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Institute for Ocean Conservation Science Teams with Diana Widman Design to Protect Marine Life around the World
Exquisite new fish and water pendant modelled on Institute’s striking logo; 50% of net proceeds go to support Institute’s initiatives
December 11, 2009

Shark Savers announces new members of Board of Directors
IOCS Executive Director Dr. Ellen Pikitch named to the board
December 10, 2009

Scientists Trace Shark Fins Back to their Geographic Origin for the First Time using DNA Detective Work
These breakthrough findings provide strong evidence for enacting international trade protection for hammerhead sharks at the March 2010 CITES meeting in Qatar
December 01, 2009

Dr. Ellen Pikitch Kicks Off Faculty Lecture Series Marking Inauguration of SBU's New President, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.
Lecture on Stemming the Tide of Ocean Extinctions available on podcast
October 22, 2009

International Fisheries Task Force Met in Portland, ME, to Develop Smart Management Plans for Forage Fish, a Growing Target of Commercial Fishing Operations
“Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force” working to ensure that forage fish populations continue to flourish; excessive removal can imperil marine food webs
October 15, 2009

Science, Policy and the $30,000 Fish
Dr. Phaedra Doukakis explains ongoing efforts to conserve sturgeon, one of the most ancient, valuable and endangered fish on earth
October 10, 2009

Preliminary Field Research: Shark Fisheries of Peru
October 01, 2009

Scientists Shed New Light on Behavior of Shark “Tweens” and Teenagers
Study May Prove Useful in Conservation Efforts for Over-Fished Sharks
August 24, 2009

CSI in Sharks: Using Genetics to Sniff Out Illegal Trade
June 19, 2009

Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force Launched
Expert team of international scientists is devising solutions for sustainably managing these small prey fish; overexploitation and inadequate management are threatening the marine food web
May 28, 2009

Shark Conservation Workshop in Belize
May 16, 2009

Quick Action Needed to Avoid Gathering Wave of Ocean Extinctions, Says Dr. Ellen Pikitch
Executive Director of Institute for Ocean Conservation Science gave lecture at recent marine science seminar in School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
April 13, 2009

Undesirable Evolution Can be Reversed in Fish, Stony Brook University Scientists Show
In an intriguing 21st century example of Darwinism, researchers demonstrate that fish will again grow to larger sizes and produce more young when size-selective fishing is eased
March 03, 2009

Institute for Ocean Conservation Science Sponsors Its First Lecture at Stony Brook
Dr. Robert H. Richmond of University of Hawaii Discusses Coral Reef Health
February 12, 2009

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