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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

Wayne Levin Photography

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Mindmelting undersea photography depicts the ocean as you've never seen it before.

Wayne Levin's black and white photos of underwater worlds may leave you wondering if someone spiked your breakfast. The dreamlike, hallucinatory images depict the ocean in an exceptionally unearthly light. Beautiful stuff....read more

To Save the Planet, Save the Seas

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Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

For the many disappointments of the recent climate talks in Copenhagen, there was at least one clear positive outcome, and that was the progress made on a program called Reducing Emissions From Deforestation and Forest Degradation. Under this program, key elements of which were agreed on at Copenhagen, developing countries would be compensated for preserving forests, peat soils, swamps and fields......read more

Free Dive

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New collection of underwater photos from Kanoa Zimmerman.

Photographer Kanoa Zimmerman, whose work focuses on human interaction with the natural environment, goes beneath the sea in a moody and mysterious new photo series, 'Free Dive,' which opened at Mollusk Surf Shop in San Francisco last weekend. For the collection, Zimmerman traveled with friends and pro surfers Mark Healy and Aamion Goodwin to Fiji, where they relied on spear fishing for......read more

The Bluefin Tuna's Demise

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The story of a species on the brink of extinction.

To those of us with an interest in environmental affairs, the plight of the bluefin tuna is by now a familiar story. Driven by demand in Japan's seafood market, stocks of the predatory fish with the brilliant red flesh have depleted 85% over the last forty-odd years. Earlier this year, a bid to ban commercial fishing of bluefin tuna was denied at the annual United Nations meeting on......read more

Adrian Grenier for Oceana

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SHFT co-founder swims with endangered bluefin tuna.

Entourage star and SHFT co-founder Adrian Grenier is working with Oceana to raise awareness about the endangered bluefin tuna. In this newly released, call-to-action TV spot, nicely directed by Klaus Obermeyer from Aero Film, he goes for a swim alongside the massive, fast-swimming fish. For more, be sure to check out some behind the scenes footage of the PSA shot by GQ and Nautica. ...read more

Scott Conarroe's Coastal Photos

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'By Sea' is a vast record of environmental change

The coastline of North America is one of the most expansive on Earth, extending from the North Pole to the southern tropics. Like other shorelines around the world, it could be completely transformed by climate change. For By Sea, Canadian photographer Scott Conarroe trained his camera on the continent's perimeter, capturing an idyllic coast in advance of cataclysmic climatic upheaval. Connaroe's......read more

Catching the Waves

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Beautiful images of the ocean in motion

Maybe it's because life on earth began in the sea, or because, as land-bound creatures, the seas are a place of mystery. Whatever the reason, the ocean has a unique hold on the human psyche. A recent Light Stalking post of amazing wave photos got us thinking about these things. Here is a small sampling of them, showcasing some of the many different ways that waves can be......read more

Clark Little's Stunning Shorebreak Art

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Epic wave photos show off the power and beauty of the ocean

Photographer Clark Little isn't content to shoot pictures of the ocean from the safety of land. To capture his incredible images of waves smashing into the sand, the North Shore, Oahu native goes directly into the breaking waves themselves. It's a practice that's not for the faint of heart. But as a longtime shorebreak surfer who has spent the better part of four decades in some of the world's......read more

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