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California /
Marine Protected Areas
The proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary is now recognised as a Mission Blue Hope Spot. This collaboration between the Northern Chumash Tribal Council and Mission Blue highlights the importance of designating the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary by mid-2024 to permanently protect the sacred and irreplaceable ocean ecosystems. Read More
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Belgium /
Endangered species
Belgium’s Federal Parliament has voted in favour of a new penal code for the country, which, for the first time in Europe, includes recognition of the crime of ecocide at both the national and international levels. Read More
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Climate change /
UK
Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have published new research showing a significant time difference in the rate of particles sinking to the bottom of the ocean and the reasons why this occurs. The research provides an essential foundation for future work into how the ocean can be used to combat climate change. Read More
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Exploration /
UK
Over the summer of 2023, volunteers from across the UK recorded 185 hectares of unmapped seagrass meadows in shallow UK coastal waters as part of the annual Great Seagrass Survey. Read More
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Conservation /
England
The UK government's Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs today announced a partial ban on bottom trawling in some marine protected areas and a total ban on fishing for sandeels in the English North Sea, helping to boost nature recovery on land and at sea.  Read More
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Conservation /
UK
To combat the support for new oil and gas developments by the UK Government, the Ocean Alliance Against Offshore Drilling was founded at the end of 2023. Oceanographic has partnered with the organisation to spread the word about its important mission. Read More
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Conservation /
Ireland
'Seas off Wexford', Ireland's largest Special Protection Area for seabirds, will cover over 305,000 hectares of marine waters to improve the protection of 20 bird species off the coast of Wexford. Read More
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Ocean Events /
Portugal
The 11th annual World Ocean Summit returns to Lisbon in Portugal from 11th until 13th March. This year, it will aim to spark conversation and action in the transition to a sustainable ocean economy. Read More
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Conservation /
England
An ambitious project to restore seagrass meadows by planting seagrass seeds has been launched by conservationists in Kent working to rebuild the Thames Estuary ecosystem. Read More
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Endangered species /
Indonesia
A species of ray, so rare it has only ever been recorded once back in the late 1800s, has been declared extinct after an assessment by an international team led by Charles Darwin University (CDU).  Read More
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