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07Jul 19
The Growing Plastic Problem In The North Atlantic

The growing plastic problem in the North Atlantic

Wrappers, fishing gear, bottles, bags. Trillions of plastic items enter our oceans each year, washing up on beaches and wreaking havoc on marine ecosystems. For more than 60 years, researchers in the U.K. have been collecting data on pollution in the North Atlantic. In a recent article, the team confirmed…

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12Jun 19
Paving Paradise: Is It Possible To Develop And Protect?

Paving paradise: Is it possible to develop and protect?

  Golfo Dulce, meaning “Sweet Gulf,” is a beautiful bay located between the southern tip of Costa Rica and the Osa Peninsula. Home to bottlenose and spotted dolphins, hawksbill turtles, and endangered scarlet macaws, this pristine region is rich in natural resources. It could be a big draw for travelers…

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05Oct 18

First omnivorous shark is identified

Sharks are carnivores – meat eaters. They’re definitely not vegetarians. But according to a new study, there’s a shark that eats both meat and veggies. Bonnethead sharks, a smaller cousin to the hammerhead, gobble up sea creatures and seagrass. Researchers believe that the bonnethead gets up to 60 percent of…

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Science Daily Marine Biology News

Marine Biology News -- ScienceDaily

Marine Biology News. Read scientific research on marine animals and their aquatic habitats. From plankton to whales, you will find it all here.

Ocean Floor Features

Video: Coral Gardens Off of Cayman Islands

Source: Matt Russell/Vimeo Creative Commons

Explore a coral reef in the Cayman Islands, a small group of islands in the Caribbean Sea.

Web Resources

NOAA Tweets

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    RT @NWS: As anticipated, the system in the Gulf of Mexico has become Tropical Storm #Nestor this afternoon. Take a look at this thread or v…

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    RT @NWSNHC: NHC Director Ken Graham will provide a live briefing regarding Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen at 2:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. C…

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    RT @NOAAFisheries: #SeafoodMonth Seafood is vital to the Hawaiian economy and culture. Blue Ocean Mariculture, the nation’s only offshore f…

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    RT @NOAAFisheries: #SeafoodMonth Did you know that the @NOAAFisheries Seafood Inspection Program has over 1,300 U.S. seafood processors par…

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