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Scientists Fear Extinction After Six Rare Right Whales Die In A Month
Researchers call for emergency protections as 400 remaining animals fight for their lives.
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Mussels Cooked To Death In Their Shells In Unusual Heat On Northern California Shore
Mussels are the “canaries in the coal mine for climate change — only this canary provides food and habitat for hundreds of other species," says a biologist.
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California Man Killed In Apparent Shark Attack While Swimming Off Maui
Rescuers performed CPR onshore but he was declared dead at the scene.
Seychelles President Delivers Plea For The Seas From 400 Feet Below The Indian Ocean
“We need decisive, coordinated, international action" to protect our oceans, President Danny Faure said, speaking from an underwater submersible.
Climate Change Is Shifting The Color Of The Oceans
By Matthew Taub, Atlas Obscura
New research suggests that we will see deeper shades of blue and green by 2100.
How Climate Change Is Creating Housing Gentrification In Miami
King tides and rising sea levels are creating an affordable housing crisis in Miami, Florida.
A Huge Mystery About Ocean Plastics Remains Unsolved
Scientists say there's more to the pollution problem than the huge masses of debris that grab public attention.
Deep-Sea Scientists Film Enchanting Octopus In Mesmerizing Video
The Grimpoteuthis octopus, also called the dumbo octopus, is both spooky and adorable.
Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest
To celebrate Halloween, a group of scuba divers participated in an underwater pumpkin carving contest.
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Whale Rescue Operation
After a long, intense 28-hour rescue mission, a stranded humpback whale has returned home.
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The Strange Story Behind The Animals We Know We Haven't Yet Discovered
"The more we look, the more species we find."
Flushed Contact Lenses Are Polluting Our Oceans
If you’re one of the millions of Americans flushing your contact lenses down the toilet or sink, listen up. Researchers found that the plastic moves through sewage, slips into and pollutes our oceans and can be traced in the food we consume.
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Massive Rogue Iceberg Threatens Greenland Community
The village of Innaarsuit fears a devastating tsunami if the mountain of ice plunges into the sea.
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Trump Drowns Ocean Protections During National Ocean Month
The president revoked an Obama-era order aimed at protecting and restoring ocean and coastal health.
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Striving To Reduce Ocean Pollution, EU Proposes Ban Of Everyday Plastic Items
Straws, plates, cutlery and cotton buds are among the plastic products prohibited under the proposed new rules.
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Even The Bottom Of The World's Deepest Ocean Trench Is Not Safe From Plastic Bags
A plastic bag was found at a depth of almost 36,000 feet in the Mariana Trench. Scientists say it's the world's deepest known piece of plastic trash.
Problematic Plastic By The Numbers
These astonishing facts will make you rethink every piece of plastic you use.
A Diver’s Jarring View Of Ocean Pollution
A diver’s video of a swim off the coast of Bali is exposing the shocking epidemic of ocean pollution in Indonesia and around the world.
Here's The Poop On Antarctica's Secret Penguin Society, Population 1.5 Million
Scientists learned of the "hotspot for avian abundance" thanks to the birds' prodigious droppings.
CULTURE & ARTS
12 Underwater Photos That Show The Submerged World Is Magical
Sea for yourself.
Explorers Come Up With Amazing Photos Of What Lies Beneath Antarctic Waters
The Greenpeace project is part of mission to create a massive Antarctic sanctuary.
32 Missing As Tanker Collides With Cargo Ship In Fireball Off China
Most of the missing are Iranians, all from the tanker.
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Climate Change Has Quadrupled Ocean 'Dead Zones,' Researchers Warn
Suffocating oceans could lead to ecosystem collapse, the study says.
Heartbreaking Video Of A Cow Eating Plastic Trash Sums Up Everything Wrong With Our Oceans
"It’s not just the animals out in the oceans that are affected by this stuff."
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These 3 Numbers May Make You Think Twice About Black Friday Shopping
Reasons to back away from the annual shopping bonanza.
The Fight Against The Tiny Plastic Pellets Choking Our Oceans
Our addiction to plastic has serious consequences.
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