What is Ocean Optimism?

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Maya Canonizado is a Communications Intern at Ocean Conservancy, based in Los Angeles, CA. Growing up and living on the coast her whole life sparked her love for the ocean and the desire to protect it from a young age. Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails.

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5 Poisonous Ocean Animals to Stay Away From

Ocean Conservancy

But, what about those ocean animals that have adapted to use poison to defend themselves against predators? See more wonderful ocean animals! Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails. Today, we are going to explore these five poisonous ocean animals. Ocean Life

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Meet Our Ocean’s Zebra Sharks

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See more wonderful ocean animals! Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails. Today, you can help support critical marine conservation projects that help our oceans’ sharks and their reef habitats with a donation. Ocean Life Wildlife Facts

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49 Years of Advocating for Our Ocean

Ocean Conservancy

That’s almost five decades of working towards a clean, healthy, sustainable ocean. I am humbled when I think about all Ocean Conservancy has seen and accomplished since 1972. Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails. Ocean Life

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Mutualism is a Win-Win for Ocean Animals

Ocean Conservancy

The ocean can be a tough place to live, but some pairs of ocean critters have evolved to help each other out. The ocean is full of examples of mutualism , which is when two species interact and both benefit from the relationship. Learn more >> Love ocean content?

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My Job Protects the Ocean

Ocean Conservancy

Earlier this year, Ocean Conservancy discussed informal sector waste collectors in Vietnam , highlighting their contributions to recycling and to preventing waste from flowing into our ocean. Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails.

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Our Ocean is for All

Ocean Conservancy

Today is World Ocean Day, which is, understandably, a big day here at Ocean Conservancy. We spend 365 days a year talking about the wonders within our ocean—certainly a privilege and pleasure to do. Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails.

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Coastal Restoration Helps the Ocean Help Us

Ocean Conservancy

The ocean has absorbed nearly 33% of all greenhouse gas emissions and around 90% of the excess heat produced through climate change. It may seem like a good thing all around that the ocean is protecting us in this way, but the ocean actually pays a hefty price.

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5 Venomous Ocean Animals You Need to See

Ocean Conservancy

Ocean animals have evolved all kinds of different ways to protect themselves from threats. Today we’re sharing some of our ocean’s most notorious venomous residents. See more wonderful ocean animals! Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails.

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Oceans may start emitting ozone-depleting CFCs

Successful Green

As atmospheric concentrations of CFC-11 drop, the global ocean should become a source of the chemical by the middle of next century, a new MIT study predicts.

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Time for 10 Ocean Trivia Questions

Ocean Conservancy

How much do you really know about the ocean? Here is your chance to test your knowledge with our ocean trivia quiz. Love ocean content? Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails. 2. What is the fastest fish in the ocean? state has the greatest amount of oceanic coastline, with more miles of coastline than all the rest of the United States combined? Blue whales aren’t just the biggest animals alive in the ocean.

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Ocean health is wealth

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Progressive Grocer. Retailers and producers can capitalize on consumers’ preference for eco-friendly seafood. Read more → Agriculture Grocery stores

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10 Moving Quotes About Our Ocean

Ocean Conservancy

As a core element of nature that blankets more than 70% of our planet’s surface , our ocean is certainly no exception. Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails. No matter what time of year it is or where in the world you are, our ocean is always ready and willing to grant inspiration without restraint. The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. If the ocean can calm itself, so can you.

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Cleanup device removes 20,000 pounds of ocean plastic

Inhabitant

A new device successfully hauled 20,000 pounds of trash out of the Pacific Ocean last week. This technology could potentially help clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Tracking ocean microplastics from space

Environmental News Bits

An estimated eight million tons of plastic trash enters the ocean each year, and most of it is battered by sun and waves into microplastics—tiny flecks that can ride currents hundreds or thousands of miles from their point… Read more → Plastics Publications WaterRead the full story from the University of Michigan. See also the researcher’s article at The Conversation.

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How Does Underwater Noise Impact Our Ocean?

Ocean Conservancy

Every day, we see countless threats endanger the environmental integrity of our ocean, like oil spills and marine debris. Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails. Unlike us, ocean animals can’t ask to turn down the noise. appeared first on Ocean Conservancy

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Disney Gamers Provide Big Win For Our Ocean

Ocean Conservancy

During World Ocean Month this past June, when ocean and animal lovers around the globe were celebrating our ocean with wonder and awe, a very special group was using its passion for games to raise money for Ocean Conservancy. © See more wonderful ocean animals!

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Astronomers define new class of potentially habitable ocean worlds

Physics World

Hot, ocean-covered exoplanets with hydrogen-rich atmospheres could harbour life and may be more common than planets that are Earth-like in size, temperature and atmospheric composition. The post Astronomers define new class of potentially habitable ocean worlds appeared first on Physics World.

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Seagrasses Turn Back the Clock on Ocean Acidification

Science & Climate

Seagrasses Turn Back the Clock on Ocean Acidification. Expansive Study Shows Seagrass Meadows Can Buffer Ocean Acidification. Ricart, who conducted the study as a postdoctoral scholar at UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory and is currently with Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

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An Ocean of Data

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The significance of the ocean to humanity cannot be overstated, whether it is regulating Earth’s climate, providing food to billions or helping society transition to renewable, fossil fuel-free energy. Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails.

