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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...
Whether it’s the stock market or a vibrant coral reef, it usually pays to hedge your bets. Similar to how diversifying your stock holdings minimizes the risk of a catastrophic financial loss,...
A shrimp boat fishes in the Gulf of Mexico
April 20th marks the sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the largest oil spill in U.S. history. The infamous blowout lasted 87 days and leaked an estimated 160...
Duria Antiquior – A More Ancient Dorset, 1830
  You may not have realized it, but you’ve been acquainted with Mary Anning since you were young. “She sells sea shells by the sea shore.” Remember this grade school tongue-twister? What you...

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Credit: © Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California

Sharks come in all sizes. The largest is the whale shark, which has been known to get as large as 18 meters (60 feet). The smallest fits in your hand. And the ...

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Success Stories in Ocean Conservation

Coral reefs are some of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet that are home to beautiful wildlife and provide food to many people living on the coast. So how do you protect the reefs...