This is what it’s like to swim through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (National Geographic)
August 22, 2019

Roughly a thousand miles southwest of San Francisco, Ben Lecomte, a 52-year-old French long-distance swimmer, is exploring one of the ocean’s most polluted places. It’s day 71 of his 80-day swim across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a swirling repository …

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Oceanographer reveals link between subseafloor life and global climate (
August 21, 2019

University of Rhode Island oceanographer Steven D’Hondt and his collaborators have studied the microbial life that lives deep beneath the seafloor—including the rate at which it breathes and how much food it consumes—for more than 20 years, and they have …

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New plastic pollution formed by fire looks like rocks (National Geographic)
August 19, 2019

ON THE SANDY embayments rimming the southwestern English coastline, beachcombers can find a wide array of stones, from tiny pebbles to hefty paperweights, strewn amidst the flotsam. They’re a rather unremarkable looking bunch; a palette of grays offset with the occasional …

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Creative Reuse: A Crafty Solution to Ocean Pollution
August 15, 2019

By Madeline Bankson As landfills brim with waste and ocean plastic amasses, artists and businesses are turning to creative reuse as a responsible avenue for sourcing materials.  Could creative reuse be part of the green cultural shift we need in …

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AltaSea: Trending – August 7, 2019
August 7, 2019

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE Robert Ballard found the Titanic. Can he find Amelia Earhart’s airplane? (National Geographic) Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared more than 80 years ago, on …

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