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  • Friday meet & greet: Striped Seasnail

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: October 7, 2011

    We’ve been slacking on our Friday meet & greet blogs that introduce you to some cool species. But after a summer of expedition, in the Baltic, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, our photo albums are bursting at the seams, full of beautiful and interesting creatures.

    So without further ado, meet a striped Seasnail (Liparis liparis). We found this little one in the Bubbling Reefs of Hirsholmene Marine Reserve in the Kattegat Sea (Denmark).

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  • How to save the Bluefin: a visual education

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: October 6, 2011

    Check out this video we just spotted. What a great visual way to teach people about the plight of the bluefin tuna!

    Watch the video on YouTube (by HOWTOSAVETHEBLUEFIN)

     

     

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  • Remember Vidal?

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: October 6, 2011

    Remember Vidal? Despite their well-known illegal activities since the nineties and the blacklisting of several IUU fishing vessels, linked to Vidal Armadores, Vidal companies have received millions of Euros of fishing subsidies from the local government of Galicia, the Spanish fisheries ministry and the European Union, since 2002.

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  • Closing September with a bang!

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: October 3, 2011

    Last week was a good week for us at Oceana as we closed the month of September with a bang! It’s been a month of victories and good for our work here in Europe, and there is nothing more rewarding than realizing that our efforts are actually making a difference. We therefore thought we’d highlight a couple for you.

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  • EU subsidies to the fisheries sector, a growing concern

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: September 13, 2011

    After months of research into the issue, we gathered it all into a report, which we made public earlier this week – and the news isn’t good. It now seems that the amount of subsidies to the fishing sectors of EU Member States is 3 times greater than what has previously been acknowledged by the European Commission.

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  • Mercury rising: Seafood contamination and a consumer’s right to know

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: September 2, 2011

    Mercury contamination in popular fish, industrial waste leaking into our oceans, years long legal battles to gain access to public information being kept hidden by the government – it sounds like the plot of a movie, but unfortunately, it’s just what we’ve been dealing with in our latest battle against seafood contamination in Spain and in Europe.

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  • Summer of at-sea expeditions at an end

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: August 30, 2011

    Well, we’ve reached the end of our summer at-sea expeditions. You may recall, we had an incredible experience in the Baltic Sea a few months ago and a few weeks ago, the Oceana Ranger pulled into its final port after spending 2 months travelling through and studying the Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic (by Portugal).

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  • Oil Company set to destroy marine habitats with the Spanish government’s permission

    Author: Angela Pauly
    Date: August 1, 2011

    Spain’s beautiful Costa Del Sol, a tourist destination for millions, is under threat from Repsol, and oil company with plans to prospect for gas in the area, and some incredible habitats and marine animals that we just recently documented as part of our latest Ranger Expedition are in danger of being destroyed.

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  • Caleb Pungowiyi: 1941-2011


    Date: July 28, 2011

    Caleb PungowiyiWe are incredibly saddened by the passing of Caleb Pungowiyi, a longtime Alaska Native leader and Oceana’s Senior Advisor and Rural Liaison.

    Originally from the St. Lawrence Island village of Savoonga, Caleb’s work was a critical part of Oceana’s accomplishments in Alaska. He was a passionate yet incredibly humble person who followed his beliefs and led by example. He cared deeply about protecting and nurturing the subsistence way of life and the environment that was his garden. 

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  • Cetacean sighting in the Alboran Sea

    Author: Silvia García
    Date: July 19, 2011

    Oceana´s Ranger expedition is going strong as it continues through the Alboran Sea, which is the westernmost portion of the Mediterranean Sea. This area, famous for its great number and variety of cetaceans (marine mammals), did not disappoint: our on-board team of scientists, photographers, videographers and divers spotted more than 400 cetaceans in just one day!

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