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2014-09-26 02:30:44

Over one thousand miles wide and three thousand miles long, the Sargasso Sea occupies almost two thirds of the North Atlantic Ocean. Within the sea, circling ocean currents accumulate mats of Sargassum seaweed that shelter a surprising variety of fishes, snails, crabs, and other small animals.

2014-05-25 23:02:18

Symposium marks completion of undergraduate student research voyage with the SEA Semester: Marine Biodiversity and Conservation program. Woods Hole, Massachusetts

2014-05-08 23:12:40

Press invited to tour ship and hear about the research activities and experiences at sea on Friday, May 16, at 10:30 am at Pier 25.

Sea Turtle Study Reveals The Mystery Behind Lost Juvenile Years
2014-03-05 10:47:24

After sea turtles hatch, they enter the sea and stay there for many years – returning later to coastal waters as large juveniles. This time period has been referred to as the "lost years" because not much has been known about what the relatively young turtles do and where they go.

Threatened European Eels Disappear In Deep Water On Their Way To The Sargasso Sea
2014-02-11 10:15:02

When the threatened European eels cross the Atlantic Ocean to get to the Sargasso Sea to spawn, they swim in deep water.

Ocean Currents Drive Eel Population Changes: Study
2013-12-29 08:18:16

Fluctuations in the European eel population – a long-time holiday delicacy – may be linked to changing ocean currents in the Atlantic, according to new research published in the journal Current Biology.

Pacific Ocean 'Garbage Patch' Increasing At Alarming Rate
2012-05-09 09:16:49

Plastic trash has been accumulating in the Pacific Ocean at an alarming rate and its effects are reverberating throughout the ecosystem, according to a new study by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Sea Turtle Returned To Gulf Of Mexico After 3-Year Journey
2011-12-28 09:54:20

After a three-year rehabilitation in Portugal, a juvenile endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle nicknamed Johnny Vasco de Gama was returned to familiar waters in the Gulf of Mexico.

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2010-06-14 06:25:00

According to four French explorers just back from eight months at sea, the North Atlantic Ocean is looking more like a rubbish bin, with plastic and polystyrene flotsam spreading far and wide.


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whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
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