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Troubled Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea Explained

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Troubled Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea Explained

Source: The Conversation/John Rennie Short, University of Maryland - May 25, 2016

A United Nations arbitration court will soon rule over the sovereignty of islands in the South China Sea, a territorial dispute between China and the more…

Totoaba Bladders Are Aquatic Cocaine, the Latest Mexican Smuggling Commodity

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Totoaba Bladders Are Aquatic Cocaine, the Latest Mexican Smuggling Commodity

Source: CNN/Kyung Lah and Alberto Moya - May 25, 2016

(CNN) - Jonathan Garcia Pereda snapped a photo, the contraband glowing white in his smartphone. Mexican federal police had stopped a 28-year-old man from San Felipe more…

Ancient Vampire Fish Known as Lampreys Target Swimmers in British Rivers and Lakes

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Ancient Vampire Fish Known as Lampreys Target Swimmers in British Rivers and Lakes

Source: DailyMail/Emma Glenfield - May 25, 2016

Blood-sucking 'vampire' fish with rows of razor-sharp teeth and terrifyingly powerful suckers have reached record numbers in British waters – raising fears of attacks on more…

The Dirtiness of Arctic Air Is Underestimated in Current Atmospheric Models

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The Dirtiness of Arctic Air Is Underestimated in Current Atmospheric Models

Source: Phys.org/RIKEN - May 25, 2016

Black carbon aerosols—particles of carbon that rise into the atmosphere when biomass, agricultural waste, and fossil fuels are burned in an incomplete way—are important for more…

Giant Larvacean

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Giant Larvacean

Source: NOAA NMFS/WeirdFins - May 25, 2016

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

Biodegradable Plastic Is Not the Solution to the Ocean’s Recycling Problem

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Biodegradable Plastic Is Not the Solution to the Ocean’s Recycling Problem

Source: The Guardian/Adam Vaughan - May 24, 2016

Biodegradable plastic water bottles and shopping bags are a false solution to the ubiquitous problem of litter in the oceans, the UN’s top environmental scientist more…

Octopus Swarms Are Taking Over the Ocean

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Octopus Swarms Are Taking Over the Ocean

Source: Gizmodo/Maddie Stone - May 24, 2016

Something strange is happening to the oceans. As coral reefs wither and fisheries collapse, octopuses are multiplying like mad. As soon as they perceive weakness, more…

Surf Camps Are a Great Way to Get Your Kid in the Water This Summer

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Surf Camps Are a Great Way to Get Your Kid in the Water This Summer

Source: The Florida Times-Union/Bill Longenecker - May 24, 2016

Surfing comes naturally to a little child. Just hand one a Styrofoam board and watch. Little kids will try to catch anything that moves toward more…

Biologist Amazed DFO Admits to Finding Fish Disease in Farmed Fish

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Biologist Amazed DFO Admits to Finding Fish Disease in Farmed Fish

Source: News 1130/Renee Bernard - May 24, 2016

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – An independent biologist is saying “finally” after the Department of Fisheries and Oceans admitted it has detected a potential disease in farmed more…

Baby Shark Cannibals

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Baby Shark Cannibals

Source: NOAA NMFS/WeirdFins - May 24, 2016

It’s Weird Gramma again, and this is “WeirdFins,” all about strange stuff in the sea, and brought to you by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric more…

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