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HAGFISH! Also deep-sea mining, climate change, The Ocean Cleanup, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: July 17, 2017

Monday Morning SalvageJuly 17, 2017

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) Hakai Magazine want to hear from you! Dear Hakai Magazine Reader, Who Are You? Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) Everything Tangier is utterly fascinating right now: Angry messages to the Trump-supporting mayor of Tangier Island illustrate a need to listen, not to shout. I’m still just dumbfounded by […]

15 important shark conservation and management terms explained with memes

Conservation, fisheries, fisheries, Focus on Nuance, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, Science and Sustainability, sharksApril 1, 2013

If interested citizens want to get involved in conservation and management policy, it’s absolutely vital to use proper terminology. The policy world can be full of confusing jargon, but there are few ways to discredit yourself in the eyes of decision makers as quickly as using a critical term incorrectly. In fact, it isn’t uncommon […]

The Global Extinction Crisis – species area relationships, habitat loss, and population dynamics

Conservation, ecology, Natural Science, ScienceMay 23, 2011

We are in the midst of a global extinction crisis. Biodiversity is in decline as species after species disappear. Some estimates predict that up to 50% of species will be committed to extinction by 2050. Other estimates claim the current rate of extinction may be 10,000 times the background rate. Many ecologists and conservationists have declared the current […]

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