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Shellfish With a Side of Microplastics: Scientists Find More Plastic Pollution in Our Seafood

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Shellfish With a Side of Microplastics: Scientists Find More Plastic Pollution in Our Seafood

Source: NPR/Ken Christensen - September 22, 2017

Sarah Dudas doesn't mind shucking an oyster or a clam in the name of science.

But sit down with her and a plate of oysters more…

Your Sunscreen Could be Polluting the Ocean, But a Natural Solution Could Lie in Algae

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Your Sunscreen Could be Polluting the Ocean, But a Natural Solution Could Lie in Algae

Source: The Independent/Karl Lawrence/Antony Young - September 21, 2017

An estimated 6,000-14,000 tons of sunscreen are deposited into coral reef areas of the sea every year. The chemicals we rub onto our skin might more…

Bloom or Bust: Waterfront Housing Prices Affected by Water Quality

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Bloom or Bust: Waterfront Housing Prices Affected by Water Quality

Source: Hakai Magazine/Mara Johnson-Groh - September 8, 2017

In the real estate business, it’s all about location, location, location. Except when it’s about water quality. And as a new study shows, large algal outbreaks more…

New Hope For Reef Fish Living in a High CO2 World

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New Hope For Reef Fish Living in a High CO2 World

Source: Phys.org/ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies - September 4, 2017

Just as when a camera lens comes into focus, the latest research published today sharpens understanding of the implications of ocean acidification on reef fish more…

New York City’s Waterways Are Drowning in Microplastics

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New York City’s Waterways Are Drowning in Microplastics

Source: Phys.org/Kevin Krajick/Earth Institute/Columbia University - August 23, 2017

It's morning. Brush your teeth. A quick shower, shampoo. Going to the beach? Get on the sunscreen. OK, ready to roll. You've just sent countless microscopic plastic bits more…

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…