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Marine Policy Center

September 18, 2014

A Summer of Science by the Sea, 2014

Summer Student Fellows dive into ocean research

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
January 8, 2010

The Socioeconomic Costs of Ocean Acidification

Seawater's lower pH will affect food supplies, pocketbooks, and lifestyles

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
November 13, 2009

Tara Hetz

Maine lobsters and right whales

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
July 31, 2009

Farming Shellfish in Zanzibar

Aquaculture project aims to produce food and reduce poverty

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
February 6, 2008

To Fertilize, or Not to Fertilize

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
January 11, 2008

Proposals Emerge to Transfer Excess Carbon into the Ocean

Increasing urgency about climate change has spurred schemes that may seem radical

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
January 10, 2008

Dumping Iron and Trading Carbon

Profits, pollution, and politics all will play roles in ocean iron fertilization

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
January 9, 2008

Lessons from Nature, Models, and the Past

Other lines of evidence inform the debate on ocean iron fertilization

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
January 8, 2008

What Are the Possible Side Effects?

The uncertainties and unintended consequences of manipulating ecosystems

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
January 7, 2008

Will Ocean Iron Fertilization Work?

Getting carbon into the ocean is one thing. Keeping it there is another.

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
November 13, 2007

Fertilizing the Ocean with Iron

Should we add iron to the sea to help reduce greenhouse gases in the air?

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
Porter Hoagland
April 24, 2007

Renewable Energy Opportunities and Issues on the Outer Continental Shelf

Porter Hoagland, Research Specialist
Marine Policy Center
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

SOURCE: null
July 7, 2006

A Modest Proposal to Sustain Lobsters and Lobstermen

Relax minimum legal size requirements, but reduce number of traps

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
fishing boats
May 25, 2006

Do Fishing Regulations Lead to More Accidents?

Fishermen say yes; new study suggests no

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
Ann Mulligan in Waquoit Bay
November 10, 2005

'Seasonal Pump' Moves Water Between Ocean and Aquifers

Seawater is drawn underground in winter and flows into ocean in summer

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
North Atlantic right whales
August 25, 2005

In and Out of Harm's Way

Shipping lane changes proposed to prevent collisions with whales

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
August 25, 2005

A Whole New Kettle of Fish

New legislation and task force to explore open-ocean aquaculture

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine
Which Way Will the Wind Blow?
April 12, 2004

Which Way Will the Wind Blow?

Marine scientists have a key role to play in the debate over wind farms in the coastal ocean

SOURCE: Oceanus magazine