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Natural history news and information for animals, plants, and habitats.  See more at http://garryrogers.com.
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Ocean News: Mercury Levels Rising in Surface Waters, Penguin Species Threatened by Habitat Degradation, and More

Ocean News: Mercury Levels Rising in Surface Waters, Penguin Species Threatened by Habitat Degradation, and More | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

"According to a new study, mercury levels in many of the world oceans’ surface waters have tripled due to human activity. Because mercury drains into the ocean from mines, coal-fired plants, and sewage, mercury levels are higher in surface waters compared to the deep ocean. The Guardian.

"A recent study found that all penguin species are threatened by habitat degradation. The scientists found that food scarcity, bycatch, oil pollution, and climate change were the biggest threats to penguins, and that management plans reflect these issues. Phys.org

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Almost any nature research discovers deadly human impacts.

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A Welcome Political Initiative to Preserve Life in The Oceans

A Welcome Political Initiative to Preserve Life in The Oceans | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

"It has been a while since this blog waded into the murky & sordid waters of politics, but recent national news demands notice…and, for once, the political news is good rather than awful!"

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