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Posidonia Oceanica: A Threatened Treasure

Photo: Xavier Mas

Posidonia Oceanica: A Threatened Treasure

Source: The Daily Catch/Marià Marí - August 31, 2015

The low levels of nutrients in the Mediterranean Sea allow light to penetrate the depths, lending the water its famous beautiful transparency. These conditions also enable the perfect habitat for marine spermatophytes such as Posidonia oceanica, the star of the Mediterranean.

Despite a few common misperceptions, Posidonia oceanica is not actually algae. It is in more…

Chinese Skipper Reaches Starting Point of the Arctic Ocean Challenge

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Chinese Skipper Reaches Starting Point of the Arctic Ocean Challenge

Source: Xinhuanet - August 31, 2015

QINGDAO, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese skipper Guo Chuan and his teammates arrived at Murmansk Port of Russia, the starting point of the world record more…

The High-Tech Exploration Vessels of Ocean Networks Canada

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The High-Tech Exploration Vessels of Ocean Networks Canada

Source: TECHMalak/Matthew Barnes - August 31, 2015

Scientists from all over the world can join the University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) as they use two more…

Posidonia Oceanica: A Threatened Treasure

Photo: Xavier Mas

Posidonia Oceanica: A Threatened Treasure

Source: The Daily Catch/Marià Marí - August 31, 2015

The low levels of nutrients in the Mediterranean Sea allow light to penetrate the depths, lending the water its famous beautiful transparency. These conditions also more…

Hacking the Ocean

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Hacking the Ocean

Source: National Geographic/Pierre-Yves Cousteau - August 28, 2015

Seventy percent of our planet is one connected ocean. It produces half the oxygen we breathe and feeds over three billion people.

Today the ocean is more…

Sylvia Earle

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Sylvia Earle

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - August 31, 2015

Dr. Sylvia Earle is one of the world's leading figures in the pursuit for a sustainable ocean. Her career has exemplified her commit 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…

Sensor for Microplastic Research Designed by Student

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Sensor for Microplastic Research Designed by Student

Source: News@Northeastern/Joe O'Connell - June 9, 2015

More than 250 metric tons of microplastic are esti­mated to be floating in the world’s oceans. And the cost to take a research vessel out more…

The Bristol Whales Are Swimming in a Sea of 70,000 Plastic Bottles

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The Bristol Whales Are Swimming in a Sea of 70,000 Plastic Bottles

Source: TakePart/Liz Dwyer - August 31, 2015

Running a road race—whether it’s a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or the grueling 26.2-mile distance of a full marathon—is certainly an accomplishment worth celebrating. But more…

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