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Undercover Plastic Detective: Part II

Photo: Anita Horan

Undercover Plastic Detective: Part II

Source: The Daily Catch/Anita Horan - July 1, 2016

I pull my hat down over my face and enter the recycling company facility. Once inside, I nervously scan the lobby for security cameras and more…

Small Pacific Island Nation Takes the Global Lead in Protecting Marine Life

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Small Pacific Island Nation Takes the Global Lead in Protecting Marine Life

Source: Yale 360/Emma Bryce - July 1, 2016

Beneath the waves of the Pacific, powerful, gleaming tunas swim at such speeds that some species have earned the moniker “Porsches of the Sea.” But more…

Secrets of the Mysterious North Atlantic Cold Blob Revealed

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Secrets of the Mysterious North Atlantic Cold Blob Revealed

Source: The Washington Post/Chris Mooney - July 1, 2016

For some time, scientists have been worried that something odd may be happening in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The reason is that in the past several more…

Renewable Energy Innovations to Meet Future Needs

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Renewable Energy Innovations to Meet Future Needs

Source: Florida Today/Jim Waymer - July 1, 2016

Panels that harness the sun. Turbines that spin ocean motion or winds into kilowatts. Plants that forge fuels from farm or human wastes. Innovators are searching those and other more…

Mangroves

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Mangroves

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - July 1, 2016

Mangroves serve an extraordinary range of beneficial uses from their place in the food chain to natural protection for coastal areas to their contribution to more…

NOAA’s Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean Valuation

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NOAA’s Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean Valuation

Source: Grist/Samantha Lee - June 30, 2016

Finding money in the world’s oceans is a lot easier than finding Dory, at least according to NOAA.

A team of researchers from NOAA Fisheries has more…

Antarctic Winds Help Drive Ocean Circulation

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Antarctic Winds Help Drive Ocean Circulation

Source: Phys.org/Columbia University - June 30, 2016

Antarctic sea ice is constantly on the move as powerful winds blow it away from the coast and out toward the open ocean. A new more…

Mysterious Pyramid Discovered on Pacific Ocean Floor

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Mysterious Pyramid Discovered on Pacific Ocean Floor

Source: Daily Mail/Stacy Liberatore - June 30, 2016

Humans have yet to explore the deep wonders of the sea, but a recent find suggests aliens may have already beaten us to it.
Deep more…

eDNA Will Change the Way We Look at Marine Life

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eDNA Will Change the Way We Look at Marine Life

Source: Peninsula Press/Jackie Mogensen - June 30, 2016

A boat of scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service skims across the Illinois River. As the boat passes, hundreds of silver carp rocket more…

Greenland Shark

Photo: NOAA OKEANOS Explorer Program

Greenland Shark

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel Shapiro - June 30, 2016

Join shark expert Greg Skomal as he ventures under the Arctic ice in search of the Greenland shark. Sharing this icy, blue twilight with an more…

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