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New Seafood Slavery Risk Tool Launched

New Seafood Slavery Risk Tool Launched | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program in the U.S. has launched a web-based Seafoo
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Camera Mimics Mantis Shrimp's Astounding Vision

Camera Mimics Mantis Shrimp's Astounding Vision | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
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Loons Are Getting Squeezed By Wind Farms

Loons Are Getting Squeezed By Wind Farms | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Wind turbines have altered bird paths in the German North Sea, forcing them into smaller habitats.
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The Indian Ocean Region Could Soon Play A Lead Role In World Affairs - Here's Why

The Indian Ocean Region Could Soon Play A Lead Role In World Affairs - Here's Why | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
In recent days, Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne announced efforts to strengthen Australia’s involvement in the Indian Ocea
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Hidden Beneath a Half Mile of Ice, Antarctic Lake Teems with Life

Hidden Beneath a Half Mile of Ice, Antarctic Lake Teems with Life | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
It's one of the most extreme environments on Earth.
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Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences Announces 2019 NOGI Award Recipients

Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences Announces 2019 NOGI Award Recipients | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences (AUAS) is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the prestigious NOGI Award. Recipients of the 2019 NOGI Awards are: Brian Skerry (Arts), Dr. Tom Neuman (Science), Dr. Wallace J. Nichols (Environment), Eric Hanauer (Sports/Education) and Jerry Greenberg (Distinguished Service). “The NOGI Award is the oldest and most …
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Should whale welfare be considered in sustainable fishing? | Anthropocene

Should whale welfare be considered in sustainable fishing? | Anthropocene | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of whales and dolphins are killed each year as bycatch in commercial fishing. Yet unless their deaths pose a species-level threat, the
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The Scientific Cost of Glacial Retreat in Venezuela

The Scientific Cost of Glacial Retreat in Venezuela | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
In the midst of political and economic chaos, Venezuelan researchers are struggling to save the scientific legacy of their country’s fast-melting ice.
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Indonesian woman mauled to death by her pet crocodile named 'Merry', Asia News

Indonesian woman mauled to death by her pet crocodile named 'Merry', Asia News | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
MINAHASA, Indonesia - An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a huge pet crocodile on the island of Sulawesi, officials said on Wednesday (Jan 16). Deasy Tuwo, the head of a laboratory at a pearl farm in Minahasa in North Sulawesi, was killed by the 4.4m reptile last Thursday, the authorities said. The 44-year-old's badly mauled body was found by colleagues the following morning, Hendrik Rundengan, from the local conservation agency, said.
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Key West votes to ban some sunscreens that harm coral reefs | Miami Herald

Key West votes to ban some sunscreens that harm coral reefs | Miami Herald | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Key West on Tuesday unanimously voted to ban sunscreens that contain two ingredients — oxybenzone and octinoxate — that a growing body of scientific evidence says harm coral reefs. Second vote is Feb. 5.
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Come for an 80 meter (260 feet) freedive down Dean's Blue Hole!

Freediver Stig Pryds takes 2 Paralenz cameras with him on a dive down to 80 meters (262 feet) and back in Dean's Blue Hole, Bahamas. Find out more abou
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How hagfish launch slime missiles that swell 10,000 times in size

How hagfish launch slime missiles that swell 10,000 times in size | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Drag forces in the water rapidly unfurl their slimy fibers, new study suggests
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Did Keito Matsuoka Just Win The O'Neill Wave of the Winter?

Did Keito Matsuoka Just Win The O'Neill Wave of the Winter? | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Last year's WOTW finalist repeats Backdoor Shootout perfect ride -- one year and two days later
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The Soft Edge - World Ocean Radio

The Soft Edge - World Ocean Radio | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
How do we protect ourselves and our properties from storm surge and sea level rise? Last week we discussed the hard edge strategy o
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Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger

Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Sea level rise puts coastal areas at the forefront of the impacts of climate change, but new research shows they face other climate-related threats as well. In a study published January 14 in Nature Communications, researchers report that the energy of ocean waves has been growing globally, and they found a direct association between ocean warming and the increase in wave energy.
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Desalination plants produce more waste brine than thought

