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Boom in Jellyfish Population Wreaking Havoc Worldwide

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Boom in Jellyfish Population Wreaking Havoc Worldwide

Source: CBC News/Charlie Cho - July 9, 2014

Alone they may not seem like much, but as jellyfish band together, their populations are exploding in parts of the world, causing damage that can cost hundreds more…

Toronto to Bring New Life to Waterfront, Builds Fish Condos

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Toronto to Bring New Life to Waterfront, Builds Fish Condos

Source: Toronto Sun/Jenny Yuen - July 8, 2014

TORONTO - While developers launch condos into the sky, Waterfront Toronto is going underwater to create new homes — for fish.

Although the agency doesn’t officially call more…

Singapore Airlines Bans Transport of Shark Fins

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Singapore Airlines Bans Transport of Shark Fins

Source: The Wire/Polly Mosendz - July 7, 2014

Singapore Airlines has decided to make it clear: they like sharks. And they are professing their support by agreeing to stop carrying shark fins on more…

Chilean Devil Rays Amongst World’s Deepest Divers

Chilean Devil Rays Amongst World’s Deepest Divers

Source: New Zealand Herald/AFP - July 4, 2014

A ray known for basking on the ocean surface has turned out to be one of the natural world's deepest divers, able to forage at more…

Fish Overwhelm Abandoned Bangkok Mall

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Fish Overwhelm Abandoned Bangkok Mall

Source: The Verge/Carl Franzen - July 3, 2014

There's something particularly eerie about an abandoned shopping mall. Perhaps it's the stark contrast from its intended purpose: to see such a sterile place once designed more…

Study Reveals Parrotfish and Sea Urchins Needed for Healthy Reefs

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Study Reveals Parrotfish and Sea Urchins Needed for Healthy Reefs

Source: AP - July 2, 2014

Colorful parrotfish and spindly sea urchins are the key to saving the Caribbean's coral reefs, which may disappear in two decades if no action is more…

Climate Change Impacts Emperor Penguins

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Climate Change Impacts Emperor Penguins

Source: NewScientist/Andy Coghlan - July 1, 2014

Antarctica's iconic emperor penguins are predicted to go into decline this century. Rising temperatures will melt the sea ice on which they live and breed, more…

Did Ocean Current Slowdown Cause Ice Age?

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Did Ocean Current Slowdown Cause Ice Age?

Source: LiveScience/Becky Oskin - June 30, 2014

A dramatic slowdown in deep ocean currents matches a major reset in Earth's ice ages about 1 million years ago, new evidence from the South more…

Study Identifies Killer Whales Among Most Contaminated Marine Mammals

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Study Identifies Killer Whales Among Most Contaminated Marine Mammals

Source: AP/Phuong Le - June 27, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - Scientists studying Puget Sound orcas for the past decade now know they are among the most contaminated marine mammals, with pollutants particularly more…

Climate Change Felt in Beautiful Southern Patagonian Ice Field

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Climate Change Felt in Beautiful Southern Patagonian Ice Field

Source: LiveScience/Stephanie Pappas - June 26, 2014

Fragmenting into glasslike shards in a lake full of glacier-churned "rock flour," Chile's San Quintín glacier can be seen emptying the Northern Patagonian Ice Field more…