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More than ever, the fate of the ocean is in our hands. Learn about different threats to the ocean and its organisms, successful conservation stories, and what you can do to help.

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Any floating object in the ocean tends to attract life; fishermen know this and deploy floating buoys to concentrate fish for harvesting. Plastic marine debris is no different and, at microscopic scales, microbes such...
During the summer of 1998, scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine...
At the ends of the Earth, life thrives despite extreme conditions. In the...
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Alaska’s pristine coastline is ripe for an influx of invasive marine species...

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Sometimes called the rainforests of the sea, coral reefs are incredibly diverse and complicated systems. Because of this complexity, it can be a...
Reef biologists over a certain age are haunted by memories of what glorious...
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The Gulf oil spill is recognized as the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Within days of the April 20, 2010 explosion and...