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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Final appeal for 2014

As promised in an earlier appeal, this is our final appeal for 2014 – and your last chance to modify your 1040’s by a contribution to Ocean Conservation Research. It is also our last chance this year to express how…

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Support OCR

It is with deep gratitude (and a bit of surprise) that I look over the time horizon to realize that OCR has “been in business” for almost eight years. Much has been accomplished since our first clean (but stiff) website…

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BOEM’s egg laying – and what you can do

Secretary John Skvarla, NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Our last newsletter about a private meeting between Government officials and the oil industry seems to have struck some nerves – in our community, and in the governmental officials who are either backpedaling, or sheepishly looking at the corners of…

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BOEM lays another egg

Closed meeting

Last week the Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina called a closed meeting to discuss drilling plans for the coast off his state. Gov. McCrory is an elected official of the state of N. Carolina, so what he does with…

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