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Fishing Gear 101: Trawls – Bulldozers of the Ocean

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Fishing Gear 101: Trawls – Bulldozers of the Ocean

Source: Safina Center/Elizabeth Brown - February 27, 2015

We are often asked to describe various types of fishing gear and explain which ones are the most destructive to the ocean. Another frequent question more…

Famed Biologist and ‘Shark Lady’ Eugenie Clark Passed Away

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Famed Biologist and ‘Shark Lady’ Eugenie Clark Passed Away

Source: National Geographic/Andrea Stone - February 26, 2015

Eugenie Clark, an American marine biologist who fell in love with sharks as a child with her nose pressed against an aquarium tank—and whose research more…

Almost 700 Marine Species at Risk of Extinction from Plastic Pollution

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Almost 700 Marine Species at Risk of Extinction from Plastic Pollution

Source: One Green Planet/Kate Good - February 25, 2015

Plastic. It’s everywhere.

From food packaging to fabrics and face wash, this modern “miracle” invention can be found in some shape or form in nearly more…

Mariana Trench Teems with Life

Illustration: The TerraMar Project

Mariana Trench Teems with Life

Source: LiveScience/Becky Oskin - February 24, 2015

A few years ago, film director James Cameron spent hours scouring the world's deepest ocean canyon for any sign of life. He found a few more…

Travel Victoria’s Great Ocean Road

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Travel Victoria’s Great Ocean Road

Source: The Guardian/Matthew Clearfield - February 23, 2015

Driving from Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road comes to an end just short of Warrnambool. But for those who have a little more driving in more…

Lewis Pugh Breaks New Swim Record

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Lewis Pugh Breaks New Swim Record

Source: Western Morning News/David Wells - February 20, 2015

Plymouth-born endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh has said he has “never felt pain like it” after swimming in freezing temperatures around icebergs in Antarctica.

Mr Pugh more…

RNLI Rescues … Christmas Trees and other Oddities

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RNLI Rescues … Christmas Trees and other Oddities

Source: Mirror/Jez Hemming - February 19, 2015

A lifeboat crew racing half a mile out to what they thought was a stricken vessel or stranded swimmer were in for a surprise.

Instead more…

Illegal ‘Electro-Fishing’ Puts Endangered Dolphins at Risk in Myanmar

Source: National Geographic/Hereward Holland - February 18, 2015

On a pale blue dawn on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma), Maung Lay crouched at the front of his canoe, rapping the gunwale with a more…

Oregon Chub First Fish to Recover from Endangered Status in U.S.

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Oregon Chub First Fish to Recover from Endangered Status in U.S.

Source: OregonLive/Kelly House - February 17, 2015

The Oregon chub has been to the brink and back, earning a place in history as the first fish to ever leave the endangered species more…

Amazing Free Diving Video: Ocean Gravity

Source: The Telegraph - February 16, 2015

Guillaume Néry is one of the world's most experienced and accomplished free divers and, as this stunning footage shows, he is capable of performing extraordinary feats more…

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