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Scientists Stir Ocean Floor To Boost Fish Populations

Dutch scientists debate that under some circumstances, bottom trawling, which is normally viewed as destructive in marine conservation, can actually stimulate fish numbers and foster conditions that are better for fish. Michel Kaiser, a professor of marine conservation ecology at Bangor University in the U.K.,...

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13 September
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Sea Turtle Nesting

Florida's sea turtle nesting season runs from March through October on the Atlantic coast, and from May through October on the Gulf Coast. Last week, volunteers at Boca Raton’s Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, where the turtle hatchlings were collected, joined marine scientists to release by hand...

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12 September
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International Coastal Cleanup

In 1972, the Ocean Conservancy began as a small organization with a simple purpose: to fight for a healthy ocean. Since 1989, the International Coastal Cleanup has become one of the hallmarks of Ocean Conservancy’s work, growing from 12 sites along the Texas coast to...

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31 August
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greenland shark found in gulf of mexico
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Greenland Shark Found In Gulf Of Mexico

Researchers recently sailed into the Gulf of Mexico to investigate how the infamous BP oil spill has affected large organisms on the deep sea horizon over the last three years. There are concerns that as predators, large marine organisms might concentrate toxins found in their...

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29 August
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Divers Study Sea Turtles and Sharks At The Cocos Island

Cocos Island is located halfway between Costa Rica and Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. Its relative isolation, ocean countercurrents, wind patterns, and underwater seamounts combine to create an ecosystem that supports one of the most amazing displays of marine life on the planet. Scalloped hammerhead sharks line...

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23 August
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Japan Nuclear Disaster

There was an accident caused by the earthquake that ravaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on Japan’s Pacific coast this week. Three hundred tons of water, highly contaminated radioactive cesium, and strontium, has leaked from a storage tank and had seeped into the soil, which...

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22 August
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Record Sea Turtle Nests In Georgia

Loggerhead sea turtles nesting in Georgia have hit a high for the fourth straight year. More than 2,242 nests have been documented on barrier island beaches. Nest totals have climbed steadily since 2009, an encouraging change from the usual up and down fluctuations in loggerhead...

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16 August
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shark week and costa rica
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What Shark Week Means To Costa Rica

The Discovery Channel's Shark Week is a week-long series of feature television programs dedicated to sharks. Shark week was intended to raise awareness and build public knowledge for sharks. Discovery's program is now broadcast in over 72 countries. People love Shark Week; in 2012, the...

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16 August
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