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Scientists Discover New Hermit Crab Species That Uses Live Coral as its Home

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Scientists Discover New Hermit Crab Species That Uses Live Coral as its Home

Source: Phys.org/Public Library of Science - September 21, 2017

A new hermit crab species can live in a walking coral's cavity in a reciprocal relationship, replacing the usual marine worm partner, according to a more…

Right Whales Are Disappearing From Winter Breeding Grounds, Scientists Puzzled

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Right Whales Are Disappearing From Winter Breeding Grounds, Scientists Puzzled

Source: CBC News/Cassie Williams - September 20, 2017

Scientists are at a loss to explain one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale — why the animals are disappearing more…

Fiji’s Shark God Dakuwaqa Protects Those At Sea: Now It’s Time to Return the Favor

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Fiji’s Shark God Dakuwaqa Protects Those At Sea: Now It’s Time to Return the Favor

Source: The Guardian/Lauren Smith - September 19, 2017

The Fijian shark culture and mythology is one which deeply appeals to me. The shark is revered by many Fijians, and legend has it that Dakuwaqa, more…

The Old Fish and The Sea: Overfishing Targets Larger, Older Fish Leaving Fewer in the Ocean

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The Old Fish and The Sea: Overfishing Targets Larger, Older Fish Leaving Fewer in the Ocean

Source: Hakai Magazine/Julia Rosen - September 18, 2017

Old is a relative term for fish. A sardine might be lucky to live a few years, while a rougheye rockfish can swish through the more…

Sunken Oil Tanker Blackens Greek Beaches, Described as ‘Ecological Disaster’

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Sunken Oil Tanker Blackens Greek Beaches, Described as ‘Ecological Disaster’

Source: The Guardian/Helena Smith - September 15, 2017

An emergency operation is under way to clean up an oil spill from a sunken tanker that has blackened popular beaches and bays in Athens’ more…

As Large Marine Reserves Proliferate, Care Must be Taken to Ensure They’re Properly Enforced and Effective

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As Large Marine Reserves Proliferate, Care Must be Taken to Ensure They’re Properly Enforced and Effective

Source: News Deeply/Matthew O. Berger - September 14, 2017

As progress is steadily being made toward the United Nations goal of setting aside 10 percent of the ocean as marine protected areas by 2020, scientists and conservationists more…

One of World’s Largest Marine Protected Areas Created Off Easter Island

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One of World’s Largest Marine Protected Areas Created Off Easter Island

Source: The Guardian/Arthur Neslen - September 13, 2017

One of the world’s largest marine protection areas has been created off the coast of Easter Island.

The 740,000 sq km Rapa Nui marine park is roughly more…

Researchers are Finding Microplastics in Sea Salt, Adding to Worries About Plastic Pollution in Our Diets

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Researchers are Finding Microplastics in Sea Salt, Adding to Worries About Plastic Pollution in Our Diets

Source: The Guardian/Jessica Glenza - September 12, 2017

Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, adding to experts’ fears that microplastics are becoming ubiquitous in the environment and finding more…

Billionaire’s Investment Pushes Ocean Sensors Deeper in Search of Climate Change’s Hidden Heat

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Billionaire’s Investment Pushes Ocean Sensors Deeper in Search of Climate Change’s Hidden Heat

Source: Science/Paul Voosen - September 11, 2017

Every day, thousands of robotic floats bob up and down, tracking temperatures in the world's oceans, which sop up an estimated 90% of the heat more…

A Daily Dose of Plastic: New Study Shows Billions of People Are Drinking Tap Water Contaminated by Microplastics

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A Daily Dose of Plastic: New Study Shows Billions of People Are Drinking Tap Water Contaminated by Microplastics

Source: The Guardian/Damian Carrington - September 8, 2017

Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for more…