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Question draws mix of researchers to search 3,000 feet deep in the Pacific By Annie Roth © The New York Times Co. A young female mammoth was wandering long ago near what would become the Central Coast of California, when her life came to an untimely end. Although she died on land, her massive bod...
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  By Corinne Purtill © The New York Times Co. Brynn Kimber, a research scientist at the University of Washington who works in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Mammal Laboratory, has spent a lot of time analyzing audio data recorded in the icy waters north of Alask...
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  By MarÍa Verza, Christina Larson and Victoria Milko The Associated Press PROGRESO, MEXICO » When a rotten egg smell rises from the mangrove swamps of southeast Mexico, something is going well. It means that this key coastal habitat for blunting hurricane impacts has recovered...
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  By William J. Broad © The New York Times Co. The enormousness of the global sea has, over ages of exploration, made the appraisals of prime inhabitants more like rough sketches than detailed portraits. Now scientists have devised a precise way of detecting one of the ocean’s more exotic c...
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    By William J. Broad © The New York Times Co. The ocean has always glowed. The Greeks and Romans knew of luminous sea creatures as well as the more general phenomenon of seawater that can light up in bluish-green colors. Charles Darwin, as he sailed near South America on a dark ni...
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This book offers so much information on the deep ocean, life in it and threats that imperil it. Every chapter had information  new to me a long time student and lover of the ocean. 
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    By Livia Albeck-Ripka © The New York Times Co. The United Nations has recommended that the Great Barrier Reef be placed on a list of World Heritage sites that are “in danger,” prompting a fierce reaction from the Australian government, which defended its management of one of th...
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CEO Note: Chile protects the oceans from single-use plastic pollution and mandates the sale and use of refillable bottles BY ANDY SHARPLESS   MAY 28, 2021Last week, Chile’s government enacted a law to reduce single-use plastics thanks to campaigning by Oceana and allies. The law is the fi...
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Scientists recently discovered the extent of toxic DDT contamination occurring in the deep ocean off Los Angeles, California from historic dumping is far greater than previously thought, with new estimates of hundreds of thousands of barrels and documentation that many are degraded and leaking. Hund...
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A new study has found that since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, our oceans have suffered from a 30 percent increase in the rate of plastics dumped into the water.1 The United States already generates more plastic trash than any other country, and it's more urgent than ever that we stop ...
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    By Caleb Jones The Associated Press HONOLULU » “Ghost nets” from unknown origins drift among the Pacific’s currents, threatening sea creatures and littering shorelines with the entangled remains of what they kill. Lost or discarded at sea, sometimes decades ago, this fishing gear ...
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  What’s good for the ocean may also be good for business By Tatiana Schlossberg © The New York Times Co. Marty Odlin, who grew up and lives on the Maine coast, remembers what the ocean used to be like. But now, he said, “It’s like a desert and just within my lifetime.” In the last few year...
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By Christina Larson The Associated Press WASHINGTON » A large conch shell overlooked in a museum for decades is now thought to be the oldest known seashell instrument — and it still works, producing a deep, plaintive bleat, like a foghorn from the distant past. The shell was found during the 1931...
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Scientists have extensively documented the impacts climate change is having on the ocean. As greenhouse gas emissions have increased, the ocean has become hotter, more acidic, and less habitable for fish and wildlife. But the ocean is not just a victim of climate change. It’s also a powerful source ...
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REPORT SOUNDS AN ALARM ON DECLINE OF U.S. CORAL REEFS TALLAHASSEE, FLA. » A first of its kind assessment of coral reefs in U.S. waters is again sounding the alarm over the continued decline of these sensitive underwater ecosystems, which scientists deem essential to the health of the wo...
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Shared from the 10/11/2020 The Denver Post eEdition OCEANS AROUND THE WORLD By Tiffany May © The New York Times Co. Plastic waste has long been a visible — and growing — problem in oceans around the world, with refuse littering the shorelines of once-pristine beaches, stretching out across a wid...
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Coral, COVID, and Climate Change: How Coronavirus is Shaping the Dive Industry By Casper Ohm One of the only redeeming elements of the current global pandemic is emerging evidence of a massive revitalization of the natural world. Presumably, cutbacks in emissions and the notable absence of humans...
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After decades of delays, sea walls to defend Venice from high water went up Saturday. The tide reached 4 feet and water in the lagoon remained stready. If the walls had not been raised St Mark's Square would have been flooded about a foot and half. 
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With 82% of fish being removed faster than they can repopulate and climate change and acidification reducing the oceans' ability to absorb carbon, a crucial planetary life support system is in crisis. In the September issue of The Ethical Corporation magazine, we do a deep dive into oceans, and asse...
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