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With so-called Turtle Excluder Devices, shrimp fishing boats in the Gulf of Mexico could save up to 2500 sea turtles each year. #turtle #environmentcommon.seeMore
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Over one million square miles of global oceans received new protection in 2016. That's something to celebrate going forward in 2017. #ocean #conservation #environmentcommon.seeMore
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As polar ice caps melt, shipping is becoming more common in the waters of the Arctic and Antarctic oceans. On January 1st, a one year phase-in period begins for the Polar Code, a new set of rules aimed at increasing safety in international shipping and preventing pollution in these waters. The question is, do these rules go far enough? #environment #ocean #pollution #Arctic #Antarcticcommon.seeMore
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China has been acting aggressively on the environmental front recently, with the government banning the trade in ivory and now Air China announcing that it will no longer allow shipments on shark fin on its planes. Given that China is the main market for shark fin imports, this is great news! #environment #shark #conservation #China #sharkfincommon.seeMore
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What will happen when an Antarctic glacier the size of California melts? This team of scientists wants to find out. #environment #climatechange #globalwarming #Antarctica #glaciercommon.seeMore
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SECORE is taking a leading role in developing methods to revive the world's coral reefs through SExual COral REproduction. #coral #conservation #environmentcommon.seeMore
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Geographers at McGill University are building a global database of the world's lakes to help scientists better understand the role of lakes in Earth's ecology. #lake #environment #science #climatechangecommon.seeMore
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Three-quarters of all tropical fish are born in mangroves, but these water forests are under threat from all kinds of fishing. Here's the latest update and what you can do. #mangroves #protection #ocean #health #environmentcommon.seeMore
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Ever wondered what you can do to contribute to ocean conservation on a daily basis? #ocean #conservation #environmentcommon.seeMore
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The Great Barrier Reef isn't the only place hit hard by coral bleaching recently. Japan's largest coral reef was damaged pretty extensively, as well. #ocean #environment #coralbleachingcommon.seeMore
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Fun Fact: whale poop is as helpful to the ocean and cow farts are harmful to the atmosphere. #marinelife #environment #conservation #oceancommon.seeMore
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Another reason to reduce our dependency on crude oil. #conservation #environment #reef #drilling #oilcommon.seeMore
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