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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Sharks, Climate Change, and What Can Be Done
January 17, 2019

by Apryl Boyle, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of El Porto Shark The importance of sharks in climate change is not simply overlooked, but often unexpected. The relationship between these top predators and their role in our global climate continue …

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AltaSea: Trending – August 8, 2018
August 8, 2018

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE Should You Let a Shrimp Clean Your Teeth? (National Geographic) Cleaner shrimp make everyone smile, but videos show they don’t mind making those smiles even brighter.  …

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Styrofoam Pollution and the Ocean
July 13, 2018

By Mary Luna, Coastal and Marine Scientist, Heal the Bay During my student days I used to drive from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica for a relaxing run on the sand. I’ve always found the shoreline a peaceful place. …

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