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Scientists Discover an Underwater Pollinator
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A first of its kind, this marine plant is pollinated by zooplankton and invertebrates. 

Commercial Ships Could Be Quieter, but They Aren’t
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Shipbuilding economics and lack of regulations are getting in the way of a quieter ocean.

New Research Offers a Wider View on Indigenous North American Whaling
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Additional early North American societies may have been whale hunters, not just scavengers. 

Life Aboard the Wreck of the HMCS Annapolis
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Through a new biodiversity survey, the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia is setting out to show how life takes to an artificial reef....

New Research Assuages Some Worries About Mosquito Net Fishing
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Fishing with mosquito nets is widespread, but potentially less destructive than thought. 

Biased Tide Gauges Mean We’ve Been Systematically Underestimating Sea Level Rise
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Most historical tide gauges were installed in the northern hemisphere, a legacy that has been skewing scientists’ modern interpretations of sea...

What’s the True Scientific Value of Scientific Whaling?
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A new study shows that countries that participate in lethal scientific whaling do not produce superior scientific research. 

A Pumping Plan to Elude Drought
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In British Columbia, engineers plan to pump a lake to dodge the effects of drought on a flagging river. 

Is This the Year Governments Protect Antarctica’s Seas?
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The odds world governments will finally agree to establish marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean are looking better than ever. 

Two-Headed Shark Discovered in Spain
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A baby shark with twice the bite.

Seabirds’ Death-Defying Dives
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Some seabirds dive into water at astonishing speeds, so why don’t they hurt themselves?

Urbanization Might Give an Unexpected Boost to Biodiversity
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A new study uses environmental DNA to open a genetic window on urban coastlines.

Making Monster Waves in the Lab
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Rogue waves are rare in nature, but new research is making them perfectly common.

Godzilla’s Island Origin
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Cinema’s classic coastal creature invades North America for an eight-day rampage.

The Timeline of Fear
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Two populations of bandicoots show that learning to fear a new predator can take quite some time.

Earthquakes’ Ecological Aftershock
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The coastal Klallam people had to adapt to an altered ecosystem in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami.

Keeping Track of Deep-Sea Mining
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A new website uses ship location data to track deep-sea mining exploration. 

This Robot Thinks It’s a Larva
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A new robot is designed to mimic the behavior of teeny tiny larvae.

A Different Kind of Oral History
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Marine mammals have a surprising prevalence of dental disease.

Researchers Discover a Sea Snake Nursery
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Even venomous sea snakes are vulnerable as babies, but their mothers know where to keep them safe. 

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