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Latest Marine Protected Area Stories

Russia Blocks Antarctic Sanctuary
2013-07-17 08:34:56

Russia has blocked attempts to establish marine reserves in the Ross Sea and Eastern Antarctica, preventing the formation of what would have become the world's largest ocean sanctuary.

2013-04-19 16:45:34

A new report on the potential effects of climate change on NOAA's Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary uses existing observations and science-based expectations to identify how climate change could affect habitats, plants and animals within the sanctuary and adjacent coastal areas.

Scientists Say More Large Ocean Wilderness Parks Needed
2013-04-15 08:43:45

Leading international marine scientists have called for the protection of more, large marine wilderness areas in a bid to shield the world’s dwindling stocks of fish from destruction.

2013-03-05 11:49:27

Fishers near marine protected areas end up traveling farther to catch fish but maintain their social and economic well-being.

Picky Eaters Keep Endangered Coral Reefs Clean
2013-02-14 06:19:23

A recent study conducted in the Fiji Islands found that four species of herbivorous fish were primarily responsible for removing common and even potentially harmful seaweeds on reefs.

Co-management Approach Safeguards Marine Protected Area In Indonesian Coral Triangle
2013-02-09 09:13:23

Fishing communities living on the islands of Indonesia's Karimunjawa National Park have found an important balance, improving their social well-being while reducing their reliance on marine biodiversity, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Western Australia.

2013-02-05 10:39:27

A new NOAA research report finds that both fish populations and commercial and recreational anglers have benefited from "no-take" protections in the Tortugas Ecological Reserve in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Great Barrier Reef Erosion Raises Conservation Questions
2012-09-24 14:23:33

Australian researchers set out to study the effects of climate change and temperature dynamics around the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and its critical protected areas. They were able to record and analyze major changes around the reef within the past 25 years.

Coral Reef Fish Connections Are Much More Complex
2012-09-04 04:00:27

Ocean scientists have known for a long time that juvenile coral reef fishes use coastal seagrass and mangrove habitats as nurseries, before they move into the coral reefs as adults.

Marine Protection Gets Local Boost In Fiji
2012-08-22 12:14:26

A new study by researchers from the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, and the Wildlife Conservation Society has found that locally managed marine protected areas within Fiji are playing an increasingly important role in the nation's strategy to protect inshore habitats.


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  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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