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Oceans and Fisheries
January 08, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY: Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium To Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony For Ocean Wonders: Sharks!
Friday, January 10, 2014, 11 a.m., at the New York AquariumSeveral public officials and community leaders expected to attendEvent will emphasize the WCS New York Aquarium’s contribution to the economy, education and conservation in Coney Island, Brooklyn, and throughout New York CityNew York Aquarium divers will be in attendanceMedia: Please arrive by 10:30 a.m.Brooklyn, N.Y. – January 8, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium will celebrate the groundbreaking of Ocean Wond...
August 02, 2013
Argentina’s Open-Ocean Reserve
Argentina has created its first open-ocean protected area, Burdwood Bank. This sanctuary in the Patagonian Sea will protect whales, penguins, and rare cold corals. WCS commends Argentina’s government on the achievement, and thanks local partners of the Forum of NGOs.
August 01, 2013
Media Statement: Creation of Argentina’s First Open-Ocean Protected Area
Burdwood Bank in the Patagonian Sea will protect whales, penguins, and rare cold corals WCS commends Argentina’s government and thanks local partners of the Forum of NGOs for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea WCS has advocated for open-ocean protected areas in the Patagonian Sea since 2005 NEW YORK (August 1, 2013)—The Wildlife Conservation Society’s President and CEO, Cristián Samper, issued the following statement on the recent declaration by Argentina to designate Burdwood Bank as t...
April 15, 2013
Scientists Call for Large Ocean Wilderness Parks
In a survey of the Chagos Archipelago in the central Indian Ocean, due south of the Maldives, marine scientists found a huge array and high numbers of fish. The area was declared a no-take zone just a few years ago.
August 16, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg and WCS Unveil Design and Announce New Funding for New York Aquarium "Ocean Wonders: Sharks!" Building
Groundbreaking to Begin this Fall; Grand Opening Set for 2015 57,000 Square Foot Exhibit to Feature Sharks, Rays, Sea Turtles and Thousands of Fish August 16, 2012--Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristián Samper today unveiled the design and announced new funding for the New York Aquarium “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” building. The City’s Public Design Commission approved the design plan earlier this month for the 57,000 squa...
May 14, 2012
WCS’s New York Aquarium Opens New 1,500-Square-Foot Exhibit on World Oceans Day
A-MAZE-ING Water opens to the public on June 8, 2012 Interactive exhibit will immerse visitors in the world of water conservation Maze includes watershed environments, rivers, lakes, oceans and environmental threats Weekend programming includes art exhibits, hands-on activities and much more A-MAZE-ING Water will feature elements of the New York Seascape, the aquarium’s conservation program that works to preserve local NY waters Exhibit will be open through September 9th Brooklyn, N.Y. – May...
May 10, 2012
First Satellite Tag Study for Manta Rays Reveals Habits and Hidden Journeys of Ocean Giants
Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Exeter, and the Mexican Government uncover feeding habitats and threats to world’s largest ray Six manta rays tagged, some traveling more than 1,100 kilometers NEW YORK (May 10, 2012)—Using the latest satellite tracking technology, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter (UK), and the Government of Mexico have completed a ground-breaking study on a mysterious ocean giant: the manta ray. T...
February 02, 2012
Same Ocean, Different Songs
Researchers from WCS, Columbia University, and other institutions find an unusual divide in song themes sung by humpback whales in Madagascar and Western Australia.
June 08, 2011
Fiji’s Totoya Island Coral Reef Is Declared Sacred Today on World Oceans Day
Recent expedition by WCS and partners found reef teeming with life WCS supports local communities in returning to a traditional ban on fishing NEW YORK (June 8, 2011) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Pacific Blue Foundation, Wetlands International, and the Waitt Institute announced today that the people of Fiji’s Totoya Island have declared part of their coral reefs sacred in honor of World Oceans Day. WCS Fiji Di...
December 14, 2010
WCS's New York Aquarium Receives New York City Approval for Ocean Wonders: Shark
500,000 gallons, swimming with sharks, sea turtles, rays,and thousands of schooling fishAn iconic element of the aquarium’s 10-year transformation“Ocean Wonders: Shark will inspire New Yorkers to celebrate the city’s maritime heritage and attract more visitors and business to Brooklyn’s oceanfront.” Groundbreaking: 2012 Brooklyn, New York – Dec. 14, 2010 – The Wildlife Conservation Society has received approval from the New York City Public Design Commission for Ocean Wonders: S...
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