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Do Ocean Preserves Actually Work?

The U.S. leads the world in marine protected areas. Jane Lubchenco and Kirsten Grorud-Colvert discuss the effectiveness of MPAs in this Smithsonian article. 

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REEF Unveils New Lionfish Reporting App

According to Stephanie Green, some sites in the Bahamas have seen a 65% to 95% decline in native fish over a two-year period due to lionfish. A new app will allow lionfish hunters and scuba divers to report sightings and removals.

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Diving Beetle, First Found in Bathtub, Rediscovered 30 Years Later

Richard Van Driesche re-discovered a little seen diving beetle, S. oregonensis, in a filter in his parents' well. Kojun Kanda, an IB grad student, believes there are more undiscovered aquifer beetles yet to be found.

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Save the Pacific Bluefin Tuna

"Bluefin tuna are powerful ocean predators," writes Jane Lubchenco in her New York Times op ed. "There's just one fatal flaw in their torpedo-like design: Their flesh is delicious to humans and worth a lot of money." The result is rampant overfishing.

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Marine incentives programs work to address multiple ocean threats

Whether economic or social, incentive-based solutions may be one of the best options for progress in reducing the multiple impacts to our oceans, according to recent findings from Jane Lubchenco and colleagues.

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