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Carefully Curated Ocean News of the Week

IYOR
Insuring Nature to Ensure a Resilient Future (NatureConservancy)
Are Deep Sea Reefs Really a Lifeboat For Our Vanishing Corals? (Mongabay)
Ocean Conservation: Kenyan Fishermen Turn Reef Rangers (AlJazeera)
Over $8.3 Million Awarded for Coral Reef Projects and Studies (NOAA)

FISHING
More In Depth Data is Required to Reveal the True Global Footprint of Fishing (Conversation)
How Rogue Fishing Fleets Plunder the Ocean’s Top Predator (Miami Herald)
Probe Into Alleged Scallop Dredging in Protected Area (BBC) 

PLASTIC POLLUTION
Thailand to Stop All Foreign Plastic Waste Imports by 2021 Following Malaysia, Vietnam (FoodNavigator-Asia)
Everything You have Been Told About Plastic is Wrong (Independent)
UK Aid funds WasteAid to Recycle Ocean-Bound Plastics in the Gambia (WasteAid)

CHANGING SEAS
3 Reports Sound Alarm on Warming Oceans (CBS)
Climate Change: Five Cheap Ways to Remove CO2 from the Atmosphere (BBC) 
Fish Give Up the Fight After Coral Bleaching (Stanford)

HIGH SEAS
My Deep Sea, My Backyard: Empowering Nations To Study The Deep (Forbes)
Fisheries Ministers Disregard Legal Obligation to End Overfishing in the Deep Sea by 2020 (SeasAtRisk)
Scientists Wind Up Deep-Water Probes in Caribbean Waters (CTPost)

CONSERVATION
Red Sea Boat Crew Fined, Suspended for Feeding Fish (EgyptIndependent)
National Academies’ Gulf Research Program to Collaborate with Shell on Gulf of Mexico Ocean Observation Effort (NationalAcademies)
Antarctic Ocean Commission Slammed for Failing Its Mandate (Greenpeace)

LEADERSHIP
What’s An Ocean Supercluster? It Binds an Industry, and It Just Got $153M from Ottawa (CBCNews) 
The US Elected 10 New Scientists to Congress, Including an Ocean Expert, a Nurse, and a Biochemist. (BusinessInsider)
Give With One Hand Take With the Other (SyahSeychelles)

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ARTS & CULTURE
A Lunar Cycle: Easkey Britton’s New Surf Film (The Gloss)
Our Children, our Future: Education For Sustainability in Five Exquisite and Thought-Provoking Books (SLC)
Making The Connection: The Oceans In Contemporary American Culture (DeepSeaNews)

BLUE ECONOMY/BUSINESS
Companies Need to Direct Funding to Protect our Ocean. (BusinessReport)
Addressing SDG14: Three Steps to a Sustainable Supply Chain (Sustainable Brands)
Newfoundland’s Largest-Ever Oil Spill is Now Impossible to Clean Up (Financial Post)

FASHION
Fabulously Fair Trade Christmas Gift Guide (Ethical Hedonist Magazine)
3 More Reasons To Ditch Fast Fashion (GoodOnYou)
Thrifting in the Name of Ethical Fashion (EducatedStyle)

FOOD
Wildlife Widely Damaged by Fish Farm Pesticides (Ferret)
Sainsbury’s Becomes First UK Supermarket to Launch Edible Insect Range (Edie.net)
Aquaponics Farm Puts Fresh Fish and Greens on Plates of Calgary Restaurants(CalgaryHerald) 

HEALTH & WELLBEING
You Get Serenity’: Wounded Vets Transformed Through Power of Surfing (The Tribune)
Are You Blue? Dive in to Find Out the Benefits of Blue Mind (SwimmingWorld)
Skills for Life Reaches out to Pirates to Offer Scuba Experience (DiveNewsWire)

DISCOVERIES
Great White Sharks Are Being Hunted – And Not By Humans (IFLScience)
Killer Whales Share Personality Traits with Humans, Chimpanzees (Phys.org)
Beneath Antarctica’s Ice Is a Graveyard of Dead Continents (NYTimes)

LIFESTYLE
20 Recycled Christmas Decorations & DIY Christmas Crafts to Make (GreenGlobalTravel)
Ditch the Disposables (And What to Use Instead) (EcoWatch) 
How One Man Died So a Whale Might Live (Guardian)

RECREATION
Cape Cod’s Gray Seal and White Shark Problem Is Anything but Black-and-White (EcoWatch)
90 Belugas, 11 Orcas Trapped in ‘Whale Jail’ off Russian Coast (EcoWatch) 
Why We Scuba Dive (ScubaDiverLife)

TRAVEL
How to Travel Without Killing the Planet: The Essential Guide to Eco-Friendly Travel (EcoWatch)
All-Inclusive Eco-Friendly Hacienda Tres Rios Resort in Riviera Maya (GreenGlobalTravel)
New Zealand Asks Travelers to Help Protect the Environment (CNN)

HOPE
How to Shift Public Attitudes and Win the Global Climate Battle (Yale360)
World’s Top Fishing Nations to be Given Millions to Protect Oceans (Guardian)
Indonesia’s Scuba Diving Hotspot Raja Ampat Welcomes First Electric Boats (Eco-Business)

GO DEEPER
The Secret History of Bioluminescence (Hakai)
Researchers Find the Tipping Point Between Resilience and Collapse in Complex Systems (NorthEastern)

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