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Posted on February 27, 2018 - 9:35am, by raye

Via Phys.org

"Unlike terrestrial species, where movement is commonly associated with , the team was surprised to find that unrelated marine species displayed similar movement patterns. For example, one-ton whales display comparable movement patterns to seabirds weighing a few hundred grams."

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Posted on February 27, 2018 - 9:33am, by raye

Via VoaNews

"Welcome to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which turned 10 on Monday. It holds nearly one million seed samples from the world's gene banks - an agricultural back-up in the event of disasters ranging from nuclear war to climate change."

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Posted on February 26, 2018 - 1:24pm, by raye

Via Hakai Magazine

"At the time, Kelsey Bisson, an oceanography doctoral candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, was preparing to set sail on the R/V Sally Ride into the Santa Barbara Channel as part of an ongoing investigation of the region’s plankton. But when she saw satellite images of the plume hanging over the waters she had planned to visit, the focus of her research cruise abruptly changed."

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Posted on February 26, 2018 - 1:19pm, by raye
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Via Oceans Deeply

"Fishing nations are exploring the possibilities of trawling the ocean’s “twilight zone,” a vast mid-water world left largely untouched by fishing, where light-generating fish and pelagic shrimp swarm in immense masses. Norway has led the push, driven largely by a coastal aquaculture industry in need of plentiful feed for farm-raised fish."

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Posted on February 26, 2018 - 11:42am, by raye
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Via Anchorage Daily News

"Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat, the Native group organized to provide a unified representation and leadership of Arctic Native interests to state and federal policymaking efforts, has raised objection to the inclusion of critical subsistence whaling waters in a recently proposed gas lease draft for the Outer Continental Shelf"

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Posted on February 26, 2018 - 10:59am, by raye
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The Seattle Times

"A Washington State University researcher whose work is at the heart of a controversial proposal to treat oyster beds with a shrimp-killing pesticide has paid a $450 fine to settle a complaint leveled against him with the Washington State Executive Ethics Board."

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Posted on February 26, 2018 - 10:44am, by raye
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Via Science Nordic

"But while we humans react slowly to the problem at hand, evidence suggests that animals are on the move- on land, sea, and in the air. And in the cold Arctic, invasive species are drawn to regions where they could not previously have survived."

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Posted on February 26, 2018 - 10:40am, by raye

Via The Blade

"The tides here, the highest in the world, are equal in height to a five-story building when they play out in their most extreme manner. With two high tides and two low tides each day, that mega slosh of water, a volume greater than the combined flow of all of the freshwater rivers on the planet, refreshes and invigorates the Bay of Fundy, which joins the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park among the seven wonders of North America."

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Posted on February 26, 2018 - 10:29am, by raye
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Via KTOO Public Media

"When it came to the 100 or so Alaskans who showed up to the meeting, there were no surprises. Outside, a group of protesters gathered, waving signs and chanting about the potential environmental consequences of offshore drilling. Inside, a pro-industry group had rented a room by the meeting to hold their own mini-rally, during which speakers extolled the economic promise of oil development off Alaska’s shorelines."

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Posted on February 26, 2018 - 10:22am, by raye
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Via Ocean Conservancy 

"The recent international agreement to prevent unregulated fishing in the international waters of the Arctic Ocean is based, in part, on the fact that we know next to nothing about the fishes that live there. We don’t know how many there are, we don’t know much about their life cycle, we don’t know how they use different habitats. We certainly don’t know how all that will change as sea ice continues to retreat and the waters continue to warm."

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