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On October 5, the Mexican government announced its intent to create a new marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean, the largest protected area of its kind in North America.
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A postdoc at Harvard University at the time, he was working on 3D printing of synthetic shark skin. “I tried to find a nice image of a real shark online, then I noticed that there is always a parasitic fish attached to the shark,” said Wen, now a professor of bio-robotics at Beihang University in Beijing.
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Nearly half of the estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic that flow into the world’s ocean every year originate in just five rapidly developing economies in Asia — Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. At its recent Our Ocean 2017 conference, the Ocean Conservancy announced it is seeking to raise over $150 million in new funding to prevent plastic waste from leaking in to our ocean. The money will be used to design and build waste management and recycling systems in Southeast Asia. The focus will be on investments to improve collection, sorting and recycling markets.
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In Dotson’s case, it appears the water is first flowing into the deep cavity beneath the shelf far below it, but then being turned by the Earth’s rotation and streaming upward toward the floating ice as it mixes with buoyant meltwater. The result is that the warm water continually melts one part of the shelf in particular, creating the channel.
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On land, the atmosphere limits how much energy wind farms can generate. But over the ocean, wind speeds are 70 percent higher on average, and those winds are replenished from high up in the atmosphere.
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The European Union, which organized the Our Ocean conference in the Maltese capital of Valletta, its 28 member states and its EIB investment bank gave almost half those financial commitments, about $3.4 billion.
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The team calculated halving plastic pollution in these waterways could potentially reduce the total contribution by all rivers by 45 per cent.
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These newly discovered nodule-dwellers may help scientists monitor the impact of future deep-sea mining.
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The countries of Chile and Niue just made a huge splash in the world of ocean conservation.
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Ever wonder why you just feel better, even THINK better near the ocean? The Ocean Science Radio team meets up with Wallace J. Nichols and Nik Sawe to discuss environmental decision making, how nature affects the brain and the concept of "Blue Mind."
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