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Researcher Discovers New Species of Ocean Sunfish, The World’s Largest Bony Fish

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Researcher Discovers New Species of Ocean Sunfish, The World’s Largest Bony Fish

Source: Smithsonian/Jason Daley - July 25, 2017

You would think that all the species of sunfish—a massive creature which grows to about nine-feet in length and two-tons in weight—would have been found more…

Culture Clashes With Online Activism: The Story of a Teen Whaler From Alaska

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Culture Clashes With Online Activism: The Story of a Teen Whaler From Alaska

Source: Hakai Magazine/Julia O’Malley - July 24, 2017

Before his story made the Anchorage paper, before the first death threat arrived from across the world, before his elders began to worry and his more…

Slower Boating Speeds Could Make it Tougher for Manatees to Hear Approaching Vessels

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Slower Boating Speeds Could Make it Tougher for Manatees to Hear Approaching Vessels

Source: Science Daily/Florida Atlantic University - July 21, 2017

Slower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not exactly, according to research conducted at Florida Atlantic University. In fact, the very laws more…

Scientists Will Venture to World’s ‘Sunken’ 8th Continent

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Scientists Will Venture to World’s ‘Sunken’ 8th Continent

Source: Live Science/Tia Ghose - July 20, 2017

Scientists will soon venture to the world's hidden eighth continent, the sunken land of Zealandia.

The lost continent, which is mostly submerged, with all of New more…

Meet the Pride of the Great Lakes, Old Man Plover

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Meet the Pride of the Great Lakes, Old Man Plover

Source: Audobon/Meaghan Lee Callaghan - July 19, 2017

Each spring, on the northwestern shores of Lake Michigan, a three-toed Piping Plover can be found incubating his eggs. The hobbled bird is a creature more…

Mariner Explores ‘Raft’ of Plastic in the South Pacific

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Mariner Explores ‘Raft’ of Plastic in the South Pacific

Source: BBC News/Dr Charlotte Brassey - July 18, 2017

A mariner who has spent years travelling "hundreds of thousands of nautical miles" to measure the impact of plastic waste in the ocean has estimated more…

New Netflix Film ‘Chasing Coral’ Depicts the Plight of World’s Coral Reefs

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New Netflix Film ‘Chasing Coral’ Depicts the Plight of World’s Coral Reefs

Source: Live Science/Mindy Weisberger - July 17, 2017

Around the world, coral reefs are feeling the heat — literally. Persistently rising ocean temperatures have triggered coral bleaching events on a scale never seen more…

Man Dies While Trying to Save Critically Endangered Whale

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Man Dies While Trying to Save Critically Endangered Whale

Source: Newsweek/Harriet Sinclair - July 14, 2017

A Canadian man died Monday attempting to save a critically endangered whale that was caught in some fishing lines in the Gulf of St Lawrence.

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Polar Bears Versus People: Researchers Investigate Conflicts Between the Arctic’s Two Main Predators

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Polar Bears Versus People: Researchers Investigate Conflicts Between the Arctic’s Two Main Predators

Source: Hakai Magazine/Gloria Dickie - July 13, 2017

On William Barents’s second Arctic expedition in 1595, the Dutch navigator’s crew had a deadly encounter. While searching for diamonds on an islet near Russia’s more…

Video: Plettenberg Bay Celebrates World Oceans Day by Releasing 5 Rehabilitated African Penguins

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Video: Plettenberg Bay Celebrates World Oceans Day by Releasing 5 Rehabilitated African Penguins

Source: Nature's Valley Trust - July 12, 2017

The African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus) was listed Endagered by BirdLife International in 2010. To boost their numbers again, BirdLife South Africa and its partners are more…