Remote Island Chain Has Few People — But Hundreds Of Millions Of Pieces Of Plastic (NPR)
May 16, 2019

When a marine biologist from Australia traveled to a remote string of islands in the Indian Ocean to see how much plastic waste had washed up on the beaches, here’s just part of what she found: “373,000 toothbrushes and around …

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Mariana Trench: Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag (BBC)
May 13, 2019

An American explorer has found plastic waste on the seafloor while breaking the record for the deepest ever dive. Victor Vescovo descended nearly 11km (seven miles) to the deepest place in the ocean – the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench. He …

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AltaSea: Trending – May 8, 2019
May 8, 2019

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE Lost sea creatures wash up on California shores as ocean climate shifts (The Washington Post) The Pacific Ocean off the California coast is mixed up, and …

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Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace (The New York Times)
May 6, 2019

Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their …

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Lost sea creatures wash up on California shores as ocean climate shifts (The Washington Post)
April 17, 2019

The Pacific Ocean off the California coast is mixed up, and so are many of the animals that live there. The violet, thumbnail-size snails washing up here in Horseshoe Cove have never been seen this far north. By-the-wind sailors, a …

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