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25

Sep

Obama hangs ‘no fishing’ sign on huge ocean sanctuaryThe U.S. is expanding a marine sanctuary near Hawaii by 500 percent, creating ‘the largest marine reserve in the world that is completely off limits to commercial resource extraction,’ including fishing.

Obama hangs ‘no fishing’ sign on huge ocean sanctuary
The U.S. is expanding a marine sanctuary near Hawaii by 500 percent, creating ‘the largest marine reserve in the world that is completely off limits to commercial resource extraction,’ including fishing.

25

Aug

Hundreds of methane plumes erupting in AtlanticResearchers were surprised to find so many methane seeps and can’t say for sure why there are so many along the Atlantic coastline.

Hundreds of methane plumes erupting in Atlantic
Researchers were surprised to find so many methane seeps and can’t say for sure why there are so many along the Atlantic coastline.

23

Aug

Young coral won’t move into smelly ocean neighborhoodsDeciding where to live is important for the continuation of marine species, and coral and fish have evolved so that they can identify polluted areas.

Young coral won’t move into smelly ocean neighborhoods
Deciding where to live is important for the continuation of marine species, and coral and fish have evolved so that they can identify polluted areas.

22

Aug

Is heat trapped in the ocean responsible for the global warming ‘pause’?A new study puts a lot of the focus on the Atlantic Ocean, but some scientists remain convinced that the Pacific has played a larger role.

Is heat trapped in the ocean responsible for the global warming ‘pause’?
A new study puts a lot of the focus on the Atlantic Ocean, but some scientists remain convinced that the Pacific has played a larger role.

18

Aug

The Terminators of the high seas: Lionfish’s ruthless killing alarms scientistsThe lionfish has proven a successful invasive species due to its venomous spikes, high rate of reproduction, and their willingness to eat everything in their path.

The Terminators of the high seas: Lionfish’s ruthless killing alarms scientists
The lionfish has proven a successful invasive species due to its venomous spikes, high rate of reproduction, and their willingness to eat everything in their path.

15

Aug

The Terminators of the high seas: Lionfish’s ruthless killing alarms scientists

The lionfish has proven a successful invasive species due to its venomous spikes, high rate of reproduction, and their willingness to eat everything in their path.

The Terminators of the high seas: Lionfish’s ruthless killing alarms scientists

The lionfish has proven a successful invasive species due to its venomous spikes, high rate of reproduction, and their willingness to eat everything in their path.

14

Aug

Explore the neon world of nudibranchs (Photos)

If you think hummingbirds and butterflies are beautiful, then prepare to be amazed at this underwater fashion show.

11

Aug

How savvy are you about these predators of the deep? Test your knowledge with this quiz!

03

Aug

Plastic garbage in the ocean is mysteriously disappearingScientists theorize that the plastic is being broken down into tiny, undetectable particles or that it is being carried into the deep ocean.

Plastic garbage in the ocean is mysteriously disappearing
Scientists theorize that the plastic is being broken down into tiny, undetectable particles or that it is being carried into the deep ocean.

21

Jul

Plastic ‘trash islands’ forming in ocean garbage patchResearchers speculate that these islands formed after the tsunami that battered Japan in 2011 swept items into the ocean.

Plastic ‘trash islands’ forming in ocean garbage patch
Researchers speculate that these islands formed after the tsunami that battered Japan in 2011 swept items into the ocean.