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Fisheries

CAN - Moving Forward on Lobster Fishery Means Addressing Access and Conservation

The situation unfolding in the Nova Scotia lobster fishery raises larger questions around who holds decision-making power over this natural resource.

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Waterways

World - Global Shippers Surf Demand Wave Bound for Covid Economy Fog

The world’s major shipping companies, riding an unprecedented wave of demand for everything from housewares to medicine, are finding the record for the largest load of containers hard to hold onto this year.

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Science

GL - Greenland's Retreating Glaciers Could Impact Local Ecology

A new study of Greenland's shrinking ice sheet reveals that many of the island's glaciers are not only retreating, but are also undergoing other physical changes.

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Science

World - New Coral Species Discovered on Seabed Prized for Mining Potential

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Three species of black coral have been discovered on the seabed of the northern Pacific Ocean, an area where several countries have contracts to explore for metals including cobalt and nickel as they race to find new supplies of the key battery elements.

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Engineering

World - Beach Nourishment May Safeguard the Future of Beaches

Sandy beaches can survive sea-level rises as long as they have space to move

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Science

World - Sea-Level Rise Global Observing System Proposed

University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researcher Shane Elipot proposes a new approach to monitoring global sea-level rise.

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Science

World - Geomagnetic Storms Probably Don't Cause Mass Cetacean Strandings

Solar-induced geomagnetic activity and mass strandings of whales and dolphins on shorelines both show seasonal patterns, but the beachings likely result from multiple environmental factors.

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Advocacy

World - How Investors Are Coming Up With the Green to Save the Ocean Blue

Environmental threats to oceans around the world are prompting new approaches and deals to raise money for rescue efforts.

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Fisheries

World - Let More Big Fish Sink: Fisheries Prevent Blue Carbon Sequestration—Half in Unprofitable Areas

Contrary to most terrestrial organisms, which release their carbon into the atmosphere after death, carcasses of large marine fish sink and sequester carbon in the deep ocean.

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Science

GL - Coastal Greenland Reshaped as Greenland Ice Sheet Mass Loss Accelerates

Ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has accelerated significantly over the past two decades, transforming the shape of the ice sheet edge and therefore coastal Greenland, according to scientific research led by Twila Moon, deputy lead scientist of the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Science

AUS - The Future Is Now: Long-Term Research Shows Ocean Acidification Ramping up on the Great Barrier Reef

Ocean acidification is no longer a somber forecast for the Great Barrier Reef but a present-day reality, a new study reveals.

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Science

World - TCarta Develops AI-Based Commercial Bathymetric Mapping Technologies

TCarta Marine, a global provider of hydrospatial products, has announced development of new Machine Learning-based bathymetric mapping technologies – including creation of two software packages and commercial application of NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite – with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Science

World - The Global Push to Share Ocean Data

It’s often said that we know more about deep space than the deep sea. Marine scientists are working to change that.

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Property

World - Insurance Solutions Can Help to Restore Mangroves as Natural Coastal Defences

Insurance could cost-effectively help protect and restore mangrove forests, which can offer increased resilience and protect against coastal flooding, according to a report published today by The Nature Conservancy and University of California, Santa Cruz, and supported by AXA XL.

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Science

Russia - Expert: Kamchatka Fauna May Recover in Spring 2021 After Mass Deaths of Marine Animals

A type of toxic seaweed called Karenia, along with the low level of oxygen in the water, caused the mass deaths of marine animals in the Pacific Ocean’s Avacha Bay located in Kamchatka, Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrey Adrianov said

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Aquaculture

World - Effects of Weather and Climate on Aquaculture

Production facilities should be constructed and managed considering the potential for storms, droughts, ice cover and other events

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Science

World - Coastal Permafrost More Susceptible to Climate Change Than Previously Thought

Research has found permafrost to be mostly absent throughout the shallow seafloor along a coastal field site in northeastern Alaska. That means carbon can be released from coastline sources much more easily than previously thought.

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Fisheries

World - The Great Mussel Debate: What’s Wild, What’s Farmed and What Certification Scheme Fits the Bill?

