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  • The oceans are everyone's business

    Author: Patricia Valdés (Volunteer)
    Date: March 2, 2012

    As you may have seen previously on the blog , the World Oceans Summit took place last week in Singapore. Organized by The Economist, it was attended by over 300 people from a range of sectors including universities, governments, international organizations, private sector, NGOs and the press.

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  • Alexandra Cousteau teams up with Oceana

    Author: Mark Brown (Volunteer)
    Date: March 1, 2012

    We are delighted to share the news with you that Alexandra Cousteau, grand-daughter of the of the great ocean explorer Jacques-Yves, has joined Oceana as a senior advisor. An established ocean advocate, Alexandra will help guide our campaigns to protect and restore the oceans.

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  • New black coral species found?

    Author: Candela Farroni (Volunteer)
    Date: February 29, 2012

    Oceana’s expedition to the southeast Spanish coast, in the Almeria region, had an unexpected outcome. Using a submarine robot, we recorded more than 50 species along the Abubacer ridge, but one of them in particular, made quite an impression: an unidentified black coral.

    It could be a species new to science and, at the moment, an investigation is underway to find out for sure if it is.

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  • World Oceans Summit

    Author: Patricia Valdés (Volunteer)
    Date: February 21, 2012

    Tomorrow marks the start of the World Oceans Summit, organized by The Economist, which will gather over 200 world leaders from the private sector, governments, academic institutions, opinion leaders and NGOs to discuss the future of the oceans, examine how the increased activity in and around oceans can be managed sustainably, and to determine what this will mean for businesses and other key stakeholders.

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  • A responsible attitude after a ferry accident in Balearic Islands

    Author: Candela Farroni (Volunteer)
    Date: February 21, 2012

    Very often here at Oceana, we are faced with the task of making recommendations when ship accidents happen and we always demand that companies immediately remove pollutants than can cause an environmental disaster.

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  • All you need is love... and ode to marine pairs

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: February 14, 2012

    During our at-sea expeditions, we’ve gathered quite a collection of stunning photographs. In honour of Valentine’s Day, we’ve decided to put together a little photographic ode to marine couples.

    A pair of Mediterranean Rainbow wrasses (Coris julis) © OCEANA / Juan Cuetos

     

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  • A different way of life: the barnacle

    Author: Patricia Valdés (Volunteer)
    Date: February 10, 2012

    Some species seek security, constancy and the lowest possible degree of risk in the environment around them. Others however live in areas where conditions vary not only by the season, but by the hour of the day. Such is the case for barnacles, many of which can be found attached to rocks and mussels in shallow tidal zones, where changes in salinity, temperature and water levels are the order of the day. The small crustaceans, which are shaped much like a volcano, can also be found attached to whales, turtles, and boats (to the dismay of many sailors).

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  • Time for the EU to step up and protect endangered sharks


    Date: February 8, 2012

    Today is a big day for sharks in the Mediterranean. It marks the beginning of the 17th Barcelona Convention Meeting, a three day event during which time the fate of many threatened sharks and rays is at stake. The Mediterranean is the region of greatest risk to sharks and rays, with 41% of species considered threatened, compared to 17% globally.

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  • Oceana board member Dr. Pauly receives 2011 Grand Prize from French Ecological Society

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: February 6, 2012

    Last Friday, Oceana Board member Dr. Daniel Pauly received the 2011 Grand Prix from the Société Française d’Ecologie. Dr. Pauly, a French citizen currently based in Vancouver Canada, is one of the world's leading experts on marine biodiversity and its protection. He is widely recognized the world's most prolific and widely cited living fisheries scientist.

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  • Parasites in the Baltic Sea

    Author: Patricia Valdés (Volunteer) & Angela Pauly
    Date: January 31, 2012

    It may seem to many that there is little life in the Baltic sea, especially when compared to the bright and colourful images of life in the Mediterranean, or the Atlantic. But if you look very closely, there is actually much to discover. While on our 2011 expedition throughout the Baltic,  we gathered samples of different specimens of parasites.

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