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The Sorrowful Ocean

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The Sorrowful Ocean

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - March 22, 2017

In this episode of World Ocean Radio, written during a blizzard raging off the Maine coast, host Peter Neill reflects on the vulnerability of the more…

The Ocean’s Secrets Are Being Revealed By Undersea Drones

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The Ocean’s Secrets Are Being Revealed By Undersea Drones

Source: CNN/ Kieron Monks - March 15, 2017

When Typhoon Rammasun swept through the South China Sea in July, a tiny ship was trapped in its path. The deadly storm whipped up waves more…

Study Shows that Global Warming May Disrupt Four-Fifths of the World’s Oceans by 2050

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Study Shows that Global Warming May Disrupt Four-Fifths of the World’s Oceans by 2050

Source: Reuters/Alister Doyle/OSLO - March 10, 2017

Global warming will disrupt four-fifths of the world's oceans by 2050 if greenhouse gas emissions keep rising, threatening fish that are the main source of more…

A Drowned City that Still Never Sleeps: A Novelist’s Vision of New York in 2140

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A Drowned City that Still Never Sleeps: A Novelist’s Vision of New York in 2140

Source: The Conversation/Robert Kopp - March 9, 2017

Earth’s climate system is replete with potential surprises, and the climate science community tends to be conservative when projecting future changes. The world also suffers more…

Massive Sewage Spill in Tijuana Reaches US Beaches, Investigation Continues

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Massive Sewage Spill in Tijuana Reaches US Beaches, Investigation Continues

Source: Los Angeles Times/Joshua Emerson Smith - March 8, 2017

A massive sewage spill in Tijuana that polluted beaches in San Diego County  last month may have been no accident, according to state and local more…

A Longstanding Question About Ocean Circulation May be Explained by Turbulence From Seafloor Topography

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A Longstanding Question About Ocean Circulation May be Explained by Turbulence From Seafloor Topography

Source: Phys.org/Jennifer Chu - March 8, 2017

At high latitudes, such as near Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, the ocean's surface waters are cooled by frigid temperatures and become so dense that more…

China Taking Steps to Build Its First Underwater Observation Platform

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China Taking Steps to Build Its First Underwater Observation Platform

Source: Global Times/Deng Xiaoci - March 7, 2017

China will build its first long-term national underwater observation platform in key waters in the South China Sea to observe underwater conditions in real time, more…

Rehabbed Sea Turtle in New Jersey Returns to Ocean

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Rehabbed Sea Turtle in New Jersey Returns to Ocean

Source: NJ.com/Jessica Mazzola, NJ Advance Media - March 6, 2017

Last winter, Anna Carmella was in bad shape. The 8-pound Kemp's Ridley sea turtle had washed onto the shore of Cape Cod Bay, cold-stunned by more…

Indonesia Pledges $1 Billion Towards Reducing Its Ocean Waste

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Indonesia Pledges $1 Billion Towards Reducing Its Ocean Waste

Source: The Inertia/Juan Hernandez - March 3, 2017

Indonesia just set some ambitious goals for reducing the amount of waste products polluting its waters. At last week’s 2017 World Oceans Summit in Bali, it more…

Culling Sharks Won’t Protect Surfers

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Culling Sharks Won’t Protect Surfers

Source: The Conversation/George Burgess, University of Florida - March 2, 2017

The warm and productive waters of La Réunion, an island east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, are home to many types of tropical sea more…