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Flying Squid?

Can squid fly? Well photos show that they are launching themselves out of the water on water jets!  Need any more proof that the earth is amazing?

Marine biologist Silvia Maciá was boating on the north coast of Jamaica in the summer of 2001 when she noticed something soar out of the sea. At first she thought it was a member of the flying fish family—a group of marine fish that escape predators by breaking the water’s surface at great speed and gliding through the air on unusually large pectoral fins. But after tracing the creature’s graceful arc for a few seconds, Maciá realized this was no fish. It was a squid—and it was flying.

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Ocean Dead Zones Growing?

Everything we do on land has an effect on the oceans.  When are we going to learn that?

Every summer for the past nine years, water with lethally low concentrations of oxygen has appeared off the Oregon coast. The hypoxia may be a sign of things to come elsewhere, finds Virginia Gewin.

The dead fish were one of the first signs. In July 2002, scientists with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife found unusual numbers of bottom-feeding sculpin lying lifeless on the ocean floor, which would normally be teeming with life. Crabs were also dying, and they washed up onto some beaches in large numbers.
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Environmental Attorney Burton LeBlanc of Baron & Budd, P.C. Hired by Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection and …

BATON ROUGE, La.—-Environmental attorney Burton LeBlanc of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and his firm Baron & Budd have been retained by Louisiana Attorney General James D. Buddy Caldwell to provide counsel to the state of Louisianas designated Trustees in connection with issues related to the Deepwater Horizon …
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Source of harbor pollution in Provincetown remains in dispute – Abington Mariner

With all the recent controversy over whether to force property owners to pay for regular inspections of their septic systems, whether to ban dogs from town beaches or whether to sewer the entire town, the question of …
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Ecology outing an eye-opening experience – New Richmond News

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a prairie ecology outing organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and led by biologist Jim Riemer. Jim Riemer, biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, at the …
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