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Meet the Pyrosome, One of the Ocean’s Strangest Creatures

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Meet the Pyrosome, One of the Ocean’s Strangest Creatures

Source: Motherboard/Theresa Locker - February 24, 2017

The ocean is Earth's last unexplored frontier, with millions of unknown species lurking in its depths. Most of those animals, though mysterious, have recognizable features: eyes, teeth, more…

Marine Worms

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Marine Worms

Source: EOL/Casey Dunn and Noah Rose - February 23, 2017

This installment of CreatureCast is the second of several contributions that were done as final projects by undergraduate students in Casey Dunn’s Invertebrate Zoology class at Brown more…

Red Knot

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Red Knot

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - February 22, 2017

The red knot is a tiny shorebird that undertakes a mind-boggling migration from the tip of South America all the way to the Arctic Circle. more…

Modern Day Waste: Solutions for Recycling, Repurposing, and Profiting

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Modern Day Waste: Solutions for Recycling, Repurposing, and Profiting

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - February 21, 2017

Waste and the management of it are new challenges in recent decades. How do we dispose of toxic waste, plastic packaging, electronics, and other discards more…

Penguins in the Hot Seat

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Penguins in the Hot Seat

Source: COSEE Now/Ari Daniel - February 20, 2017

Ari Daniel created the podcast Ocean Gazing about ocean observing and exploration. In each episode, he considers the real-time swirl of creatures, chemicals, and currents of more…

Ediacaran Fossils

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Ediacaran Fossils

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - February 17, 2017

When the cod fishery collapsed in Newfoundland in the early 1990s, the hopes of the local fish harvesters collapsed with it. Hundreds of Newfoundlanders moved more…

CreatureCast – Footage from the Deep

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CreatureCast – Footage from the Deep

Source: EOL/Casey Dunn and Phil Pugh - February 16, 2017

CreatureCast.org brings you stories about the unexpected world of animals. In this episode, Dr. Phil Pugh talks about studying jellyfish that cannot be collected in more…

Poetry Says It Best

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Poetry Says It Best

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - February 15, 2017

In this week's episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill reads "The Fish," a poem by Marianne Moore from a collection entitled "American Sea more…

Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria

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Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - February 14, 2017

If you were driving along a highway in Maine - located on the east coast of the United States - past pine trees and summer more…

CreatureCast – Fried Egg Jellyfish

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CreatureCast – Fried Egg Jellyfish

Source: EOL/Casey Dunn and Trisha Towanda - February 13, 2017

In the vast ocean, without walls and far from the floor,  jellyfish can become drifting islands of activity. Creatures from far and wide will congregate more…

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