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UN oceans conference eyes steps toward high seas agreement :: WRAL.com

UN oceans conference eyes steps toward high seas agreement :: WRAL.com

By The Associated Press LISBON, Portugal — The United Nations is hoping that a conference starting Monday will bring fresh momentum for protracted efforts to find an international agreement on protecting the world’s oceans. The five-day UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal has drawn senior officials and scientists from more than 120 countries to the …

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Watch: Extremely rare deep-sea fish spotted off the California coast |  Deep Ocean

Watch: Extremely rare deep-sea fish spotted off the California coast | Deep Ocean

There was much excitement among marine biologists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) earlier this month when one of the team’s remotely operated vehicles captured footage of an extremely rare deep-sea fish. The highfin dragonfish, or Bathophilus flemingi if you prefer, was seen swimming around 300 meters (980 feet) below the surface of …

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Seabed Authority Shouldn’t Rush Decision on Deep-Ocean Mining

Seabed Authority Shouldn’t Rush Decision on Deep-Ocean Mining

The deep sea is home to ecosystems found nowhere else that provide habitat to a multitude of species—including, scientists say, many that haven’t yet been discovered. In fact, recent research found that it could take decades for experts to catalog and understand all the marine life on the deep ocean floor and the role it …

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Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, Nanaia Mahuta face-off on New Zealand’s approach to deep-sea mining

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, Nanaia Mahuta face-off on New Zealand’s approach to deep-sea mining

As she answered, she explained that she was satisfied and her focus was on working with the International Seabed Authority (ISA). Through later questioning, she said how there were differing views in the Pacific on deep-sea mining and New Zealand doesn’t take a position for or against it within the jurisdiction of other Pacific Island …

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Navy varsity offshore sailing team captures class honors in 22nd Annapolis to Bermuda Race

Navy varsity offshore sailing team captures class honors in 22nd Annapolis to Bermuda Race

Members of the US Naval Academy varsity and junior varsity offshore sailing teams practice in the Santee Basin near the academy campus for the Fall Keelboat Invitational Regatta and the McMillan Cup Intercollegiate Regatta. (Chadwick Runge/US Navy) (Tribune News Service) — Ocean racing during summer training blocks provides the foundation for everything the Naval Academy …

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Blessing of the Fleet a timeless tradition for Provincetown fishermen

Blessing of the Fleet a timeless tradition for Provincetown fishermen

PROVINCETOWN – Fishing boats on MacMillan Pier were bedecked with American, Portuguese and Azorean flags as their owners readied for Sunday’s Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet. Captains and crew of lobster boats and mobile gear boats, including scallopers, sea clammers and draggers were readying their boats for the procession Sunday morning. A lobster …

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