MPA for Debt Refinancing; SciComm Fighting Pseudoscience; and, Belugas Feeding More with Less Sea Ice? (Ocean Update)

By February 26, 2018Ocean News
Seychelles Create 2 MPAs Using Debt Refinancing with help from TNC


I cover a lot of information in this week’s Ocean Update episode. First, I discuss how the Seychelles worked with The Nature Conservancy to refinance their nation debt in exchange for designating 30% of its EEZ as a Marine Protected Area. Second, I give my opinion on how to fight pseudoscience, such as the flat earther movement, with scicomm (Science Communication). Lastly, beluga whales have been found to be diving deeper and longer for food when there is less sea ice. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

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