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How Microplastics Make Their Way up the Ocean Food Chain Into Fish

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How Microplastics Make Their Way up the Ocean Food Chain Into Fish

Source: The Conversation/Louise Tosetto, Macquarie University; Culum Brown, Macquarie University, and Jane Williamson, Macquarie Universi - December 2, 2016

Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastics – tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than your little fingernail – enter our oceans each year. This has more…

Trump Could Face the Climate Trial of the Century

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Trump Could Face the Climate Trial of the Century

Source: The Washington Post/Chelsea Harvey - December 2, 2016

A few weeks ago, a federal judge in Oregon made headlines when she ruled that a groundbreaking climate lawsuit will proceed to trial. And some more…

This University Is Diving in to Save Bluefin Tuna From Extinction

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This University Is Diving in to Save Bluefin Tuna From Extinction

Source: CNN Money/Kate Springer - December 2, 2016

They're fast, strong and can weigh up to 1,000 pounds -- but Pacific bluefin tuna are no match for today's tech-savvy fishing rigs.

The population more…

Arctic Blogger Puts Blog on Ice

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Arctic Blogger Puts Blog on Ice

Source: Washington Post/Chris Mooney - December 2, 2016

In 2007, Neven Curlin, a Dutch citizen now living in Austria who works as a translator, was stunned by the state of the Arctic, and particularly more…

Changes to Arctic Permafrost Measured Locally Have Global Implications

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Changes to Arctic Permafrost Measured Locally Have Global Implications

Source: Phys.org/USGS - December 1, 2016

Permafrost loss due to a rapidly warming Alaska is leading to significant changes in the freshwater chemistry and hydrology of Alaska's Yukon River Basin with more…

CreatureCast – Fried Egg Jellyfish

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CreatureCast – Fried Egg Jellyfish

Source: EOL/Casey Dunn and Trisha Towanda - December 1, 2016

In the vast ocean, without walls and far from the floor,  jellyfish can become drifting islands of activity. Creatures from far and wide will congregate more…

Symposium to Focus on Trump Administration Ocean Policies

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Symposium to Focus on Trump Administration Ocean Policies

Source: Press of Atlantic City/Michelle Brunetti, Post - December 1, 2016

With a healthy ocean so important to both the environment and economy of the state, The Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute wants to raise the more…

Fragile North Atlantic Coral Populations at Risk From Climate Change

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Fragile North Atlantic Coral Populations at Risk From Climate Change

Source: International Business Times/Avaneesh Pandey - November 30, 2016

We already know that climate change-induced rise in ocean temperature and acidity has killed at least a quarter of the corals in the northern and more…

NASA Decommissions Ocean Wind Monitoring Equipment Aboard the International Space Station

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NASA Decommissions Ocean Wind Monitoring Equipment Aboard the International Space Station

Source: Nature World News/John Raphael - November 30, 2016

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration have officially decommissioned the ocean wind monitoring instrument aboard the International Space Station.

The decision to terminate the mission more…

Californian Paddleboarder Is Putting His Ocean Experiences to Paper in New Book

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Californian Paddleboarder Is Putting His Ocean Experiences to Paper in New Book

Source: The Orange County Register/Erika I. Ritchie - November 30, 2016

LAGUNA BEACH – At first, Rich German considered his time on his standup paddleboard off local coves and beaches as a way to meditate and more…

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