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How I Sea: David Helvarg, March For The Ocean

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How I Sea: David Helvarg, March For The Ocean

Source: The TerraMar Project - February 12, 2018

David Helvarg grew up watching Sea Hunt and Jacque Cousteau specials and bugging his mother to take him to the beach.  While he thought he’d become more…

Record Breaking Mission: Divers Remove 47,000 Crown Of Thorns Starfish From Great Barrier Reef

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Record Breaking Mission: Divers Remove 47,000 Crown Of Thorns Starfish From Great Barrier Reef

Source: ABC/Inga Stünzner - February 9, 2018

Volunteer divers have killed almost 47,000 crown-of-thorns starfish on the southern Great Barrier Reef in just seven days, breaking a record in the process.
Thousands more…

EcoTech Complex: Using Microalgae to Reshape Waste Management For a Cleaner Future

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EcoTech Complex: Using Microalgae to Reshape Waste Management For a Cleaner Future

Source: The TerraMar Project - February 7, 2018

We live in a world today where mankind’s footprint on nature is becoming ever-more documented.
The stage is set for things to only get worse, more…

New Study Shows Ocean Giants Are At Increasing Risk Of Microplastic Pollution

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New Study Shows Ocean Giants Are At Increasing Risk Of Microplastic Pollution

Source: BBC News/Helen Briggs - February 6, 2018

Scientists say there needs to be more research into the impact of plastic pollution on sharks, whales and rays.
A study, in the journal Trends in more…

Study: Polar Bears Struggling To Find Food, Situation Worse Than Previously Thought

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Study: Polar Bears Struggling To Find Food, Situation Worse Than Previously Thought

Source: The Guardian/Oliver Milman - February 5, 2018

Polar bears could be sliding towards extinction faster than previously feared, with the animals facing an increasing struggle to find enough food to survive as more…

The First International Straw-Free Day: Fighting Plastic Pollution With Societal Change

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The First International Straw-Free Day: Fighting Plastic Pollution With Societal Change

Source: The TerraMar Project - February 2, 2018

On Saturday February 3rd the world will celebrate it’s first international straw-free day.
If you happen to live under a rock, here is what you more…

New Research Shows Orcas Can Imitate Human Speech

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New Research Shows Orcas Can Imitate Human Speech

Source: The Guardian/Nicola Davis - February 1, 2018

High-pitched, eerie and yet distinct, the sound of a voice calling the name “Amy” is unmistakable. But this isn’t a human cry – it’s the more…

Scientists Pinpoint Exactly How Coral Skeletons Become Weakened By Ocean Acidification

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Scientists Pinpoint Exactly How Coral Skeletons Become Weakened By Ocean Acidification

Source: Phys.org/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - January 31, 2018

The rising acidity of the oceans threatens coral reefs by making it harder for corals to build their skeletons. A new study identifies the details more…

2017 Was The Hottest Year The Ocean Has Experienced, What Does This Mean For Marine Life?

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2017 Was The Hottest Year The Ocean Has Experienced, What Does This Mean For Marine Life?

Source: National Geographic/Sarah Gibbens - January 30, 2018

Oceans aren't likely to cool any time soon, a new study finds.

In fact, 2017 was the warmest year on record in the ocean, according to more…

How Climate Change Is Confusing the Social Life of Fiddler Crabs

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How Climate Change Is Confusing the Social Life of Fiddler Crabs

Source: Hakai Magazine/K. N. Smith - January 29, 2018

Rising sea levels are pushing different species of fiddler crabs together, and their interactions may cost one species vital territory.

Most fiddler crab species share more…