The lingering and extreme impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the deep sea

From the darkness emerges a boot. An old leather, steel-toed, work boot. It shouldn’t be there resting on the seafloor nearly two kilometers deep. I’m…

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Embracing Yes/Also: Marine Protected Areas Are Not An Either/Or Proposition

Ocean science and conservation, like any human enterprise, is subject to its fair share of internal messiness from time to time.  As someone whose expertise…

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Beyond drug lords and conservationists: Who is missing in the coverage of the vaquita’s demise?

This is a guest post by friend and colleague, Dr. Tara Whitty. Dr. Whitty is currently a NSF SEES Fellow and Conservation Assessment Scholar at the Scripps…

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An Alarming Tweet From the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Karen James (@kejames on Twitter) is an independent researcher in Bar Harbor, Maine.  Her work is at the…

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