Coral Reef Science Severely Lacks Representation for Women and Poorer Nations

Coral Reef Science Severely Lacks Representation for Women and Poorer Nations

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor A new paper published in Frontiers on coral reef research has found that gender and geographical disparities among researchers and authors are stark, and countries with some of the world’s most precious coral reefs are underrepresented in scientific discussions. Experts say this lack of diverse perspectives is harming the […]

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California Crab Collab Tests New Fishing Tech to Prevent Whale Bycatch

California Crab Collab Tests New Fishing Tech to Prevent Whale Bycatch

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A team effort to end whale and sea turtle bycatch is underway in California, and experts hope it can put an end to deadly entanglements in fishing gear that threaten marine populations. The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, California Ocean Protection Council (OPC), and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will […]

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Antarctic Operations Resume in Smaller Numbers Under COVID Threat

Antarctic Operations Resume in Smaller Numbers Under COVID Threat

by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer This week 40 researchers will emerge from quarantine to board a ship bound for Antarctica, hoping to resume critical research operations on the continent which have been halted for months due to COVID-19. Antarctica is the only place on Earth that is still untouched by the pandemic and, for […]

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Heroes of the Week: Stranded Conservation Research Team

Heroes of the Week: Stranded Conservation Research Team

As CNN reported, a team of conservationists who were trying to save endangered seabirds from giant mice on one of the world’s most remote islands were recently rescued by the UK military after becoming stranded due to the coronavirus pandemic. A group of 12 researchers from the UK arrived on Gough Island, which is located […]

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EPA Cutting Funds for Studies of Kids Health

EPA Cutting Funds for Studies of Kids Health

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), have for more than two decades sponsored a network of centers that study children’s environmental health from before birth, but now the EPA has decided not to renew the support when it runs out in July. 

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The Blue New Deal  

The Blue New Deal  

I just heard from a longtime friend on the Hill that “soon” Congress will introduce a “Blue New Deal” in both chambers with support from the President and all ocean agencies. Congress and the Administration are joining forces to create a strategic, cost-loaded plan that will address ocean science and technology needs nationwide, bringing together federal agencies with their partners in academia, industry, state and local government, and NGOs to work on key common goals.

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