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The Future of the Deep Sea: Undiscovered Wonders at Risk

You’ve probably heard the saying that we know less about the deep ocean than we do about the surface of the moon. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, we have explored less than 5% of the ocean to date, so the saying is pretty accurate. However, as technology improves and scientists are able … Continue reading The Future of the Deep Sea: Undiscovered Wonders at Risk

Needle in a haystack: identifying vulnerable marine ecosystems in the deep sea

Seamounts are underwater mountains rising thousands of feet from the bottom of the ocean. Due to their size and shape, seamounts exert a strong influence on local currents that results in nutrient enrichment and increased food supply. As a result, these massive features are often highly productive ‘oases’ in the deep sea, supporting a large … Continue reading Needle in a haystack: identifying vulnerable marine ecosystems in the deep sea

Save the Marine and Land Monuments: “All for one and one for all”

Remember the rallying cry of the Three Musketeers? When they start their gallant swordfights, they yell, “All for one and one for all!” That’s how we’re resisting the Trump Administration and its attempt to tear our national monuments apart. We’re helping other groups defend our land monuments, and they are helping us defend the marine … Continue reading Save the Marine and Land Monuments: “All for one and one for all”

President Trump Attacks Two National Monuments in Utah; Protection for Critical Ocean Ecosystems Could Be Next on the Chopping Block

Washington, D.C. — Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, a leader in securing strong protection for the oceans’ most important places, condemns President Trump’s decision to rescind protections for two U.S. national monuments that was announced yesterday in Salt Lake City, Utah. The President reduced the size of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand … Continue reading President Trump Attacks Two National Monuments in Utah; Protection for Critical Ocean Ecosystems Could Be Next on the Chopping Block

The Global Ocean Refuge System Supports Half-Earth Day

Humans are wreaking havoc on our oceans. Our impacts, from climate change to overfishing, are destroying marine ecosystems and their biodiversity. To stem these losses, the Half-Earth Project calls for us to work together and save half the planet for other life, and today has been named the inaugural Half-Earth Day to build support for … Continue reading The Global Ocean Refuge System Supports Half-Earth Day

Our Ocean 2017

Since the first Our Ocean in 2014, these annual conferences have brought together the world’s ocean leaders, scientists and conservation practitioners to transform pressing challenges into change. Its key areas of action include sustainable fisheries, pollution, climate change and marine protected areas (MPAs). With each ocean issue, it facilitates tangible and measurable commitments that build towards solutions. … Continue reading Our Ocean 2017

Two Bills Continue Republican Attack on U.S. Marine Monuments

Congressional Republicans continued their attack on our ocean this week as the House Natural Resources Committee discussed the Accessing Strategic Resources Offshore Act (ASTRO) bill and the so-called “National Monument Creation and Protection Act” bill (H.R. 3990). Both bills would eliminate presidential authority to designate future marine monuments under the Antiquities Act, a power used … Continue reading Two Bills Continue Republican Attack on U.S. Marine Monuments

GLORES Partner Spotlight: Dr. David Hyrenbach

This week, we are excited to shine the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES) Partner Spotlight on Dr. David Hyrenbach, a member of our distinguished GLORES Science Council! David Hyrenbach is an associate professor of oceanography at Hawai’i Pacific University. An expert in the ecology and conservation of marine birds, Dr. Hyrenbach has extensive experience with marine protected area science … Continue reading GLORES Partner Spotlight: Dr. David Hyrenbach

GLORES Partner Spotlight: Dr. Douglas McCauley

This week, we are excited to shine the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES) Partner Spotlight on Dr. Douglas McCauley, a member of our distinguished GLORES Science Council! Douglas McCauley began his career as a fisherman in the Port of Los Angeles. He now serves as a Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara. Prof. … Continue reading GLORES Partner Spotlight: Dr. Douglas McCauley

Marine Conservation Institute Takes a Stand to Support the Atlantic Goliath Grouper

Marine Conservation Institute strongly supports no-take rules for the Atlantic goliath grouper. The Atlantic goliath grouper is a large saltwater fish, the largest of the Atlantic groupers, which can reach up to 8 feet long and can weigh between 500-800 lbs. when fully grown. They typically remain solitary and live in deeper water[i] but, when … Continue reading Marine Conservation Institute Takes a Stand to Support the Atlantic Goliath Grouper