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Ocean Warming and Acidification are Making Seafood Less Nutritious

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Ocean Warming and Acidification are Making Seafood Less Nutritious

Source: Hakai Magazine/Josh Gabbatiss - May 29, 2017

For many, picturing the effects of climate change on the ocean likely conjures visions of melting ice caps, rising sea levels, and bleached coral reefs. more…

Are Living Organisms Evolving the Ability to Break Down Ocean Plastics?

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Are Living Organisms Evolving the Ability to Break Down Ocean Plastics?

Source: New Scientist/Michael Le Page - May 26, 2017

Plastic. There should be hundreds of thousands of tonnes of the stuff floating around in our oceans. But we are finding less than expected – more…

How Climate May Have Driven Whales to Become the World’s Largest Animals

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How Climate May Have Driven Whales to Become the World’s Largest Animals

Source: NPR/Madeline K. Sofia - May 25, 2017

Whales are the largest animals on the planet, but they haven't always been giants. Fossil records show that ancient whales were much smaller than the more…

Scientists Give Snapshot of Coral Reef Value by Studying Flickr Photos

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Scientists Give Snapshot of Coral Reef Value by Studying Flickr Photos

Source: Phys.org/University of Edinburgh - May 24, 2017

Computer-led analysis of tourist snaps has estimated that coral reefs contribute $36 billion per year to the global tourist economy.

Scientists used big data computing more…

Fin for a Fin: The New Surfboard Fin That Helps to Protect Sharks

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Fin for a Fin: The New Surfboard Fin That Helps to Protect Sharks

Source: The Inertia - May 23, 2017

Back in 1997, Mike Coots had his leg bitten off by a tiger shark. It changed his life entirely, but Coots didn’t go on a more…

Vaquitas Could Be Extinct By 2018 Unless Drastic Measures Taken

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Vaquitas Could Be Extinct By 2018 Unless Drastic Measures Taken

Source: Live Science/Stephanie Pappas - May 22, 2017

Mexico's vaquita porpoise is likely to go extinct without an immediate effort to save it, the World Wildlife Fund warned yesterday (May 18).

Vaquitas (Phocoena more…

The Unknown Risk of Losing it All

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The Unknown Risk of Losing it All

Source: The TerraMar Project - May 19, 2017

We’re destroying the ocean, a part of our world about which we know practically nothing.
More people have visited the moon than have explored the more…

Yellow-Eyed Penguins in Mainland New Zealand Face Extinction by 2060 Unless Action is Taken

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Yellow-Eyed Penguins in Mainland New Zealand Face Extinction by 2060 Unless Action is Taken

Source: ScienceDaily/University of Otago - May 18, 2017

Iconic Yellow-eyed penguins could disappear from New Zealand's Otago Peninsula by 2060, latest research warns. Researchers call for coordinated conservation action.

In a newly published more…

Threatened Weedy Sea Dragon Tracked Using ‘Facial Recognition’ Software

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Threatened Weedy Sea Dragon Tracked Using ‘Facial Recognition’ Software

Source: ABC/Nicole Chettle - May 17, 2017

Sydney scientists are using the marine equivalent of facial recognition software to photograph and track weedy seadragons off the coast of New South Wales, Victoria more…

No More Myths: The Truth Behind How to Heal a Jellyfish Sting

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No More Myths: The Truth Behind How to Heal a Jellyfish Sting

Source: Hakai Magazine/Ilima Loomis - May 16, 2017

Nothing ruins a day at the beach faster than a jellyfish sting. The animal’s venomous tentacles can stick to arms and legs, delivering burning pain more…