Nicki Holmyard, Advocate contributor and co-founder of Offshore Shellfish Ltd. in the UK, details mussel producers’ conundrum

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Engineering

PHL - Philippines: Artificial White Sandy Beach Could Spell Eco Disaster

An artificial beach strip in Manila Bay has environmentalists up in arms. Scientists warn its dolomite sand could harm people's health and marine wildlife.

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Science

World - Global 'BiteMap' Reveals How Marine Food Webs May Change With Climate

Where are small marine animals most vulnerable to getting eaten? The answer has big consequences for coastal ecosystems, where most of the world's fishing takes place, since predators can radically change underwater communities.

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Fisheries

World - Protecting 5% More of the Ocean Can Increase Fisheries Yield by 20% According to New Research

A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that protecting an additional 5% of the ocean can increase future fish catch by 20% or more.

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Energy

AUS - Australia's First Offshore Wind Farm Promises Jobs Boom

Australia’s first offshore wind farm could provide about 8000 direct and indirect jobs in Victoria over its 30-year lifetime, including 5200 construction jobs and 740 ongoing roles a year.

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Tourism

Panama - 'It's Wonderful': Panamanians Return to Beaches After Pandemic Closure

The Panamanian government on Saturday reopened beaches to tourists after they had been closed for seven months to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Tourism

Fiji - Ultimate Travel Guide to the Best Beaches in Fiji

The country Fiji is located in the Southern Pacific and consists of 333 islands. It is famous for its characteristic landscapes, with once active volcanoes covered by lush rainforests, beaches lined with palm trees, and vibrant coral reefs with crystal clear waters.

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Science

World - Marine Sponges Are Coral Reefs' Great Recyclers

Sponges eat the “marine snow” that falls from other organisms in the ocean

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Property

World - To Save Low-Lying Atolls, Adaptive Measures Need to Start Now

New research uses 5,000 years of geological data to understand how and when sea level rise will affect the livability of low-lying reef islands.

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Energy

World - Offshore Deepwater Oil Production One of Cheapest Sources of New Supply as Costs Reach New Low, Rystad Says

Oil production costs have reached a new low, making deepwater one of the cheapest sources of new supply, according to Norwegian energy intelligence firm, Rystad Energy.

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Aquaculture

World - A Global Alternative to Net Pen Aquaculture

FishGlobe, a novel fish farm design that is also “the largest construction ever made in polyethylene”, is showing early signs of promise.

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Tourism

India - Explained: How Does Goa’s Beach Shack Tourist Economy Work?

The bulk of Goa’s average annual 7.8 million tourists head to the coastal belts, and beach shacks are considered to be a major attraction. This year, however, the Covid-19 pandemic presents unusual uncertainties and challenges.

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Waterways

World - ECLAC Outlines Impacts of Covid Pandemic on Latin American Ocean Shipping

The Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (ECLAC) in their July report “The effects of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on international trade and logistics” outlined the myriad impacts that the pandemic induced recession has had on Latin America’s supply chain.

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Advocacy

World - Data Drives Bloomberg's Support for Climate Solutions: An Interview With Antha N. Williams

Bloomberg Philanthropies, the foundation launched by businessman and former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, is one of the world’s largest charitable organizations.

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Science

UK - England’s Sea-Kit Leads Rivals in Race to Map Earth’s Seabed

On July 24 a 40-foot-long boat called Maxlimer set out from the port of Plymouth on the southern coast of England, steering southwest out of the English Channel into the open ocean.

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Fisheries

CAN - Another N.S. First Nation Announces Plans to Launch Moderate Livelihood Fishery

'Soon we will be fishing for our own livelihood on our own terms,' says Membertou chief

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Advocacy

EU - Vast Majority of Europe's Key Habitats in Poor or Bad Condition – Report

State of Nature in the EU survey finds only a quarter of species have good conservation status

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Tourism

India - Heavy Metals Emerging as Potential Threat to Public Health on Urban Beaches: Study

The research authors emphasised the necessity of regular pollutant monitoring in the marine environment

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Waterways

World - Japan to Release Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Ocean

The new Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, is facing additional international pressure over the weekend, amid reports that Japan will be accelerating plans to dump millions of gallons of radioactive water directly into the ocean.

