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High Tech Tool to Aid in Pacific Northwest Toxin Detection

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High Tech Tool to Aid in Pacific Northwest Toxin Detection

Source: NOAA - May 26, 2016

NOAA and partners are expanding the use of an underwater robot using a NOAA-developed sensor that enables remote, automated measurements of toxins produced by harmful algal blooms (HABs), known to contaminate shellfish and poison humans that consume them. Already used in monitoring the dinoflagellate Alexandrium, the algae that causes toxic red tides in the Gulf of Maine, the robot more…

Sunken American WWII Torpedo Bomber Discovered Near Palau

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Sunken American WWII Torpedo Bomber Discovered Near Palau

Source: FoxNews/Rob Verger - May 26, 2016

In July of 1944, an American warplane, a TBM-1C Avenger torpedo bomber, went down in the Pacific.

Now, 72 years later, the Navy plane has more…

High Tech Tool to Aid in Pacific Northwest Toxin Detection

Photo: NOAA National Ocean Service

High Tech Tool to Aid in Pacific Northwest Toxin Detection

Source: NOAA - May 26, 2016

NOAA and partners are expanding the use of an underwater robot using a NOAA-developed sensor that enables remote, automated measurements of toxins more…

Cuttlefish, Octopus, and Squid Are Booming: Good News From the Sea?

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Cuttlefish, Octopus, and Squid Are Booming: Good News From the Sea?

Source: Christian Science Monitor/Eva Botkin-Kowacki - May 26, 2016

It's rare to hear about life doing well in the oceans these days. But cephalopods – a group of marine animals that includes squids, octopuses, more…

Africa Throws Out Its Nets to Reverse the Tide of Plastic Pollution

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Africa Throws Out Its Nets to Reverse the Tide of Plastic Pollution

Source: Times Live - May 26, 2016

This is the warning issued on Wednesday by the African Marine Waste Network‚ to be launched in July‚ as African countries join hands to stem more…

Puffers

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Puffers

Source: NOAA NMFS/WeirdFins - May 26, 2016

Howdy, Weird Gramma here with “WeirdFins,” all about strange stuff in the sea, and brought to you by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. My more…

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The TerraMar Project Interviews Ian Urbina

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The TerraMar Project Interviews Ian Urbina

Source: The TerraMar Project - August 20, 2015

The TerraMar Project sat down with Ian Urbina (@ian_urbina), an investigative reporter for The New York Times, to discuss his series on lawlessness on more…

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…

Rachel McAdams Shines Light on Ocean Noise Pollution in New Documentary

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Rachel McAdams Shines Light on Ocean Noise Pollution in New Documentary

Source: People/Lorina Lana - May 6, 2016

Rachel McAdams is shining a light on the disastrous effects of underwater noise pollution with her new documentary, Sonic Sea.

McAdams, who narrates the Disney Channel film, more…

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