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How Microplastics Make Their Way up the Ocean Food Chain Into Fish

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How Microplastics Make Their Way up the Ocean Food Chain Into Fish

Source: The Conversation/Louise Tosetto, Macquarie University; Culum Brown, Macquarie University, and Jane Williamson, Macquarie Universi - December 2, 2016

Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastics – tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than your little fingernail – enter our oceans each year. This has researchers around the world worried, as wildlife can be harmed by eating the plastic or by toxins attached to it.

Another concern is that these plastics and toxins could accumulate more…

Arctic Blogger Puts Blog on Ice

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Arctic Blogger Puts Blog on Ice

Source: Washington Post/Chris Mooney - December 2, 2016

In 2007, Neven Curlin, a Dutch citizen now living in Austria who works as a translator, was stunned by the state of the Arctic, and particularly more…

How Microplastics Make Their Way up the Ocean Food Chain Into Fish

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How Microplastics Make Their Way up the Ocean Food Chain Into Fish

Source: The Conversation/Louise Tosetto, Macquarie University; Culum Brown, Macquarie University, and Jane Williamson, Macquarie Universi - December 2, 2016

Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastics – tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than your little fingernail – enter our oceans each year. This has more…

Trump Could Face the Climate Trial of the Century

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Trump Could Face the Climate Trial of the Century

Source: The Washington Post/Chelsea Harvey - December 2, 2016

A few weeks ago, a federal judge in Oregon made headlines when she ruled that a groundbreaking climate lawsuit will proceed to trial. And some more…

CreatureCast – Fried Egg Jellyfish

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CreatureCast – Fried Egg Jellyfish

Source: EOL/Casey Dunn and Trisha Towanda - December 1, 2016

In the vast ocean, without walls and far from the floor,  jellyfish can become drifting islands of activity. Creatures from far and wide will congregate 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…

Disney’s ‘Moana’ Is Breath of Fresh Air

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Disney’s ‘Moana’ Is Breath of Fresh Air

Source: AJC/Kristin Finan, Austin American-Statesman - November 22, 2016

Ever since she was a little girl, Moana (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) has been drawn to the ocean and the promise of adventure it brings.

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