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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…

Climate Change Takes Center Stage at DNC

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Climate Change Takes Center Stage at DNC

Source: The Huffington Post/Nick Visser - July 26, 2016

Just one night into the Democratic National Convention, things are looking a whole lot brighter for the environment under a potential Hillary Clinton presidency than anything we heard more…

India Looks to Become More Prominent in Indian Ocean Politics

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India Looks to Become More Prominent in Indian Ocean Politics

Source: All India/Press Trust of India - July 25, 2016

HYDERABAD - India is trying to come to the "centre stage" of Indian Ocean politics where China is a "big player" as the region is going more…

Diving Enthusiasts Could be Citizen Scientists

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Diving Enthusiasts Could be Citizen Scientists

Source: The Guardian/Damian Carrington - July 22, 2016

Millions of holidaying scuba divers are able to become citizen scientists and take vital measurements of ocean temperatures, which are being driven up by climate change.

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Ocean Acidification and the Limits of the Ocean’s Adaptation

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Ocean Acidification and the Limits of the Ocean’s Adaptation

Source: Phys.org/Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres - July 21, 2016

In an unprecedented evolutionary experiment, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology demonstrated that the most 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…

National Ocean Policy Celebrates Anniversary With Two Ocean Plans

National Ocean Policy Celebrates Anniversary With Two Ocean Plans

Source: NRDC/Alison Chase - July 19, 2016

Today is the 6th anniversary of the National Ocean Policy, created by Executive Order 13547 to better coordinate the work of dozens of federal and state agencies with overlapping more…

There’s Finally a Plan for the Mid-Atlantic Coast

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There’s Finally a Plan for the Mid-Atlantic Coast

Source: Press of Atlantic City/Michelle Brunetti - July 18, 2016

The ocean off the Mid-Atlantic coast may seem to be a mass of open water, but it’s far from that, according to a draft plan more…

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