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Microbes make cozy homes in ocean's garbage - NBCNews.com (blog)

Microbes make cozy homes in ocean's garbage - NBCNews.com (blog) | _Oceanography | Scoop.it
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Microbes make cozy homes in ocean's garbage
NBCNews.com (blog)
For about four decades, it's been known that plastic is collecting in the open ocean.
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Can we please start to address the issue of #Micro #plastics in the #oceans? We all need to start caring more and need a solid plan for cleaning this trash up!

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UN News - UN General Assembly set to explore impacts of ocean acidification

UN News - UN General Assembly set to explore impacts of ocean acidification | _Oceanography | Scoop.it
The United Nations General Assembly will begin today its consideration of the impacts that the increasing acidification of the world's oceans will have on the marine environment and on people. (By 2050, ocean acidity could increase by 150 percent.
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NOAA Begins 2013 Post-Sandy Hydrographic Surveys at Statue of Liberty

NOAA Begins 2013 Post-Sandy Hydrographic Surveys at Statue of Liberty | _Oceanography | Scoop.it

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Oceanscience's curator insight, May 24, 2013 3:09 PM

NOAA kicked off its spring season with post-Hurricane Sandy hydrographic work on April 11. A NOAA navigation response team—equipped with high-tech surveying equipment—began a survey in the waters surrounding Liberty Island and Ellis Island.

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Scientists discover thriving colonies of microbes in ocean ...

Scientists discover thriving colonies of microbes in ocean ... | _Oceanography | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a diverse multitude of microbes colonizing and thriving on flecks of plastic that have polluted the oceans—a vast new human-made flotilla of microbial communities that they have dubbed the ...
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Seadiscovery.com - Deep Ocean Trash Dump Located

Seadiscovery.com - Deep Ocean Trash Dump Located | _Oceanography | Scoop.it
Marine Technology News, Sea Discovery News, Underwater Technology News

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There's so much of it out there, the question is, how do we clean it up?

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Oceanscience's curator insight, June 7, 2013 4:46 PM

Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) find that trash is not only cluttering beaches, but is accumulating deep sea, notably in the Monterey Canyon.

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Bizarre bone worms emit acid to feast on whale skeletons | Science Codex

Bizarre bone worms emit acid to feast on whale skeletons | Science Codex | _Oceanography | Scoop.it
Only within the past 12 years have marine biologists come to learn about the eye-opening characteristics of mystifying sea worms that live and thrive on the bones of whale carcasses.
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