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Meet the Scientist Who Has Discovered More Than 1,000 Species of Sea Slug

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Source: by Eric Simons – Baynature.org

Terry Gosliner, a curator at the California Academy of Sciences, looks through nudibranchs to see the world.

Terry Gosliner found his first new species of sea slug as a teenager in a tidepool at Duxbury Reef in Marin, and then just never stopped. For the last five decades he has discovered sea slugs and sea slugs and more sea slugs, to the point it was recently announced he has discovered his one-thousandth species — or something nearing one-third of the known species of sea slug on the planet. Read more

August 18, 2017 |

The Incredible Story Beneath Jacques Cousteau’s Famous Red Hat

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Source: By Laurie Wilson, Blue Ocean Network

A red hat, a hard hat and Winchester Cathedral: How did Jacques Cousteau’s famous red hat become an icon?

Calypso Captain, SCUBA diver, filmmaker, conservationist, scientist, innovator and author, Jacques Yves Cousteau was born on June 11, 1910 in Saint-Andre-de Cubzac France.  Known as “Jyc” (rhymes with “chic” and pronounced with the soft J in ‘Jacques’), Cousteau was not only an iconic explorer – but a fashion icon. Read more

July 26, 2017 |

Tips for taking great underwater photos from the Pros

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Source: by Fred Garth for CNN

Seems like everyone’s a halfway decent photographer these days thanks to better gear, flashy phones and clever digital filters. When it comes to underwater photography, though, few people have what it takes. Perfect sub-aquatic images involve a new level of skills, like framing a shot while maintaining buoyancy and not getting eaten by predators. So where to start?

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June 7, 2017 |

What are Forage Fish?

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Ocean conservation is essential but sometimes difficult to understand. Pew joined forces with cartoonist Jim Toomey, the artist behind “Sherman’s Lagoon,” on 10 animated videos that explain the complicated concepts that guide efforts to protect our oceans.

Visual Glossary of Ocean Terminology – Cartoon crash course

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February 10, 2017 |

What is Bycatch?

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Source Pew Foundation/ Jim Toomy

Ocean conservation is essential but sometimes difficult to understand. Pew joined forces with cartoonist Jim Toomey, the artist behind “Sherman’s Lagoon,” on 10 animated videos that explain the complicated concepts that guide efforts to protect our oceans.

Visual Glossary of Ocean Terminology – Cartoon crash course

Read more

February 7, 2017 |
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