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ICRS Plenary Talks available online

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The 11th International Coral Reef Symposium website has posted the Plenary Talks.

See some of the best and brightest established coral reef scientists discuss the threats and ways to manage our reefs, corals and fishes.

They are available at this link: here (link fixed)

Our Sargasso Sea is a "High Seas Gem"

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High seas gems in the spotlight 09 October 2008 | IUCN Press Release - LINK
Today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, a joint initiative has been launched to highlight special places in the least protected place on Earth: the high seas. The centerpiece of which is a brochure showcasing 10 “gems” of the high seas.Link to pdf of brochure: here
The publication, launched by an unusual partnership bringing the Chantecaille Beauté company together with IUCN, World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), and Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI), features sites such as the Ross Sea in the Southern Ocean, the Emperor Seamount Chain in the Pacific Ocean, the Sargasso Sea and Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone in the Atlantic Ocean, and the Saya de Malha Banks in the Indian Ocean.The 10 sites exemplify the range of habitats in the world’s oceans. “International efforts to identify and protect significant high seas places are in their infancy,” says Jeff Ardron of MCBI. “This book…