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Recreation

Denmark - 'Cold Hawaii': Danish Coast Surfs on Virus Wave

On Denmark's rugged western coast, far from paradise islands in the tropics, "Cold Hawaii" has become the place to be for surfers stranded by travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fisheries

World - Kill Krill: A Base of the Food Chain May Be at Risk

Eons after the whale and the snail, humans have noticed the charms of krill.

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Energy

UK - Is Wind Power's Future in Deep Water?

More of our electricity will have to come from renewable sources, but we’re fast running out of space close to shore. Is the answer to go farther out to sea?

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Science

World - Why There Is Hope That the World's Coral Reefs Can Be Saved

From coral farming to 3D printing, scientists are using novel methods to save a vital part of our ecosystem

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Fisheries

Ecuador - Crisis in the Galapagos: Chinese Fishing Fleets and COVID-19 Threaten a Natural Wonder

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, Ecuador — Just south of the Galapagos’ Marchena Island, there’s a dive spot known by locals as the “fish arena.”

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Tourism

AUS - Demand for Tourism and Hospitality Jobs in Port Stephens Has Never Been Greater

As strange as it may seem, the demand for tourism and hospitality jobs in Port Stephens has never been greater.

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Fisheries

World - Previously Unseen Footage Shows Environmental Impacts of Pot Fishing

The global pot fishing industry could be having a greater impact on corals, sponges and other species found on the seabed than previously thought, according to new research.

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Science

Nambia - Over 5000 Seal Pups Dead on Namibian Beach, Probe Underway

More than 5,000 seal pups had been found dead at Pelican Point beach in Namibia’s coastal town of Walvis Bay, NGO Ocean Conservation Namibia (OCN) said on Wednesday.

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Waterways

AUS - Human Activity Has Made Murray Estuary More Vulnerable to Drought

Human impacts on the Lower Lakes of the Murray River estuary have made its ecosystem more vulnerable to drought, according to findings by University of Sydney geoscientists.

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Fisheries

CAN - Tempers Ignite in Lobster Fishery Dispute Between Indigenous, Non-Indigenous Fishers in Southwest Nova Scotia

What had been relative calm in recent weeks was broken Tuesday evening following incidents at lobster pounds in the region, which the RCMP say they are investigating.

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Energy

China - Offshore Wind Takes off in China

China’s offshore wind sector, like solar and onshore wind before it, is soaring, boosted by policy support and improved technology.

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Science

World - Are Corals Genetically Equipped to Survive Climate Change?

In 1998, ocean temperatures soared, and the world experienced its first significant coral bleaching event.

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Science

World - Chilling Report Suggests 1 out of 5 Countries Could Be Headed for Ecosystem Collapse

The world's wealth is built on our planet's natural ecosystems, and if those collapse, so too might our global economy, experts warn.

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Energy

UK - Offshore Renewables Robotics Groups Join Forces to Bridge Gap Between Research and Industry

Two of the UK’s leading research organisations in the development of robotics for use in offshore renewables have teamed up to bridge the gap between academia and industry.

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Science

AUS - The Climate Crisis Has Already Cost the Great Barrier Reef More Than Half Its Corals

The Great Barrier Reef has lost more than 50 percent of its coral in the last 25 years, and the climate crisis is to blame.

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Science

World - As Waters Warm, Ocean Heatwaves Are Growing More Severe

With oceans absorbing more than 90 percent of global warming, marine heatwaves are becoming hotter and larger and are lasting longer. Scientists say the trend has major ecological consequences, from altering fish and plant populations to forcing whales into hazardous waters.

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Fisheries

UK - Major Salmon Genetics Study Launched

One of the most comprehensive studies of wild Atlantic salmon genetics has begun in Scotland to gauge the impact of any interbreeding between wild and farm-raised salmon.

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Tourism

AUS - Even Without Private Clubs, the 'Egalitarian' Australian Beach Is a National Myth

From the Cronulla riots to exclusive real estate, beaches have often been inaccessible to many in Australia

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Advocacy

CR - Costa Rica Expands Its Marine Protection Area in Defense of Biodiversity

Costa Rica has added more than 11,000 square kilometers to its marine conservation map over the last decade, thus making progress in settling a historical debt with its oceanic biodiversity.