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New technology identifies sources of ocean plastic

Successful Green

Worldwide, eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean every year, despite greater awareness of recycling and the use of disposable plastic. Daily News Social Responsibility Water app clean up NTNU ocean plastic waste social responsibility successful GREEN

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Ocean Toxin a Heartbreaking Threat for Sea Otters

Science & Climate

Ocean Toxin a Heartbreaking Threat for Sea Otters. Domoic Acid Raises Risk of Fatal Heart Disease for Otters in a Warming Ocean. Next Article: Eyes Reveal Life History of Fish → The post Ocean Toxin a Heartbreaking Threat for Sea Otters appeared first on Science and Climate.

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A lack of fish faeces is changing the flow of carbon in the ocean

New Scientist

Fish faeces plays an important role in the carbon cycle of the ocean, but industrial fishing has lead to a lack of defecation

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Salesforce announces ocean protection initiatives, appoints Whitney Johnston Director of Ocean Sustainability

Environmental News Bits

Marking World Oceans Day, CRM solutions provider Salesforce announced today an acceleration of the company’s initiatives to protect and restore ocean ecosystems, including the appointment of Dr. Whitney Johnston as Director of Ocean Sustainability. Read the full story at ESG Today.

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How Can Governments Stop the Deadliest Form of Ocean Plastic?

Ocean Conservancy

From implementing extended producer responsibility schemes to banning harmful single-use plastic items, governments at all levels have the ability to make a big difference on all forms of ocean plastic pollution. Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails.

How much carbon does the ocean absorb over time?

Successful Green

The ocean’s “biological pump” describes the many marine processes... The post How much carbon does the ocean absorb over time? Climate projections could be off by five years, MIT researchers find, an error bar that might be critical to staying within 1.5

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How Does Building Back Better Apply to Our Ocean?

Ocean Conservancy

Although both the Jobs Plan and the Families Plan are critical components of building back better, I want to take a deeper look into why the American Jobs Plan is inexplicably linked to our ocean and climate—and why accounting for this link is vital to the plan’s success.

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The Race for EV Parts Leads to Risky Deep-Ocean Mining

Yale E360

Some companies say the solution lies in mining the deep oceans, but scientists say that could irreversibly damage a vast, largely pristine ecosystem. The electric vehicle boom is driving a surge in demand for prized metals needed for batteries and other components.

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The Roadmap That Supports a Plastics Free Ocean

Ocean Conservancy

Ocean Conservancy recognized this from the very beginning when we published our ground-breaking report Stemming the Tid e. We knew the problem of ocean plastics required collective action. That is why Ocean Conservancy was thrilled to join the U.S.

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Meet 3 Future Leaders in Ocean Conservation

Ocean Conservancy

Our ocean faces a diverse range of threats, and it takes a diverse community of advocates to protect it. Ocean Conservancy is committed to being open, inclusive, fair and representative of all the people who love and rely on the ocean.

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How Well Do You Know Endangered Ocean Species?

Ocean Conservancy

It’s going to take all of us to ensure that these incredible ocean animals survive and thrive for generations to come. Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails. The post How Well Do You Know Endangered Ocean Species? appeared first on Ocean Conservancy

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Mathematical model predicts the movement of microplastics in the ocean

Environmental News Bits

A new model tracking the vertical movement of algae-covered microplastic particles offers hope in the fight against plastic waste in our oceans. Read the full story from the University of Newcastle. Read more → Plastics Publications Water

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How to Prevent a Government Shutdown, Create Jobs and Protect Our Ocean

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Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails. Critical ocean, weather and climate data and forecasting—right in the middle of hurricane season—will be interrupted. The post How to Prevent a Government Shutdown, Create Jobs and Protect Our Ocean appeared first on Ocean Conservancy.

For Purpose Recycling debuts recycled ocean plastic utility belt

Inhabitant

Each belt funds the prevention of 10 kilograms worth of plastic waste from entering the ocean

West Paw introduces pet products made with ocean-bound plastic

Environmental News Bits

West Paw has set sail on a new eco-venture by launching a collection of pet toys and feeding accessories that are made with Seaflex, an exclusive blend of reclaimed and recycled ocean-bound plastic and zero-waste Zogoflex material. Ocean-bound plastic, as defined by renowned marine debris professional Jenna… Read more → Circular economy Green productsRead the full story at Pet Product News.

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Major Atlantic ocean current system might be approaching critical threshold

Environmental News Bits

The major Atlantic ocean current, to which also the Gulf stream belongs, may have been losing stability in the course of the last century. Read the full story from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. This is shown in a new study published in Nature Climate Change. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, or AMOC,… Read more → Climate change Publications

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The Ocean at the Center of Climate Action

Ocean Conservancy

Last week I had the privilege of joining former Vice President Al Gore in conversation to talk about our ocean and climate change. He and I agreed the ocean is a critical part of tackling the climate crisis. Thanks for signing up for Ocean Conservancy emails.

Sharks Born Prematurely, Weaker in Warmer Ocean Temperatures

Yale E360

As ocean temperatures rise, baby sharks will be born prematurely, undernourished, and into harsh environments difficult for them to survive in, according to a new study of epaulette sharks — an egg-laying species found on the Great Barrier Reef — published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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UN plan would protect 30% of oceans and land to stem extinctions

New Scientist

Nearly a third of the world’s oceans and land should be protected by 2030 to stem extinctions and ensure humanity lives in harmony with nature, 195 countries say in a proposed UN plan

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Big Reefs in Big Trouble: New Research Tracks a 50 Percent Decline in Living Coral Since the 1950s

Inside Climate News

Climate change, overfishing, ocean acidification and pollution are driving reefs’ demise, along with the fisheries communities depend upon for nutrition. Science Climate Change Coral Coral Reefs ocean acidification Oceans