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Marine Protected Areas

Green Turtles Find Safe Haven In Protected Areas, Study Shows

Posted 03.19.2012 | Green

By OurAmazingPlanet Staff: Green turtles appear to find a benefit in heading to Marine Protected Areas over nonprotected areas of the ocean at meal...

California's Newest State Parks Are in the Ocean

Francesca Koe | Posted 12.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Francesca Koe

On January 1, 2012 Southern California will celebrate the grand opening of a series of underwater parks that stretches from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Biodiversity On Earth Plummets, Despite Growth in Protected Habitats

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 09.29.2011 | Green

Despite rapid and substantial growth in the amount of land and sea designated as protected habitat over the last four decades, the diversity of specie...

PHOTOS: Costa Rica's New Marine Reserve

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A new marine protected area has been created surrounding Costa Rica’s Cocos Island National Park, thanks to new protective measures supported by the...

The Top Scuba Dive Sites

TravelSort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
TravelSort

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Fish in Haiti Are Almost as Rare as Trees

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Haiti has been seriously fished out. As the impoverished country's population has risen to more than 10 million, more and more people have turned to the sea for food.

Katherine Goldstein

Jackson Browne VIDEO: Talks Sushi, Sharks And Plastic

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Did you know that Jackson Browne is thinking about becoming a vegetarian, with the exception of some Iberian ham? That's what he told HuffPost in thi...

Oceans 9-1-1

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

As dramatic and disastrous as the spill may be, it's not the greatest environmental threat facing the oceans today. The oceans are dialing 9-1-1, and it's our obligation to answer the call.

Fish For Our Future

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The oceans are incredibly resilient. Given a chance to recover, they can produce a remarkable abundance of marine life -- much more than we see today.

Urgent Need for an Underwater Park System

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Grossly polluted, overfished to the point of near collapse of many fish stocks, and home to giant "dead zones" incapable of sustaining life, the oceans are in a state of dire threat.

Protecting Our Oceans

Kelly Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelly Meyer

For decades, we have preserved iconic landscapes with wilderness areas and parks. Now, California is leading the charge to do the same underwater.