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Carefully Curated Ocean News of the Week

IYOR
New Picture of Coral Reef Health Opens Avenues for Saving Them (Mongabay)
Changing Oceans: Viewing Coral Reefs Through a Cultural Lens (Science)
First Onland Commercial Coral Farm Is Underway In Freeport (Tribune424)
Coralive.org Reef Restoration Gets Underway on Frégate Island, Seychelles (Coralive)

FISHING
Warning for Seafood Lovers: Climate Change Could Crash These Important Fisheries (InsideClimateNews)
Chinese Eyeing Antarctic Food Sources (Asia Sentinel)

PLASTIC POLLUTION
Researchers Create First Model of How Plastic Waste Moves in the Environment (Phys)
Nanoplastics Lodge in Sea Creatures in Hours (Motherboard)
Coca Cola, Pepsi and Nestle on List of Top Ten Plastic Polluters (BlueOcean)

CHANGING SEAS
Redrawing the Map: How the World’s Climate Zones are Shifting (Yale)
Ocean Health Index 2018 Released (Phys.org)
A Graphic Novel from the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans (Oxford)

HIGH SEAS
Filling in the Gaps: Managing Endangered Species on the High Seas (Mongabay)
Who Owns the Oceans and their Hidden Treasures (TR)
India Sees Ocean Floor as Ripe for Mining (The National)

CONSERVATION
Tracking Global Progress to Protect BioDiversity (NatGeo)
Canada, Inuit to Protect Vast New Arctic Marine Area (Vancourier)

LEADERSHIP
Poland Fills Coal-Sponsored COP24 Climate Conference with Coal (Earther)
U.S. Administration Approves Harmful Seismic Blasting in Atlantic (EcoWatch)
Government Officials Mocked Anti-Whaling Campaigner as a ‘Buffoon’ When He Was Stabbed at Sea (StuffNZ)

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ARTS & CULTURE
Native Knowledge: What Ecologists Are Learning from Indigenous People (Yale360)
Author’s Anger After His Book About Reducing Plastic Is Sent Out Shrink-Wrapped in PLASTIC (DailyMail)
Jackson Hole Wild Calls for Ocean-Inspired Films (JHN)

BLUE ECONOMY/BUSINESS
Billionaire Pledges to Protect 30% of the Planet by 2030 (MNN)
Patagonia Uses Trump Tax Credits to Save the Planet (Zacks)
Norwegian Billionaire Funds Deluxe Deep Ocean Research Ship (Science)

FASHION
The Golden Age of Circular Economy Fashion (Ethical Hedonist Magazine)
Ghost Net to Recycled Products (HuffPo)

FOOD
Beef Eating Must Fall Drastically as World Population Grows (The Guardian)
Seafood Decision Guide (NatGeo)

HEALTH & WELLBEING
Scuba Diver Returns to the Water After Brain Injury (HerefordTimes)
Film ‘Gaza Surf Club’ Provides Mental Escape from War (Variety)

DISCOVERIES
Queensland Researcher’s Invention Helps Tourism Go Green (Brisbane TImes)

LIFESTYLE
Trends that Serve the Ethical Shopper in 2019 (Retail Week)
Pantone’s Color of the Year 2019 Spotlights Coral Reefs (NPR)

RECREATION
Meet Greece’s Marine Trash Divers (NPR)
Ocean Education International Redefines the Tourism Experience (DiveNewsWire)

TRAVEL
On Phuket Hotel Guests Check Out of Plastic Waste (The Phuket News)
A Brighter Shade of Green: The Growth of Eco-Tourism (Traveller)
Caribbean Tourism Stakeholders Work to Protect and Regrow Coral Reefs (CaribbeanNewsNow)

HOPE
Australia Cuts 80% of Plastic Bag Use in 3 Short Months (EcoWatch)
Lessons About Hope from the Seas in the Coral Triangle (SevenSeasMedia)

GO DEEPER
Millions of Ocean Animals Might be Malnourished (AnthropoceneMag)
Strange Seismic Waves Were Picked Up Circling the Globe on November 11 (NZHerald)

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