Soon all of Hong Kong's dolphins will be dead

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Updated 2325 GMT (0725 HKT) September 21, 2017 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Hong Kong (CNN)A near constant wind ...

The Most Ocean Puns on One Webpage, Just for the Halibut

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What's not to love about a great pun? Who wouldn't want a whole post of ocean puns? Instagram post by Andrew Harper • Aug 11, 2017 at 6:11pm UTC Instagram ...

How To Help The Victims Of The Central Mexico Earthquake

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First responders and residents began digging through the rubble on Tuesday afternoon after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Mexico City. The violent shaking toppled dozens of buildings throughout the country’s ...

Guess What's Showing Up In Our Shellfish? One Word: Plastics

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Sarah Dudas doesn't mind shucking an oyster or a clam in the name of science. But sit down with her and a plate of oysters on the half-shell or a ...

Sea Turtles Appear to Be Bouncing Back Around the World

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But they also learned that some sea turtles are still declining — like leatherbacks in the Eastern and Western Pacific. Their findings support assessments made by the International Union for ...

Tourists doubting value of trip to Great Barrier Reef, dive operator tells inquiry

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Overseas tourists have begun to doubt the value of a trip to the ailing Great Barrier Reef and it is getting increasingly difficult to “show people what they expect to ...

These female marine scientists have a message for girls: Sharks aren't just for boys

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When Alison Kock was a little girl, her father would take her out fishing for lobster. That was when she started to foster her passion for the ocean — and ...

United States adds Māui's and Hector's dolphins to endangered species act

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The United States' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) has added the Māui's dolphin to its endangered species list. It has also added the South Island Hector's Dolphin to its ...

Whaling may have all-but ended, but threats to the world’s whales remain

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After more than a decade harassing Japanese whaling vessels in the Southern Ocean, marine conservation organisation Sea Shepherd announced this summer that it would no longer be obstructing the seasonal ...

Puerto Rico Is Already an Environmental Tragedy. Hurricane Maria Will Make It Even Worse.

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Last week, Puerto Rico was lucky. This week, it’s not. The majority of the U.S. territory was spared the worst from Hurricane Irma, the Category 4 storm that devastated the ...

Swarms of Octopus Are Taking Over the Oceans

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Something strange is happening to the oceans. As coral reefs wither and fisheries collapse, octopuses are multiplying like mad. As soon as they perceive weakness, they will amass an army ...

Remora robot able to adhere quickly and strongly to underwater objects

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(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers from China and the U.S. has created a robot that is able to mimic a remora fish by adhering quickly and strongly to underwater objects.

Monterey Canyon: Stunning deep-sea topography revealed

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Monterey Canyon is one of the deepest submarine canyons on the west coast of the United States. The canyon head lies just offshore of Moss Landing on the Central California ...

Big Western brands polluting oceans with cheap plastic in Philippines: report

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Western consumer giants are polluting oceans by selling products packaged in cheap, disposable plastic to Filipinos, Greenpeace has claimed—naming Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble among the worst offenders. The ...

Scientists pan proposal to open pristine Pacific islands to fishing

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Marine scientists are warning that if the Trump administration rescinds fishing protections around eight Pacific islands, the United States will lose one of its best laboratories for measuring how a ...

Seabirds ingesting plastic warns study

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Most of the seabirds examined for a study of the effects of marine plastic pollution had swallowed plastic. Researchers, including scientists from North Highland College UHI's Environmental Research Institute in ...

More than 1,200 scientists urge rethink on Australia's marine park plans

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The following is a statement from the Ocean Science Council of Australia, an internationally recognised independent group of university-based Australian marine researchers, and signed by 1,286 researchers from 45 countries ...

Tell your representatives to protect our drinking water from microfibers!

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According to new research, tiny plastic fibers or “microfibers” have been found in our drinking water - both in tap and bottled water. Experts suspect plastic fibers may transfer toxic ...

When it comes to the threat of extinction, size matters

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Animals in the Goldilocks zone—neither too big, nor too small, but just the right size—face a lower risk of extinction than do those on both ends of the scale, according ...

5 Videos Show the Irresistible Charm of Seals

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Seals are one of the ocean's most charismatic creatures. While it can be tempting to want to swim with or pet a seal if presented the opportunity, the U.S. Marine ...

Sharks can live a lot longer than researchers realized

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Many sharks are living much longer than was thought, according to a major review of studies on these important and often endangered top predators. This means that many estimates of ...

Protected waters foster resurgence of West Coast rockfish

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West Coast rockfish species in deep collapse only 20 years ago have multiplied rapidly in large marine protected areas off Southern California, likely seeding surrounding waters with enough offspring to ...

Environmental Crime Requires High Tech Solutions

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As criminals become more ingenious, law enforcement also has to become more inventive. Issue Brief: Tracking Fishing Vessels Around the Globe Learn More Analysis: Ending Illegal Fishing 2016: Efforts Build ...

Federal panel votes to warn public about flame retardants in baby products, furniture

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For the first time a federal agency is moving to outlaw an entire class of toxic flame retardants, a policy change intended to protect Americans from chemicals linked to cancer,

Efforts to save sea turtles are a 'global conservation success story': scientists

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New Deakin University research is pointing to signs of recovery in global sea turtle populations thanks to long-term conservation efforts, contrasting with a trend that's seen most endangered vertebrates continue ...