Desalination plants produce more waste brine than thought | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
There’s enough wastewater from the world's facilities to cover Florida a foot deep—here’s why that’s a potential problem.
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U.S. Homeland Security Chief Seeks Pay for Coast Guard as Service Members Miss First Paycheck –

U.S. Homeland Security Chief Seeks Pay for Coast Guard as Service Members Miss First Paycheck – | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
342shares WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) – U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Tuesday she was working with the White House and Congress to pass legislation to fund the Coast Guard so that its workers could get paid even amid the partial government shutdown. “Like the other branches of the U.S. military, active duty …
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Fossil fuel's leftover infrastructure may have a surprising new ecological role | Anthropocene

Fossil fuel's leftover infrastructure may have a surprising new ecological role | Anthropocene | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Removing drilling rigs makes things look more pristine from a human perspective. But the view may be different from under the water's surface. Leaving
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Glaciers Are Retreating. Millions Rely on Their Water. - The New York Times

Glaciers Are Retreating. Millions Rely on Their Water. - The New York Times | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Glaciers are crucial sources of water for people and crops in Central Asia. But global warming is causing glaciers there and around the world to shrink every year.
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Marine mammals and sea turtles listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act are recovering

Marine mammals and sea turtles listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act are recovering | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) is a powerful environmental law protecting imperiled plants and animals, and a growing number of marine species have been protected under this law as extinction risk in the oceans has increased. Marine mammals and sea turtles comprise 38% of the 163 ESA-listed marine “species”, which includes subspecies and distinct population segments, yet analyses of recovery trends after listing are lacking. Here we gathered the best available annual abundance estimates for geographically delimited populations of all 62 marine mammal and sea turtle species listed under the ESA. Of these, we chose representative populations of species that were listed before 2012, occur and reproduce in U.S. waters, and have data of sufficient quality and timespan for trend analyses. Thus, we quantitatively analyzed population trends, magnitude of population change, and recovery status for 23 and 8 representative populations of 14 marine mammal and 5 sea turtle species, respectively. Using generalized linear and non-linear models, we found that 18 marine mammal (78%) and 6 sea turtle (75%) populations significantly increased after listing; 3 marine mammal (13%) and 2 sea turtle (25%) populations showed non-significant changes; while 2 marine mammal (9%), but no sea turtle populations declined after ESA protection. Overall, the 24 populations that increased in abundance were from species listed for 20 years or more (e.g., large whales, manatees, and sea turtles). Conservation measures triggered by ESA listing such as ending exploitation, tailored species management, and fishery regulations, and other national and international measures, appear to have been largely successful in promoting species recovery, leading to the delisting of some species and to increases in most populations. These findings underscore the capacity of marine mammal and sea turtle species to recover from substantial geographical population declines when conservation actions are implemented in a timely and effective manner.
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Famously Huge Great White Shark, ‘Deep Blue,’ Feasts on Dead Sperm Whale in Hawaii

Famously Huge Great White Shark, ‘Deep Blue,’ Feasts on Dead Sperm Whale in Hawaii | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Shark experts were thrilled to see the iconic shark in Hawaii this week.
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Biggest great white shark on record seen in Hawaii waters

Biggest great white shark on record seen in Hawaii waters | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
There’s been a rare sighting of what’s believed to be the biggest great white shark on record.
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Check Out A New Cousteau Movie This Thursday! –

Check Out A New Cousteau Movie This Thursday! – | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
From Fiji to the Bahamas, renowned explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau and his children embark on a voyage to discover the ocean as never seen before in their new documentary film, "Wonders of the Sea," narrated by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: Is the U.S. Government Shutdown Hurting Weather Model Accuracy?

Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: Is the U.S. Government Shutdown Hurting Weather Model Accuracy? | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
UW Professor Cliff Mass provides up-to-date forecasts and commentary on climate or other regional topics.
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You're more likely to die of bee sting than shark bite | Stuff.co.nz

You're more likely to die of bee sting than shark bite | Stuff.co.nz | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Many people fear sharks beyond all reason, despite the majority of sharks being quite harmless.
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