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Deadly 10ft Mako shark found washed up on picturesque Welsh beach 

Deadly 10ft Mako shark found washed up on picturesque Welsh beach  | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The huge Mako shark, the which have attacked 42 people over 30 years, killing three, was discovered by fishermen on Barmouth Beach, north Wales, on Friday.
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Marissa Quinn Talks Symbolism, the Natural World and Trusting Your Intuition

Marissa Quinn Talks Symbolism, the Natural World and Trusting Your Intuition | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Marissa Quinn looks at the world with a keen eye. An artist, ocean-dweller and proponent of environmental responsibility, Quinn expresses her worldview thr
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Horgan announces wild salmon strategy, gets yelled at - Resources & Agriculture

Horgan announces wild salmon strategy, gets yelled at - Resources & Agriculture | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Premier John Horgan wants to have a discussion on wild salmon and fish farms, but learned Friday that that discussion will likely involve a lot of yelling.
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Prosanta Chakrabarty: Four billion years of evolution in six minutes | TED Talk

Prosanta Chakrabarty: Four billion years of evolution in six minutes | TED Talk | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Did humans evolve from monkeys or from fish? In this enlightening talk, ichthyologist and TED Fellow Prosanta Chakrabarty dispels some hardwired myths about evolution, encouraging us to remember that we're a small part of a complex, four-billion-year process -- and not the end of the line. "We're not the goal of evolution," Chakrabarty says. "Think of us all as young leaves on this ancient and gigantic tree of life -- connected by invisible branches not just to each other, but to our extinct relatives and our evolutionary ancestors."
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What saved the West Antarctic Ice Sheet 10,000 years ago will not save it today

What saved the West Antarctic Ice Sheet 10,000 years ago will not save it today | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The retreat of the West Antarctic ice masses after the last Ice Age was reversed surprisingly about 10,000 years ago, scientists found. The reason for the rebound is that, relieved from the weight of the retreating ice, the Earth crust lifted. This made the ice re-advance towards the ocean. Unfortunately, this mechanism is much to slow to prevent dangerous sea-level rise caused by West Antarctica's ice-loss in the present and near future.
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Whale dolphin washes up on Manzanita Beach

Whale dolphin washes up on Manzanita Beach | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A northern right whale dolphin washed ashore on Manzanita Beach on Saturday.
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'Hobbit' Shrimp with Hairy Feet Discovered Living Inside Hole in Sea Squirt

'Hobbit' Shrimp with Hairy Feet Discovered Living Inside Hole in Sea Squirt | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The itty-bitty shrimp shares more than a feature or two with the protagonist of J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 children's fantasy novel.
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New research in Kenya finds sweet spot for harvesting reef fish

New research in Kenya finds sweet spot for harvesting reef fish | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
An age-old challenge of determining the right amount of fish to harvest from the sea has finally been overcome with the creation of a new biomass-yield model that captures all the necessary factors for accuracy, according to a new WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) study.
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Legal Challenge Could Stop Construction Plans for New Colorado — Water Deeply

Construction is set to begin next year, but environmentalists have filed a lawsuit over Chimney Hollow reservoir, which would store water for communities in Colorado’s Front Range.
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Clean Streams Key to Aiding Recovery of Endangered Frogs in — Water Deeply

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is home again to endangered California red-legged frogs, after a reintroduction effort. Success hinged on a handful of streams that are still clean enough to host the frogs, explains wildlife ecologist Katy Delaney.
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Toxic Trap: Groundwater Overpumping Boosts Arsenic in California — Water Deeply

A study by researchers from Stanford University found that subsidence is not the only consequence of overpumping of groundwater – deadly water quality problems could also result.
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Toxins Decrease In Salem's Water, But More Apologies From City Officials . News | OPB

Toxins Decrease In Salem's Water, But More Apologies From City Officials . News | OPB | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A drinking water advisory in Salem could be lifted this weekend. Rumblings of the chaos the warning caused will linger.
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New Fair Trade Movement: Raising Wages for International Ship — Oceans Deeply

