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Wildlife Preservation

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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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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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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Large And Deadly Nile Crocodiles, Now in Florida

(Atlas Obscura) – Florida has crocodiles, but they are American crocodiles. The kind of crocodiles that look a little bit evil and, yeah, you probably don’t want to get too

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Primates Facing ‘Extinction Crisis’

(BBC) – The world’s primates face an “extinction crisis” with 60% of species now threatened with extinction, according to research.  By Victoria Gill A global study, involving more than 30

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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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What Can 28,000 Rubber Duckies Lost at Sea Teach Us About Our Oceans?

(Mother Nature Network) – A shipping container filled with rubber duckies was lost at sea in 1992, and the bath toys are still washing ashore today.  By Bryan Nelson In

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‘Aspiring Weatherman’ Allegedly Starts Forest Fire for Facebook Views

(GIZMODO) – An aspiring internet weatherman in eastern Kentucky was recently arrested on second-degree arson charges after authorities say he intentionally started a wildfire, the Associated Press reports. According to

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