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9 Reasons Why We Need Sharks

Sharks are good. In fact, life in the oceans and even on earth would not be nearly so productive if it weren't for sharks. Shark attacks generate sensational headlines and provoke the irrational ur…

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3 Tips to Consider When Looking for Sustainable Seafood

It’s a common line of questions: Should I be eating seafood? Is it healthy? Is it sustainable? Unsurprisingly, people have many different opinions on the matter. But in our modern era of declining oce…

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Pescatarianism Hurts Fish and Our Oceans More Than You Think

For a lot of people who want to try out the vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, they turn to pescatarianism. For those who don't know, pescatarians cut out all meat except for fish and seafood. For those l…

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Scientists Discover Jellyfish Superpowers

Few marine creatures are as mesmerizing as jellyfish; their bizarre and beautiful forms undulating along with the rhythm of the sea, their tentacles trailing behind them. Yet although we think of them…

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If You Love Whales, Fight for a Silent Ocean

It's time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone. ~ Paul McCartney Living in coastal New England has its perks—Cape Cod day trips, fishing your own lobster…

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More Whale Poop, Please!

Odds are, you've never tried to imagine the enormity of a whale's excrement. Or perhaps you have, and you can truly wrap your head around how substantial, and messy, the "flocculent fecal plumes" of t…

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22 Freaky Facts About Plastic Pollution

We can't seem to escape plastic... it's everywhere. And we can't escape plastic pollution, either. Plastic is literally at my fingertips all day long. Plastic keyboard. Plastic framed computer…

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Shark-Fin Soup Banned At China’s State Banquets

China has banned shark-fin soup from official government banquets and receptions, according to a report from the state-run Xinhua news agency, part of a crackdown on political extravagance that also c…

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Shark Attack Survivors Fight Finning

By Jennifer Mishler, Ecorazzi Every year, as many as 100 million sharks are killed by humans (the numbers reported range from 73 million to 100 million). As the Florida Museum of Natural History’s …

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Seagrasses Can Store Twice as Much Carbon as Forests

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger This isn't the first time we've heard about this, but it is the first global analysis of how much carbon is stored by seagrasses: According to new research, published …

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