Fair trade doesn’t always mean fair transport, unions say, as the International Labour Organization debates a minimum wage increase for the shipping industry. Better treatment of workers could also have environmental benefits, they argue.
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AP Investigation: Buying local fish? It may not be true | News & Observer

AP Investigation: Buying local fish? It may not be true | News & Observer | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
An Associated Press investigation has found that a leading sustainable seafood distributor who pledged wild-caught, domestic fish traceable to a dock has duped U.S. chefs.
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Marine Protected Areas—What You Need to Know

Marine Protected Areas—What You Need to Know | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The world won't meet international ocean conservation targets by 2020, so a team of scientists is looking at what's next for saving our seas.
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Shark-Inspired Essentials for Your Shark Week Viewing Party

Shark-Inspired Essentials for Your Shark Week Viewing Party | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The pros at Food Network round up some fun, and slightly terrifying, kitchen gear for your Shark Week party.
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A Single Discarded Fishing Net Can Keep Killing for Centuries

A Single Discarded Fishing Net Can Keep Killing for Centuries | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Divers off the coast of the Cayman Islands last month came face to face with a ghoulish sight: a gigantic mass of abandoned fishing gear and its catch. The monstrous net, as wide and deep as the Hollywood sign is tall, drifted just below the water's surface with tendrils that teemed with hundreds of dead and dying fish and sharks.
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The Fight for the Right to Be Cremated by Water

The Fight for the Right to Be Cremated by Water | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
"Aquamation," a greener form of body disposal, is gaining acceptance in America. But some powerful groups are fighting to stop it.
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An Army of Reef Warriors Works to Save the Great Barrier Reef •

An Army of Reef Warriors Works to Save the Great Barrier Reef • | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef faces massive environmental threats, including outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish. An army of reef warriors is stepping up to help.
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Totoaba season ends with 400 active totoaba gillnets removed |

Totoaba season ends with 400 active totoaba gillnets removed | | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Although efforts to remove lethal gillnets from the vaquita’s habitat will continue, the totoaba spawning season is now past.  With fewer than 30 vaquitas remaining and the idea of rescuing some by capturing them and placing them in a protected…
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How Do You Protect Marine Species That Migrate Over Vast Distances?

How Do You Protect Marine Species That Migrate Over Vast Distances? | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
This summer, many Americans will visit national parks and wildlife refuges in hope of seeing wild animals, such as bison on the Plains or alligators in the Everglades. Creating protected areas that forbid or manage activities like hunting is an important tool for protecting wildlife.
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Three Ways to Protect Your Interests as a Groundwater User in — Water Deeply

As California works to implement its Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, water rights attorney Sean Hood explains why it’s important to engage actively in the process.
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Dozens of Water Systems Consolidate in California’s Farming — Water Deeply

Many small community water systems in California’s San Joaquin Valley suffer from polluted wells and financial challenges. To fix these problems, some are moving to connect with a neighboring water system. It’s not an easy process.
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Folsom, Shasta among dams at-risk of ‘insider threats’ | The Sacramento Bee

Folsom, Shasta among dams at-risk of ‘insider threats’ | The Sacramento Bee | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Two dams critical to U.S. national security are at high risk for “insider threats” that could impair operations because of poor computer security practices such as too many employees having access to administrator accounts and failures to routinely change passwords, according to a new inspector general report.
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Why Famed Ocean Advocate Sylvia Earle Is Looking South — Oceans Deeply

Why Famed Ocean Advocate Sylvia Earle Is Looking South — Oceans Deeply | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A coalition hopes to achieve a network of marine protected areas in the vast Southern Ocean by 2020. Earle argues that the health of the planet itself is at stake.
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Rising Seas Will Inundate Coral Reefs That Protect Vulnerable — Oceans Deeply

Researchers studied more than 200 tropical reefs and found that few will grow fast enough to keep pace with higher water levels due to climate change. This means the reefs won’t be able to break destructive waves that can wreak havoc on coastal communities.
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