

On Instagram @Jason_deCaires_Taylor

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Announcement of a march date is coming soon.

Visit the Scientists' March on Washington website at http://www.scientistsmarchonwashington.com/ and join the conversation @sciencemarchdc on twitter.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertglatter/2017/01/26/scientists-march-on-washington-being-planned/#68c9a78c56a7
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