A pretty good week for the Ocean!

675 Citizens show up at a BOEM Atlantic lease-sale hearing in Kill Devil Hills NC
Photo by Randy Sturgill/Oceana

As the comment period for the Outer Continental Shelf 2017 – 2022 Five Year Plan (OCS 2017-2022 DPP) came to a close we received a ruling on the NRDC et. al. vs. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on the agency’s…

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Cuttlefish hearing – in living color

Sepia latimanus (Reef_cuttlefish), Wikimedia, by Nick Hobgood

Cuttlefish are perhaps one of the more complicated critters you’re likely to encounter. Related to the squids and the octopus they have many of the same highly visual adaptation of being able to rapidly change color and even textures of…

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There goes the neighborhood…

Today the Obama Administration, through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), released the 2017-2022 five year offshore leasing plan. Although some areas in the Chukchi Sea were recently put “off limits” due to their importance for subsistence use by…

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