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First satellite tag study for manta rays reveals habits and hidden journeys of ocean giants

First satellite tag study for manta rays reveals habits and hidden journeys of ocean giants | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
Using the latest satellite tracking technology, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter, and the Government of Mexico have completed a ground-breaking study on a mysterious ocean giant: The manta ray.
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Irish Sea website redresses 'dirty, lifeless' tag - BBC News

Irish Sea website redresses 'dirty, lifeless' tag - BBC News | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
BBC NewsIrish Sea website redresses 'dirty, lifeless' tagBBC NewsNorth West Marine Conservation Officer Cheryl Nicholson said it showed why the sea needed protecting "from the depths through to the coastal shallows".
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Biofuel from beneath the waves : Nature News & Comment

Biofuel from beneath the waves : Nature News & Comment | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
Latest science news and analysis from the world's leading research journal...
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Why Is Seaworld Interested In The Young Orca That Stranded In Dutch Waters? | Candace Calloway Whiting - seattlepi.com

Why Is Seaworld Interested In The Young Orca That Stranded In Dutch Waters? | Candace Calloway Whiting - seattlepi.com | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
Separated from her pod, thin, and possibly sick, a young orca was spotted swimming in the shallow Wedden Sea, off the coast of the Netherlands in June.
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Repositório da Universidade de Lisboa: Southern resident killer whales and ecotourism

Repositório da Universidade de Lisboa: Southern resident killer whales and ecotourism | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
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Puget Sound, Under Threat From Ocean Acidification, Put on "Waters of Concern" List

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Cross-cultural and cross-ecotype production of a killer whale ‘excitement’ call suggests universality

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Ocean Voices. (AUDIO)

Ocean Voices. (AUDIO) | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
Ocean Voices. An amazing recording by California Academy of Sciences about the Oceans.
...being in the ocean feels like being hugged... free... letting the waves roll off my body
Listen here.

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Keet, SeaWorld’s Homeless Young Orca, is to be Moved Again – His is a Poignant Story | Candace Calloway Whiting - seattlepi.com

Keet, SeaWorld’s Homeless Young Orca, is to be Moved Again – His is a Poignant Story | Candace Calloway Whiting - seattlepi.com | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
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PCBs Eating Away at Turtles : Discovery News

PCBs Eating Away at Turtles : Discovery News | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
Chemicals that have lingered in the environment for decades may be eating away at the bones of turtles and, maybe, us.
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Oldest Antarctic Whale Found; Shows Fast Evolution

Oldest Antarctic Whale Found; Shows Fast Evolution | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
The oldest known whale to ply the Antarctic may suggest whales evolved faster than thought, researchers say.
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OSHA Goes After SeaWorld

OSHA Goes After SeaWorld | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
Is working closely with killer whales at SeaWorld dangerous for trainers? At a hearing in Florida, lawyers for OSHA say it is.
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Underwater caves might hint to the origins of life both on Earth and other worlds - ZME Science

Underwater caves might hint to the origins of life both on Earth and other worlds - ZME Science | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
ZME ScienceUnderwater caves might hint to the origins of life both on Earth and other worldsZME ScienceResearchers studying marine bacteria in the Bahamas' underwater caves, have made some remarkable discoveries which allowed to understand how...
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Lawsuit challenges naval sonar testing - Summit County Citizens Voice

Lawsuit challenges naval sonar testing - Summit County Citizens Voice | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
CBC.caLawsuit challenges naval sonar testingSummit County Citizens VoiceBy Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY —Conservation groups say federal wildlife officials have failed to use the best available information on locations of marine mammals to protect the...
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Pipeline project a gateway to disaster

Pipeline project a gateway to disaster | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
Since we're using strong language, let's call the Conservative government's eagerness to ship tarsands oil to China through the Northern Gateway Pipeline what it is: humiliating, irresponsible and short-sighted.
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Humpback Whales Inspire New Ocean Tidal Energy Turbine

Humpback Whales Inspire New Ocean Tidal Energy Turbine | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
Humpback Whales Inspire New Ocean Tidal Energy Turbine...
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The Discovery of New Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Communities in the Southern Ocean and Implications for Biogeography

The Discovery of New Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Communities in the Southern Ocean and Implications for Biogeography | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
The Discovery of New Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Communities in the Southern Ocean and Implications for Biogeography

Source:  PLoS Biology
Since the first discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal ven...
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New Life-Forms Found at Bottom of Dead Sea

New Life-Forms Found at Bottom of Dead Sea | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
New life-forms have been found living in freshwater springs at the otherwise barren bottom of the Dead Sea, new research shows.
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First Ever Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Found in B.C.!!!

First Ever Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Found in B.C.!!! | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
Summary from the "Westerley News" (article below): 

An olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) washed up on the southwest side of Vancouver Island in the Pacific Rim National Park on No...
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PLoS ONE: Competing Conservation Objectives for Predators and Prey: Estimating Killer Whale Prey Requirements for Chinook Salmon

PLoS ONE: Competing Conservation Objectives for Predators and Prey: Estimating Killer Whale Prey Requirements for Chinook Salmon | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it

PLoS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.

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'Sea monster' whale fossil unearthed

'Sea monster' whale fossil unearthed | The Big Blue Sea | Scoop.it
The fossilised remains of a giant sea monster which lived 12 million years ago have been unveiled for the first time...
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