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Indigenous Population Files Legal Suit Against New Zealand’s Proposed Kermadec Marine Sanctuary

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Indigenous Population Files Legal Suit Against New Zealand’s Proposed Kermadec Marine Sanctuary

Source: Vice News/Harry Pearl - April 29, 2016

When New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key announced the establishment of one of the world's largest marine reserves at the United Nations last year, it was met with near unanimous praise. The proposal got the nod from big conservation groups and scientists, and media coverage was generally flattering.

The 620,000 square kilometer sanctuary in the more…

Divers Plunge More Than 100ft to Remove Ghost Fishing Nets

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Divers Plunge More Than 100ft to Remove Ghost Fishing Nets

Source: DailyMail/John Hutchinson - April 29, 2016

These otherworldly images show divers combating the eco-scourge of 'ghost fishing'.
Ghost fishing is the term used for when fishing gear that has been lost, more…

The Triple Threat of Climate Change Threatens Deep-Sea Biodiversity

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The Triple Threat of Climate Change Threatens Deep-Sea Biodiversity

Source: Phys.org/University of California San Diego - April 29, 2016

A new study found that vulnerability of deep-sea biodiversity to climate change's triple threat - rising water temperatures, and decreased more…

Dead Whale Found on Vashon Beach Natural Occurrence

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Dead Whale Found on Vashon Beach Natural Occurrence

Source: Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber/Susan Reimer - April 29, 2016

A gray whale that was reported dead off of Vashon last week likely died of starvation, whale experts say, though it is not yet clear more…

Indigenous Population Files Legal Suit Against New Zealand’s Proposed Kermadec Marine Sanctuary

Photo: Laurie Mead/Wikipedia

Indigenous Population Files Legal Suit Against New Zealand’s Proposed Kermadec Marine Sanctuary

Source: Vice News/Harry Pearl - April 29, 2016

When New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key announced the establishment of one of the world's largest marine reserves at the United Nations last year, it more…

Carnivorous Sponges

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Carnivorous Sponges

Source: NOAA NMFS/WeirdFins - April 29, 2016

Weird Gramma here with “WeirdFins,” all about strange stuff in the sea, and brought to you by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 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…

Take a Digital Dive Into the Ocean at this New Chilmark Library Installation

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Take a Digital Dive Into the Ocean at this New Chilmark Library Installation

Source: MV Times/Gwyn McAllister - April 13, 2016

Feeling nostalgic for summer swimming? Stop by the Chilmark library any time through the end of this month for a virtual ocean swim, a unique more…

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