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By now, you have probably heard of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The name conjures the image of a floating island made of familiar plastic trash such as soda bottles and plastic bags,...
Sometimes I think that our planet Earth, named for the Old English word for “dry land” (eorthe), should get a new name. Despite our knowledge that more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface is...
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, setting off the largest accidental marine oil spill in U.S. history. As a result, April 20th of each year is the...
In the ocean world, there are many women to celebrate during Women’s History Month. Consider Rachel Carson, who started her career as a marine biologist, Sylvia Earle (“Her Deepness”), or our...

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Clumps Of Soft Coral

Credit: © OCEANA Carlos Minguell

Dead man’s fingers (Alcyonium digitatum) are soft corals named for their appendage-like appearance when thrown ashore by storms. The...

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...