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Randy Fisher And The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission – American Shoreline Podcast

On this episode of Changing Waters, co-host Thane Tienson, a along time coastal lawyer/professional from Portland, Oregon, sits down with Randy Fisher, Executive Director of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC). Established in 1947 by...

Oil-Eating Microbes Of The Deep Sea Could Help Clean Man-Made Oil Spills

Scientists know more about the farthest reaches of deep space than they do about the deepest parts of our planet’s oceans. In the heart of the Pacific Ocean, some 125 miles north of Guam...

Coral Bleaching Recovery Captured Using Advanced Virtual Technology

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and engineers at UC San Diego have used new imaging software to detect dramatic recovery after a bleaching event on the reefs surrounding remote Palmyra Atoll in the...

Alaska Judge’s Defeat On Offshore Drilling Extends Trump Administration’s Losing Streak In Court

The Trump administration’s push to boost fossil fuel extraction has received a major setback. On March 29, Judge Sharon Gleason of the U.S. District Court for Alaska ruled invalid Trump’s order lifting a ban on oil and...

Scientists Characterize The ‘Molecular Scissors’ To Break Down PET Plastic Waste

A research team from the University of Greifswald and Helmholtz-Zentrum-Berlin (HZB) has solved the molecular structure of the enzyme MHETase at BESSY II. MHETase was discovered in bacteria, and together with a second enzyme,...

Scientists Discover How Coral Reef Bacteria Change In Synchrony, Even Across Great Distances

In coral reef ecosystems, amid stony corals, fronds of algae and schools of fish, microorganisms are essential for recycling nutrients—transforming bits of organic matter into forms of nitrogen and phosphorus, for example, that are...

City Of Toronto Launches Campaign To Reduce Plastic Cigarette Butt Littering

The snow has melted to reveal months of discarded pizza crusts, dog poop and cigarette butts. But unlike the first two things, cigarette filters aren’t biodegradable, and now the city has launched a campaign...

Protecting Endangered Sharks Using Satellites

Satellites scanning the oceans are a valuable new tool to protect sharks, according to scientists. A review of evidence suggests endangered sharks can be protected from threats such as illegal fishing, using the technology....

Our Oceans Are Suffocating – GreenHouse Gases Deprive Oceans Of Oxygen

Marine biologists will tell you that fish species such as tuna and swordfish, known as the deep-water divers of the ocean for hunting at depths of 200 metres, are today repeatedly coming to surface...

Parasite-Eating Lumpfish Are Being Put To Work On Fish Farms, But They Need To Make It There Alive

Every globetrotter has a favorite way to relax—a yoga mat, a glass of wine, a favorite tea—to keep the stresses of travel at bay. The same can’t quite be said for the millions of...