Marine Life

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Japanese Tsunami Debris Hits Alaska

Debris from the March 11, 2011 tsunami has been washing ashore in bits and pieces for a while now, but this week, the amount of debris hitting Alaska has picked up significantly. Remote Montague Island looks like a landfill.

May 25th

Collapsing Seas – An Infographic

The oceans make up about 70% of the Earth and support all life on the planet. There are so many issues of concern with the oceans today – overfishing, pollution, sea level rise – it’s hard to keep it all straight. This infographic packages all that into bite-size pieces.

April 16th

Sea Otter vs. Ice

This video of a sea otter and ice is too cute not to watch. For those of you who play Zoo Tycoon and wondered why you had to keep buying food in ice blocks, this is a real life example of what an animal might do with it.

February 8th

Bioluminescence: Nature's Tool in a Pollution Solution

by Angie Tarantino The Indian River Lagoon in Florida is considered the most ecologically diverse estuary in the nation, and unfortunately it is under threat from pollution resulting from commercial and residential development. The Lagoon is made up from a shallow body of water that is surrounded by barrier beaches and is closed off from […]

December 28th

Save River Herring

The National Marine Fisheries Service has decided the status of the river herring merits review. However, the tiny fish that is a basis of the Atlantic ecosystem is not out of danger yet.

December 22nd