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Happy Monday pod,

Firstly, a big congrats to My Octopus Teacher on its Oscar win. It took me WAY too long to actually getting round to watching it but it’s a fascinating documentary and well worth a watch. Have you seen it? 🐙

For those of you in the UK, I hope you’re enjoying the bank holiday weekend! It’s been pouring with rain outside which has helped me focus on this week’s edition but I can see the sun starting to come out so let’s dive straight into this week’s ocean news…

👀 Wildlife sightings 👀

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🐳 Whales 🐳

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🐬 Other marine animals 🐙

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🚯 Plastic & pollution 🚯

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💰 Funding, grants & opportunities 💰

  • Three-year partnership: Octopus Group is looking for a new environmental charity partner. Apply here

  • Citizen science projects: being collated by Lucy - see below:

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🐚 Ecosystems 🐠

📣 Campaigns 📣

  • New look: Congrats to the Marine Conservation Society on their new logo & brand identity! What do y’all think of their new look?

  • Nil points: This scorecard is being launched to hold Government accountable for their marine promises (Wildlife and Countryside Link)

  • Groundbreaking ruling: German’s supreme court has told the government to improve its climate laws by the end of next year (Politico)

🌊 Other ocean news 🌊

That’s it for this edition - I’m off to enjoy the sunshine. Have a great week and catch you next Monday!

Melissa

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