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Lionfish: "An Invasion of Unparalleled Speed and Magnitude"

LionfishSince first being reported off the coast of southeast Florida during the 1980s, the Indo-Pacific lionfish has spread rapidly throughout the Western Atlantic.

Lionfish are voracious predators, and their venomous spines are a deterrant to their becoming prey themselves.

This study documents for the first time the extent to which lionfish can alter the makeup of susceptible marine ecosystems.

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A Love Letter to the Sea: "The Ocean Of Life"

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Callum Roberts, “The Rachel Carson of the fish world” (The New York Times) has written his magnum opus: a love letter to the sea, from the first spark of life to today. The Ocean Of Life tells the story of humankind’s long relationship with the sea and its creatures, and shows how the fate of our oceans will ultimately determine our own future.

Continuing on our current course of excessive fishing, using the sea as a dump, and planetary transformation is not possible if we are to survive and thrive. Change is possible, and The Ocean Of Life is infused with optimism, hope and practical solutions for the future.

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Sustainable Solutions
Leatherback sea turtles dive the deepest of all turtle species, with the deepest dive recorded to reach 3/4 of a mile, or 1.2 km, which is a little more than the deepest recorded dive of a sperm whale.

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Fish swim by an afflicted coral

The coral pictured here suffers from white-band disease. First identified in 1977 in the Caribbean, this lethal coral disease primarily targets elkhorn and staghorn corals.

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California Puts New Focus on Sustainable Forage Fisheries

California announced that state-regulated forage fisheries would become more focused on sustainability by utilizing a new ecosystem-based management system. The main objective of the new policy is to prevent the expansion of forage fisheries until their sustainability can be guaranteed. Forage fish like squid and herring are nutrient-packed and therefore critical for maintaining populations of larger animals like whales and seabirds.

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