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DEAD ZONES: Can the Ocean Run Out of Oxygen? [Science Video]

For most of the year, the Gulf of Mexico is teeming with marine life, from tiny crustaceans to massive whales. But every summer, disaster strikes. Around May, animals begin to flee the area. And soon, …

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Can the Ocean Run Out of Oxygen?

(via TEDEd) For most of the year, the Gulf of Mexico is teeming with marine life, from tiny crustaceans to massive whales. But every summer, disaster strikes. Around May, animals begin to flee the …

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Workers race to stop tanker from leaking tons more oil into Indian Ocean

In a race against tides and time, workers have pumped tons of fuel from a Japanese bulk carrier ship grounded in the shallow waters of Mauritius.

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The Atlantic Ocean is now hurricane fuel

warmer ocean temperatures may provide ample fuel for the approaching peak of hurricane season. Of note, temperatures in a critical zone of the Atlantic called the “Main Development Region …

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Rising ocean temperatures send jellyfish onto Virginia Beach

Jellyfish are beginning to wash up on Virginia Beach as warmer ocean temperatures create a breeding ground, officials said.

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What Are Ocean Deserts?

The nature on our planet never ceases to amaze us. Ocean deserts sound like a concept that came straight out of a fantasy novel, but it is in fact, quite real.

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Aquatic Plants May Help Chesapeake Bay Resist Ocean Acidification

In freshwater vegetation flats upstream of the Chesapeake, chemical reactions create molecules that raise pH levels in the bay.

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Sea Shepherd helps the Gambia tackle illegal fishing – chinadialogue ocean

Sea Shepherd helps the Gambia tackle illegal fishing  chinadialogue ocean

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Towable sensor free-falls to measure vertical slices of ocean conditions

The sensor captures any change in these lights as they scatter back and as chlorophyll-containing phytoplankton fluoresce … of a certain region’s biological productivity.

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How much oxygen comes from the ocean?

At least half of the oxygen produced on Earth comes from the ocean, mostly from tiny photosynthesizing plankton. But marine life also uses roughly the same amount of oxygen to breathe, for cellular …

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