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Marine Applied Research & Exploration

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Since 2003, MARE had been illuminating the ocean’s unknowns through use of remotely operated vehicles, still cameras and video. Through partnering with scientists, resource managers, and environmental organizations, MARE is ensuring decision makers can make the right decisions to protect fish, the oceans, and the world ecosystems.

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Protecting the Little Fish, Food for Many

July 12, 2011 by Juliet Grable

They're the little guys. Small, silver, nondescript fish that are so hard to tell apart that many people simply call them "baitfish." But though they don't command the attention of a breaching humpback whale or trophy tuna, these humble creatures--from anchovies to squid--play a starring role in local marine ecosystems. New legislation aims to force fisheries managers to consider that role when writing plans for the state's commercial fishing fleet.

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Toothy Charisma and More at SF Ocean Film Festival

March 04, 2011 by Erica Reder

A film festival about the ocean doesn't have to look far for charisma: certain toothy creatures and wave-riding daredevils will easily draw audiences. But the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, now in its eighth year, aspires to do more than just fill seats. Be inspired and learn what you can do to help -- March 9-13.

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New Submarine Explores California’s Sea Floor

September 25, 2009 by David Carroll

The Nature Conservancy launched the Beagle, a new deep-sea submersible whose first missions is to assess the impacts of different kinds of trawling in Morro Bay.

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New Marine Life Management and Protections

April 01, 2009 by Aleta George

The Pacific Coast is home to more than 50 species of rockfish, including Pacific snapper. Rockfish and other groundfish were ...

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Marine Protected Areas Update

July 01, 2008 by Laura Hautala

Find out the latest on California's effort to establish some of the strongest marine protected areas in the world.

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Making Waves for a Healthy Ocean

October 01, 2007 by Marilyn Hope Smulyan

When I stand on San Francisco’s Ocean Beach and look west, it’s difficult for me to comprehend that we humans ...

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What Are Marine Protected Areas?

October 01, 2007 by Marilyn Hope Smulyan

MPAs are designated areas along and off the coast, within the three-mile limit of state waters, intended to protect critical ...

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