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Ocean Acidification Behind Earth’s Largest Mass Extinction

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Ocean Acidification Behind Earth’s Largest Mass Extinction

Source: EarthSky/Deanna Conners - April 27, 2015

During the Permian–Triassic mass extinction event 252 million years ago, most life on Earth perished. Scientists have now obtained evidence that ocean acidification played a more…

Turning Ocean Waves Into Renewable Energy

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Turning Ocean Waves Into Renewable Energy

Source: International New York Times/Amy Yee - April 24, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia — Off the coast of Western Australia, three big buoys floating beneath the ocean’s surface look like giant jellyfish tethered to the seafloor. more…

Marine Snow an Unintended Consequence of Oil Spills

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Marine Snow an Unintended Consequence of Oil Spills

Source: Nature World News/Brian Stallard - April 23, 2015

Exactly five years to the day, an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig leaked nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of more…

World’s Ports are Going Green

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World’s Ports are Going Green

Source: TakePart/Erica Gies - April 22, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia—On a bright, sunny March day, the industrial hubbub at the Port Metro Vancouver in British Columbia blends seamlessly with residential life playing more…

Will Marine Species Adapt to Ocean Acidification by Shrinking?

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Will Marine Species Adapt to Ocean Acidification by Shrinking?

Source: New Scientist/Colin Barras - April 21, 2015

It's the survival of the smallest. As ocean acidification begins to bite, some marine species might adapt by shrinking – threatening the profitability of commercial fisheries.
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Japan’s Whaling Proposal Rejected By Expert Science Panel

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Japan’s Whaling Proposal Rejected By Expert Science Panel

Source: The Conversation/Tony Press - April 20, 2015

Japan’s latest proposal to resume whaling in the Antarctic has been rejected by an expert panel set up by the International Whaling Commission, which regulates whaling and whale more…

Drones Roam the Ocean for Science

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Drones Roam the Ocean for Science

Source: Wired/Matt Simon - April 17, 2015

AT THE CREST of a swell, an orange wing sticks straight up out of the ocean, like the fin of a miserable orca waving to the more…

Emails From Marine Turtles

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Emails From Marine Turtles

Source: Save Our Seas/Jeanette Wyneken - April 16, 2015

To conserve marine animals, we need to understand what they require in terms of habitat. In other words, it is important to know where the more…

Underwear Innovations Lead to More Diving in Tasmania

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Underwear Innovations Lead to More Diving in Tasmania

Source: ABC News/Damien Peck - April 15, 2015

The new technology enables divers to spend longer periods of time underwater to gain new information about marine life.

Diving professional Faith Ortins and Institute more…

3D Activity Tracking Enhances Conservation of Nassau Grouper

Dr. Kristine Stump putting a monitor back on its mooring. Photo credit: Craig Dahlgren

3D Activity Tracking Enhances Conservation of Nassau Grouper

Source: Marine Science Today/Evan Lubofsky - April 14, 2015

The high predictability of spawning times and locations of Nassau Grouper – one of the Caribbean’s most important marine resources – has led to overfishing and fish more…

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