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Mysterious Starfish ‘Goo’ Problem Is Getting Worse

A mysterious disease that has been claiming the lives of starfish (or sea stars) up and down the US, Canadian, and Mexican coasts since last summer has now wiped out as much as 60% of the populations …

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Thanks To Humans, Ocean Floor Is Now a Garbage Dump

In the depths of European oceans, you'll find coral, sand—and old Heineken cans. Yup, human litter can be found even in the most far-reaching places on the planet, according to one of the biggest scie…

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Why Seahorses Are One of the Deadliest Creatures in the Sea

It's not sharks. It's not barracuda. It's not bluefin tuna. No, one of the deadliest creatures in the sea is not a species we even think of as a predator at all. It is the seahorse. Here, I'll give…

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10 Tips for Helping the Ocean at Home

Love the ocean? I totally do, and it's not just because I'm biased by living right next to the beautiful Pacific. Even if you're far from a shoreline, you can do your bit to help with global ocean con…

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Man Lost at Sea for 15 Weeks Saved by… a Shark?

Usually, a shark fin circling your boat is the last thing you want to see when you've become lost at sea. But according to one man, who had been aimlessly set adrift for 15 weeks, it was a shark -- …

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Can We Save Coral Reefs?

By Stephanie Wear, The Nature Conservancy The news about coral reefs seems dire lately—overfishing, pollution and climate change have some scientists picturing a world without coral reefs. It's tru…

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Visit the Beach This Saturday for Coastal Cleanup Day

What are you doing this Saturday? How about hitting the beach! (Or the nearest river, lake, large body of water...) Every day thousands of beach-lounging guests enjoy the ocean, home to 20,000 know…

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Underwater Robots to Repair Coral Reefs

By Megan Treacy, TreeHugger Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland are developing underwater microrobots that could be sent in swarms to save coral reefs. The so-called coralbots would…

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Man Single-Handedly Saves Whale Trapped in Net

By Stephen Messenger, TreeHugger Although the intricate messages conveyed within a whale's call are lost on human ears, there's a pretty good chance that at least one young humpback's song will …

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Ocean Health Gets ‘D’ Grade

By Kieran Mulvaney, Discovery Channel After two years of effort, an international team of 65 scientists, policymakers and environmentalists has completed the first phase of what might appear to be …

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