Broad Coalition Develops Drones to Protect Critically Endangered New Zealand Dolphins

Broad Coalition Develops Drones to Protect Critically Endangered New Zealand Dolphins

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A coalition of scientists, environmentalists, fishers, and the New Zealand Government has developed a special drone to monitor and protect one of New Zealand’s most endangered aquatic mammals. There are just 63 Māui dolphins remaining off the west coast of New Zealand, and experts hope that this new technology can give them critical insight that […]

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Earth Week Interview: Aulani Wilhelm (Part 2) click button

Earth Week Interview: Aulani Wilhelm (Part 2)

While we write about the need to protect oceans and marine ecosystems as a key part of climate action a lot here at ODP, it’s still an often overlooked goal for climate advocates. However, protecting the open ocean (the deep ocean beyond the continental shelf, and often beyond national boundaries) is one of the most […]

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The Presidential Power of Marine National Monuments

The Presidential Power of Marine National Monuments

Much as our national parks on land are some of our greatest natural treasures, marine national monuments safeguard precious ecosystems and protect them now and for future generations. The National Marine Sanctuary System encompasses more than 600,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters, and contains amazing cultural and historical resources, as well as […]

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Celebrating 4 Years of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts click button

Celebrating 4 Years of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts

Today marks the 4th birthday of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument which was created by President Obama in 2016. The monument is the first fully protected marine area in the US Atlantic Ocean and is special because it home to precious marine ecosystems and species like fragile deep-sea corals, diverse schools of fish […]

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Achieving Fully Protected Marine Reserves Is Increasingly Urgent

Achieving Fully Protected Marine Reserves Is Increasingly Urgent

by Jenna Sullivan-Stack, Postdoctoral Scholar, Oregon State University Department of Integrative Biology When preparing for the birth of my son this February, I decided to make him a mobile of some of the things that are most important to me (I am not crafty, so this was a real labor of love). What I ended […]

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