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Whales and filter-feeders ingesting 171 plastic items on a daily basis

Whales and filter-feeders ingesting 171 plastic items on a daily basis | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Creatures are high risk because of exposure since many inhabit some of the most polluted waters, namely in the Coral Triangle region, Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Mexico and Mediterranean Sea.
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Conserving wetlands helps reduce hurricane damage | Salon.com

Conserving wetlands helps reduce hurricane damage | Salon.com | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The dense vegetation and shallow waters within wetlands can slow the advance of storm surges and dissipate waves
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New study helps explain recent scarcity of Bay nettles: Raises concerns of cascading impacts on fisheries

New study helps explain recent scarcity of Bay nettles: Raises concerns of cascading impacts on fisheries | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A new, long-term study of how environmental conditions affect the abundance and distribution of jellyfish in the nation's largest estuary helps explain the widely reported scarcity of sea nettles within Chesapeake Bay during the past few months and raises concerns about how a long-term continuation of this trend might harm Bay fisheries as climate continues to warm.
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WasteShark: Robotic machine patrols Dubai Marina to keep waters clean

WasteShark: Robotic machine patrols Dubai Marina to keep waters clean | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
WasteShark hunts down plastic, algae and weeds
| News, At the end of last week, a whale shark caused quite a stir over in Abu Dhabi after swimming near to the popular Al Bahar beach.But it turns out that there's also a shark in
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Fishermen return netted whale shark to sea | Whale | Fishermen | Malappuram | Kerala

Fishermen return netted whale shark to sea | Whale | Fishermen | Malappuram | Kerala | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The conservation of whale sharks in India has been taken up by a team led by Thoppumpady-native Sajan John, a manager of the marine projects of Wildlife Trust of India.. Whale. Fishermen. Malappuram. Kerala.
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Quarter of world’s seafood caught using destructive bottom-trawling responsible for habitat loss

Quarter of world’s seafood caught using destructive bottom-trawling responsible for habitat loss | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A quarter of the world’s seafood caught in the ocean is collected through bottom-trawling, a method that harms seafloor ecosystems.  The technique involves dragging a net along the ocean’s shelves and slopes to gather shrimp, cod, rockfish, sole and a variety of bottom-dwelling fish and shellfish. Other forms of marine life and habitats can be killed or disturbed unintentionally as the nets travel across the seafloor. 
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UnderwaterTimes.com | #SharksToo: New Research Shows Some Mating Scars On Female Sharks Are The Result Of Rape

UnderwaterTimes.com | #SharksToo: New Research Shows Some Mating Scars On Female Sharks Are The Result Of Rape | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A research team has found that the low frequency, severe 'mating scars' on female sharks indicate the marks are not part of a regular mating effort, but may be the result of 'coercive mating', or rape
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DEC stocking thousands of threatened lake sturgeon in NY waters this month (video)

DEC stocking thousands of threatened lake sturgeon in NY waters this month (video) | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The Oneida Fish Hatchery in Constantia on Oneida Lake is 'Ground Zero" for the raising of young fish and tagging efforts in the state.
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Exmouth split over pipeline factory proposed for gulf that supports Ningaloo Reef | Australia news | The Guardian

Exmouth split over pipeline factory proposed for gulf that supports Ningaloo Reef | Australia news | The Guardian | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Proponents say development won’t harm world heritage ecosystem, but a campaign led by Tim Winton is sounding the alarm
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Three coastal areas proposed for conservation in Singapore Blue Plan

Three coastal areas proposed for conservation in Singapore Blue Plan | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE: Three marine areas that include island clusters around Semakau and Satumu islands in southern Singapore have been proposed fo
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Bull shark jumps into family’s fishing boat on QLD’s Proserpine River

Bull shark jumps into family’s fishing boat on QLD’s Proserpine River | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
KEN Madsen was preparing to put his boat back on its trailer. A family was fishing in a tinny nearby. A crocodile was watching from the opposite bank.
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Ex-hurricane Michael expected to hit NW Spain tomorrow morning, Oct 15th –

Ex-hurricane Michael expected to hit NW Spain tomorrow morning, Oct 15th – | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
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Queensland Government isn't enforcing law aimed at protecting Great Barrier Reef from fertiliser run-off, documents show - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Queensland Government isn't enforcing law aimed at protecting Great Barrier Reef from fertiliser run-off, documents show - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
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Pirates of the Med: the Mafia-style poachers threatening endangered fish | World news | The Guardian

Pirates of the Med: the Mafia-style poachers threatening endangered fish | World news | The Guardian | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The Calanques national park was targeted by a gang who sold fish to smart restaurants. Now in a landmark case, they will pay ‘environmental damages’
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Why Everything You 'Know' About 'Rogue Sharks' Is A Lie

Why Everything You 'Know' About 'Rogue Sharks' Is A Lie | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Are there sharks that are born with a lust for human blood? Or is there more to this story than meets the eye? We time travel back a century in time with famed marine biologist George Burgess to learn about the first 'rogue shark' incidents and the truth to this theory.
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Hurricane Leslie causes widespread damage in Portugal

Portugal has been hit by a rare Atlantic Hurricane, with some weather experts describing the storm as the most powerful to hit the country since 1842.
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Pics: Whales in iSimangaliso’s marine protected area. | IOL Travel

Pics: Whales in iSimangaliso’s marine protected area. | IOL Travel | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Whales spotted in iSimangaliso’s marine protected area
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Storm Callum: "Worst flooding in 30 years" hits Wales - CBS News

Storm Callum: "Worst flooding in 30 years" hits Wales - CBS News | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A person was killed in a landslide in Wales and a man died iN England after he was swept into the sea in Brighton
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Teen Bitten by Shark Receives Lifetime Fishing License

Teen Bitten by Shark Receives Lifetime Fishing License | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The teenage boy that was bitten by a great white shark two weeks ago made his first public appearance Saturday at the Wags and Waves event to support the California Wildlife Officers Foundation.
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Net may have killed rare dolphin, expert says | RNZ News

Net may have killed rare dolphin, expert says | RNZ News | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A marine mammal expert is casting doubt on a report that says a rare dolphin most likely died from blood poisoning.
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Cruise port environmental impact study must be updated | Cayman Compass

Cruise port environmental impact study must be updated | Cayman Compass | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
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Dreamy pictures of Greenland's national kayaking championship

Dreamy pictures of Greenland's national kayaking championship | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
After centuries of colonization, Greenlanders are returning to their Inuit roots as they forge a new national identity.
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Hurricane Michael Is Officially More Powerful than Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Michael Is Officially More Powerful than Hurricane Katrina | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The storm struck the Gulf coast of Florida this afternoon as the third most intense hurricane ever to strike the continental U.S., and the most intense since 1969.
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Rough-toothed dolphin found stranded on Biloxi Beach | The Sun Herald

Rough-toothed dolphin found stranded on Biloxi Beach | The Sun Herald | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A stranded rough-toothed dolphin was found at a Biloxi beach in the Mississippi Sound. This type of dolphin lives in deep tropical waters, not close to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Nova Scotia shark expedition reaches ‘enormous breakthrough’ | The Star

Nova Scotia shark expedition reaches ‘enormous breakthrough’ | The Star | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Ocearch team’s research, gathered from satellite tags and samples, should shed more light on the life of a North Atlantic white shark and help plan a path forward to protect the species.
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Kiwi schoolgirl loses leg after being mauled by shark in Australia

Kiwi schoolgirl loses leg after being mauled by shark in Australia | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The attack came only 24 hours after another tourist was mauled in the same spot.
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