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Microplastic Pollution Is Harming Oysters, the Ocean’s Ecosystem Engineers

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Microplastic Pollution Is Harming Oysters, the Ocean’s Ecosystem Engineers

Source: LA Times/Sean Greene - February 11, 2016

Oysters eat by filtering the water around them and digesting anything small enough to trap, whether that’s algae, phytoplankton — or tiny pieces of plastic floating in the ocean.

It more…

Study Finds Plankton Are the Key to Carbon Sequestration

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Study Finds Plankton Are the Key to Carbon Sequestration

Source: The Ohio State University/Misti Crane - February 11, 2016

COLUMBUS – The ocean’s power to rein in carbon and protect the environment is vast but not well-understood.

But now, an international team of scientists more…

Q&A With Experts Behind the World Ocean Assessment

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Q&A With Experts Behind the World Ocean Assessment

Source: UCONN Today/David Bauman - February 11, 2016

Two UConn Avery Point faculty were among 600 marine experts from many countries who participated in the recent United Nation’s World Ocean Assessment, a global inventory more…

British Adventurers Rescued During Bid to Cross the Atlantic Ocean in a Pedalo

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British Adventurers Rescued During Bid to Cross the Atlantic Ocean in a Pedalo

Source: Mirror/Richard Wheatstone and Rita Sobot - February 11, 2016

Two British fundraisers who launched a bid to travel across the Atlantic in a pedalo have been saved in a dramatic rescue after one fell more…

A Diary of Dirt

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A Diary of Dirt

Source: COSEE Now/Ari Daniel - February 11, 2016

Ari Daniel created the podcast Ocean Gazing about ocean observing and exploration. In each episode, he considers the real-time swirl of creatures, chemicals, and currents of more…

Reef Shark Killed by Fishing Nets Sparks Calls for Greater Protection in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

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Reef Shark Killed by Fishing Nets Sparks Calls for Greater Protection in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Source: Asia One/Muguntan Vanar - February 10, 2016

KOTA KINABALU - A picture of a reef shark killed by fishing nets within the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman Park has sparked calls for immediate more…

Turkey Discovers 4,000 Year Old Minoan Civilization Shipwreck

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Turkey Discovers 4,000 Year Old Minoan Civilization Shipwreck

Source: Ancient-Origins/April Holloway - February 10, 2016

Turkish researchers from the Marine Science and Technology Institute of Dokuz Eylul University have discovered a 4,000-year-old shipwreck in the Marmaris Hisarönü Gulf, which is more…

Incredible ‘Moon Glint’ Photo From Space

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Incredible ‘Moon Glint’ Photo From Space

Source: LiveScience/Elizabeth Newbern - February 10, 2016

When an astronaut aboard the International Space Station trained a camera on a picturesque view of the northern Mediterranean Sea, the space flyer instead captured more…

Investigation Finds a Third of Tested Lobster Dishes in Restaurants Contain Cheaper Seafood

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Investigation Finds a Third of Tested Lobster Dishes in Restaurants Contain Cheaper Seafood

Source: Inside Edition - February 10, 2016

Restaurants serve lobster in rolls, soup, ravioli and even on pizza – and diners are willing to pay a premium for the delicacy.

But an INSIDE more…

Flint Water Crisis

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Flint Water Crisis

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - February 10, 2016

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has been dominating the news cycle for some weeks. The story points to tragic mismanagement of the more…

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