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EBM Tools Network Webinar: Why Polystyrene is the New Microbead

The EBM Tools Network is pleased to announce that it will co-host a webinar on Why Polystyrene is the New Microbead by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff of The 5 Gyres Institute. The webinar will be held Thursday, April 26.

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Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2018 Request for Proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will award grants to improve the health of coral reefs and coral reef ecosystems. Grants will be awarded to reduce land-based sources of pollution, advance coral reef fisheries management, support recovery and resilience of coral reef systems and improve watershed management planning.

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15-Year Study Indicates Huge Increase in Pacific Ocean Microplastics

Charles Moore, who first sailed the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 1997, has returned five times over 15 years to document the concentrations of plastic in the ocean. His results show microplastics are accumulating at a rapid rate.

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Plastic ocean litter boosts deadly infections in corals

Garbage like disposable diapers, plastic bags and snack wrappers is getting into the ocean and snagging on coral reefs, leading to deadly infections that literally eat the corals alive, a new study suggests.

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The problem with plastic

From the stomachs of baby seabirds to the depths of the oceans — plastic pollution is everywhere.

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World's Low Oxygen: Scientists Reveal Dangers and Solutions in Broadest Study Yet

In the past 50 years, the amount of water in the open ocean with zero oxygen has gone up more than fourfold. In coastal water bodies, including estuaries and seas, low-oxygen sites have increased more than 10-fold since 1950. As the Earth warms, scientists expect oxygen levels to continue dropping in both of these zones. 

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The Skimmer: The Latest on Ocean Plastic in Just a Few Minutes

The Skimmer is a new Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) feature where we review the latest news and research on a particular topic. For our first Skimmer, we’re covering plastic in the ocean and its implications for management. We don’t know about you, but we can barely keep up with the dizzying array of disturbing news on ocean plastic. But since it’s our job to keep up with the news, the Skimmer is here to help out.