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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.

13

Mar

How long can you survive at sea?If you have a life raft, your chances of surviving while lost at sea go up, but it also isn’t a guarantee of survival.

How long can you survive at sea?
If you have a life raft, your chances of surviving while lost at sea go up, but it also isn’t a guarantee of survival.

11

Mar

Great white sharks in … Ireland??The strange appearance of a huge shark washed up on a beach in Ireland has everyone wondering if the species is moving into the area.

Great white sharks in … Ireland??
The strange appearance of a huge shark washed up on a beach in Ireland has everyone wondering if the species is moving into the area.

04

Mar

Video captures first glimpse of life in unexplored deep ocean trenchLife in the deep remains mostly a mystery, but scientists are unveiling it, one trench at a time. New footage from the unexplored New Hebrides trench in the Pacific sheds light on what creatures thrive at 23,000 feet deep.

Video captures first glimpse of life in unexplored deep ocean trench
Life in the deep remains mostly a mystery, but scientists are unveiling it, one trench at a time. New footage from the unexplored New Hebrides trench in the Pacific sheds light on what creatures thrive at 23,000 feet deep.