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21

Apr

Plastic Bank: How to solve the plastic pollution problem and poverty at the same timeWe all know there’s too much plastic making its way into the environment; here’s an innovative solution to a seemingly intractable problem.

Plastic Bank: How to solve the plastic pollution problem and poverty at the same time
We all know there’s too much plastic making its way into the environment; here’s an innovative solution to a seemingly intractable problem.

17

Apr

4 new ‘killer sponges’ discovered in PacificUnlike the majority of their filter-feeding cousins, these deep-sea carnivorous sponges hook in their prey to slowly digest it.

4 new ‘killer sponges’ discovered in Pacific
Unlike the majority of their filter-feeding cousins, these deep-sea carnivorous sponges hook in their prey to slowly digest it.

16

Apr

These gorgeous surf photos will transport you to the ocean.

05

Apr

Want to see an ocean garbage patch in person?A new contest from the 5 Gyres Institute offers to let one winner join a three-week research voyage — described as a ‘hardcore sailing adventure’ — through garbage patches in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Want to see an ocean garbage patch in person?
A new contest from the 5 Gyres Institute offers to let one winner join a three-week research voyage — described as a ‘hardcore sailing adventure’ — through garbage patches in the North Atlantic Ocean.

03

Apr

Will this be a banner year for manatees?After a record number of deaths last year, wildlife officials counted 4,831 of the aquatic mammals in Florida’s waters, the third highest number since the statewide aerial survey began in 1991.

Will this be a banner year for manatees?
After a record number of deaths last year, wildlife officials counted 4,831 of the aquatic mammals in Florida’s waters, the third highest number since the statewide aerial survey began in 1991.

02

Apr

How Brian Skerry tells epic ocean stories, one photo at a timeOcean wildlife photographer Brian Skerry has a thrilling but demanding job: To capture the story of our ocean’s creatures and ecosystems in all their spectacular grace, and tragic decline.

How Brian Skerry tells epic ocean stories, one photo at a time
Ocean wildlife photographer Brian Skerry has a thrilling but demanding job: To capture the story of our ocean’s creatures and ecosystems in all their spectacular grace, and tragic decline.

01

Apr

19 bizarre and beautiful starfish species
Who knew that starfish could come in so many shapes and colors … and with so many arms!

24

Mar

Report finds unbelievable waste in 9 major fisheriesWhales, dolphins, whales, sharks and millions of fish die as bycatch in fishing nets every year, according to Oceana.

Report finds unbelievable waste in 9 major fisheries
Whales, dolphins, whales, sharks and millions of fish die as bycatch in fishing nets every year, according to Oceana.

20

Mar

'Underwater Project' explores our violent relationship with the ocean
Sick of the typical stock-like surf photography, Australian photographer Mark Tipple decides to change things up by focusing instead on the physical and emotional vulnerability of ocean swimmers.

17

Mar

How much radiation from Fukushima will hit the West Coast?Scientists are using crowdsourcing to test the water along the Pacific Coast of North America, a project that could predict future risks.

How much radiation from Fukushima will hit the West Coast?
Scientists are using crowdsourcing to test the water along the Pacific Coast of North America, a project that could predict future risks.