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8.30.16 - ABC News
'Eureka Moment' Research into Ocean Selenium Levels Asks: Did Mountains Control Evolution of Humans?

8.30.16 - The Times Picayune
Annual Louisiana Seafood Festival Raises Funds for Flood Victims

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The four 2016 Seafood Champion Award winners and 16 finalists were honored at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit, held 1-3 February 2015 in St. Julian's, Malta.

Who are the new Champs? Find out at >>

The Global Demand for Protein Will Require a Sustainable Shift
to the Sea

SeaWeb's Ned Daly, on Sustainable Brands: By 2050, global demand for protein on our dinner plates is expected to increase by 80 percent over current levels, due to population growth in African countries and increased wealth in Asia.

How are we going to meet this demand? In 2011, 69 percent of the animal protein consumed globally came from land-based sources — and there are fewer and fewer options for expanding production on land.

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Eagle ray in seagrass. Credit: Renata Ferrari Legorreta/Marine Photobank

Credit: Renata Ferrari Legorreta/Marine Photobank

Seagrass habitats are up to 35x more effective than Amazonian rainforests in their carbon uptake and storage abilities. A single acre of seagrass may support as many as 40,000 fish, and 50 million small invertebrates like crabs, oysters, and mussels.

Learn more from The Ocean Foundation >>

Did You Know?

Seagrasses are flowering plants that grow in shallow waters along coasts, lagoons and estuaries. Seagrass meadows can be found along the coasts of every continent except for Antarctica and over a billion people live within 30 miles of a meadow. Seagrass meadows provide food and habitat for 70% of juvenile marine species such as shellfish, seahorses, manatees, and sea turtles. They provide protection from shoreline erosion, filter pollution from water, support tourism, food security, commercial and recreational fishing.


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