marine life

Designer Robert DuGrenier Makes Hand-Blown Glass Shells for Hermit Crabs

Designer Robert DuGrenier Makes Hand-Blown Glass Shells for Hermit Crabs

Glass blower Robert DuGrenier has been blowing glass for over 30 years, but for the last 15 he has been creating hand-blown glass terrarium sculptures to house living art compositions for about 50 hermit

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Ocean Mercury Levels Have Tripled Since the Industrial Revolution

Ocean Mercury Levels Have Tripled Since the Industrial Revolution

An alarming new study shows that mercury levels near the surface of many of the world’s oceans have tripled since the industrial revolution. The leap is due to pollution from a variety of sources

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New Report Shows that Fishermen in the US Lose $1 Billion in Wasted Catch Every Year

New Report Shows that Fishermen in the US Lose $1 Billion in Wasted Catch Every Year

Each time a fisherman casts a net, unwanted fish and marine life, known as by-catch, gets caught up in the process. Most of the animals are tossed out, although oftentimes they are already dying, if not

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Lessons from the Chesapeake Bay: How to Save Buzzards Bay from Nitrogen Pollution

Lessons from the Chesapeake Bay: How to Save Buzzards Bay from Nitrogen Pollution

  The Chesapeake Bay was formed eighteen thousand years ago when glacial melting generated sea level rise that flooded the Susquehanna River Valley. Today, it is the largest estuary in the

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World’s Longest Artificial Reef Under Construction in Mexico

World’s Longest Artificial Reef Under Construction in Mexico

The world's longest artificial reef is under construction off the coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico. The Kan-Kanán project will be 1.9 kilometers (1.18 miles) long upon completion and will help protect the

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Artist Jason deCaires Taylor Builds an Incredible Coral Reef from Sunken Statues

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor Builds an Incredible Coral Reef from Sunken Statues

We probably don’t have to mention the life-threatening conditions natural reefs are under today due to human behavior. However, artificial reefs, which are quite a new phenomenon, have proved to be a

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41 Stranded Whales Fight for Life in Florida Everglades

41 Stranded Whales Fight for Life in Florida Everglades

Rescue teams are remaining cautiously optimistic as a pod of 41 pilot whales slowly heads out to sea after spending two days stranded in a remote region of Florida’s Everglades National Park. The

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Bloom: Floating Phytoplankton Farm Absorbs Carbon Dioxide and Monitors Rising Sea Levels

Bloom: Floating Phytoplankton Farm Absorbs Carbon Dioxide and Monitors Rising Sea Levels

The floating spherical structure is conceived of as a way to address global warming and rising sea levels. Large phytoplankton aquariums, supervised by a permanent staff of scientists and marine experts,

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Electric DeepFlight Super Falcon is an Underwater Plane for the Super Rich

Electric DeepFlight Super Falcon is an Underwater Plane for the Super Rich

Marine engineer Graham Hawkes spent his life designing submersibles for both the military and the oil and gas industry before he happened upon the idea of creating a vehicle that could 'fly' underwater.

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Artist Natsuko Kogure Creates Over 600 Colorful Octopi From Recycled Newspaper

Artist Natsuko Kogure Creates Over 600 Colorful Octopi From Recycled Newspaper

Kogure recently exhibited over 600 of her bright, whimsical octopi at Gallery Le Bain. Each of her marvelous mollusks is composed of recycled newspaper and carries a unique expression, color palette, and

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“Iron Man” Ocean Jetpacks Could Cause Harm to Coral and Fish Populations

“Iron Man” Ocean Jetpacks Could Cause Harm to Coral and Fish Populations

Fishermen, scientists, and state officials in Hawaii are questioning the safety of “Iron Man”-style jetpacks that use pumped seawater to send users flying up into the air. The devices can send people

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Dead Dolphins Washing Ashore on the East Coast of the U.S. in Alarming Numbers

Dead Dolphins Washing Ashore on the East Coast of the U.S. in Alarming Numbers

This summer, over a hundred dead dolphins washed up on the shores of the East Coast of the United States, and scientists are baffled about the cause. Whatever is hurting the animals is specifically

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Divers Discover a 52,000-Year-Old Underwater Forest Off the Coast of Alabama

Divers Discover a 52,000-Year-Old Underwater Forest Off the Coast of Alabama

Scuba divers recently uncovered an incredible ancient Cypress forest buried deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Spanning an area of 0.5 square miles, the underwater landscape has been protected by

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Eternal Reefs Can Turn Your Remains Into a Habitat for Marine Life

Eternal Reefs Can Turn Your Remains Into a Habitat for Marine Life

Everyone knows that cremation is bad for the environment, and there are always more sustainable options for your funeral—such as liquidation or being frozen in liquid nitrogen. However, Eternal Reefs

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Offshore Tiree Wind Farm Paused to Protect Birds and Marine Life in Scotland

Offshore Tiree Wind Farm Paused to Protect Birds and Marine Life in Scotland

ScottishPower Renewables has announced plans to temporarily halt progress on the Tiree Wind Farm off the coast of Scotland. Designed as a 361 square kilometer site 5km off the coast of the most westerly

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Researchers Say That Fish Could Get Smaller as the Seas Get Warmer Due to Climate Change

Researchers Say That Fish Could Get Smaller as the Seas Get Warmer Due to Climate Change

Adding to the concern over industrial commercial overfishing, researchers from the University of British Columbia have stated that changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish. Their

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New Study Suggests Pacific Ocean is Polluted With… Coffee?

New Study Suggests Pacific Ocean is Polluted With… Coffee?

People aren’t the only ones getting a jolt from caffeine these days; in a new study published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, scientists found elevated concentrations of caffeine in the Pacific Ocean in

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Environmentalists Protest US Navy War Games Due to Sinking of Three Ships

Environmentalists Protest US Navy War Games Due to Sinking of Three Ships

Thanks to films like Battleship, we all know that war games are a crucial part of the US Navy's defense strategy. They provide ships' crews with the necessary training and expertise that they will need

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Environmental Groups Sue EPA over Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone”

Environmental Groups Sue EPA over Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone”

The Oil Industry isn't the only culprit in the slow destruction of the Gulf of Mexico — environmental groups claim that an area the size of Massachusetts is now a "dead zone due to Mississippi River

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