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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...
Large whales are notoriously hard to study. Except when rising to breathe, they swim beneath the ocean's surface out of human sight, which makes it difficult to find and track them. They often...

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Reading History in Coral Growth Rings

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An Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) carries many sandlances (Ammodytidae) in its mouth to take back to its hungry chick. Puffins have spiny tongues that, pressed against the roof of...

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Success Stories in Ocean Conservation

Bonaire, a small Caribbean island just north of Venezuela, is routinely ranked as a top diving destination in the world. But there's something getting in the way of beautiful dives: plastic...