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A French angelfish amongst coral.

Whale You Be My Valentine?

February, of course, popular for it’s day of love. Flowers and chocolates and gifts for everyone! Marine animals may not have celebrated Valentine’s Day, but there are plenty of critters that live in the sea that could teach us a thing or two about romance. Let’s dive in and learn

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turtle with straw

Plastic Straws – Not Strawsome

Aquatopia January There is a day for the celebration of everything – even things you would never think need their own day. Last month, even straws had their heyday – January 3rd. Most people will think nothing of having a straw in their drink when they go to a restaurant,

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Conservation on Migratory Species

Evolutionary effects of fishing can have unwanted consequences diminishing a fishery’s value and sustainability. Reserves, or no-take areas, have been proposed as a management tool for reducing fisheries-induced selection, but their effectiveness for migratory species has remained unexplored. Here we develop an eco-genetic model to predict the effects of marine

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Jellyfish

Jellyfish: arguably one of the strangest, most interesting creatures to float through our waters. There are between 1000 and 1500 known types of jellyfish in oceans all over the world, varying in size, shape, color and severity of sting. But the first thing to know about jellyfish is… 1) They aren’t actually

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Exploring The Sea

Despite the fact that the ocean plays a role in everything from the air we breathe to daily weather and climate patterns, we know very little about our ocean. And, most of our knowledge of the ocean lies in shallower waters. Deeper waters remain a mystery even though we are

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Education in time of crisis

Our ocean is under siege. From everyday trash like plastic bags, food wrappers and drink bottles, to larger items like car batteries, kitchen appliances and fishing nets, our debris is entering the sea at an alarming rate. Our ocean has become a dumping ground. Marine debris is not only unsightly,

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