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Air pollution stunts coral growth, research shows

Air pollution stunts coral growth, research shows | marine biology | Scoop.it
A new study has found that pollution from fine particles in the air – mainly the result of burning coal or volcanic eruptions – can shade corals from sunlight and cool the surrounding water resulting in reduced growth rates.
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Gaynor Rosier on Twitter

Gaynor Rosier on Twitter | marine biology | Scoop.it
Just heard about this from one of my volunteer citizen scientists. We carry out marine research in the Mediterranean. pic.twitter.com/qsTBcfWyWZ
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Studying seahorses is wonderful!

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Starfish that clone themselves live longer

Starfish that clone themselves live longer | marine biology | Scoop.it
Starfish that reproduce through cloning avoid aging to a greater extent than those that propagate through sexual reproduction.
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30 Seconds That Will Change Your Mind About Marine Parks

See why you should never buy a ticket to see orcas or other sea life at a marine park. They need to be free NOW! Take action: http://peta2.me/2uge0.
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Empty the tanks!

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Tiny tuna crabs wash up on California beaches by the thousands

Tiny tuna crabs wash up on California beaches by the thousands | marine biology | Scoop.it
Crustaceans created bright red rim along Orange County shoreline
Water temperatures causing marine life to travel farther northTiny tuna crabs have been washing up by the thousands on some Orange County beaches.
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Dream Jobs That You’re Glad You Didn’t Pursue: Column 1: So You Wanted to Be a Marine Biologist…

Dream Jobs That You’re Glad You Didn’t Pursue: Column 1:  So You Wanted to Be a Marine Biologist… | marine biology | Scoop.it
In the fifth grade your teacher showed your class a Jacques Cousteau film and that pretty girl that sat in front of you told you that she wanted t...
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A reality check for those of you who dream of being a marine biologist.

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The microscopic magic of plankton

The microscopic magic of plankton | marine biology | Scoop.it
Plankton are the tiny enablers of life on Earth, but their fragile ecosystems are under attack from climate change.
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Can the oceans sustain our appetite for fish?

World Wildlife Fund says man is pushing marine life to its limits and beyond. Presenter: David Foster Guests: John Tanzer - director of the World Wildlife Fund's ...
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That question has been answered in a very, very resounding NO! Where is the cod, the whales, the tuna, the herring, the flounders, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc ad infinitum!
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Trouble looms as warmer oceans push marine life toward the poles - Daily Republic

Trouble looms as warmer oceans push marine life toward the poles - Daily Republic | marine biology | Scoop.it
Rising sea temperatures attributed to global climate change could drive many marine creatures away from the equator, but their move toward the poles promises to put them in peril in habitats that are smaller and less hospitable, scientists say.
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Lavatory litter louts pose threat to birds and marine life

Lavatory litter louts pose threat to birds and marine life | marine biology | Scoop.it
Cotton buds, cigarettes, plasters and condoms the most common ‘high risk’ items
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PETA on Twitter

PETA on Twitter | marine biology | Scoop.it
Today is #WorldOceansDay. Marine life SHOULD be in the ocean, NOT in tiny tanks at #SeaWorld. #EmptyTheTanks pic.twitter.com/k86kzYv0DW
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Captivity is cruel!

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Marine Behavioural Ecology 2015 podcasts

A review of the effects of human-made environmental changes on the behaviour of marine animals through 60-sec podcasts of published papers - by the Marine ...
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Invisible helpers of the sea: Marine bacteria boost growth of tiny ocean algae

Invisible helpers of the sea: Marine bacteria boost growth of tiny ocean algae | marine biology | Scoop.it
Microscopic creatures in the world's oceans weigh more than all of the fish in the sea and produce about half of Earth's oxygen.
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A glass of seawater is teeming with life, and recent research reveals more about what ocean water contains.

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Animal Agriculture – Killing More than Just Cows. How Farm Run-Off Threatens Marine Life

Animal Agriculture – Killing More than Just Cows. How Farm Run-Off Threatens Marine Life | marine biology | Scoop.it
Dead zones can fluctuate in size with the seasons and move with the tides, but their presence is essentially guaranteed in areas where excess nutrients from conventional agricultural operations enter waterways.
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Call for more protection for seagrass meadows - BBC News

Call for more protection for seagrass meadows - BBC News | marine biology | Scoop.it
Seagrasses - the underwater plants that act as nursery grounds for young fish - need more protection, according to Welsh scientists.
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Rainbow of glowing corals discovered in depths of the Red Sea: New coral pigments could have use in biomedical imaging applications

Rainbow of glowing corals discovered in depths of the Red Sea: New coral pigments could have use in biomedical imaging applications | marine biology | Scoop.it
Glowing corals that display a surprising array of colors have been discovered in the deep water reefs of the Red Sea.
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Ocean Acidification: Impacts on Sea Life | Climate Central

Ocean Acidification: Impacts on Sea Life | Climate Central | marine biology | Scoop.it
In a more acidic ocean, shellfish, plankton and corals struggle to adapt.
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The consequences are huge if present levels of CO2 emissions continue.

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Shell Gets U.S. Permit to Disturb Marine Life Off Alaska's Coast - Bloomberg

Shell Gets U.S. Permit to Disturb Marine Life Off Alaska's Coast - Bloomberg | marine biology | Scoop.it
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Shell Gets U.S. Permit to Disturb Marine Life Off Alaska's Coast
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Royal Dutch Shell Plc received U.S. approval to disturb marine mammals as part of its plan to resume oil exploration off Alaska's Arctic coast.
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A tragedy for the environment and the world.

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Kenna Eco Diving Seahorse Project: Meet Mr Itchy

The Kenna Eco Diving Seahorse Project is studying the two European species of seahorses that live in the Mediterranean Sea: Hippocampus hippocampus and ...
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A few volunteer spaces remaining for 2015 research season.

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Q&A with Nan Hauser, Whale Wonder Woman – Human Nature -...

Q&A with Nan Hauser, Whale Wonder Woman – Human Nature -... | marine biology | Scoop.it
"Tagging whales is the most exciting, terrifying thing that I have ever done."
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Petition: Don't Endanger Marine Life With War Games!

Petition: Don't Endanger Marine Life With War Games! | marine biology | Scoop.it
The U.S. Navy is planning summer training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska that will take place from... (90517 signatures on petition)
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'Ghostly' killing of marine life must end - MP - Hucknall Today

'Ghostly' killing of marine life must end - MP - Hucknall Today | marine biology | Scoop.it
Bulwell MP Graham Allen will join a demonstration this week calling for the amount of fishing gear that is left discarded in the world’s oceans to be reduced.
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Malacology Monthly: Cephalopod Compendium

Malacology Monthly: Cephalopod Compendium | marine biology | Scoop.it
Even if you don’t care much for marine invertebrates, you gotta love Cephalopods.  Squid, octopus, nautilus, cuttlefish, they have the stylish panache and quirky evolutionary innovations that other spineless lumps don’t.  Their high cuteness...
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Slugs, Bugs & Eelgrass: Unsung Heroes - OnEarth Magazine

Slugs, Bugs & Eelgrass: Unsung Heroes - OnEarth Magazine | marine biology | Scoop.it
When we mess with the food web, the food web gets messy.
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Seagrasses provide keystone habitats for hundreds of species.

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ocean acidification

will marine life have enough time to adapt to acidity? song - how we feel // panama.
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Adaption is a slow process. The survival of many marine species depends on halting CO2 emissions now.

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