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Bahamas Bans Shark Fishing

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Caribbean nation joins global movement to protect sharks

In a strong move for the marine conservation movement, the government of the Bahamas has banned commercial fishing for sharks, as well as selling, exporting, or importing shark meat. The archipelago has one of the most diverse and healthiest shark populations in the world, and this move will ensure a healthy future for the often maligned creatures. Not only is it a good move from a conservation......read more

TerraMar Project: Become a Citizen of the Oceans

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A marine coalition looks to reframe our relationship with international waters

The monumental task of protecting the world's oceans from ecological destruction is made doubly difficult when you consider that 64 percent of ocean water lies beyond national jurisdiction. That means that the waters that cover 45 percent of the earth's surface, and that produce between 50 and 85 percent of the oxygen we breathe, are virtually unprotected. You do the math (we......read more

Submerged Sculptures by Forlane 6 Studio

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A deep diving artist duo creates amazing underwater art from marine trash

There's no missing the message behind the work of scuba diving artists Mathieu Goussin and Hortense Le Calvez. The creative duo's flowing, underwater sculptures made of common oceanic trash make a direct statement on the issue of marine pollution. Goussin and Le Calvez call themselves Forlane 6, after the 40 year-old sailboat they call home. Both are deep sea diving professionals who earn their......read more

Research Lab Sets Green Building Standard

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The DOE's new Research Support Facility in Golden, Colorado will generate as much energy as it uses.

The US Department of Energy's new Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Campus in Golden, Colorado is taking green construction to a new level. The building, which is 222,000 square feet and will house 800 employees, is zero-energy, meaning that it will create as much energy as it uses. Once finished, it will be awarded LEED Platinum certification. Using smart design......read more

Cabinets Of Curiosities From Steffan Dam

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Intricately Crafted Marine Life Specimens Suspended In Glass

Artist Steffan Dam produces fantastical and intricately-crafted specimens that look as though they exist in the real world. Suspended in glass jars and on plates, their forms mimic well-known creatures of the sea and budding plants. Although Dam’s work is based in imagination, his skills as a craftsman—including glass blowing, casting, and grinding—produce a hyperrealistic......read more

Young Galaxy "Fever"

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Montreal band unveils the seventh and final video from 'Ultramarine'

Hot on the heels of their video release for "Hard To Tell," Montreal-via-Vancouver band Young Galaxy has shared a new animated clip for "Fever"--the seventh and final video from 2013's excellent Ultramarine LP. It's a mercurial track, and Toronto filmmakers Christopher Mills and Gaëlle Legrand of Number Four Films match the audio moodiness with some glum, psychedelic imagery. The animation,......read more

Recycled Marine Rope Mat by SerpentSea

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Add some nautical flair to any space, inside or out $249.00

SerpentSea New York does justice to its oceanic name by using recycled marine rope to create mats for in- or outdoor use. The mats come in four sizes and a variety of colors, and are weaved by hand in traditional sailing knots that have been used for centuries. The styles borrow their names from famous 17th century pirates like Bonny, Morgan, Drake, and Killigrew. If you're looking to add a......read more

Boya Lamp

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At the bedside or on a table, this marine-inspired lamp in reclaimed wood is a win $360.00

International design collective Outofstock tapped our friends at Environment Furniture to produce the very awesome Boya Lamp, a nautical-themed table light inspired by beacon lights and marine buoys. Now available via Environment, the lamp rests on a base crafted from reclaimed American oak or natural maple, with a lamp shade in grey tinted blown glass. The wood from the reclaimed oak version......read more

Expedition Gyre: Making Art from Alaskan Marine Trash

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Visual arts merges with marine biology in this ambitious plastic pollution project

Alaska is America's wildest, most remote state. But it is not immune to manmade environmental damage (just ask the residents of Valdez). On some of Alaska's most isolated beaches, you'll find plenty of garbage -- tons, in fact, as a group of scientists and artists discovered last summer, when they embarked on a 450-mile expedition to collect and document marine trash. The project was named......read more

How to Save a Marine Ecosystem

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By promoting anchovy as a delicacy, rather than just farm food, Peru looks to secure a sustainable fishery

At only about five inches long, the Peruvian anchoveta seems an unlikely contender for the title of the world's most heavily fished species, by weight. And yet, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the diminutive silver forager is “the most heavily exploited fish in world history,” with annual catches in Chile and Peru sometimes totaling more than 9......read more

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