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Sea Snakes Travel the World by Ocean Currents

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Sea Snakes Travel the World by Ocean Currents

Source: National Geographic/Traci Watson - August 25, 2016

It has no arms and is about as long as a baguette, but that hasn’t stopped the yellow-bellied sea snake from conquering the world’s oceans.

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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…

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…

Coral Reefs Need Fish Pee to Stay Healthy

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Coral Reefs Need Fish Pee to Stay Healthy

Source: UPI/Brooks Hays - August 22, 2016

SEATTLE (UPI) -- Coral reefs offer many fish species camouflage and a variety of nooks and crannies in which to hide. In return, fish offer their more…

Bags, Bottles, Ropes and Toothbrushes: The Struggle Tracking Ocean Plastic

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Bags, Bottles, Ropes and Toothbrushes: The Struggle Tracking Ocean Plastic

Source: Nature/Daniel Cressey - August 19, 2016

Kamilo beach, on the tip of Hawaii’s Big Island, is a remote tropical shore. It has white sand, powerful waves and cannot be reached by more…

Are Southern California Beaches Going to Have Dead Zones?

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Are Southern California Beaches Going to Have Dead Zones?

Source: The Inertia/Robert Moddelmog - August 18, 2016

Palm trees, the pier, and pollution… Is this really the Surf City we want? If Poseidon Desalination gets its way, the coast of Huntington Beach will more…

Land Carbon Storage Swelled During Little Ice Age, Which Bodes Ill for the Future

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Land Carbon Storage Swelled During Little Ice Age, Which Bodes Ill for the Future

Source: The Conversation/Peter Rayner, Cathy Trudger, David Etheridge, and Mauro Rubino - August 17, 2016

The dip in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels during the Little Ice Age wasn’t caused by New World pioneers cutting a swathe through native American agriculture, more…

Climate Change Poses Uncertain Future for Olympics Host Cities

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Climate Change Poses Uncertain Future for Olympics Host Cities

Source: Nature World News/Malcolm Johnson - August 16, 2016

Climate change is taking center stage during the Olympics this year, but global warming is making fewer cities suitable to host, leading to an uncertain more…

Mining the Sea Bed

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Mining the Sea Bed

Source: Bloomberg/Adam Minter - August 15, 2016

While commodities traders still work their way out of a historic slump, Japan is looking ahead to the next boom. According to Bloomberg News, next year more…

Scientists Make Disturbing Discovery About Ancient Sharks

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Scientists Make Disturbing Discovery About Ancient Sharks

Source: Business Insider/Molly Sequin - August 12, 2016

Aodhán Ó Gogáin, a PhD candidate in the School of Natural Sciences at Ireland's Trinity College, uncovered an interesting new bit of information about a more…

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