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Goal: Clean Seas Florida Keys

Project Partners Underwater debris poses a high risk of damaging the marine environment. Marine debris, including lost or abandoned fishing gear and trash, entangles stony corals, sea fans, sponges, sea turtles, manatees, and other marine life. It also degrades seagrass, hard bottom, coral reef, and mangrove habitats, and detracts from the natural beauty of the... View Article

Gray Seal Depredation Research in New England

Gray Seal Depredation Research in New England Project Partners Fishery interactions are a critical concern for marine mammal populations and ecosystem health worldwide. Growing conflicts between fisheries and populations of seals in the northeast U.S. spurred several meetings and studies to assess the perceived and actual cost of these interactions. Collaborative research partnerships are needed... View Article