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Carefully Curated Ocean News of the Week

IYOR
Warming Oceans Are Offering a New Spot for Corals to Colonize (Hakai)
New Report Explores Science of Interventions to Save Coral Reefs (Phys.org)
Channeling Innovative Finance for Coral Restoration (ConservationFinanceNetwork)
Huge Blue Carbon Sink Discovered In Great Barrier Reef Could Be Warding Off Climate Change (Newsweek)

FISHING
‘We Want a Better Deal’: Talking Brexit Aboard a Fishing Trawler (Guardian)
Taiwanese Captain Sentenced 20 Years for Shark Finning in Tanzania (SeaShepherd) 

PLASTIC POLLUTION
New Policies to Promote Recycled Materials (Ecologist)
Scallops Absorb Billions of Microplastics in Just 6 Hours (EcoWatch)
Example of Microplastic Pollutants Disrupting Predator-Prey Relationship Found (Phys) 

CHANGING SEAS
Climate Change May Turn Amazon Peatlands from Carbon Sinks to Sources (Mongabay)
Not Enough Ice to Drill the Arctic! Offshore Oil Drilling a ‘Disaster Waiting to Happen’ (EcoWatch)
How the Atlantic Ocean Became Part of the Global Circulation at a Climatic Tipping Point (ScienceDaily)

HIGH SEAS
Eyes on the High Seas (Anthropocene) 
High Seas Fishing Isn’t Just Destructive—It’s Unprofitable (NatGeo)
The State Of Our Oceans – Ocean Health Index Releases Its Seventh Annual Assessment (Phys.org)

CONSERVATION
Common Octopuses Get Uncommon Houses (Hakai)
Argentina Establishes 2 Marine Protected Areas in the Patagonian Sea (NatGeo)

LEADERSHIP
Canadian Teen Tells UN ‘Warrior Up’ to Protect Water (CBC)
Shark Survivor and Advocate Rodney Fox Wins Conservation Council Lifetime Achiever Award (AdelaideNow)
Trump Guts Protections for 60 Percent of US’s Streams, Wetlands and Waterways (Truthout)

 

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ARTS & CULTURE
Top Environmental Books of December 2018 (EcoWatch)
Chip Fletcher: Memorial For A 2,171-Year-Old Island (CivilBeat)
Artistic Scuba Diver Creates Unbelievable Underwater Paintings as She Swims (MyModernMet)

BLUE ECONOMY/BUSINESS
Kenya Benefits from Blue Economy Conference Pledges (TheStar)
Tidal Energy Firm Makes Waves with Tesla Battery Storage (EnergyLiveNews)
The Globe’s Biggest Maritime Shipping Company Is Abandoning Fossil Fuels (Quartz)

FASHION
“Patagonia Is In Business to Save Our Home Planet.” (FastCompany)
Game On! Inside The New Amsterdam Fashion For Good Museum (Forbes)

FOOD
Turtle Rescued in Malaysia Ends Up at Cebu City Eatery (Inquirer) 
Time to Rethink Aquaculture – For Nature Not Just for People (NatureConservancy) 

HEALTH & WELLBEING
Inmates Dive Into Remodeled Training Center at CIM (Champion) 
Why Environmental Changes Are a Growing Public Health Crisis (SustainableBrands)

DISCOVERIES
Exclusive Photos Show Deep-Sea Canyon in U.S. Waters Teeming With Life (NatGeo)

LIFESTYLE
Eco-friendly Gift Wrap Ideas You’ll Love (TheBeautySpyglass)
Drink Beer, Save the Planet (PacificStandard) 

RECREATION
Giving a Purpose to Their Dives, These Rangers Learn How to Chase Coral (AllGood) 
Stunning Drone Video Has Captured Wild Orcas Playing With a Human Swimmer (ScienceAlert) 

TRAVEL
Finest Ocean-Friendly Hotels (Boat International) 
Air New Zealand Scraps Single-Use Plastic From Flights (NZHerald) 
Reflecting on the Global Eco Conference 2018 with a Focus on the Great Barrier Reef (Griffith) 

HOPE
The Remarkable Story Behind Force Blue (BlueOcean)
Captivity Of Dolphins And Whales Now Illegal In Canada (Disclose)

GO DEEPER
A Glimpse Into Future Oceans (Phys.org) 
Ocean Plastics and the BBNJ Treaty—Is Plastic Frightening Enough to Insert Itself into the BBNJ Treaty, or Do We Need to Wait for a Treaty of its Own? (Springer)

 

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