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Marine Heatwaves Made 53 Times More Likely Thanks to Human Emissions

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Marine Heatwaves Made 53 Times More Likely Thanks to Human Emissions

Source: National Geographic/Craig Welch - January 18, 2018

The consequences for Alaska were stark: dozens of whales died, as did thousands of common murres and tufted puffins, while sealife native to the tropics came up in nets more…

Scientists Find the Key to ‘Cambrian Explosion’ of Marine Life was a Lack of Oxygen

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Scientists Find the Key to ‘Cambrian Explosion’ of Marine Life was a Lack of Oxygen

Source: Science/ Lucas Joel - November 23, 2017

Animals need oxygen to survive, but a relative lack of oxygen in Earth’s ancient oceans helped early marine creatures evolve, a new study claims. Indeed, more…

10 of the Wildest Encounters With Marine Life From This Year

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10 of the Wildest Encounters With Marine Life From This Year

Source: The OC Register/Laylan Connelly/Michele Cardon - November 22, 2017

The ocean is their playground — and fortunately for us, sea creatures put on amazing shows this year that were captured on camera for the more…

Decades of Data Show Troubling Decline of Oxygen in World’s Oceans

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Decades of Data Show Troubling Decline of Oxygen in World’s Oceans

Source: Phys.org/Georgia Institute of Technology - May 8, 2017

A new analysis of decades of data on oceans across the globe has revealed that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water - more…

A Sea of Life: Celebrating the Ocean’s Gifts to Planet Earth

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A Sea of Life: Celebrating the Ocean’s Gifts to Planet Earth

Source: The Huffington Post/Sebastian Nicholls - May 4, 2017

Imagine a planet where 90% of the habitable space is unexplored, where launching expeditions into that uncharted territory almost always yields new species and insights, more…

A Warming Pacific Ocean is ‘Dissolving’ Marine Life

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A Warming Pacific Ocean is ‘Dissolving’ Marine Life

Source: RT - April 20, 2017

The mixture of warming waters and ocean acidification is proving a lethal combination for many sea creatures who are dissolving in the hostile conditions, according more…

Tracking the Battle Scars of Dolphin-Shark Conflicts

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Tracking the Battle Scars of Dolphin-Shark Conflicts

Source: Hakai Magazine/Joshua Rapp Learn - March 13, 2017

Shark versus dolphin is an epic oceanic battle—pitting brain against brawn, social cooperation against rugged individualism. But while the war has likely run for millions more…

Why We Should Care About Marine Life Eating Plastic

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Why We Should Care About Marine Life Eating Plastic

Source: One Green Planet/Aisling Maria Cronin - November 1, 2016

Plastic has become one of the most ubiquitous materials in the world and is used to wrap just about every consumer item you can imagine. An more…

7 Things Ocean Lovers Can Do to Care for Marine Life in Their Travels

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7 Things Ocean Lovers Can Do to Care for Marine Life in Their Travels

Source: The Los Angeles Times/Terry Gardner - October 5, 2016

Whether you swim, snorkel, whale-watch or enjoy walking barefoot in the sand, nothing beats an ocean escape.

And since the ocean can’t escape us, Jim more…

Plastic Found in Whales Stranded on German Shores Points to Larger Problem

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Plastic Found in Whales Stranded on German Shores Points to Larger Problem

Source: The Guardian/Philip Hoare - April 4, 2016

In January, 29 sperm whales stranded on shores around the North Sea. The results of the necropsies (the animal equivalent of autopsies) of 13 of those whales, which more…