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Supporter Spotlight: Patricia Harris of Bloomberg Philanthropies

(Photo: Richard Bowditch)

As Oceana prepares to expand our efforts to save the oceans to feed the world to two new countries, Oceana magazine talked with Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO Patricia Harris to learn more about the Vibrant Oceans initiative.


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Introducing... Janelle Chanona

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Janelle Chanona is no stranger to speaking out for her country’s oceans. A long-time anchor for Channel 5 news, one of Belize’s top national broadcasters, Janelle recently ran her own media and production company and advised several environmental groups in Belize, including Oceana. Oceana magazine sat down with Janelle to learn about how she plans to tackle the threats facing Belizean oceans.


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Ask Dr Pauly: What is Maximum Sustainable Yield?

(Photo: Oceana / Houssine Kaddachi)

Maximum sustainable yield, often called simply MSY, is a term you might run across if you’re reading about fisheries management. But what exactly does MSY mean? In each issue of Oceana magazine, fisheries scientist and Oceana board member Dr. Daniel Pauly breaks down a commonly used fisheries term. In the recent issue, Dr. Pauly explains MSY and how it plays a role in managing our ocean’s fish populations.


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New Horizons: Bloomberg Takes Oceana to Brazil and the Philippines

(Photo: Oceana / Mike Hirshfield)

2014 just might be the most exciting year yet for Oceana. A recent grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies will allow us to open offices in two new countries ­­­– Brazil and the Philippines – in addition to furthering our existing campaigns in Chile. You can read more about the grant and Oceana’s new offices in this article, featured in the recent issue of Oceana magazine…

 


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Coast Guard Calls Out Shell for Ignoring Risks During 2012 Rig Grounding

(Photo: U.S. Department of Defense)

In December of 2012, Shell’s Arctic drilling rig, the Kulluk, ran aground during a winter storm. Yesterday, the U.S. Coast Guard released the results of their investigation into the incident, criticizing Shell for poor management and decision-making. In a press release, the Coast Guard states that the “most significant factor” in the grounding was “the inadequate assessment and management of risks.”


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New Footage from the Desventuradas Expedition

(Photo Oceana | Eduardo Sorensen)

In February 2013, Oceana and National Geographic launched a joint expedition to the Desventuradas, two remote, rocky islands off the coast of Chile. A team of all-star scientists explored one of the last potentially pristine marine environments left in South America. Outfitted with a three-person submarine, the team completed over 280 dives, shooting more than 80 hours of video and 12,000 photos – all completely new to science

To see some of the expedition footage, check out this new video posted by National Geographic:

 


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25 Years Later: Why Alaska Can’t Afford Another Exxon Valdez

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This story appeared as an editorial on the Huffington Post, authored by Susan Murray, Oceana VP for the Pacific, and Dr. Jeffrey Short.

25 Years Later: Why Alaska Can’t Afford another Exxon Valdez
By Jeffrey Short and Susan Murray


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Making Waves: Updates from Oceana Magazine

(Photo: Oceana / Tim Calver)

In each issue of Oceana magazine, we review recent victories in our Making Waves section. Read for updates from the Winter 2013 issue.

Offshore Wind Energy Gains Momentum on the East Coast


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Clinton Takes the Stage

(Photo: Alex J. Berliner)

In October of last year, Oceana honored former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Partners Award Gala. Continue reading for coverage of Clinton's remarks in the recent issue of Oceana magazine, plus a video of her speech.


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Miranda Cosgrove Stars in New Oceana PSA to Save Dolphins

(Photo: Oceana / Tim Calver)

Atlantic dolphins are in danger, and Miranda Cosgrove needs your help to save them. Recently, she joined Oceana in Bimini, Bahamas to swim with Atlantic spotted dolphins and film a new public service announcement (PSA) about how seismic airguns could harm Atlantic dolphins.

“When I first entered the water, the dolphins were playing with each other, swimming side by side, and they were constantly singing to each other—I could hear it! After a while they started to approach me and I could feel them look me in the eye. It was one of the best experiences of my life,” said Cosgrove.


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