Fish & Fisheries

"Canada Gives BP Okay to Explore in Marine Conservation Area"

"Earlier this month, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board accepted a bid from oil company BP to explore for oil and gas in an area that includes part of Atlantic Canada’s largest marine conservation area."

Source: Hakai, 12/02/2020

Reporter, Wearing Two Hats, Journeys into Filmmaking

For Boston Globe environment reporter David Abel, a side project shooting video of the 2013 Boston Marathon sealed his passion for nonfiction filmmaking, one that has since yielded four high-profile nature documentaries. In EJ InSight, Abel traces that path and details how he balances his environment reporting and filmmaking. Plus, view images from Abel’s documentary work.

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"At Sea and in Court, the Fight to Save Right Whales Intensifies"

"As numbers of North Atlantic right whales keep declining because of entanglements with fishing gear and fatal ship strikes, conservationists are using acoustic technology and waging an escalating legal battle to push for more aggressive action to protect the world’s rarest cetacean."

Source: YaleE360, 11/20/2020

"Scientists Say Florida Reefs Have Lost Nearly 98% Of Coral"

"The United States’ coral reefs are in fair condition, according to a recent reef condition status report, but vulnerable to decline. Scientists estimate that along the coast of Florida, where degradation is most severe, perhaps as little as 2% of original coral cover remains."

Source: Guardian, 11/20/2020

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