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Ocean Stories From Around the World

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By now, you have probably heard of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The name conjures the image of a floating island made of familiar plastic trash such as soda bottles and plastic bags,...
Sometimes I think that our planet Earth, named for the Old English word for “dry land” (eorthe), should get a new name. Despite our knowledge that more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface is...
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, setting off the largest accidental marine oil spill in U.S. history. As a result, April 20th of each year is the...
In the ocean world, there are many women to celebrate during Women’s History Month. Consider Rachel Carson, who started her career as a marine biologist, Sylvia Earle (“Her Deepness”), or our...

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Acidification That You Can See

Credit: Courtesy of David Littschwager/National Geographic Society

Over a 10-year period, NOAA scientists have collected 72,000 seawater samples, and their data show that the ocean is becoming more acidic because of climate change. That small change in acidity is enough to dissolve...

Ocean Optimism

Success Stories in Ocean Conservation

Bonaire, a small Caribbean island just north of Venezuela, is routinely ranked as a top diving destination in the world. But there's something getting in the way of beautiful dives: plastic...