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Shellfish With a Side of Microplastics: Scientists Find More Plastic Pollution in Our Seafood

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Shellfish With a Side of Microplastics: Scientists Find More Plastic Pollution in Our Seafood

Source: NPR/Ken Christensen - September 22, 2017

Sarah Dudas doesn't mind shucking an oyster or a clam in the name of science.

But sit down with her and a plate of oysters on the half-shell or a bucket of steamed Manila clams, and she'll probably point out a bivalve's gonads or remark on its fertility.

"These are comments I make at dinner more…

Oyster Shell ‘Safe Houses’ Offer Sanctuary For Baby Fish on Developed Shores

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Oyster Shell ‘Safe Houses’ Offer Sanctuary For Baby Fish on Developed Shores

Source: Hakai Magazine/Amorina Kingdon - September 22, 2017

France’s Mediterranean coast is known for its glamorous beaches, but when Gilles Lecaillon was studying coastal fish there in 2011, more…

The Sixth Mass Extinction of Life on Earth Predicted by the Year 2100

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The Sixth Mass Extinction of Life on Earth Predicted by the Year 2100

Source: Phys.org/Massachusetts Institute of Technology - September 22, 2017

In the past 540 million years, the Earth has endured five mass extinction events, each involving processes that upended the normal cycling of carbon through more…

Planning a Tropical Vacation Getaway? Don’t Eat the Reef Fish!

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Planning a Tropical Vacation Getaway? Don’t Eat the Reef Fish!

Source: Phys.org/University of British Columbia - September 22, 2017

Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau's ocean sustainability, finds a new UBC study that suggests other small island nations might also more…

North Atlantic Right Whale

North Atlantic Right Whale

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - September 22, 2017

The North Atlantic Right Whale is currently one of the rarest large whales in the world, having been drastically reduced to critically low numbers by more…

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How I Sea: Bella’s Challenge

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How I Sea: Bella’s Challenge

Source: The TerraMar Project - September 13, 2017

Hi my name is Bella and I am 11 years old. I come from Dalyellup in Western Australia. We are lucky to live right on more…

How I Sea: Bella’s Challenge

Photo: Bella Burgemeister

How I Sea: Bella’s Challenge

Source: The TerraMar Project - September 13, 2017

Hi my name is Bella and I am 11 years old. I come from Dalyellup in Western Australia. We are lucky to live right on more…

Washed Ashore: Turning Plastic Pollution Into a Powerful Message Through Art

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Washed Ashore: Turning Plastic Pollution Into a Powerful Message Through Art

Source: The TerraMar Project - July 24, 2017

Art is a common language which everyone can appreciate regardless of age, gender, race, or culture.
Creating art out of the ocean debris that litters more…