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How I Sea: Zach Donovan

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How I Sea: Zach Donovan

Source: The TerraMar Project - August 11, 2017

Zach is a 23-year-old surfer from Long Island, NY. He’s spent the past 4 years living in Hawaii where he studied writing and education, and more…

Sea Snakes Are Losing Their Stripes When Exposed to Pollution

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Sea Snakes Are Losing Their Stripes When Exposed to Pollution

Source: Science Daily/Cell Press - August 11, 2017

Researchers studying turtle-headed seasnakes living on coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific noticed something unusual about the snakes' color patterns: seasnakes living in more pristine parts 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…

Scientists Warn That Climate Change, Fertilizers, and Sewage Could Trigger Mass Extinction in Oceans

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Scientists Warn That Climate Change, Fertilizers, and Sewage Could Trigger Mass Extinction in Oceans

Source: Independent/Ian Johnston - August 10, 2017

The ocean is slowly being suffocated with levels of oxygen falling at a similar rate to 94 million years ago when there was a mass more…

Bottle Deposit Scheme Needed to Cut UK Plastic Pollution in Oceans

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Bottle Deposit Scheme Needed to Cut UK Plastic Pollution in Oceans

Source: The Guardian/Sandra Laville - August 7, 2017

Plastic marine litter could be cut significantly if the government adopted a bottle deposit scheme as part of five key actions to tackle pollution of more…

Largest Ever Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico: Meat Industry to Blame

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Largest Ever Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico: Meat Industry to Blame

Source: The Guardian/Oliver Milman - August 3, 2017

The global meat industry, already implicated in driving global warming and deforestation, has now been blamed for fueling what is expected to be the worst “dead zone” more…

A Plastic Planet: Since the 1950’s Eight Billion Tons of Plastic Have Been Produced Worldwide

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A Plastic Planet: Since the 1950’s Eight Billion Tons of Plastic Have Been Produced Worldwide

Source: The Huffington Post/Dominique Mosbergen - July 21, 2017

Forget “Earth” ― “Planet Plastic” may soon be a more appropriate moniker for our world.

That’s what a group of U.S. scientists concluded after tallying more…

Green Chemistry Could be Solution to Sewage Pollution

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Green Chemistry Could be Solution to Sewage Pollution

Source: Hakai Magazine/Erica Cirino - July 14, 2017

Compounds that mimic or disrupt human hormones are showing up in freshwater ecosystems worldwide. This widespread pollution is causing the feminization of fish and amphibians, as well as the disruption more…

Global Ocean Health Remains Stable Over Past 5 Years, With Changes Seen by Individual Countries

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Global Ocean Health Remains Stable Over Past 5 Years, With Changes Seen by Individual Countries

Source: Science Daily/PLOS - July 6, 2017

While global ocean health has remained relatively stable over the past five years, individual countries have seen changes, according to a study published July 5, more…

Transgender Fish: What are we Flushing Down the Drain That’s Turning Male Fish to Female?

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Transgender Fish: What are we Flushing Down the Drain That’s Turning Male Fish to Female?

Source: Tech Times/Allan Adamson - July 5, 2017

Chemicals found in contraceptives and household products that are flushed down the drains are giving rise to transgender fish in rivers. Researchers said that male more…