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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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  • Spain withdraws support for renewable energies

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: January 30, 2012

    Last Friday, the Spanish Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, announced a temporary cessation of government aid to renewable energy projects. This troubling decision comes at a time Spanish government continues to support and fund dirty energy, as well as new permits for oil and gas exploration, which damage our already overfished oceans and further climate change.

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  • Introducing Oceana’s newest celebrity ambassador: Elsa Pataky

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: January 30, 2012

    We are thrilled to announce that actress Elsa Pataky, has become our latest ambassador.

    The Spanish actress recently described why she wants to be involved in protected the world’s oceans: “I have no doubt that the most important legacy we can leave our children is a healthy planet with healthy oceans, full of life, so that they can also fully enjoy one of the most precious gifts we possess.”

    We look forward to working with her towards our mutual goal of restoring the world’s oceans.
    Welcome to the family Elsa!

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  • Investigative journalists uncover truth behind decimated fish stocks in the Pacific

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: January 25, 2012

    The latest “Looting the Seas” report by the ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) was published today. You may recall a few months ago, we discussed their investigation into illegal fishing, seafood fraud and runaway subsidies in Spain.

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  • Enter the (Leafy Sea)Dragon

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: January 23, 2012

    Happy Chinese New Year! Today, millions around the world are celebrating as we enter the Year of the Dragon. What better way for us to celebrate in our blog than by introducing you to a real dragon?

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  • The potential environmental impact of the Costa Concordia wreck

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: January 19, 2012

    Amidst the heartbreaking news surrounding the deadly capsizing of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, another issue is beginning to emerge – that of the potential environmental impact the wreckage may have on the marine ecosystems.

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  • 2012: The International Year of Sustainable Energy for All

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: January 10, 2012

    2012 is going to be a big year – we’ve got a ton of things on the horizon and a to-do list that’s already longer than we care to share.

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  • Happy Holidays!

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: December 23, 2011

    Well it’s that most wonderful time of the year again. Oceana’s blog will be taking a bit of a break to enjoy the holiday season. We’ll be back in January with renewed energy and New Year resolutions!

    It’s been a great year of work for us at Oceana, and we’ve enjoyed sharing it with you through this blog. We’ll be trying harder to have more posts for you next year, so if you have any suggestions for blog topics, please share them with us!

    Happy holidays and wishing you all the best in the New Year!

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  • Fisheries Ministers fail at setting proper 2012 catch limits

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: December 19, 2011

    Perhaps it would do well to give you all a little background in how fishing opportunities are set in the EU for the Atlantic, before I get to the point.

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  • Nemo at risk: Finding Nemo’s marine friends in trouble

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: December 13, 2011

    It’s no secret that Finding Nemo is one of my absolute favorite movies, and apparently, I’m not alone in this. Finding Nemo was the second highest grossing movie in 2003, right behind The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (another favorite of mine…but I digress).

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