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President Obama Designates Ocean Reserve in Hawaii Twice the Size of Texas

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President Obama Designates Ocean Reserve in Hawaii Twice the Size of Texas

Source: National Geographic/Cynthia Barnett - August 26, 2016

Capping a week of 100th anniversary celebrations for the National Park Service, President Barack Obama on Friday turned to the ocean to create the largest protected area anywhere on Earth—a half-million-square-mile arc of remote Pacific waters known for both exceptional marine life and importance to native Hawaiian culture.

The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, established in 2006 more…

Do Ancient Shipwrecks Stand a Chance Against Fishing Trawlers?

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Do Ancient Shipwrecks Stand a Chance Against Fishing Trawlers?

Source: Hakai Magazine/Evan Lubofsky - August 26, 2016

There’s a three-way war being waged over the ancient shipwrecks that dot the ocean floor. On one side, marine archaeologists are rushing to study and more…

Check Out These New Ways to Ride the Waves

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Check Out These New Ways to Ride the Waves

Source: The Wall Street Journal/Alexandra Wolfe - August 26, 2016

Well into September, with ocean temperatures hovering in the high 60s—warmer than in early summer —popular vacation spots like the more…

First Great White Shark Nursery Discovered Near Long Island

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First Great White Shark Nursery Discovered Near Long Island

Source: CBS News - August 26, 2016

Ocearch said its team of fishermen and scientists has found the first known birthing site for great white sharks on the North Atlantic Coast. After 26 more…

President Obama Designates Ocean Reserve in Hawaii Twice the Size of Texas

Photo: Christian Arballo/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

President Obama Designates Ocean Reserve in Hawaii Twice the Size of Texas

Source: National Geographic/Cynthia Barnett - August 26, 2016

Capping a week of 100th anniversary celebrations for the National Park Service, President Barack Obama on Friday turned to the ocean to create the largest protected more…

Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria

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Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - August 26, 2016

If you were driving along a highway in Maine - located on the east coast of the United States - past pine trees and summer more…

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The TerraMar Project Interviews Ian Urbina

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The TerraMar Project Interviews Ian Urbina

Source: The TerraMar Project - August 20, 2015

The TerraMar Project sat down with Ian Urbina (@ian_urbina), an investigative reporter for The New York Times, to discuss his series on lawlessness on more…

Ask Dr. Universe

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Ask Dr. Universe

Source: Washington State University - April 26, 2016

Why is the ocean salty? -Alysin, 10, Ruston, La.
Dear Alysin,

At first, I thought the answer to your question might take us deep into the more…

Crochet Art Brings Threats to Marine Animals to Life

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Crochet Art Brings Threats to Marine Animals to Life

Source: The Creators Project/Diana Shi - July 26, 2016

An intricate crocheted coral reef has reached another level of crafting grandiosity in its tenth year of development. The spectacle, named Crochet Coral Reefs: TOXIC SEAS, more…

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