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Tsunami Science

A tsunami is a series of ocean waves generated by sudden displacements in the sea floor, landslides, or volcanic activity...
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Five Things The Gulf Oil Spill Has Taught Us About the Ocean

A view of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as seen from a NOAA research aircraft, June 2010. Credit: David Valentine, University of California Santa Barbara By Hannah Waters The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill...

What We’re Reading 11/14

An estimated 5 tons of plastic are fed to albatross chicks each year at Midway Atoll. Credit: Chris Jordan Last week we read a lot about the U.S. Presidential election and its outcomes. Over...

Myxozoan discharges stinging cell

Video of a myxozoan ( Myxobolus klamathellus ) firing its stinging cell. Video credit: Myxozoan polar tubules display structural and functional variation , Parasites & Vectors .