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A map of the Mid Ocean Ridge
Until very recently oceanography was a field dominated by men. A seafaring career, oceanography was still influenced by the superstitions of ship life; a woman on board was considered to bring...
Illustration of a real oarfish vs the Pokémon counterpart.
Pokémon Go came out in the United States last week and it’s safe to say that the gaming community is collectively losing its mind. Already boasting an estimated 7.5 million downloads as of...
Strapped in to a harness on the back deck of a 230-foot research vessel off the coast of Antarctica, I take a moment to take in my surroundings. For as far as the eye can see bleached white ice...
The colorful parrotfish sculpture is made entirely of ocean plastic trash.
Upon entering the Smithsonian’s National Zoo this summer, visitors can expect a bright greeting from a larger-than-life Priscilla the Parrotfish. Priscilla is a mosaic of every color in the...

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Credit: TED ED

Remember playing Tetris? Originally developed in 1984, the video game in which blocks of various shapes rain down and the player needs to find a way to fit them together is now ubiquitous. This TED ED video compares Tetris blocks to carbon...

Ocean Optimism

Success Stories in Ocean Conservation

When most people think of iconic American landscapes, we think of places on land. Yellowstone, the Great Smoky Mountains, the Grand Canyon—these national parks are household names. But many...