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Scientists Team Up To Improve Rehabilitation of Endangered African Penguins

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Scientists Team Up To Improve Rehabilitation of Endangered African Penguins

Source: Phys.org/Florida Atlantic University - November 22, 2017

With less than 25,000 breeding pairs in existence today, it is an uphill battle for the African Penguin, which calls South Africa home. The 60 more…

As Ocean Temperatures Surge, 80 Percent of Pacific Island Fish Species Are Under Serious Threat

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As Ocean Temperatures Surge, 80 Percent of Pacific Island Fish Species Are Under Serious Threat

Source: Newsweek/Sydney PEREIRA - November 21, 2017

Pacific Island nations are expected to lose 50 to 80 percent of fish species by the end of the century.

The alarming number was published more…

Study Shows How Picky Eating Habits of Tiny Sea Creatures Affect Ocean Cycling

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Study Shows How Picky Eating Habits of Tiny Sea Creatures Affect Ocean Cycling

Source: Phys.org/University of Oregon/Jim Barlow - November 20, 2017

Dime-sized ocean organisms thought to graze on any particles in their path are actually picky eaters, and their food-filtering process may be vital to how more…

The Real ‘Jaws’: X-Rays Reveal the Secret to Parrotfish’s Coral-Crunching Power is in Their Teeth Structure

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The Real ‘Jaws’: X-Rays Reveal the Secret to Parrotfish’s Coral-Crunching Power is in Their Teeth Structure

Source: Phys.org/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - November 17, 2017

So, you thought the fictional people-eating great white shark in the film "Jaws" had a powerful bite.

But don't overlook the mighty mouth of the more…

A Very Worrying Discovery: Scientists Find Plastics in the Stomachs of Deep Sea Creatures

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A Very Worrying Discovery: Scientists Find Plastics in the Stomachs of Deep Sea Creatures

Source: The Guardian/Matthew Taylor - November 16, 2017

Animals from the deepest places on Earth have been found with plastic in their stomachs, confirming fears that manmade fibres have contaminated the most remote more…

Scientists Find Sharks Can Live Significantly Longer Than We Thought

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Scientists Find Sharks Can Live Significantly Longer Than We Thought

Source: National Geographic/Elizabeth Armstrong Moore - November 15, 2017

We humans go to great lengths to appear younger than we are. Sharks, it seems, do it naturally.

About a decade ago, studies began to more…

Ever Wonder Why Fish Don’t Swim Upside-Down?

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Ever Wonder Why Fish Don’t Swim Upside-Down?

Source: Hakai Magazine/Harrison Tasoff - November 14, 2017

There is no up or down in space, yet in shows like Star Trek, ships are always oriented the same way: right side up. It’s a more…

New Technologies Reveal The Role Climate Plays in Undersea Canyons

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New Technologies Reveal The Role Climate Plays in Undersea Canyons

Source: Phys.org/ University of Victoria - November 13, 2017

Unprecedented high-resolution data from undersea canyons off Vancouver Island's west coast is bringing new understanding of the importance of these canyons as rapid-transit corridors for more…

Re-wilding the Atlantic Ocean Through Underwater Gardening

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Re-wilding the Atlantic Ocean Through Underwater Gardening

Source: The Conversation/Richard K.F. Unsworth/Ruth Callaway - November 10, 2017

From the use of seaweed for bleaching linen, to Roman emperors eating oysters as aphrodisiacs, human culture along the North Atlantic coast has been integrally linked to more…

Cooperative Dolphins That Hunt Alongside Humans Develop Different Way of Communicating

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Cooperative Dolphins That Hunt Alongside Humans Develop Different Way of Communicating

Source: Hakai Magazine/Alexander Deedy - November 9, 2017

In Laguna, Brazil, fishermen get help from a wild partner. Local bottlenose dolphins have learned to herd mullet into shallow water and to signal fishermen more…