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Where Do False Killer Whales Get Their Name?

Where Do False Killer Whales Get Their Name? | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The false killer whale, also known as the pseudorca, is not related to the killer whale (orca). It's also not a whale that attempts to impersonate a killer whale.
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» The missing turtles of the Anthropocene

» The missing turtles of the Anthropocene | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
When one thinks of Anthropocene signifiers, it’s usually material novelties that come to mind: concrete, plastic, radioactive debris, etc. But the Age can also be marked by what is missing. Such as: turtles.
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Florida’s Chance to Protect Threatened Sharks •

Florida’s Chance to Protect Threatened Sharks • | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
These easy policy changes can save protected species from being killed by cruel fishing practices without infringing on the rights of anglers.
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Egyptians first to farm fish 3,500 years ago: study

Egyptians first to farm fish 3,500 years ago: study | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Scientists said that evidence of fish farming in Ancient Egypt dating back 3,500 years ago is the first documented evidence of the practice on earth.
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Sound of war games blamed for the deaths of 80 whales | Scotland | The Times

Sound of war games blamed for the deaths of 80 whales | Scotland | The Times | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Scientists are investigating a second series of whale deaths around Scotland amid fears that sonic disruption from military war games is to blame.Since August more than 50 animals, mainly Cuvier’s beaked whales, have washed up on the coast from Orkney to Kintyre. Some also appeared on the west coast
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Right whale found dead off U.S. coast, 3rd to be discovered this year | Globalnews.ca

Right whale found dead off U.S. coast, 3rd to be discovered this year | Globalnews.ca | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
NOAA experts have since confirmed it to be a North Atlantic Right Whale and a sub-adult male due to its size. It is the third specimen of the endangered species to be found dead this year.
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Herschel, the Very Hungry Sea Lion

Herschel, the Very Hungry Sea Lion | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
It’s dangerous to blame the decline of one species on a single predator. We humans like to do it anyway.
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Herring, key to coastal health, slowly returning to rivers | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Herring, key to coastal health, slowly returning to rivers | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
River herring once appeared headed to the endangered species list, but the little fish appear to be slowly coming back in the rivers and streams of the East Coast.
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Moray Eels Have TWO Sets of Jaws & Use Them in a Freaky Way

Moray Eels Have TWO Sets of Jaws & Use Them in a Freaky Way | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
In a study published in 2007 in Science Daily, moray eels' are noted as having "alien" jaws. As the study out of University of California Berkeley explains, the eel "seizes" the prey in its jaws, and then a second set of jaws in the back of the animal's throat comes forward into the mouth and takes the food back through the esophagus.
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Satellite tech to create more effective, 'true' shark sanctuaries

Satellite tech to create more effective, 'true' shark sanctuaries | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
When they first set out to follow grey reef sharks around the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), researchers intended to survey their movement in the protected waters there. What they found was a disturbing development for the Pacific island nation.
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Subsurface Imaging Sheds Light on Dead Sea Sinkholes

Subsurface Imaging Sheds Light on Dead Sea Sinkholes | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Using seismic waves, researchers study sediment layering near the Dead Sea to reveal how the area’s numerous sinkholes form.
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IRC beaches to close Wednesday due to red tide - wptv.com

IRC beaches to close Wednesday due to red tide - wptv.com | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
High levels of red tide have been detected in Indian River County, according to test results published by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Tuesday.
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Protecting Our Ocean Through the UN Convention on Biological Diversity | The Pew Charitable Trusts

Protecting Our Ocean Through the UN Convention on Biological Diversity | The Pew Charitable Trusts | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
In 1993, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force, ushering in a new era of global conservation. Recognizing the critical links between natural resources and countries’ development, the agreement aims to maintain the diversity of the world’s species and ecosystems and ensure that commercial and other use of genetic resources is fair, equitable, and sustainable.
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Rolls-Royce and Intel to Develop AI-Powered Autonomous Shipping Systems –

Rolls-Royce and Intel to Develop AI-Powered Autonomous Shipping Systems – | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Rolls-Royce has announced it has partnered with tech giant Intel to develop AI-powered shipping systems with the goal of fully-autonomous navigation and ship operations. The systems will involve installing ships with dedicated Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based servers and 3D NAND SSDs for data storage, effectively turning ships into “cutting-edge floating data centers with heavy computation …
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'Ghost fishing' kills 650,000 animals a year but researchers think they have a solution

'Ghost fishing' kills 650,000 animals a year but researchers think they have a solution | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
‘Ghost fishing’ is killing 650,000 marine animals every year as animals become trapped in discarded nets, but now researchers have come up with a solution.
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Whale cruise finds shark chewing on tour’s star attraction | Charlotte Observer

Whale cruise finds shark chewing on tour’s star attraction | Charlotte Observer | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A cruise ship full of whale watchers came upon a grisly scene in Cape Cod Bay Sunday, when the tourists spotted a great white shark taking bites out of one of the tour’s star attractions.
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'Chubbs' the massive gator spotted at Parrish golf course - Story | FOX 13 Tampa Bay

'Chubbs' the massive gator spotted at Parrish golf course - Story | FOX 13 Tampa Bay | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
It was a regular day of golfing for a Bradenton man, but then he came across a longtime resident at the Palmetto golf club: Chubbs the gator.
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I’ve seen the Antarctic’s untouched beauty. There's still time to protect it | Javier Bardem | Opinion | The Guardian

I’ve seen the Antarctic’s untouched beauty. There's still time to protect it | Javier Bardem | Opinion | The Guardian | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
I urge world leaders to agree on establishing an ocean sanctuary, says actor and Greenpeace Antarctic ambassador Javier Bardem
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B.C. man identified as skinny dipper who jumped into shark tank at Toronto aquarium

B.C. man identified as skinny dipper who jumped into shark tank at Toronto aquarium | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A man who swam naked among sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in downtown Toronto late Friday is wanted in connection with a violent assault earlier in the evening, police say. Police have identified him as David Weaver, 37, of Nelson, B.C. He is wanted for assault causing bodily harm. He is believed to be driving a green …
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'The ocean accepts me as I am,' says Waves for Change surfing coach and mentor | IOL News

'The ocean accepts me as I am,' says Waves for Change surfing coach and mentor | IOL News | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Annelissa Mhloli was afraid she didn’t look like other surfers, but she wasn’t going to let that keep her out of the water.
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'First Flush' Shows the Reality of Plastic Pollution in Los Angeles, CA —

'First Flush' Shows the Reality of Plastic Pollution in Los Angeles, CA — | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The stunning footage serves as a reminder that there is no ‘away.’
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Long-term Dataset Reveals How Management Affects River Biology

Long-term Dataset Reveals How Management Affects River Biology | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
River systems are affected by societies against a backdrop of climate change. A new dataset reveals how these forces affect river flow, chemistry, and the biological health of the river.
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Hydrology Dictates Fate of Carbon from Northern Hardwood Forests

Hydrology Dictates Fate of Carbon from Northern Hardwood Forests | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
As spring snowmelt and fall rains inundate northern hardwood forests with moisture, soil bacteria get moving and increase carbon exports to the atmosphere and into nearby water bodies.
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Program Manager, Weddell Sea Expedition - Idealist

OverviewReady to help North American classrooms embark on a virtual journey to the Weddell Sea in Antarctica, to explore the issue of climate change and hunt for Shackleton’s lost ship? A new, six-mon
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