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UK nuclear plants will exact heavy fish toll

Environmental groups are alarmed at the heavy fish toll which two new British nuclear plants will inflict on stocks.

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25,000 barrels possibly laced with DDT are found off California coast

One researcher said the number of discarded drums far exceeded his expectations. “It was hard to wrap my head around the density of targets,” he said.
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Indigenous harvest rights still under attack in the upper Great Lakes

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Regulators missing pollution’s effect on marine life, study finds

Increasing chemical and plastic pollution are "significant" contributors to the decline of fish and other aquatic organisms, yet their impact is being missed by regulators, according to a report by environmentalists.

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The ocean’s mysterious twilight zone may help fight climate change

The twilight zone is one of the more poorly understood ecosystems of the Earth. It's important that we try to learn more, because this ecosystem may be critical.

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Waste firm hit with $2.1 million lawsuit over Magothy runoff that stopped yellow perch spawn

The state of Maryland is keeping its recent promise to hold a waste management and recycling company accountable for stormwater runoff that washed sediment into the Magothy River headwaters, compromising this year's yellow perch spawn.

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Japan’s nuclear wastewater lies exposed amid ban on sales of scorpionfish from Fukushima waters

The Japanese government's sales ban on black scorpionfish caught in Fukushima waters shows it lied about its nuclear contamination claims, experts say, urging the Japanese government to face up to science, instead of confusing the public with pseudoscience to further harm human food chain and marine life.

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Consumption advisory issued for brook, brown trout in Silver Creek, extent of 'forever chemical' contamination unknown

Wildlife officials are asking those who regularly eat fish caught in Silver Creek to limit their consumption to once a month, over concerns of high levels of "forever chemicals."

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Toxics

What Netflix’s Seaspiracy gets wrong about fishing, explained by a marine biologist

If Seaspiracy has made you aware of the problems facing the oceans, take action and join a NGO that's fighting for change. As for this film, a better title would have been Marie Antoinette Goes To Sea.

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How did the pandemic affect ocean conservation

Clickbait stories of animals returning to quiet habitats paint an overly rosy picture of COVID-19’s impact on the marine environment.
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Climate

Steep decline in giant sea turtles seen off US West Coast

In less than 30 years, the number of western Pacific leatherbacks in the foraging population off of California plummeted 80% and a recent study co-authored by Benson shows a 5.6% annual decline - almost identical to the decline documented thousands of miles away on nesting beaches.

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Biodiversity

Red flag: Predatory European ships help push Indian Ocean tuna to the brink

The Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna stock is teetering on the verge of collapse and some experts say the EU, which has profited the most from the fishery over decades, should do more to save it.

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Biodiversity

George Monbiot: Seaspiracy shows why we must treat fish not as seafood, but as wildlife

It's time to see the oceans in a new light: to treat fish not as seafood but as wildlife; to see their societies not as stocks but as populations; and marine food webs not as fisheries but as ecosystems.

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Toxics

Hundreds of dead dolphins and fish wash up on beaches in Ghana

Authorities in Ghana are investigating the deaths of hundreds of dolphins and fish that washed up on beaches in Ghana in recent days, as fears grow that contaminated fish have been sold to customers.

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Toxics

Our last, best chance to save Atlantic salmon

Atlantic salmon are perilously close to extinction in the United States. Taking down a few dams could go a long way to aiding their recovery, experts say.
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