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A collage of marine creatures.
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Harrison Tasoff
Transferable conservation credits could incentivize comprehensive protection the ocean’s diverse habitats and wildlife.

A conservation market could incentivize global ocean protection

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A mantis shrimp emerges from its burrow to confront a rival.
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Roy Caldwell
These territorial crustaceans use their tails as shields to defend against the explosive punches of their rivals.
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young woman smiling
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Courtesy
College of Creative Studies biology student Ashley Yeh '24
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Two workers in white coveralls and masks examine solar cells in a cleanroom.
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Gorodenkoff via iStock
Alternatives to silicon-based solar cells could allow solar panel production to move out of cleanrooms like this.
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An illustrative image of small peptide helices.
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Matt Perko
This is a story about proteins, how they malfunction, and what cells do to prevent that.
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A river meanders through forests and fields in Columbia.
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EGT via iStock
Meandering rivers create a dynamic landscape, depositing sand bars and eroding steep banks as they undulate across their floodplains.
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Composite headshots of M. Scott Shell and Beth Pruitt
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Matt Perko; courtesy
M. Scott Shell, left, and Beth Pruitt, right
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2024 Goldwater scholars
Clockwise, from left: Matthew Unger, Riya Nilkrant, Xuanwei Liang, Isaac Hair, Anika Jena
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aerial shot of North Atlantic right whale and calf
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NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center/Lisa Conger and Elizabeth Josephson
North Atlantic right whale mother and calf as seen from a research drone called a hexacopter
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a photo cradle attached to the rail of steps leading to beach
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Sonia Fernandez
The CoastSnap cradle on the steps to East Campus Beach
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Waves crash on a revetment protecting houses along Broad Beach, Malibu.
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Charles Lester
The ocean is advancing on California, and we need to determine how we will respond.