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2009-05-15 00:00:00

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Happy Endangered Species Day, everyone. I have one bit of news this week that deserves spotlighting: Oceana is opening an office in Belize, our first in Central America. Belize is home to the Belize Barrier Reef, part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef system, which is the second largest reef system after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Exciting, huh?!This week in ocean news,…The Atlantic writes of an American revival of authentic Japanese sushi that promotes lower mercury, lower-food chain fish. …Miriam from the Oyster’s Garter wrote her first post for Slate’s double X, titled “The Dark Secrets that Dolphins Don’t Want you to Know.” Now you really want to read it, don’t you?…Andy Revkin reports on a new study on sea level rise predictions in Science. …New Zealand will host the world’s first Penguathlon. King and gentoo penguins will compete in five events — football, Frisbee, surfing, swing ball and waddle races. Click the link to watch an amazing video. (hat tip to Grist for this one)