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2017 PICES Annual Meeting

The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) 2017 Annual Meeting on 'Environmental Changes in the North Pacific and Impacts on...
September 22 - October 1
Far Eastern Federal University, FEFU Campus

International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition in a Changing Climate

Nereus Program Fellow Tiff-Annie Kenny (University of Ottawa) will be attending the International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition in...
September 24 - September 27
Quebec City Convention Centre

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  • How polluted your tuna is depends on where it comes from

    By Colin Thackray, Nereus Fellow at Harvard University

    It’s fairly common knowledge that tuna is high in methylmercury, a neurotoxin that bioaccumulates in marine food webs. This means that methylmercury magnifies further up the food web – tuna eat smaller fish that eat even smaller fish or plankton — all of which could contain the contaminant.

  • Researching mangroves and fishing livelihoods in Cambodia

    Nereus Fellow, Rachel Seary, a PhD Student at the University of Cambridge and the United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre, has just returned from Cambodia, where she conducted a month long fieldwork period aimed at understanding the links between mangroves and fishing community livelihoods.

  • One small bay in Japan has been attracting marine scientists from around the world for more than 100 years

    By Robert Blasiak, Nereus Program Fellow at Stockholm University

    Let’s turn the clock back 113 years. The prominent German zoologist Franz Doflein is about to embark on a two-year journey with the dream of becoming one of the first scientists to study the marine flora and fauna of the deep-sea trenches off the coast of Japan. Reports that the Japanese and Russian empires have just declared war on each other are troubling, yet months of preparation cannot be abandoned, and in the summer of 1904, he boards the Prince Heinrich, a steamship bound for East Asia.