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2009-08-21 09:37:26

Luminescent sea worms that eject glowing green blobs have been found off the Oregon coast at depths up to 11,000 feet, scientists said. Oregon is the hotbed for these guys, said co-discoverer Karen J.

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2009-08-21 07:20:00

Researchers have discovered a new species of worm, dubbed the “green bomber.”

2009-08-04 14:45:32

A group of scientists set sail from San Francisco Tuesday to study the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- a floating dump some say is twice the size of Texas. The researchers say they hope to learn more about the watery garbage dump -- about 1,000 miles west of California -- such as its size, its effects on marine life and whether it can be cleaned up, the San Jose Mercury News reported. This is a problem that is kind of out of sight, out of mind, but it is having devastating impacts on the ocean.

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2009-08-04 13:55:24

A group of scientists is setting sail in the Pacific Ocean to study an unusual island that is made up of garbage.

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2009-08-01 07:48:05

Jessica Meir goes to extreme environments to learn how birds and mammals thrive in conditions that humans cannot tolerate, and she tells readers all about it.

2009-07-27 14:18:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past 16 years, beachgoers have been invited to watch respected surfers, business leaders, community members and cancer survivors "surfing for a cure" at the annual Moores UCSD Cancer Center Luau & Longboard Invitational held at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

2009-07-22 09:14:33

Bleached corals bounce back to normal growth rates faster when they have clean water and lots of sea life at their side, a U.S.

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2009-07-22 07:05:00

A new study shows that bleached corals bounce back to normal growth rates more quickly when they have clean water and plentiful sea life at their side

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2009-06-26 06:05:00

For years scientists have observed the deleterious effects of rising levels of carbon dioxide in the oceans on shellfish and corals.


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