Creatures great and small: forecasting the future of the North Atlantic right whale

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The fate of one of the world's largest living animals depends on one of the smallest. Scientists are studying a northward shift of the North Atlantic right whales and their ...

Shark finning to be banned in Sabah’s marine parks by year end

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Malaysia Monday September 18, 201706:38 PM GMT+8 Dr M: I might be a perfectionist, but I’m also human Morten Frost Hansen resigns ‘of own free will’ from BAM US Navy ...

The Story Behind that Viral Seahorse Photo

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By Emily DiFrisco By now you've seen it. That viral photo--taken by photographer and naturalist Justin Hofman--depicts a seahorse in the ocean near Sumbawa Island, Indonesia, clinging to a bright ...

The Next Resource War May Be Over Illegal Fishing. Is the U.S. Ready?

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This summer, the USS Gerald R. Ford, the first of three new aircraft carriers replacing the aging Nimitz-class supercarriers from the Cold War, was delivered to the United States Navy.

Melting Arctic ice cap falls to well below average

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The Arctic ice cap melted to hundreds of thousands of square miles below average this summer, according to data released late on Tuesday. Climate change is pushing temperatures up most ...

What Do Sharks and Other Marine Animals Do During a Hurricane?

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused massive destruction across the Texas and in Florida — millions of people were displaced; lives were lost, and homes were destroyed, even though modern forecasting ...

Global Support Builds for New Shark Protections

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Blue shark numbers are declining, in part because their migratory nature makes them especially vulnerable to nets and hooks. Thanks to the work of shark and ray conservation advocates in ...

US Urges More Protection for Severely Endangered Dolphins

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HONOLULU (CN) — The world’s smallest dolphin species is smart, playful, friendly and fewer than 50 are still alive. The Maui dolphin was listed as an endangered species Monday by ...

Hunting for Plastic in California’s Protected Ocean Waters

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California’s marine sanctuaries protect ocean animals from fishing, underwater mining, and drilling. Yet scientists think a more insidious agent may be contaminating their territory: microplastics. Microplastics include both microbeads—tiny plastic ...

Sharks can live a lot longer than researchers realized

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Many sharks are living much longer than was thought, according to a major review of studies on these important and often endangered top predators. This means that many estimates of ...

Evacuation as Puerto Rico dam bursts

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A dam has failed and caused "extremely dangerous" flooding on Puerto Rico's Guajataca river in the wake of Hurricane Maria, authorities say. The National Weather Service (NWS) said buses were ...

Richard Branson: Hurricanes are the 'start of things to come'

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New York (CNN)Virgin Group founder Richard Branson rode out Hurricane Irma in his wine cellar on his private island in the British Virgin Islands. Tuesday, as many of the same ...

Just how much plastic is ending up in our shellfish?

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It’s becoming a well-known fact that our oceans contain a considerable amount of plastic. So much so that scientists have warned that if we keep going at predicted rates of ...

The scariest thing about 2017’s hurricanes: They keep getting really strong, really fast

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“Maria is developing the dreaded pinhole eye,” wrote National Hurricane Center forecaster Jack Beven on Monday evening, as the storm reached Category 4 intensity. That inward contraction of a hurricane’s ...

People's love of the seas could be the key for plastic pollution solution

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Tapping into the public's passion for the ocean environment could be the key to reducing the threats posed to it by plastic pollution, a new report suggests. Millions of tons ...

Robots can hitch-hike on sharks thanks to ultrastrong sucker

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Who are you calling a sucker? Underwater robots could soon hitch rides on sharks and whales thanks to a fish-inspired suction cup that clamps on to shark skin and other ...

It takes just 4 years to detect human warming of the oceans

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We’ve known for decades that the Earth is warming, but a key question is, how fast? Another key question is whether the warming is primarily caused by human activities. If ...

The beginning of the end for nuclear weapons

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"I have been waiting for this day for seven decades and I am overjoyed that it has finally arrived,” said Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow in July, when a new treaty ...

The last dance? Critically Endangered grebe’s mesmerising display filmed for first time

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Firstly, let us begin with the footage you all came to see: the mesmerising, headbanging, courtship display of the Hooded Grebe Podiceps gallardoi (Courtesy of Living Wild in South America): ...

Half of Arabian Sea sharks 'at risk of extinction'

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Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi research paints worrying picture of marine life in local waters By Staff writer Half of the sharks, rays, and chimaeras in the Arabian Sea are at risk ...

Why Whale Sharks Wait For This Full Moon Feast

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Cubera Snapper Whale Shark Moon

Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico with force not seen in 'modern history'

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SAN JUAN — Hurricane Maria roared ashore on Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to strike the island in more than 80 years while panicked residents fled to ...

Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions.

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Part 1 Both are accurate, but they mean different things. You can think of global warming as one type of climate change. The broader term covers changes beyond warmer temperatures,

10 national monuments at risk under Trump's administration

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A total of 10 US national monuments are in the Trump administration’s sights to be either resized or repurposed, in order to allow activities such as mining, logging and grazing ...

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Unveils $20M in Grants for Climate Change, Wildlife Conservation

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The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation on Tuesday announced its largest-ever portfolio of environmental grants, bringing its total amount of financial impact to over $80 million since its formation in 1998. The ...

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