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Engineering

India - Adani’s Vizhinjam Seaport Is Eating up Thiruvanthapuram’s Beaches and Fishing Villages

The Rs 7,525-crore seaport is being built in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Kerala government and the Adani Vizhinjam Port Pvt. Ltd.

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Energy

Norway - Høglund Marine Acquires Two-Thirds Stake in Vindskip

Norway-based marine technology provider Høglund Marine Solutions has taken a two-thirds stake in Vindskip AS, a company developing a wind and LNG-powered vessel concept.

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Waterways

World - Russia Probes Pollution off Pacific Coast After 'Ecological Disaster'

MOSCOW -- Russian authorities Wednesday opened an investigation into suspected toxic waste pollution off the Kamchatka peninsula on its Pacific coast which has led to the mass death of marine animals.

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Property

World - The Island Brokers Are Overwhelmed

The wealthy want to escape the pandemic to a private, isolated paradise. The people who sell islands have to explain: It’s complicated.

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Engineering

India - Supreme Court Must Reconsider Its Stand on Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project Due to Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels

Mumbai’s magnanimous Coastal Road Project has faced stiff opposition for violating indigenous rights to livelihood and usurping environmental laws.

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Engineering

World - To Fight Climate Change, Should We Mine the Deep Sea? USF Wants to Find Out.

The local ocean sciences school is now home to the International Marine Minerals Society, staking a flag into what it calls a “green conundrum.”

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Energy

World - Venezuela, Once an Oil Giant, Reaches the End of an Era

CABIMAS, Venezuela — For the first time in a century, there are no rigs searching for oil in Venezuela.

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Fisheries

CAN - Lobster Fishery at a Crossroads

Part 2: Tensions over a moderate livelihood fishery are hiding a much bigger threat to the inshore

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Energy

World - Hydrogen Is Going Global – Fast

As most science nerds will know hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. It’s everywhere we look although the vast majority is out of reach until we develop the ability to travel at warp speed. Yes, I admit it. I am a Star Trek fan.

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Science

World - 'Secret Rainforests' Have Been Discovered Deep in Our Oceans. Here's What That Could Mean

Mention coral reefs and we all tend to think of underwater forests just beyond the surf. But if you could venture further out into the deep oceans, you would find another type of coral reef – hundreds of metres below the surface.

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Advocacy

World - What Is Holding Back the Promise of Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation?

The case is increasingly clear that nature-based solutions offer cost-effective ways to address climate change adaptation. This perspective piece examines the issues that deserve greater attention to expand the use and financing of such measures.

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Engineering

World - Critical Minerals and the New Geopolitics

ABU DHABI — The climate crisis and the Fourth Industrial Revolution — with its breakthrough technologies such as artificial intelligence and 5G networks — are setting the world on a geopolitical collision course.

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Waterways

China - Nine Extraordinary Chinese Research Vessels

The changing make-up of China’s marine research fleet reflects the nation’s ambitions. Here, we take a look at nine of its ships.

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Engineering

World - Bangladesh Elected International Seabed Authority President

Secretary of the Maritime Affairs Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rear Admiral (retd) Md Khurshed Alam will lead the 26th session of ISA

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Engineering

Pakistan - PIDA to Develop Islands, Reclaimable Coastal Areas

ISLAMABAD: A presidential ordinance was promulgated on August 31 to establish the Pakistan Islands Development Authority (PIDA) but the move remained largely unnoticed and unreported.

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Waterways

World - Why Flushing Scarce Water Into the Sea, ‘The World’s Biggest Toilet Bowl’, Makes No Sense

At a time when cities around the world are struggling to supply life-giving water to a growing number of citizens, researchers have questioned why many coastal municipalities still flush one of the world’s most valuable resources literally down the toilet – while also fouling the sea.

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Advocacy

Ireland - ‘Serious Deterioration’ in Ireland’s Protected Marine Habitats, Report Finds

Irish Wildlife Trust lodges complaint with EU over ‘more blatant than usual violation’ of habitats directive

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Advocacy

Indian Ocean - Environmental disaster in Mauritius leaves dire legacy

Residents have been sharing photos on social media of mostly dead, oiled birds, sea turtles and ornate day geckos

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Waterways

Indian Ocean - Japan ship deviated from shipping lane before Mauritius impact, data shows

The Japanese-owned bulk carrier that ran aground off Mauritius and spilled oil over pristine waters and fragile coral reefs diverted more than 100 kilometres from a regular shipping lane, data from a maritime analysis firm showed.

