yesterday at 20:00. Facebook
The bad news? These meadows are vanishing at a rate of a football field every 30 minutes.

Disappearing Seagrass Protects Against Pathogens, Even Climate Change, Scientists Find

yesterday at 17:00. Facebook
“Anything with a gill is going to care and notice.”

Oceans Are Losing Oxygen. Here’s Why That’s a Big Problem

yesterday at 15:15. Facebook
With its well-known tall dorsal fin and characteristic black and white color pattern, the killer whale has been known to coastal peoples for thousands of years and is one of the more recognizable species today. But did you know you can symbolically adopt one too?

Get yours here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
02/25/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Just in, new research suggests that coral reefs are eroding faster than they're growing back.

The damage done when corals die is even worse than scientists previously thought

02/25/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Of the seven species of sea turtles living in our oceans, all are listed as endangered or threatened.

Tell President Trump to require TEDs in all shrimp trawl nets and save thousands of sea turtles each year. Sign our petition here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
02/25/2017 at 15:06. Facebook
The ocean might seem like a quiet place, but listen carefully and you might just hear the sounds of the fish choir.

Fish recorded singing dawn chorus on reefs just like birds

02/24/2017 at 20:11. Facebook
In Peru, where 14% of small children are malnourished and 44% are anemic, protein-packed anchoveta seem like a winning solution. But a single perverse law means that almost none are available to eat: bit.ly/2lieRW5
02/24/2017 at 17:01. Facebook
The Caribbean reef octopus is an absolute master of disguise and one of the most intelligent known invertebrates. Using specialized color cells, called chromatophores, individuals of this species can completely change their color from one moment to the next.

Learn more about these colorful cephalopods here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
02/24/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
You thought your 2017 was off to a rough start? 56 dolphins and whales have washed up on beaches in Ireland so far this year - the worst on record for such strandings.

Dolphin and whale deaths rise fivefold with 56 mammals washing up on beaches

02/23/2017 at 21:45. Facebook
Reality check: The imported, farm-raised shrimp that Americans eat might come at a huge human and environmental cost.

5 Facts that Will Make You Think Twice about Eating Imported, Farm-Raised Shrimp

02/23/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
“But if we fail to get it right, the losers will be the people … who depend on fisheries for their food and incomes."

Global 'fish wars' could break out due to climate change

02/23/2017 at 17:01. Facebook
“In the past, we can still see the fish in front of us. Today, we can only see it in pictures.”

Young Fishers Literally Don’t Know What They’re Missing

02/23/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
No more hiding at sea. Oceana's new report, released at The Economist World Ocean's Summit, presents a global view of likely transshippping hotspots from 2012 to 2016. These events represent 5,065 likely rendezvous of refrigerated cargo vessels with the largest commercial fishing vessels.

Discover how these activities can facilitate the laundering of illegally caught fish: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Oceana Report Exposes Thousands of Suspected Vessel Rendezvous at Sea

02/22/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Some of our ocean’s most beloved inhabitants are swimming towards a murky future. Now more than ever magnificent ocean animals, like the humpback whale, need to us stand strong and fight back against potential threats.

Show that you stand for oceans and become a 2017 Oceana member: [ Bit.ly Link ]
02/22/2017 at 17:08. Facebook
#BreakingNews: Today, Oceana released a new report at The Economist World Ocean Summit 2017 that exposes thousands of suspected vessel rendezvous at sea. While transshipping enables fishing vessels to remain at sea for extended periods of time, it can also mask illegal fishing and conceal human rights abuses.

Read the press release to discover how this practice undermines fisheries...
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Oceana Report Exposes Thousands of Suspected Vessel Rendezvous at Sea

02/22/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
An emerging DNA technique is helping scientists identify scores of animals, from microbes to whales, in just a single liter of water: [ Bit.ly Link ] #WhaleWednesday
02/21/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Overfishing has rapidly depleted the populations of fish commonly used for sushi — and it's only a matter of time before some species go extinct, experts warn.

You Might Not Be Able to Find Your Favorite Sushi Soon

02/21/2017 at 17:06. Facebook
This summer, the Oceana Canada team is setting off on an expedition to explore the incredibly diverse and complex marine areas throughout the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Discover why this expedition is a pivotal moment to protect the future of Canada’s fisheries.

The Wonders of the Gulf of St. Lawrence

02/21/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
02/20/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Historically, the scalloped hammerhead shark has been observed forming very large schools of hundreds (or more) adults. But why scalloped hammerheads form these occasional large groups, while maintaining solitary lifestyles for much of the time in between, is still a mystery to scientists.

Learn more about these sharks, and why these large groups can make them vulnerable to targeted...
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