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04

Jun

World Oceans Day: Celebrating and protecting what connects usWe should be doing more to preserve the ‘lungs of our planet’ by investing in cleaner energy and reducing our plastic pollution.

World Oceans Day: Celebrating and protecting what connects us
We should be doing more to preserve the ‘lungs of our planet’ by investing in cleaner energy and reducing our plastic pollution.

22

Jan

karenhurley:

 “Is it what you expect to find in the sea? Neither do the fishes.”
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08

Nov

Are our oceans ripe for a jellyfish takeover?One researcher thinks that a combination of factors — including overfishing — are clearing the way for a jellyfish kingdom under the sea.            

Are our oceans ripe for a jellyfish takeover?
One researcher thinks that a combination of factors — including overfishing — are clearing the way for a jellyfish kingdom under the sea.            

03

Feb

10 innovative ideas that would let us live on water

21

Jan


 Rising sea levels could erase best beach resorts 



Most resorts combat ongoing sea level rise by adding more sand to make up for the erosion, but it’s not a permanent solution.
Most resorts combat ongoing sea level rise by adding more sand to make up for the erosion, but it’s not a permanent solution.

03

Jan


 Underwater obsevatory will monitor Arctic environment 



New observatory built on Arctic Ocean seafloor in Nunavut, Canada will track climate and ocean data that could be used to sustain the fragile environment.
New observatory built on Arctic Ocean seafloor in Nunavut, Canada will track climate and ocean data that could be used to sustain the fragile environment.

 Deepest corals in Great Barrier Reef discovered 



An expedition to the northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef finds deep-sea surprises.
An expedition to the northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef finds deep-sea surprises.

11

Dec

5 beautiful coral species on track for endangered listingNOAA is proposing the addition of 66 coral species into the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973. Take a look at several reef-building corals facing major environmental threats.

5 beautiful coral species on track for endangered listing
NOAA is proposing the addition of 66 coral species into the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973. Take a look at several reef-building corals facing major environmental threats.

10

Dec

jtotheizzoe:

Conus sea snail shell evolution, another gem from Wired’s Best Scientific Figures of 2012. There’s some real artistic gems hidden in research papers.

jtotheizzoe:

Conus sea snail shell evolution, another gem from Wired’s Best Scientific Figures of 2012. There’s some real artistic gems hidden in research papers.

12

Nov

Meat-eating deep sea sponge discoveredVelcro-like barbed hooks cover the sponge’s branching limbs, snaring crustaceans as they are swept into its branches by deep-sea currents.

Meat-eating deep sea sponge discovered
Velcro-like barbed hooks cover the sponge’s branching limbs, snaring crustaceans as they are swept into its branches by deep-sea currents.