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Changes to giant ocean eddies could have ‘devastating effects’ globally

Swirling and meandering ocean currents that help shape the world's climate have gone through a "global-scale reorganisation" over the past three decades, according to new research.

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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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Scientists alarmed after four gray whales found dead in San Francisco Bay

Four dead gray whales have washed up on beaches in the San Francisco Bay area in the past nine days, in the latest spate of whale deaths in the region.

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Florida faces 'imminent' pollution catastrophe from phosphate mine pond

Work crews were pumping millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater into an ecologically sensitive Florida bay on Sunday, as they tried to prevent the "imminent" collapse of a storage reservoir at an old phosphate mine.

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Water pumped into Tampa Bay could cause massive algae bloom, putting fragile manatee and fish habitats at risk

Harmful algae blooms are an increasing problem in Florida. Once nutrients are in the water to fuel them, little can be done to stop the growth, and the results can be devastating for marine life.
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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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Third of Antarctic ice shelves ‘will collapse amid 4C global heating’

‘Unimaginable amounts’ of water will flow into oceans if that temperature rise occurs and ice buffers vanish, warn UK scientists
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Surfers Against Sewage launches long-term plastic waste clean-up

The public is being urged to clear plastic and litter from their local beaches, rivers and parks as part of a million-mile clean-up to mark the emergence from lockdown.

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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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No second breach at Florida reservoir but pollution and flood threat remains

Reports of a second breach at a wastewater reservoir in central Florida are "unsubstantiated", a state agency said, as workers nonetheless battled to prevent hundreds of millions of gallons of contaminated water causing a catastrophic flood.

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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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Algal blooms target sea otter hearts

Within the past decade, those working on the frontlines of marine health have treated an unprecedented number of animals poisoned by harmful algal blooms.

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Florida faces 'imminent' pollution catastrophe from phosphate mine pond

Work crews were pumping millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater into an ecologically sensitive Florida bay on Sunday, as they tried to prevent the "imminent" collapse of a storage reservoir at an old phosphate mine.

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Professional mermaid from Bristol is on a mission to save the oceans

Professional mermaid Hannah Pearl has written and created a children's picture book to raise awareness of the plight of our oceans with the younger generation.

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