AltaSea: Trending – November 12, 2019
November 12, 2019

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE Why sea birds regurgitated thousands of rubber bands on an uninhabited British island (CNN.com) For several years, conservationists have been puzzled by thousands of brightly colored …

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AltaSea: Trending – October 9, 2019
October 9, 2019

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE The World’s Oceans Are in Danger, Major Climate Change Report Warns (The New York Times) Earth’s oceans are under severe strain from climate change, a major …

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The biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Our car tires (Los Angeles Times)
October 2, 2019

Driving is not just an air pollution and climate change problem — turns out, it just might be the largest contributor of microplastics in California coastal waters. That is one of many new findings, released Wednesday, from the most comprehensive study to …

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The World’s Oceans Are in Danger, Major Climate Change Report Warns (The New York Times)
September 25, 2019

Earth’s oceans are under severe strain from climate change, a major new United Nations report warns, which threatens everything from the ability to harvest seafood to the well-being of hundreds of millions of people living along the coasts. Rising temperatures …

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Ocean robots take the pulse of our planet by measuring microbes (The Los Angeles Times)
September 18, 2019

It looks like a trashcan bobbing in the waters off the California coast. But it’s hardly garbage. In fact, it may play a key role in monitoring the health of our oceans. The vital signs? The health of the seas’ …

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