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The Coast of Whales Glows a Bioluminescent Blue

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The Coast of Whales Glows a Bioluminescent Blue

Source: Live Science/Stephanie Pappas - June 22, 2017

A photographer experienced a magical moment near Swansea, Wales, this weekend as the sea glowed and glimmered an otherworldly blue.

Alyn Wallace, a landscape and more…

Soul of the Sea

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Soul of the Sea

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - June 21, 2017

At the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York in June, each attending delegate was presented with a new book by co-authors Dr. Gregory Stone more…

Magic Behind the Algorithms That Brought Moana’s Ocean to Life

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Magic Behind the Algorithms That Brought Moana’s Ocean to Life

Source: The Atlantic/Adrienne LaFrance - June 2, 2017

In the early days, when motion pictures were still new, filming the ocean was a radical idea.

A surface-level shot of the waves was certainly more…

Extreme Ocean Warming Could Further Endanger Albatross Species

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Extreme Ocean Warming Could Further Endanger Albatross Species

Source: Phys.org/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - June 1, 2017

As Earth warms due to human-caused climate change, extreme climatic events like heat waves, droughts, and spikes in ocean temperatures have increased and are projected more…

New Global Competition to Keep Plastic Pollution Out of the Oceans

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New Global Competition to Keep Plastic Pollution Out of the Oceans

Source: CNN/Natasha Maguder/Jacopo Prisco - May 30, 2017

There are over 150 million metric tons of plastics in our oceans.

Each year, an additional 8 million are added -- the equivalent of a more…

Past Melting of Snowball Earth Resulted in Freshwater Ocean 2 Kilometers Deep

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Past Melting of Snowball Earth Resulted in Freshwater Ocean 2 Kilometers Deep

Source: New Scientist/Brian Owens - May 11, 2017

A little more than 600 million years ago, you could have drunk from the ocean.

After an extreme ice age known as snowball Earth, in more…

The Amazon May Have Once Been an Ocean

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The Amazon May Have Once Been an Ocean

Source: Science/Lizzie Wade - May 5, 2017

The Amazon rainforest is a treasure trove of biodiversity, containing 10% of the planet’s species in its 6.7 million square kilometers. How it got to more…

‘Fishpeople’: New Film Shows Connection Between Mankind and the Sea

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‘Fishpeople’: New Film Shows Connection Between Mankind and the Sea

Source: The OC Register/Erika I. Ritchie - April 20, 2017

Lifelong surfer Keith Malloy has lived as a waterman for decades. He can imagine no other way of life.

While, the ocean intimidates some, to more…

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…