Education

Summer Salmon Institute

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    Teachers to Learn New Environmental Education Skills at Turtle Island’s ‘Headwaters to Sea’ Professional Development

    August 19th, 2015

    The Summer Salmon Institute for 3rd to 5th grade teachers encourages science-based watershed education in elementary classrooms in the San Francisco Bay Area. Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) program is leading the free workshop in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Bay-Watershed Education and Training (BWET).

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    Three Restoration Grants Totaling $665,237 Go to Salmon Projects in Marin

    March 2nd, 2015

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) has announced 2015 funding totaling $665,237 for three projects all located in West Marin’s critical Lagunitas Creek Watershed. Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) program was awarded two of the three grants, with the third grant going to the Marin Municipal Water District.

Sea Turtles

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    Book Talk in Point Reyes Station Brings Together Ocean Authors and Conservationists

    August 24th, 2015

    In honor of ocean conservation, Turtle Island Restoration Network held a “Blue Mind” Meet the Authors Reception and Book Talk on August 22 at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station, Calif.

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    Crowdsourcing to Spot Illegal Fishing Vessels at Cocos Island Marine Protected Area

    August 20th, 2015

    DigitalGlobe’s crowdsourcing platform Tomnod.com has formed a partnership with ocean and marine conservation non-profit Turtle Island Restoration Network, SeaTurtles.org, to create the first crowdsourced digital patrol of the Cocos Island Marine Protected Area in order to defend one of the Pacific Ocean’s most vibrant marine life habitats. Located 340 miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Cocos Island is home to numerous rare and endangered marine species, and has been subject to illegal fishing practices in its difficult-to-monitor waters.

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    Leatherback Sea Turtle Sighting Near Pacifica, CA

    August 18th, 2015

    One of the first confirmed sighting of an endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle occurred this week on Saturday, Aug. 15th by Pedro Point in Pacifica, Calif. and marks the start of their annual summer feeding season off the coast of California.

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    Drones & Submarines Assist Scientists At Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica

    July 7th, 2015

    During a recent scientific expedition to Cocos Island National Park (May 4-15, 2015), small two and three passenger submarines known as submersibles were used to deploy acoustic listening stations at 180 m (590 ft) depth, an inflatable boat was used to catch sharks and implant acoustic tracking tags, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) were used to patrol from above in search of marine wildlife below. The expedition was directed by Randall Arauz, Central American Director of the Turtle Island Restoration Network (Turtle Island), in collaboration with Costa Rica's National System of Protected Areas (SINAC) and the Cocos Island Marine Conservation Area (ACMIC), and with the companies Alucia Productions II, Precision Integrated and Aeroval.

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Sharks

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    Book Talk in Point Reyes Station Brings Together Ocean Authors and Conservationists

    August 24th, 2015

    In honor of ocean conservation, Turtle Island Restoration Network held a “Blue Mind” Meet the Authors Reception and Book Talk on August 22 at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station, Calif.

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    Crowdsourcing to Spot Illegal Fishing Vessels at Cocos Island Marine Protected Area

    August 20th, 2015

    DigitalGlobe’s crowdsourcing platform Tomnod.com has formed a partnership with ocean and marine conservation non-profit Turtle Island Restoration Network, SeaTurtles.org, to create the first crowdsourced digital patrol of the Cocos Island Marine Protected Area in order to defend one of the Pacific Ocean’s most vibrant marine life habitats. Located 340 miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Cocos Island is home to numerous rare and endangered marine species, and has been subject to illegal fishing practices in its difficult-to-monitor waters.

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    Drones & Submarines Assist Scientists At Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica

    July 7th, 2015

    During a recent scientific expedition to Cocos Island National Park (May 4-15, 2015), small two and three passenger submarines known as submersibles were used to deploy acoustic listening stations at 180 m (590 ft) depth, an inflatable boat was used to catch sharks and implant acoustic tracking tags, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) were used to patrol from above in search of marine wildlife below. The expedition was directed by Randall Arauz, Central American Director of the Turtle Island Restoration Network (Turtle Island), in collaboration with Costa Rica's National System of Protected Areas (SINAC) and the Cocos Island Marine Conservation Area (ACMIC), and with the companies Alucia Productions II, Precision Integrated and Aeroval.

