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Publication Date:
Monday, March 2, 2015
Author: 94

TOF President, Mark Spalding, writes of the widespread and universal dangers we face today from ocean acidification and the steps that need to be taken to prevent and prepare. 

Tags:
Ocean Acidification
Blog
Publication Date:
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Author: 94

Authors: Mark J. Spalding, President of The Ocean Foundation and Tim Ragen, former Executive Director of the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission

Tags:
Marine Mammals, Protecting Species of Concern
Blog
Publication Date:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Author: 94

Vaquita to go extinct for better skin complexion and shrimp cocktails? Really?!

by Mark J. Spalding, President of The Ocean Foundation

Tags:
Marine Mammals, Protecting Species of Concern
Blog
Publication Date:
Friday, February 20, 2015
Author: 94

SeaWeb Sustainable Seafood Conference - New Orleans 2015

by Mark J. Spalding, President

Tags:
Aquaculture, Sustainability
Blog
Publication Date:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Author: 94

As part of the three day Sustainable Seafood Summit, SeaWeb and The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) hosted the cook-off, “Lionfish Challenge – Malicious but Delicious!”  The event – emceed by Barton Seaver, author and TOF Board of Advisors member – aimed to spread awareness about the need for increased fishing of this invasive species in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

Tags:
Sustainability
News
Publication Date:
Friday, February 6, 2015
Author: 94

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Protecting Species of Concern
Blog
Publication Date:
Monday, February 2, 2015
Author: 18

By Mark J. Spalding, President

We know that we want to improve people’s relationship with the ocean.  We want to steer a course towards a world in which we value our dependence on the ocean and demonstrate that value in all of the ways we interact with the ocean—living by her, traveling on her, moving our goods, and catching food where we need it.  We must learn to respect her needs and lose the long-held myth that the ocean is too vast for humans to have an effect on her systems at a global scale. 

Tags:
Coasts and Beaches
Blog
Publication Date:
Monday, February 2, 2015
Author: 18

By Mark J. Spalding, President

Groundhog Day All Over Again

This weekend, I heard that the Vaquita Porpoise is endangered, in crisis, and in desperate need of immediate protection.  Unfortunately, that is the same statement that can be, and has been, made every single year since the mid-1980’s when I first began working in Baja California.  

Tags:
Marine Mammals, Protecting Species of Concern
Blog
Publication Date:
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Author: 10

This blog originally appeared on Ocean Noise a blog from Ocean Conservation Research

Tags:
Ocean Noise
Blog
Publication Date:
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Author: 10

By Mark J. Spalding, President

 

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”

         – Ryunosuke Satoro

Tags:
Building the Capacity of the Marine Conservation Community
Blog
Publication Date:
Monday, December 29, 2014
Author: 8

By Mark J. Spalding, President

Tags:
Marine Debris
Blog
Publication Date:
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Author: 8

By Mark J. Spalding

Early this month, Fred Pearce wrote an excellent piece for Yale 360 about restoration efforts along the coast of Sumatra following the major earthquake and devastating tsunami that followed on Boxing Day 2004.  

Tags:
Seagrass

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