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States Spend Millions To Have Divers Move 450,000 Endangered Mussels for New Bridge Construction

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States Spend Millions To Have Divers Move 450,000 Endangered Mussels for New Bridge Construction

Source: The Des Moines Register/William Petroski - July 29, 2016

Diving teams are preparing to move about 450,000 mussels to permit the construction of a new $1 billion Interstate Highway 74 bridge over the Mississippi River on the Iowa-Illinois border, more…

Gillnet Ban Becomes Permanent in Mexico to Save Critically Endangered Vaquita

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Gillnet Ban Becomes Permanent in Mexico to Save Critically Endangered Vaquita

Source: IB Times/Léa Surugue - July 28, 2016

Efforts to protect vaquita porpoises in the Gulf of California have been stepped up, as Mexico announced that a permanent ban on fishing gillnets would more…

Mystery Surrounds Mass Beaching of 70 Whales in Chile

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Mystery Surrounds Mass Beaching of 70 Whales in Chile

Source: DailyMail/Gareth Davies - July 27, 2016

Fishermen may have been responsible for the deaths of 70 whales discovered on a remote island beach in Chile.
Passing fishermen spotted the mass of more…

Researchers Analyze Heartbreaking Whale Vigils for Dead Offspring

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Researchers Analyze Heartbreaking Whale Vigils for Dead Offspring

Source: Dailymail/Mark Prigg - July 26, 2016

Researchers have uncovered evidence that whales and dolphins hold 'vigils' for their dead.
They found several cases where mammals that clung to the bodies of dead more…

Stakeholders to Host Third Meeting for Proposed Marine Protected Area for Long Island, Bahamas

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Stakeholders to Host Third Meeting for Proposed Marine Protected Area for Long Island, Bahamas

Source: Ocean CREST Alliance - July 25, 2016

On July 25, 26 and 27,The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) will host, along with its national conservation partners, The Nature Conservancy, BREEF, and regional conservation more…

Radiation in Fukushima River Is 200 Times Higher Than Pacific Ocean

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Radiation in Fukushima River Is 200 Times Higher Than Pacific Ocean

Source: Blue & Green Tomorrow - July 22, 2016

According to Greenpeace Japan’s survey released today, radioactive contamination residing in the seabed off the Fukushima coast is hundreds of times above the levels of pre-2011, whereas contamination more…

Los Angeles Beaches Test Clean Following Massive Sewage Spill

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Los Angeles Beaches Test Clean Following Massive Sewage Spill

Source: ABC News/Robert Jablon, Associated Press - July 21, 2016

The first test of ocean water following a massive California sewage spill came back clean Wednesday, suggesting stinky sludge that drained into the Los Angeles River didn't more…

Plastic Toxins Are Climbing the Food Chain

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Plastic Toxins Are Climbing the Food Chain

Source: The Japan Times/Tomoko Otake - July 20, 2016

Plastic is part of the fabric of everyday life, from bags to bottles to synthetic clothing. In 2014, global production amounted to 311 million tons, more…

Southern New Jersey’s Coast Returns to Normal Color

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Southern New Jersey’s Coast Returns to Normal Color

Source: NJ1015/Dan Alexander - July 19, 2016

The ocean water off of South Jersey is returning to its normal color, but remains clearer than normal.

Elizabeth Lacey, an assistant professor of marine more…

The Ocean is Too Loud for Dolphins and Whales

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The Ocean is Too Loud for Dolphins and Whales

Source: Newsy/Ethan Weston and Carter Woodiel - July 18, 2016

Our oceans are noisy. The movement of ships, pinging of sonar and whir of propellers are a near constant wherever man is.

And that has more…

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