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09Feb 20
Toxic Tea: Another Way Plastic Pollution Is Taking A Toll

Toxic tea: Another way plastic pollution is taking a toll

Discarded plastics don’t just wash up on beaches and interfere with marine life. They also steep in our oceans, creating a toxic brew that harms the bacteria responsible for generating 10 percent of our oxygen. A new study shows that plastics with chemical additives are the worst offenders. Researchers hope…

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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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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

What Are Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems?

Source: NOAA Ocean Today

Mesophotic coral ecosystems are found in tropical and subtropical areas and range from 100 feet to over 490 feet below the ocean’s surface.
Find out more about this ecosystem on NOAA’s website.

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Kelp Forests Diagram

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