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    New Study Shows Toll of Illegal Fishing on Sharks and Ray Species at Cocos Island National Park in Costa Rica

    March 26th, 2015

    A new study published this week in Conservation Biology (available here) investigates Costa Rica’s ability to adequately enforce and protect it’s crown jewel of marine protected areas (MPAs) – Cocos Island National Park – from illegal longline fishing.

Cocos Expedition

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    Book Talk in Point Reyes Station Brings Together Ocean Authors and Conservationists

    August 24th, 2015

    In honor of ocean conservation, Turtle Island Restoration Network held a “Blue Mind” Meet the Authors Reception and Book Talk on August 22 at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station, Calif.

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    Crowdsourcing to Spot Illegal Fishing Vessels at Cocos Island Marine Protected Area

    August 20th, 2015

    DigitalGlobe’s crowdsourcing platform Tomnod.com has formed a partnership with ocean and marine conservation non-profit Turtle Island Restoration Network, SeaTurtles.org, to create the first crowdsourced digital patrol of the Cocos Island Marine Protected Area in order to defend one of the Pacific Ocean’s most vibrant marine life habitats. Located 340 miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Cocos Island is home to numerous rare and endangered marine species, and has been subject to illegal fishing practices in its difficult-to-monitor waters.

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    Drones & Submarines Assist Scientists At Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica

    July 7th, 2015

    During a recent scientific expedition to Cocos Island National Park (May 4-15, 2015), small two and three passenger submarines known as submersibles were used to deploy acoustic listening stations at 180 m (590 ft) depth, an inflatable boat was used to catch sharks and implant acoustic tracking tags, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) were used to patrol from above in search of marine wildlife below. The expedition was directed by Randall Arauz, Central American Director of the Turtle Island Restoration Network (Turtle Island), in collaboration with Costa Rica's National System of Protected Areas (SINAC) and the Cocos Island Marine Conservation Area (ACMIC), and with the companies Alucia Productions II, Precision Integrated and Aeroval.

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    New Study Shows Toll of Illegal Fishing on Sharks and Ray Species at Cocos Island National Park in Costa Rica

    March 26th, 2015

    A new study published this week in Conservation Biology (available here) investigates Costa Rica’s ability to adequately enforce and protect it’s crown jewel of marine protected areas (MPAs) – Cocos Island National Park – from illegal longline fishing.

Mammals & Seabirds

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    Book Talk in Point Reyes Station Brings Together Ocean Authors and Conservationists

    August 24th, 2015

    In honor of ocean conservation, Turtle Island Restoration Network held a “Blue Mind” Meet the Authors Reception and Book Talk on August 22 at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station, Calif.

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    Drones & Submarines Assist Scientists At Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica

    July 7th, 2015

    During a recent scientific expedition to Cocos Island National Park (May 4-15, 2015), small two and three passenger submarines known as submersibles were used to deploy acoustic listening stations at 180 m (590 ft) depth, an inflatable boat was used to catch sharks and implant acoustic tracking tags, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) were used to patrol from above in search of marine wildlife below. The expedition was directed by Randall Arauz, Central American Director of the Turtle Island Restoration Network (Turtle Island), in collaboration with Costa Rica's National System of Protected Areas (SINAC) and the Cocos Island Marine Conservation Area (ACMIC), and with the companies Alucia Productions II, Precision Integrated and Aeroval.

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    Endangered Sperm Whale Washes Ashore at Pacifica Beach

    April 15th, 2015

    A 50-foot endangered sperm whale washed ashore this morning at Pacifica Beach located near the town of Pacifica, Calif. Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center and the Academy of Sciences will perform a necropsy on the whale to discover the cause of death, which is currently unknown.

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    Not Guilty Verdict in Murder of Costa Rican Sea Turtle Conservationist Jairo Mora Provokes International Outrage

    January 26th, 2015

    Jairo's brutal murder was an assault on those who protect endangered wildlife around the world. Justice for Mora is crucial to keeping wildlife and its defenders safe in Costa Rica, and won't rest until justice is served.

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