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Dead Whale Found on Vashon Beach Natural Occurrence

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Dead Whale Found on Vashon Beach Natural Occurrence

Source: Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber/Susan Reimer - April 29, 2016

A gray whale that was reported dead off of Vashon last week likely died of starvation, whale experts say, though it is not yet clear more…

Indian Heatwaves Can be Traced to Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

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Indian Heatwaves Can be Traced to Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

Source: Hindustan Times/Snehal Fernandes - April 28, 2016

Heat waves over India have their origin as far as the North Atlantic and Pacific oceans and are not just an outcome of global warming. more…

Has Climate Change Really Improved U.S. Weather?

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Has Climate Change Really Improved U.S. Weather?

Source: The Conversation/Kevin Trenberth, National center for Atmospheric Research - April 27, 2016

According to a new report published in “Nature” on April 20, 2016 by Patrick Egan and Megan Mullin, weather conditions have “improved” for the vast more…

A Vibrant Reef Is Discovered in the Amazon

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A Vibrant Reef Is Discovered in the Amazon

Source: National Geographic/Craig Welch - April 26, 2016

After sampling muddy water from the mouth of the Amazon River, oceanographer Patricia Yager steamed in the research ship Atlantis toward the continental shelf, where more…

Mysterious Sharks Are Taking Bites out of Migrating Whales

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Mysterious Sharks Are Taking Bites out of Migrating Whales

Source: New Scientist/Kata Karáth - April 25, 2016

Every scar tells a story. Whales migrating through tropical waters often carry crater-like wounds, and cookie-cutter sharks looked like the culprits. But we lacked data more…

Scientists Report 93% of the Great Barrier Reef Is Now Bleached

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Scientists Report 93% of the Great Barrier Reef Is Now Bleached

Source: The Washington Post/Chris Mooney - April 22, 2016

The conclusions are in from a series of scientific surveys of the Great Barrier Reef bleaching event — an environmental assault on the largest coral ecosystem on more…

Microbeads Are Destroying Our Oceans

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Microbeads Are Destroying Our Oceans

Source: International Business Times/Tony Juniper - April 21, 2016

One of the most visible manifestations of gratuitous environmental pollution must be that of plastic bottles floating in the sea. When it comes to waste more…

An Epic Migration at the Bottom of the Ocean

Photo: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Galapagos Rift Expedition 2011

An Epic Migration at the Bottom of the Ocean

Source: Hakai Magazine/Serena Renner - April 20, 2016

On the bottom of the western Pacific Ocean, in Japan’s Okinawa Trough, the seafloor is a volcanic vision of wriggling tube worms, scurrying shrimp, and more…

The Water in Your Glass May be Older Than the Sun

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The Water in Your Glass May be Older Than the Sun

Source: New York Times/Nicholas St. Fleur - April 19, 2016

Every Friday, we’ll offer a Trilobite talking point to help you bring a bit more science to your weekend conversations.
Earth is old. The sun is more…

The Arctic: A New Opportunity for Conservation or Exploitation

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The Arctic: A New Opportunity for Conservation or Exploitation

Source: National Geographic/Carl Safina and Erica Cirino - April 18, 2016

When thick sheets of sea ice began melting in the Arctic waters around Svalbard, Norway, a few years ago, a new expanse of sparkling blue more…

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