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Not All Octopuses Are Loners

Photo: Richard Ross

Not All Octopuses Are Loners

Source: National Geographic/Katherine Harmon Courage - July 29, 2014

If recent octopus discoveries have taught us anything, it's that these eight-armed ocean dwellers are smart. They can use tools, change color in an instant, and commission their arms to solve problems. But they generally do all this as loners.

Now, new research into a surprisingly social octopus is shattering even the most expansive ideas of known more…

Historic Anchor May Have Been Found

Photo: Nicholas Johnson

Historic Anchor May Have Been Found

Source: LiveScience/Megan Gannon - July 29, 2014

After decades, possibly centuries, at the bottom of the sea — and a 2,200-mile-long (3,540 kilometers) road trip wrapped in damp blankets in the back more…

Not All Octopuses Are Loners

Photo: Richard Ross

Not All Octopuses Are Loners

Source: National Geographic/Katherine Harmon Courage - July 29, 2014

If recent octopus discoveries have taught us anything, it's that these eight-armed ocean dwellers are smart. They can use tools, change color more…

Alaska Begins to Feel Ocean Acidification

Photo: University of Alaska Fairbanks Ocean Acidification Center

Alaska Begins to Feel Ocean Acidification

Source: Alaska Dispatch News/Jeremy Mathis - July 29, 2014

A new study shows, for the first time, that ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska’s commercial fisheries and traditional subsistence way more…

Part 1: Rescue for the Global Ocean

Illustration: Global Ocean Commission

Part 1: Rescue for the Global Ocean

Source: Huffington Post/Peter Neill - July 29, 2014

For the next four days, we featuring Peter Neill's contributions to the Huffington Post highlighting the Global Ocean Commission report released last month. Peter Neill more…

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The Tide is Turning on Ocean Conservation

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The Tide is Turning on Ocean Conservation

Source: National Geographic/Ghislaine Maxwell - June 17, 2014

Fish don’t vote; is that perhaps why the ocean and its problems are a low priority for governments and few politicians see a need to more…