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Social Media Group Spawns Ocean Conservation Album

Nineteen-year-old Maiah Wynne is taking the world by tidal wave. Nineteen-year-old Maiah Wynne – an award-winning singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress based in Portland, OR, is one of the 15 Sirens featured on the collaborative album. A prolific songwriter (100 songs), she writes songs about anything from politics to feminism to heartbreak. Her music has been featured in over nine different films, and her charm and musicianship has led to packed audiences.across the northwest.SOCIALLY SPARKED NEWS: Why did you get involved with the Songs for the Sea project?Maiah: The biggest and overarching reason was the idea that we were making something that would impact the world. We definitely aren’t the dedicated scientists who are doing the research out in the freezing cold, because those people are the true heroes of this story. But, we are the people standing behind those activists and scientists saying, ‘what you are doing is amazing, we...
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We live underwater (Biorock Coral Reef Restoration)

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World travellers, divers and filmmakers of The Jetlagged are setting out to give threatened coral ecosystems a new chance: They build an artificial reef on a Indonesian island paradise with heavily damaged corals. The Biorock structure will be equipped with a special feature: Electricity. This has proven to give corals super powers - enhancing growth and health with astonishing success. 6 months later, The Jetlagged come back to check out the progress on their reef… Awards: Innovation Award - 2016 San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Best Direction - 2015 Silently 3 (Short Underwater Movie Festival) Best Theme - Kolkotta International Wildlife & Environment Film Festival Prize of the Main Advertising Partner Effectivity POWERED BY PUBLICS - 2016 Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm Official Selection: Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, New York / USA, 2015 19th International Underwater Film Festival, Belgrade / Serbia, 2015 Our world underwater, Lone Star State & Chicago /...
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Tourists likely to help pay for reef-restoration projects

Visitors who come to the Florida Keys to see coral reefs may help fund reef restoration projects. Two nonprofit organizations based in the Keys are requesting about $302,500 to help transplant tens of thousands of small corals nurtured in underwater nurseries. Monroe County commissioners, meeting Wednesday at the Marathon Government Center, will decide on recommendations for spending some of the Tourist Development Council taxes levied on visitor accommodations for the underwater projects. The projects have been endorsed by regional TDC advisory committees that allocate tax money collected in their areas. Typically, the proposed grants cover about half the cost on the coral-transplant work. Staghorn corals, the most successful of corals grown and cemented tor reefs, account for the bulk of the restoration efforts but elkhorn and boulder corals also are being transplanted in higher numbers. The Coral Restoration Foundation, a Key Largo organization that pioneered the culturing of staghorn corals,...
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Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Event Already Under Way,…

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The biggest shark to have ever lived was wiped out during a global extinction of the ocean’s megafauna

Updated | The biggest shark to have ever lived was wiped out during a previously unknown global extinction event that saw 36 percent of the world’s marine megafauna disappear. Carcharocles megalodon could reach up to 60 feet in length and had jaws measuring 9 feet wide. It lived from 23 million years ago up until the end of the Pliocene Epoch, around 2.6 million years ago. What caused its extinction has been the matter of debate for many years—shifting environmental conditions, a decline in prey and the emergence of new marine predators all appear to have played a role. However, in a study published in  Nature Ecology & Evolution , scientists found the demise of the megalodon was part of a larger extinction event that affected huge swaths of marine life during the Pliocene (5.3 million to 2.6 million years ago). Tech & Science Emails and Alerts - Get the best of...
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