Conservation Science, Policy & Engagement-The Parsons Lab

Conservation Science, Policy & Engagement-The Parsons Lab

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We reached out to the local angling community to form a collaboration with a shared goal: to keep the sharks and rays in South African waters, for generations to come.

We discussed responsible angling, and best handling techniques. As well as how researchers and anglers can better work together, for the benefit of the animals.

Check out the video: https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/posts/10156949322232665
When Amahle Fanelo began his journey with us through our Oceans Research Foundation, Sea the Change program, we never could have guessed how far he'd come. Not only has he embraced all aspects of our marine employability program, working extremely hard to learn these new skills, but he has done so well, that it actually led him to save a life, through the lifeguard training he underwent as part of the program.

We took the opportunity to interview this amazing young man…

https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/posts/10156862280952665
Plastic pollution is a growing problem for our environment. One of the worst affected ecosystems, is our oceans.

Oceans Research has recently started a microplastics project, for our field research program. We use a purpose built trawl, called a LADI trawl, to gather debris from the ocean surface, that we later analyse for plastic particles.

Here’s a video showcasing our project:
Read our FIVE STEPS to wisely choose a Marine Research Internship Program.

How work-ready are you? Potential employers look at, besides your degree, your job-specific skills.

A field experience program gives you the opportunity to not only develop your skill sets to make you more employable, but also helps you contextualize what a career in marine research will look like down the road.

The conservation research and activities of Dr Chris Parsons and his students Recent Graduate Student Research Projects:

MS Students
• McConchie, T. 2007.

Computer assisted analysis of individual bottlenose dolphin fins off Wallops Island, Virginia. Masters thesis. George Mason University, Virginia. (joint director with D. Kelso)
• McDuff, H. 2008. How sea turtle populations are impacted by shrimp trawls along the United States east coast and the Gulf of Mexico. Masters project. George Mason University, Virginia.
• Tadur, S. 2008. The use of patent

Operating as usual

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‎Marine Conservation Happy Hour: MCHH 334: Coral Survives on Apple Podcasts 11/04/2021

‎Marine Conservation Happy Hour: MCHH 334: Coral Survives on Apple Podcasts

The latest Marine Conservation Happy Hour podcast: Hot coral !

In this episode, Dr. Scarlet Smash and Dr. Craken talk how some species of coral has survived in the Red sea despite blistering ocean temperatures of up to 32 degrees. This NSF-funded study gives hope that some corals could withstand warming oceans.

‎Marine Conservation Happy Hour: MCHH 334: Coral Survives on Apple Podcasts ‎Show Marine Conservation Happy Hour, Ep MCHH 334: Coral Survives - Nov 3, 2021

Windows to the Deep- live conversations on the Blake Plateau 11/01/2021

Windows to the Deep- live conversations on the Blake Plateau

Windows to the Deep – Live Conversations on the Blake Plateau

Thursday, November 4, 2021
12:30-2:00 pm ET

Join the President’s Science Advisor and ocean explorers as they investigate 10,000 feet deep in an area of the seafloor that’s never been explored before.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) invite you to join a virtual event highlighting the importance and value of the ocean during a live conversation with explorers onboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, America’s ship for ocean exploration. Presidential Science Advisor and OSTP Director Dr. Eric Lander will co-host the livestreamed event with NOAA National Ocean Service Exhibits Manager and Education Specialist Symone Barkley.
The live interaction will bring the excitement of discovery directly to the public as ocean explorers image areas of the seafloor that people have never explored before and share their real-time discoveries through a live-streamed video feed. The event will stoke curiosity about the diverse and largely unknown ecosystems and organisms of the deep sea and highlight the importance of the ocean for addressing the climate crisis, rebuilding the economy, and advancing environmental justice. The event will feature commentary live from:

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
• Dr. Eric S. Lander, President’s Science Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
• Symone Barkley, NOAA National Ocean Service Exhibits Manager and Education Specialist
• Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
• Dr. Rick Spinrad, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
• Commander Nicole Manning, Commanding Officer of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
• Dr. Derek Sowers, Mapping Lead, NOAA Ocean Exploration
• Dr. Allen Collins, Biology Science Lead, NOAA Fisheries National Systematics Laboratory Director (co-housed at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History)

Livestream link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WLZLcYH0KU (to add captions please click here)
In addition to tuning into the livestream, we encourage you to get involved in other ways!

Ask a question:
• Do you have a question you’d like to ask an ocean explorer? Please submit your questions ahead of the event via Twitter at #AskAnExplorer.
• You can also email [email protected].

Windows to the Deep- live conversations on the Blake Plateau Join the President’s Science Advisor and ocean explorers as they investigate 10,000 feet deep in an area of the seafloor that’s never been explored before. T...

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‎Marine Conservation Happy Hour: Can We Create A Noah's Ark? on Apple Podcasts ‎Show Marine Conservation Happy Hour, Ep Can We Create A Noah's Ark? - Oct 27, 2021

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