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Science

AUS - Pumice Raft Carried Nutrients to the Great Barrier Reef From Nearly 2000 Miles Away

In 2019, an underwater volcano near Tonga created an enormous pumice raft that floated for months and eventually made its way to the coast of Australia.

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Science

World - NASA-led Study Reveals the Causes of Sea Level Rise Since 1900

Scientists have gained new insights into the processes that have driven ocean level variations for over a century, helping us prepare for the rising seas of the future.

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Fisheries

South Africa - Mass Mussel Harvesting Leaves North Coast Beach Rocks Bare

In the dune forest clearings between Zinkwazi and Nonoti, massive piles of mussel shells, several metres wide, and as much as half a metre deep in some places, can be found.

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Science

World - Researchers Identify Larger Variability in Future Sea Levels As Earth Warms

A team of researchers from the University of Hawai’i (UH) at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) identified a global tendency for future sea levels to become more variable as oceans warm this century due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Tourism

UK - The 30 Sewage-Soaked Beaches That Put Public Health at Risk

As many as 30 beaches across Scotland have been polluted in breach of sewage safety limits so far this summer, according to data from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa).

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Fisheries

World - New Studies Find Agricultural Pesticides Can Affect Prawns and Oysters

New research from Southern Cross University has highlighted the importance of managing the potential impacts of pesticide run-off in areas of intensive coastal agriculture.

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Science

EU - Beached Whale Increase May Be Due to Military Sonar Exercises, Say Experts

It is thought sonar may scare animals into surfacing too quickly, causing narcosis

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Aquaculture

World - A Short History of Aquaculture Innovation

For over a century, aquaculturists have tinkered with every part of aquatic animals’ lives, from genetics to diet to where they grow best.

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Fisheries

World - How Knowledge-Sharing Will Improve Multispecies Fisheries

While many single-species fisheries are becoming more sustainable thanks to science-based management strategies, multispecies fisheries often face greater sustainability challenges, and these challenges will grow in the face of climate change.

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Fisheries

World - Seafood Could Account for 25 Percent of Animal Protein Needed to Meet Demand

As the world’s population continues to grow, researchers have examined the sea’s primary food producing sectors to determine “sustainable supply curves” for the future of seafood.

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Science

World - Are Forever Chemicals Harming Ocean Life?

Here’s what we know (and don’t know) about how dangerous PFAS chemicals travel ocean currents and harm wildlife — and what that could mean for humans.

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Waterways

World - Autonomous Ships Are About to Set Sail — Into Choppy Waters

Next month an ultra-modern 15-metre trimaran will slip into Plymouth harbour on Britain’s south coast, flagging the way to a new future in maritime transport.

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Property

World - Paying for Extreme Weather: Wildfire, Hurricanes, Floods and Droughts Quadrupled in Cost Since 1980

A new report looks at the price of climate-linked natural disasters and how global warming is making them worse.

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Science

World - Mangroves Could Help Save Us From Climate Change. Climate Change Is Killing Mangroves.

During a trip to Cuba's Gardens of the Queen a few years ago, I found myself around small mangrove islands in an area called Boca Grande.

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Engineering

Pacific - DeepGreen Partners With Scientists on Seafloor Discovery Program

DeepGreen Metals announced Tuesday it has formed partnerships with scientific research institutions and universities on its deep-sea discovery program to characterize the potential impacts of lifting polymetallic nodules from the bottom of the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ) of the Pacific Ocean.

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Energy

World - Green Hydrogen to Be Competitive With Fossil Fuels by 2040

Hydrogen made from renewable power will be compete on price with producing the gas from fossil fuels within two decades, according to analysis by research firm Wood Mackenzie Ltd.

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Engineering

World - Mining of the Future Could Help Spare the Planet or Ruin It

Minerals are synonymous with wealth but they are finite and we need more

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