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Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship to do research in estuaries

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It’s an exciting new fellowship program for graduate students at the national estuarine research reserves. One two-year fellowship opportunity will be available at each of the 29 coastal sites.

Through a research project, fellows will address a key coastal management question to help scientists and communities understand coastal challenges that may influence future policy and management strategies.

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Protecting coral reefs from sunscreen

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

A team of scientists and students at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez developed a material with magnetic properties that is able to remove components found in sunscreen that can be harmful to coral reefs and marine life.

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What is the sargassum affecting beaches in eastern Puerto Rico?

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Frances Rosario

The eastern and southeastern coast of Puerto Rico has being seeing high volumes of sargassum, a brown algae that travels through the sea and accumulates on the shore.

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Coral reefs are threatened by climate change and human action

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Agencia EFE

Coral reefs around Puerto Rico are in a poor state due to climate change and human actions, which has leading Puerto Rican scientists Edwin Hernández and Ernesto Díaz denouncing the threats facing this ecosystem.

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Casa Abierta Ciencias Marinas RUM - Mayaguez, PR

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La asociación de estudiantes de Ciencias Marinas (AECiMa) y el Departamento de Ciencias Marinas del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez te invitan a su casa abierta.  La misma se celebrará en Isla Magueyes, la Parguera.

 

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Puerto Rican scientist discovered a giant fish

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Jasmine Santana, professor of marine sciences, discovered a giant fish while diving on Sunday.

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Science Policy Fellowship for Marine Scientists

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A fellowship for marine science  postdoctoral scholars and doctoral candidates interested in bridging the gap between science and policy by spending a year in Washington DC researching, developing and advocating for research and sound ocean policy. 

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We are losing our beaches

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Dr. Aurelio Mercado-Irizarry / Especial El Nuevo Día

The ocean levels are increasing and that is disproportionately affecting the Puerto Rican coasts.

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