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Scientists Find ‘Settlements’ of Octopuses in Australia, Suggesting These Animals Aren’t All Solitary Loners

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Scientists Find ‘Settlements’ of Octopuses in Australia, Suggesting These Animals Aren’t All Solitary Loners

Source: Phys.org/ University of Illinois at Chicago - September 13, 2017

Octopuses are usually solitary creatures, but a new site in the waters off the east coast of Australia is the home of up to 15 more…

How I Sea: Walter F. Dufour

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How I Sea: Walter F. Dufour

Source: The TerraMar Project - August 29, 2017

I was born to a French father and an American mother in a lovely home by the Mediterranean seaside in Marseille, a vibrant city in more…

A Penguin’s Eye View: Scientists Attach Cameras to Penguins to Learn How They Communicate

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A Penguin’s Eye View: Scientists Attach Cameras to Penguins to Learn How They Communicate

Source: National Geographic/Sarah Gibbens - August 24, 2017

Scientists have historically had a hard time studying how gentoo penguinscommunicate with each other in the icy waters they hunt in off Antarctica.

To eavesdrop on more…

Scientists Find Noise Pollution in the Ocean Really Stresses Fish Out

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Scientists Find Noise Pollution in the Ocean Really Stresses Fish Out

Source: Phys.org/Newcastle University - August 11, 2017

Researchers at Newcastle University (UK) found that European sea bass experienced higher stress levels when exposed to the types of piling and drilling sounds made more…

Noise Pollution in the Ocean Spurs More Fish-on-Fish Crime

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Noise Pollution in the Ocean Spurs More Fish-on-Fish Crime

Source: Hakai Magazine/Amorina Kingdon - August 7, 2017

Cheaters never prosper, unless there’s a motorboat buzzing by.

That’s what a new study found when looking at the interactions between bluestreak cleaner wrasses and other fish more…

Scientists Develop New ‘Tournament-Style’ Model to Explain Ecological Biodiversity

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Scientists Develop New ‘Tournament-Style’ Model to Explain Ecological Biodiversity

Source: Rob Mitchum/ University of Chicago - July 31, 2017

A new mathematical model of ecology created by University of Chicago scientists provides the most accurate reproduction to date of natural biodiversity, according to a more…

The Crucial Role of Viruses in a Healthy Ocean

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The Crucial Role of Viruses in a Healthy Ocean

Source: Hakai Magazine/Amorina Kingdon - July 25, 2017

The word virus conjures up hard-to-shake colds and swine flu, but these tiny microbes are far more than just the culprits behind annoying human ailments. more…

Alaska’s Warming Ocean Waters Bring Widespread Ecological Changes to the Region

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Alaska’s Warming Ocean Waters Bring Widespread Ecological Changes to the Region

Source: Alaska Dispatch News/Yereth Rosen - January 31, 2017

As the global climate heats up, so do the ocean waters off Alaska, meaning big changes for marine ecosystems and bad news for some species. more…

Scientists Track the Role Lakes Play in Earth’s Ecology Through New Global Database

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Scientists Track the Role Lakes Play in Earth’s Ecology Through New Global Database

Source: Phys.org/McGill University - December 16, 2016

The total shoreline of the world's lakes is more than four times longer than the global ocean coastline. And if all the water in those more…