Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches Threatened by Microplastic Pollution

(SCIENCE DAILY) – Plastic is famous for its unyielding durability, making it perfect for consumer products but a unique and persistent menace to the natural environment. For the loggerhead sea

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NASA, ULA Launch Advanced NOAA Weather Satellite

(NASA) – NASA successfully launched the second in a series of next-generation weather satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at 5:02 p.m. EST Thursday. NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental

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Ending Overfishing Would Stop Bycatch Population Declines

(SCIENCE DAILY) – A study finds that ending overfishing would stop the population declines of endangered bycatch species about half the time. Healthier fish stocks. Higher catches. Profits from fishing.

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These Neon Shrimp Are the Bees of the Sea: Here’s Why

(NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC) by Jason Bittel – Egg-laying shrimp queens rule over complex colonies—and a new study reveals their intriguing evolution. With 60-mile-per-hour pincers that create noisy shockwaves capable of stunning or killing

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Voyage of the Sentinels

(ESA) – Two recent expeditions that took scientists 26 000 km across the Atlantic Ocean have returned critical information to make sure that the Copernicus Sentinel satellites are delivering accurate

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A Starfish Cold Case Reopens, Climate Change Remains Suspect

(SCIENCE DAILY) – Cornell University scientists are beginning to unravel the complicated connections between viruses, the environment and wasting diseases among sea stars in the waters of the Pacific Northwest. As

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Decreased Oxygen Levels Could Present Hidden Threat to Marine Species

(SCIENCE DAILY) – Species living in coastal regions could face a significant future threat from reduced levels of oxygen in the marine environment, according to research published in Scientific Reports. The

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Coral Reef Experiment Shows: Acidification from Carbon Dioxide Slows Growth

(SCIENCE DAILY) – Ocean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked. Ocean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before

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Earth’s Orbital Variations and Sea Ice Synch Glacial Periods

(SPACE DAILY) – Earth is currently in what climatologists call an interglacial period, a warm pulse between long, cold ice ages when glaciers dominate our planet’s higher latitudes. For the

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Newly Discovered ‘Casper’ Octopod at Risk From Deep-Sea Mining

(TERRA DAILY) – Last spring, researchers made Newly discovered ‘Casper’ octopod at risk from deep-sea minings with the discovery of what was surely a new species of octopod, crawling along

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