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The Captain Goes Down With His Ship: Louisiana Town to be First Submerged by Sea Level Rise, Locals Still Don’t Believe Climate Change

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The Captain Goes Down With His Ship: Louisiana Town to be First Submerged by Sea Level Rise, Locals Still Don’t Believe Climate Change

Source: The Guardian/Shannon Sims - August 22, 2017

In 50 years, the region near where I grew up, Cameron Parish in south-west Louisiana, will likely be no more. Or rather, it will exist, but it may be underwater, according to the newly published calculations of the Louisianagovernment. Coastal land loss is on the upswing, and with each hurricane that sweeps over the region, the more…

Are Octopuses the Brainiacs of the Sea?

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Are Octopuses the Brainiacs of the Sea?

Source: Live Science/Sarah B. Puschmann - August 22, 2017

In 2014, one of Roy Caldwell's octopuses went missing.

Caldwell, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, had kept the reef more…

Scientists Develop Model to Find an Iceberg’s Breaking Point

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Scientists Develop Model to Find an Iceberg’s Breaking Point

Source: EOS/Sarah Witman - August 22, 2017

Last month, an iceberg the size of Delaware calved, or broke away, from Larsen C, the fourth-largest ice shelf surrounding Antarctica. A crack more…

You Shall Not Pass: Narrow Ocean Channel in Bahamas Marks Genetic Divide in Brazilian Free-Tailed Bats

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You Shall Not Pass: Narrow Ocean Channel in Bahamas Marks Genetic Divide in Brazilian Free-Tailed Bats

Source: Phys.org/lorida Museum of Natural History - August 22, 2017

Brazilian free-tailed bats are expert flyers, capable of migrating hundreds of miles and regularly traveling more than 30 miles a night. But they pull up more…

Water Hyacinth

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Water Hyacinth

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

It may have pretty purple flowers, but Eichhornia crassipes can be a green menace. Introduced to Africa from the neotropics, this invasive weed is choking Lake Victoria, more…

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How I Sea: Nicola Albonetti

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How I Sea: Nicola Albonetti

Source: The TerraMar Project - August 18, 2017

Nicola is an avid kite-surfer from Italy who enjoys spending his free time on the coasts, harnessing the power of the wind and sea to 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…

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…