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Pew’s 2018 Marine Fellows

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Pew’s 2018 Marine Fellows

Projects focus on coastal ecosystems, warming waters, marine debris, and more.

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Ocean Warming to Affect Antarctic Krill Growth, Increasing Risk to Predators

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Ocean Warming to Affect Antarctic Krill Growth, Increasing Risk to Predators

Penguin populations could decline by as much as 30%.

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Where Are the Sharks? Scientists Use DNA Sampling to Find Out

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Where Are the Sharks? Scientists Use DNA Sampling to Find Out

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See It, Post It: Citizen Data 

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See It, Post It: Citizen Data 

Locals use fledgling network to help track environmental change.

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Forage Fish: Little Fish With a Big Impact

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Forage Fish: Little Fish With a Big Impact

These small fish are the primary food source for many marine mammals, seabirds, and larger fish, transferring energy throughout the marine food web.

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Learning From Our Oceans About Climate Change

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Learning From Our Oceans About Climate Change

The world’s oceans influence the weather on a local and global scale, and changes in the atmosphere can fundamentally alter many properties of those oceans.

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Understanding Marine Protected Areas

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Understanding Marine Protected Areas

Mounting scientific evidence shows that exempting large areas of the ocean from fishing, extraction, and other activities is important for ocean conservation.

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Penguins: Studying the World's Ocean Sentinels

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Penguins: Studying the World's Ocean Sentinels

Through penguins, scientists can learn about the health of marine ecosystems and use this knowledge to develop realistic and effective conservation strategies.

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Sharks: Understanding the Apex Predator

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Sharks: Understanding the Apex Predator

Sharks are critical players in the ocean ecosystem. However, they are being fished and killed at high rates, putting the health of the marine environment at risk.

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Tuna: Learning About the World's Most Valuable Fish

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Tuna: Learning About the World's Most Valuable Fish

Tuna species are found throughout the world's oceans. However, as a result of overfishing, stocks of some species, such as the southern bluefin, are dangerously close to extinction.

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Understanding the Challenges of Overfishing

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Understanding the Challenges of Overfishing

Overfishing is when species are taken from the sea at rates too high for the fish to replace through natural reproductive cycles what is lost to fishing.

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Oceans and the Global Economy

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Oceans and the Global Economy

People in coastal countries depend on healthy oceans and fisheries for their livelihood. But some economic policies may spend money on practices that are unprofitable and unsustainable.

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The Science Behind Big-Picture Fisheries Management

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The Science Behind Big-Picture Fisheries Management

Historically, the focus is on one species at a time when determining how, when, and where fishing will take place. Often overlooked is that each fish population is part of a much larger ecosystem.

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Catch Reconstruction: Finding the Missing Fish

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Catch Reconstruction: Finding the Missing Fish

One promising approach to better capturing the scale of fishing around the world is “catch reconstruction,” which offers estimates using an array of sources and methods.

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