The seafood industry in the US dropped steeply at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic amd recover may depend on federal assistance, researchers say.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction
For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~8 min
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Most existing MPAs are in distant and largely empty waters. Expanding them where it counts will meet a lot of resistance.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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Healthy seagrasses form underwater meadows teeming with fish and shellfish. A successful large-scale restoration project in Virginia could become a model for reseeding damaged seagrass beds worldwide.
Oct. 20, 2020 • ~11 min
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Thousands of dams across the US are aging and overdue for maintenance. Taking them down can revive rivers, restore fish runs and create new opportunities for tourism and outdoor activities.
May 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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The 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill caused widespread damage in the Gulf of Mexico, but some parts of this complex ecosystem fared better than others.
April 16, 2020 • ~9 min
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Scientists have found oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in fishes' livers and on the deep ocean floor
The Deepwater Horizon oil disaster catalyzed a decade of research on oil contamination in the Gulf of Mexico, from surface waters to the seabed, with surprising findings.
April 13, 2020 • ~10 min
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You won't see a blue shark near the beach, but thanks to 50 years of tagging data, scientists are learning about their wide-ranging lives at sea.
March 24, 2020 • ~5 min
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Scientists thought there was only one sixgill sawshark species – until now.
March 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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Without understanding which fish species and habitats local fishers rely on, export bans can do more harm than good.
March 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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