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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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2009-05-25 11:15:00

Conservationists are preparing to set out in search of an underwater collection of garbage in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the mainland US.

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2009-05-22 07:58:25

Marine mammal videotaped stealing fish provides information about animal’s physical features.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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