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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 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…

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 oxygen, and pH levels - 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…

Fishackathon London a Resounding Success

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Fishackathon London a Resounding Success

Source: Virgin/Kristian Teleki - April 28, 2016

While the streets of London were being pounded with thousands of runners in the Virgin Money London Marathon, computer keys were being pounded and the midnight more…

Without Action, It Soon May be Too Late to Save the Ocean

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Without Action, It Soon May be Too Late to Save the Ocean

Source: U.S. News & World Report/Jeff Nesbit - April 28, 2016

What happens if marine life in the oceans can't pull in enough oxygen from the oceans to live? We may be about to find out.

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Fish Near Fishing Hot Spots Are Tougher to Catch

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Fish Near Fishing Hot Spots Are Tougher to Catch

Source: UPI/Brooks Hays - April 28, 2016

BRISBANE, Australia (UPI) -- New research out of the University of Queensland confirms what many fishermen likely already suspected -- the fish near angling hotspots are more…

Indian Heatwaves Can be Traced to Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

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Indian Heatwaves Can be Traced to Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

Source: Hindustan Times/Snehal Fernandes - April 28, 2016

Heat waves over India have their origin as far as the North Atlantic and Pacific oceans and are not just an outcome of global warming. more…

Water Hyacinth

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Water Hyacinth

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - April 28, 2016

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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