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Now Ocean Plastics Could Be Killing Oxygen-Making Bacteria

This planet has a problem with plastic. Not just the big masses of it accumulating in the Pacific, but with the tiny bits that are blowing into pristine mountaintop habitats. The flecks showing up in …

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Arsenic-Breathing Microbes Found In The Open Ocean

As air-breathers, humans require oxygen to drive the production of ATP, or energy, from sugar molecules. However, large pockets of the ocean lack oxygen entirely – forcing the organisms that live …

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Arsenic-breathing life discovered in the tropical Pacific Ocean

“In some parts of the ocean there’s a sandwich of water where there’s no measurable oxygen,” Rocap said. “The microbes in these regions have to use other elements that act as an electron acceptor …

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Almost 200,000 ‘never-before-seen’ viruses including some dangerous to HUMANS are discovered lurking in the ocean

… and carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere as organisms in the sea help to recycle oxygen. As oceans are known to absorb and store a lot of CO2, life in the ocean is needed to help covert this …

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Sri Lanka’s marine protection agency calls for tougher laws against ocean pollution

Teney said the reason for the formation of this dead zone was excessive ocean pollution through the dumping of polythene, plastic, other non degradable pollutants and chemicals which were flowing in …

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Here’s How a Microscopic Ocean Organism Helps Control the Earth’s Temperature

The ocean is the biggest absorber of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere … their own foods and are responsible for giving off about more than half of the oxygen that animals need to breathe back into …

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Climate change’s ‘evil twin’ Ocean Acidification (and problem stepchild, Ocean Hypoxia)

However, bad comes with the good – that water has less oxygen and tends to be acidified. Taking decades to travel to the West Coast, this water last touched the atmosphere decades earlier, when CO2 …

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Ocean Visions: Leading Institutions Come Together to Cultivate Innovative, Scalable, Science-Driven Solutions to Ocean Challenges

Thirty percent of the world’s fisheries are overfished and nine million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year. Fertilizer and sewage runoff are creating massive “dead zones …

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It’s been nearly 30 years since the Exxon Valdez oil spill. But that crisis pales in comparison to these recent ocean disasters.

The largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world is called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and is located between Hawaii and California. Dead zones are areas of ocean that are hypoxic — meaning …

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How Shark Trackers Uncovered Illegal Fishing in the Indian Ocean – Pacific Standard

How Shark Trackers Uncovered Illegal Fishing in the Indian Ocean  Pacific Standard

The data suggests that the removal of reef fish in the British Indian Ocean Territory has increased since 2013, and that sharks are being deliberately targeted.

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