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Nightmare in the British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Disaster

The Virgin Islands Environmental Council’s worst nightmare happened on August  12, 2011 when the Court ruled that Hans Creek Fisheries Protected Area, a mangrove shored fish nursery with fringing coral reefs and turtle grass on the west side of Beef Island, does not have legal standing to stop unregulated developers from building into the area. …

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Fight Ocean Plastics

The Ocean River Institute is teaming up with Northern Atlantic Dive Expeditions (NADE) and the National Marine Sanctuary program on a new project: “In Sight and In Mind: Marine Debris Documentation and Removal in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (SBNMS).” Heather Knowles (NADE) and ORI’s Rob Moir both serve on the SBNMS Advisory Council. …

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Florida Algae Green Slime Busters

Terrible Algal Bloom Smothers Southern Florida Wildlife is dying; swimmers and waders are told not to enter the water.  It is so bad, that the governor has declared an emergency for Palm Beach County, Martin County and St. Lucie County. Photo by Rebecca Fatzinger The Ocean River Institute acted with more than 3,000 eAlert subscribers, who…

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Save the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin Tuna of the Western Atlantic Need Your Help Atlantic Bluefin tuna are close to population collapse. Studies show that the western Atlantic population has declined 82% since 1970. Scientists estimate that there are only 41,000 reproductively mature bluefin tuna left in the western Atlantic. These top-of-the-food chain tigers of the sea are worthy of…

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