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Offshore Drilling Tests in Atlantic Could Be Deadly to Key Ocean Species

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Offshore Drilling Tests in Atlantic Could Be Deadly to Key Ocean Species

Source: Huffington Post/Hayley Miller - June 23, 2017

One of the first steps toward offshore drilling development in the Atlantic Ocean could decimate a key species in the marine food chain, a new study finds.

Seismic surveying, the process of blasting airguns underwater to locate oil and gas deposits, could have devastating effects on zooplankton, a food source relied upon by many marine animals, more…

NASA Sends Astronauts to Bottom of the Ocean to Simulate Dangers of Space

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NASA Sends Astronauts to Bottom of the Ocean to Simulate Dangers of Space

Source: The Guardian/Andrea Boyd - June 23, 2017

On Sunday a group of six astronauts, engineers and scientists submerged 19 metres to the bottom of an Atlantic Ocean reef to live underwater for more…

Trash-Eating Seagulls Are Polluting Waters With Tons of Nutrients From Waste

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Trash-Eating Seagulls Are Polluting Waters With Tons of Nutrients From Waste

Source: Science Daily/Duke University - June 23, 2017

At least 1.4 million seagulls feed at landfills across North America, which aside from the nuisance it might pose, is more…

Learning From Past Mistakes: Whale Population Collapse Teaches us How to Help Future Species at Risk

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Learning From Past Mistakes: Whale Population Collapse Teaches us How to Help Future Species at Risk

Source: Phys.org/University of Zurich - June 23, 2017

A study of historic whaling records has revealed there were warning signs that populations of commercially harvested whales were heading for global collapse up to more…

Seagrass

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Seagrass

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - June 23, 2017

The species that was Àlex Lorente’s passion was an extraordinarily long-lived seagrass, once common along the coast of his native Spain. Tragically, Lorente himself was more…

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How I Sea: Mathew Digiovanna

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How I Sea: Mathew Digiovanna

Source: The TerraMar Project - June 23, 2017

Mathew is a 31 year old teacher living in Connecticut. He has spent his whole life fishing on the Long Island Sound, inspired by family more…

Share the Shores: Nature Valley Trust’s Shorebird Research Project

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Share the Shores: Nature Valley Trust’s Shorebird Research Project

Source: Nature's Valley Trust/Joy de Vos, Conservation intern - June 22, 2017

Nature’s Valley Trust’s Coastal Impact Program (#ShareTheShores) is divided into 3 different projects. One of the projects is the Shorebird Research Project that started end more…

Waimea Ocean Film Festival Kicks Off Next Week

Waimea Ocean Film Festival Kicks Off Next Week

Source: Big Island Now - December 30, 2016

The 2017 Waimea Ocean Film Festival will take place Jan. 2 through 10.

The event will showcase films, special guests, intimate coffee talks, Q&As, exhibits, more…