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I went swimming off Catalina Island with giant kelp

I went swimming off Catalina Island with giant kelp | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
At one of the world’s cutting-edge kelp research field stations, USC Wrigley Marine Science Center, scientists are looking for ways to save the planet.
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Baby fish, baby otters, baby jellies: The Aquarium of the Pacific just opened an adorable exhibit

Baby fish, baby otters, baby jellies: The Aquarium of the Pacific just opened an adorable exhibit | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The Aquarium of the Pacific's latest exhibition features 40 species of newborn or juvenile sea life. Appropriately, it's called "Babies!"
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Decline of diatoms due to ocean acidification: Study shows unexpected negative impact by CO2 on important plankton group

Decline of diatoms due to ocean acidification: Study shows unexpected negative impact by CO2 on important plankton group | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Diatoms are the most important producers of plant biomass in the ocean and help to transport carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere into the deep ocean and thus regulate our climate. Because diatoms rely on silica rather than calcium carbonate to build their shells, they were previously thought to benefit from ocean acidification -- a chemical change in seawater triggered by the increasing uptake of CO2 that makes calcification more difficult. Scientists now show that diatoms, which are a type of plankton, are also affected. Analyses of data from field experiments and model simulations suggest that ocean acidification could drastically reduce diatom populations.
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AI learns coral reef 'song'

AI learns coral reef 'song' | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Artificial Intelligence (AI) can track the health of coral reefs by learning the 'song of the reef', new research shows.
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Humpback whale freed from illegal fishing net off Spain dies a week later | CBC News

Humpback whale freed from illegal fishing net off Spain dies a week later | CBC News | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A 14-metre long humpback whale freed from entanglement in an illegal drift fishing net off the island of Mallorca has died on another Spanish beach more than 300 kilometres away.
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White shark detections off Cape Cod increased by 24 percent last year - but researchers are still tallying the numbers - The Boston Globe

White shark detections off Cape Cod increased by 24 percent last year - but researchers are still tallying the numbers - The Boston Globe | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
More white sharks were detected in the waters off Massachusetts and Rhode Island in 2021 compared to previous years, according to data from two research organizations. But then again, the number of receivers identifying the sharks has increased, too.
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Dolphins have regional accents that are influenced by where they live, study finds | Daily

Dolphins have regional accents that are influenced by where they live, study finds | Daily | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Dolphins have 'signature whistles' that they use to identify each other, and the sound is influenced by their local habitat and community.
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Profepa responds to report of 33 dead dolphins on La Paz beach

Profepa responds to report of 33 dead dolphins on La Paz beach | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
La Paz, Baja California Sur -- A total of 33 dolphins have been found washed up dead along a La Paz beach in Baja California Sur.
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U.S. Navy dive tank in Times Square draws in visitors ahead of Memorial Day weekend

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North Atlantic Right Whale Named Sundog Tangled Up in New England

North Atlantic Right Whale Named Sundog Tangled Up in New England | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Sundog, one of our very own but rarely seen North Atlantic Right Whales is 14 years old and she is tangled up with marine mammal rescuers standing by and ready at a moment's notice if or when she is spotted so they can try to release it.
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Coastal Job: Tribal Fish and Wildlife Technician

Coastal Job: Tribal Fish and Wildlife Technician | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Vanessa Castle keeps a close eye on the salmon and big cats that roam around her coastal home.
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New analysis provides more clues about Pilgrim-era shipwreck | News, Sports, Jobs - The Sentinel

New analysis provides more clues about Pilgrim-era shipwreck | News, Sports, Jobs - The Sentinel | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
In 1626, a ship foundered in stormy seas and wrecked on Cape Cod, where the passengers were aided by the local Indigenous population and the Pilgrims in nearby Plymouth. Now the most in-depth scientific analysis of timbers found more than 150 years ago has provided the best evidence yet that they belonged to the ill-fated […]
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Why we need coral reefs

Coral reefs account for only about 0.2% of the seafloor, but their diversity rivals our rainforests, and more than one quarter of all marine species rely on them at some point in their lifetime. And humans need reefs too, with 1 billion of us depending on them for our food, security, and livelihoods.

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New research pinpoints ‘blue corridors’ for highly migratory fish – Sea Around Us

New research pinpoints ‘blue corridors’ for highly migratory fish – Sea Around Us | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
New research has pinpointed four high-traffic areas in the Pacific Ocean that should be considered of high priority if conservation efforts focused on large pelagic fishes such as tuna, blue marlin and swordfish are to be successful.
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Video: Barge Loses Containers on Route to Singapore

Video: Barge Loses Containers on Route to Singapore | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
An Indonesia tugboat pulling a container barge encountered unexpectedly heavy seas in the earl
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British coral predicted to be resilient to climate change

British coral predicted to be resilient to climate change | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
An iconic coral species found in UK waters could expand its range due to climate change, new research shows.
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Siberian tundra could virtually disappear by mid-millennium: Only ambitious climate protection measures can still save a third of the tundra

Siberian tundra could virtually disappear by mid-millennium: Only ambitious climate protection measures can still save a third of the tundra | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Due to global warming, temperatures in the Arctic are climbing rapidly. As a result, the treeline for Siberian larch forests is steadily advancing to the north, gradually supplanting the broad expanses of tundra which are home to a unique mix of flora and fauna. Experts have now prepared a computer simulation of how these woods could spread in the future, at the tundra's expense.
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Diver Brandon Jordan entertains three million subscribers on YouTube. Now he's getting a TV deal.

Diver Brandon Jordan entertains three million subscribers on YouTube. Now he's getting a TV deal. | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Brandon Jordan, who dives for sunken treasure on the Jiggin' with Jordan YouTube channel, has signed a deal with TV studio Dorsey Pictures.
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Fishing off Rottnest Island: Man catches 50kg bass groper and has dinner sorted for six months

Fishing off Rottnest Island: Man catches 50kg bass groper and has dinner sorted for six months | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
It took Cameron Winsor about 40 minutes to reel the fish in from his boat.
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Irish beach-goers warned after sightings of venomous fish hiding sand 'that make grown men cry’ - Irish Mirror Online

Irish beach-goers warned after sightings of venomous fish hiding sand 'that make grown men cry’ - Irish Mirror Online | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Masters of disguise, the weaver fish buries itself in the sand where it digs in, so that only the eyes, mouth and its venomous black dorsal fin project
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Video: The newest J pod orca whale calf, J59, is a female

Video: The newest J pod orca whale calf, J59, is a female | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The Center for Whale Research says new video of the J pod's youngest member J59 shows that the calf is a female. The video was taken on May 26 in the Haro Strait between San Juan Island and Victoria. CWR says this is great news for the southern residents because the population's growth is limited by the number of reproductive-aged females. They say while J59 alone won't save the population they hope she can grow into adulthood and contribute to future generations of the southern whales.
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Mysterious 16ft Whale With Tiny Flippers Washes Up Dead on California Coast

Mysterious 16ft Whale With Tiny Flippers Washes Up Dead on California Coast | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Scientists believe it's a type of beaked whale—an elusive deep water species that is rarely seen in the wild.
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Arctic Shipping Routes Are Expanding Faster than Predicted

Arctic Shipping Routes Are Expanding Faster than Predicted | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
As ice melts, navigable routes have opened in ways that were not expected until the middle of this century.
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The robot studying emperor penguins in Antarctica

The robot studying emperor penguins in Antarctica | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
ECHO is part of a scientific project studying climate change's impact on emperor penguins.
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