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​The First Theory of Evolution Involved Fish People

​The First Theory of Evolution Involved Fish People | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Anaximander lost out to Aristotle in the running for Most Famous Ancient Greek Philosopher. That's a shame, as he may have been the first person to come up with the idea of "animals evolving from other animals." The only problem is, the spin on it he came up with involved post-puberty humans hatching from fish people.
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Great Barrier Reef grant risked delaying action, government was warned | Environment | The Guardian

Great Barrier Reef grant risked delaying action, government was warned | Environment | The Guardian | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Giving $444m to small foundation could delay on-ground work, documents reveal
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Kerala Flooding: Hundreds Killed in Indian State’s Worst Rains Since 1920s - The New York Times

Kerala Flooding: Hundreds Killed in Indian State’s Worst Rains Since 1920s - The New York Times | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The floods have left at least 324 people dead, and hundreds of thousands more have been made homeless.
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‘Weird’ warm water has California surfers stoked, experts searching for answers as ocean temperatures near 80 degrees –

‘Weird’ warm water has California surfers stoked, experts searching for answers as ocean temperatures near 80 degrees – | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Ocean waters up the coast into Orange County and Los Angeles have been notably warmer than usual.
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In This Ancient Japanese Tradition, Birds Do the Fishing

In This Ancient Japanese Tradition, Birds Do the Fishing | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
This ancient tradition involves tying a snare around a bird’s neck and sending it out to retrieve fish.
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Why Farmers Are Depleting One of the Largest Aquifers in the World

The current drought plaguing the US has become "severe," according to a recent assessment by the US Drought Monitor, driving farmers to rely on groundwater from the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest underground freshwater sources, for irrigation. But without conservation measures put in place, it will soon go dry.
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Supercharged by Pollution, Florida’s Toxic Algae Crisis Continues Unabated

Supercharged by Pollution, Florida’s Toxic Algae Crisis Continues Unabated | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
“Covering stuff up doesn’t make it go away,” said Lilly Womble, an 18-year-old on vacation on Florida’s Sanibel Island. The island is world renowned for its sea shells but that day we were watching employees from the Sanibel Moorings Resort pull a sheet over a dead loggerhead sea turtle on the beach behind the hotel. One of the men covering the turtle said that people had seen it long enough, and he didn’t want it to scare kids. “I think it is better if kids see what we are doing to the planet,” Womble told me. “Maybe seeing the dead turtle will make them pay attention to the environment.” Her 9-year-old sister Ellie agreed, adding that “covering the turtle won’t stop other turtles from dying.” Earlier that day the sisters had been on a charter fishing boat 10 miles off Sanibel Island’s coast, where they saw lots of dead fish, large and small, and another dead sea turtle floating on the Gulf of Mexico’s surface. Though they caught some fish, their father, an avid fisherman, had his daughters throw them back. He explained to them that it may be years before marine life can recover from the impacts of the ongoing explosion of toxic algae that already has killed hundreds of tons of fish and other sea life washing up on Florida’s southwest coast.
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When sharks are fished-out from coral reefs, fish body shapes change – National Geographic Blog

When sharks are fished-out from coral reefs, fish body shapes change – National Geographic Blog | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
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Tragic image shows the skeleton of a turtle wrapped in plastic netting | Daily

Tragic image shows the skeleton of a turtle wrapped in plastic netting | Daily | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The image was taken by a film crew making an ocean documentary while shooting on location at the Cape York Peninsular, Australia.
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Shark nets to be removed from all NSW north coast beaches | Environment | The Guardian

Shark nets to be removed from all NSW north coast beaches | Environment | The Guardian | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Minister says nets will stay between Newcastle and Wollongong but be removed further north after trial
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Another Threat to Coral Reefs: ‘Shifting Baselines’ of What’s — Oceans Deeply

A 19-year-long study on the impact of bleaching and cyclones on a section of the Great Barrier Reef underscores the challenges of determining what a healthy coral ecosystem looks like in an era of rapidly accelerating climate change.
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How Ranchers Are Getting by With Less Water Across the West — Water Deeply

Most ranches depend on rain to ensure cattle have enough to eat, but arid conditions amplified by drought across much of the West means that ranchers are employing best practices to use water as efficiently as possible, writes New Mexico rancher Cassidy Johnston.
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VIDEO: A shark eye’s view of their environment as scientists try to discover why basking sharks come to Scotland

VIDEO: A shark eye’s view of their environment as scientists try to discover why basking sharks come to Scotland | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Scientists trying to discover whether Scotland's seas are a mating ground for basking sharks have gathered new footage showing Britain's biggest fish being sociable.
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Fishermen turning to red tide cleanup for lost income - Story | FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Fishermen turning to red tide cleanup for lost income - Story | FOX 13 Tampa Bay | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Residents of a waterside community in Manatee County are thankful they might finally get a reprieve from the stench of rotting fish, thanks to some folks who have lost a lot of business in the midst of red tide.
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The deep, dark quest to save one of the world's rarest fish

The deep, dark quest to save one of the world's rarest fish | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Scientists are racing to save the world's rarest fish, which lives in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth.
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Sharks in the Bay?! - Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Sharks in the Bay?! - Chesapeake Bay Foundation | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A recent shark catch in southern Maryland waters has launched a flurry of questions across the region. CBF's Doug Myers tells us what we need to know.
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What is causing Florida's algae crisis?

What is causing Florida's algae crisis? | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Two large-scale algae outbreaks in Florida are killing fish and threatening public health. Along the southwest coast, one of the longest-lasting red tide outbreaks in the state's history is affecting more than 100 miles of beaches. Meanwhile, discharges of polluted fresh water from Lake Okeechobee and polluted local runoff water from the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee watersheds have caused blooms of blue-green algae in downstream estuaries on both coasts. Karl Havens, a professor at the University of Florida and director of the Florida Sea Grant Program, explains what's driving this two-pronged disaster.
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This is "2020_OneWayOut_ThailandCaveRescue_NoCommercials" by Brian Mezerski on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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SMAST News: Underwater robot gathers valuable ocean data | School for Marine Science & Technology - UMass Dartmouth

SMAST News: Underwater robot gathers valuable ocean data | School for Marine Science & Technology - UMass Dartmouth | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
It’s the height of hurricane season. And SMAST researchers have deployed the underwater vehicle, Glider Blue, to capture ocean data that assists scientists in better understanding the dynamics that affect ocean habitats
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Shark nets to be removed from all NSW north coast beaches | Environment | The Guardian

Shark nets to be removed from all NSW north coast beaches | Environment | The Guardian | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Minister says nets will stay between Newcastle and Wollongong but be removed further north after trial
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Reducing Plastic Pollution Isn’t Enough to Save the Ocean — Oceans Deeply

Reducing Plastic Pollution Isn’t Enough to Save the Ocean — Oceans Deeply | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Plastic production is expected to quadruple by 2050. Mark J. Spalding, president of The Ocean Foundation, explains how fully understanding the scope of the pollution problem convinced him that current efforts are not sufficient.
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Could the High Seas Be Closed to Fishing? — Oceans Deeply

As the United Nations prepares to begin negotiations next month on a high seas biodiversity treaty, some scientists and advocates say a spate of recent research supports banning commercial fishing in international waters to protect remote ecosystems.
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