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Plates of foliose corals look like terraces in the bank. This is a common sight on the bank and characteristic of mesophotic reefs, found at depths from 30 meters (100 feet) to150 meters (492 feet).  (Photo from: OCEANA )
Cousteau Calls for Protection of Benham Rise for Future Generation
Oceana senior advisor Alexandra Cousteau urged the government to ensure that the marine resources documented by scientists during the expedition in May would be protected from commercial exploitation even before...
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How Technology Is Saving The World’s Coral Reefs
Coral reefs are disappearing at an unprecedented rate. In fact, a report released by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) found that 19% of the Earth’s coral reefs are...
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The 2016 coral reef grants and cooperative agreements issued by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program include work to monitor the condition of reefs, promote reef resilience in the face of a changing climate, and enhance sustainable fisheries. (Photo from: NOAA)
NOAA Awards $9.3 Mln for Coral Reef Conservation
The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation program is awarding more than $9.3 million in grants and cooperative agreements to support conservation projects and studies to benefit coral reef ecosystem management in...
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A boy stands on top of a seawall near the village of Tangintebu on South Tarawa in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati May 26, 2013. (Photo from: REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo)
Pacific Islands Kick Off Global Climate Deal
As clocks passed midnight into Friday, remote islands in the Pacific Ocean, many in danger of rising seas from global warming, kicked off a rolling start as last year’s global...
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Can Surfing Spark Global Sustainable Tourism?
A team of surfing academics from Old Dominion University and the Coral Triangle Conservancy has launched a study to improve understanding of the global value of surf tourism. From TheInertia.com....
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The waters of the Philippines are some of the most productive in the Coral Triangle. Shown is a large school of trevally in Cagayancillo, which also covers the famed atolls of Tubbataha in Palawan. (Photo from: Business MIrror)
Large MPAs Set in Palawan to Rebuild Fish Stocks
A whopping 1,013,340 hectares covering both the coastal and offshore waters of Cagayancillo, plus 80,000 hectares of Aborlan in the Philippine province of Palawan were recently declared as marine-protected areas...
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A critically endangered hawksbill turtle swims freely at Apo Island, Dauin, Negros Oriental. The Marine Protected Area (MPA) of Apo Island was destroyed caused by Typhoon Pablo in December 2012. An increase in the severity of extreme weather events is one of the predicted effects of climate change. (Photo by: Steve De Neef/Greenpeace)
Six Coral Triangle Initiative Countries Meet in Dumaguete for Regional Exchange
Some 76 key officials and representatives from six-member nations of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) and their partners gathered in Dumaguete City, Negros...
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The Philippines hosts 27,000 square kilometers of coral reefs but just 1% are rated in excellent condition. (Photo by: WWF)
Coral Regrowth is New Crusade
Scientists use coral transplanting technologies to rebuild corals in the Hundred Islands National Park, Pangasinan. Every day at 9 a.m., divers scour the waters off Mayor’s Island in the Hundred...
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View 360º Images of coral reefs here. (Photo by: XL Caitlin Seaview Survey)
An Underwater Investigation of Coral Bleaching in the South Pacific
The bleaching in New Caledonia represents just a small fraction of the total bleaching that has occurred across the globe since 2014. Richard Vevers has traveled the globe to photograph...
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Pearl and Hermes Atoll lies about 216 nautical miles (400 km) east-southeast of Midway Atoll and approximately 1,080 nautical miles (2,000 km) northwest of Honolulu. (Photo from: NOAA National Ocean Service Image Gallery)
Billions Committed at Our Oceans Conference
Participants in the third Our Ocean conference, held September 15-16 in Washington, D.C., announced over 136 new initiatives on marine conservation and protection valued at more than $5.24 billion, as...
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