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Japan Whalers Reach Deal with Sea Shepherd

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Japan Whalers Reach Deal with Sea Shepherd

Source: NBC News/Arata Yamamoto - August 24, 2016

TOKYO — Japanese "scientific whalers" said Tuesday that they have reached a deal with wildlife activists at the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to end years more…

The Ocean’s New Data Scientists: Seals a Treasure Trove of Information

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The Ocean’s New Data Scientists: Seals a Treasure Trove of Information

Source: Cosmos Magazine/Anthea Batsakis - August 24, 2016

Melting ice shelves in Antarctica’s Prydz Bay could eventually have disastrous effects on the world’s ocean currents, new data – collected by elephant seals – show.

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California’s Coastline Due for Cooling Ocean Temperatures

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California’s Coastline Due for Cooling Ocean Temperatures

Source: The Los Angeles Times/Joshua Emerson Smith - August 24, 2016

As a series of marine heat waves linked to climate change has thrown ocean ecosystems out of whack from Australia to the coast of California, more…

Sibling Sailors’ Olympic Success More Than Just Upbringing

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Sibling Sailors’ Olympic Success More Than Just Upbringing

Source: Bay of Plenty Times/Daniel Gilhooly - August 24, 2016

Sibling sailors Sam and Molly Meech insist a unique ocean upbringing wasn't the reason for their Olympic success.

The Tauranga pair will leave Rio with more…

Citizens of the Ocean

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Citizens of the Ocean

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - August 24, 2016

The world is connected, not divided, by the sea, through the circulation of protein, goods, people, and ideas. The ocean contains an enormous unexplored inventory more…

Cost of Climate Change Could be Trillions of Dollars in Lifetime Income for Millennials

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Cost of Climate Change Could be Trillions of Dollars in Lifetime Income for Millennials

Source: Mashable/Maria Gallucci - August 23, 2016

Americans in their 20s and 30s could lose trillions of dollars in potential lifetime earnings as climate change disrupts the global economy and weakens U.S. more…

Melting Sea Ice Boosts Food Availability for Bowhead Whales

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Melting Sea Ice Boosts Food Availability for Bowhead Whales

Source: Washington Post/Adam Popescu - August 23, 2016

BARROW, ALASKA — About 23,600 square miles of Arctic sea ice melted every day in May, a record-high amount.

That is good news for one group: bowhead more…

Oceana Expedition Documents Marine Life and Habitat Surrounding California’s Channel Islands

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Oceana Expedition Documents Marine Life and Habitat Surrounding California’s Channel Islands

Source: LA Times/Deborah Sullivan Brennan - August 23, 2016

Beneath the waves, flame-colored rockfish slipped past coral fans, brittle stars lay in wait for prey, and anemones swayed with the current.

It’s a scene more…

Scientists Determine the Preferred Superpower of Fish to be Camouflage Rather Than Super Sight

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Scientists Determine the Preferred Superpower of Fish to be Camouflage Rather Than Super Sight

Source: Phys.org/Duke University - August 23, 2016

In a matchup of animal superpowers, a clever form of camouflage might beat super sight—at least in the ocean.

There's nowhere to hide in the open more…

Carnivorous Sponges

Photo: NOAA Okeanos Explorer

Carnivorous Sponges

Source: NOAA NMFS/WeirdFins - August 23, 2016

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

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