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Ask Dr. Universe

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Ask Dr. Universe

Source: Washington State University - April 26, 2016

Why is the ocean salty? -Alysin, 10, Ruston, La.
Dear Alysin,

At first, I thought the answer to your question might take us deep into the more…

My Love for the Ocean

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My Love for the Ocean

Source: The Daily Catch/Killian Simpson - February 29, 2016

I vividly remember the first day I saw the ocean.

I grew up in New Hampshire in the middle of the White Mountains. I thought more…

Youth Ocean Conservation Summit: 5 Years of Empowering the Next Generation of Ocean Conservationists!

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Youth Ocean Conservation Summit: 5 Years of Empowering the Next Generation of Ocean Conservationists!

Source: Stow It Don't Throw It - December 2, 2015

Five years. Six cities. Hundreds of young people leading initiatives to protect our blue planet. The Youth Ocean Conservation Summit program marked its 5th anniversary on more…

Sensor for Microplastic Research Designed by Student

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Sensor for Microplastic Research Designed by Student

Source: [email protected]/Joe O'Connell - June 9, 2015

More than 250 metric tons of microplastic are esti­mated to be floating in the world’s oceans. And the cost to take a research vessel out more…

Student Op-Ed: The Truth About SeaWorld is We Don’t Have the Facts

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Student Op-Ed: The Truth About SeaWorld is We Don’t Have the Facts

Source: Teens4Oceans/Nicole Kunin - May 21, 2015

After the release of Blackfish on January 19th, 2013, SeaWorld, a multi-million dollar corporation, began to suffer through years of harsh criticism and long term more…

Earth Day Reflections

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Earth Day Reflections

Source: Teens4Oceans - May 15, 2015

Each year Earth Day provides a platform for environmentally minded events all over the world. From planting trees and highway clean ups to large more…

Major Ocean Summit in April Aims to Activate Millennials

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Major Ocean Summit in April Aims to Activate Millennials

Source: Georgetown Sustainable Ocean Alliance/Daniela Fernandez and Sebastian Nicholls - April 23, 2015

The ocean is on average 2.29 miles deep. It provides food and income for over 1.5 billion people. It is the source of 30% of more…

Tiny Plastic, Big Ocean, Huge Problem

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Tiny Plastic, Big Ocean, Huge Problem

Source: Student Science/Alison Pearce Stevens - April 22, 2015

Plastic bottles lying in the gutter. Grocery bags tangled in branches. Food wrappers scuttling across the ground on a windy day. Although such examples of more…

Underwater Eden: Paradise Lost?

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Underwater Eden: Paradise Lost?

Source: Georgetown Sustainable Ocean Alliance/Sebastian Nicholls - April 21, 2015

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”- Jacques Cousteau
Few people are immune to the mesmerizing spells more…

The Life of Plastic: On the Windward Side

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The Life of Plastic: On the Windward Side

Source: The Daily Catch/Elizabeth "Alex" Severino - February 27, 2015

For about half of my life I have heard people explain how important it is to recycle. I have done my share, putting my water more…

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