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Record-setting number of manatees crowds state park

A record number of manatees crowded into Florida’s Blue Spring State Park to escape the cold on Sunday.

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Finally, a High Seas Treaty to Protect the World’s Oceans

A new U.N. agreement aims to bring order and conservation to what has—up to now—been an ocean of mismanagement and neglect.

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This goofy-looking fish was found 27,000 feet deep | Popular Science

'We have spent over 15 years researching these deep snailfish; there is so much more to them than simply the depth.'

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First-of its-kind study at Tel Aviv University: Invasive marine species can survive

First-of its-kind study at Tel Aviv University: Invasive marine species can survive Invasive marine species can survive under surprising   environmental conditions The study included a unique experiment simulating changing environmental conditions from

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What are nurdles? The petrochemical product is infiltrating the environment. - Vox

Nurdles are the second-largest source of ocean microplastics. Nobody’s responsible for cleaning them up.

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Vaquita porpoise could survive … but only if illegal fishing stops immediately | Environment | The Guardian

DNA study finds rarest cetacean, only found in Gulf of California, has enough genetic diversity to recover – if gillnet ban is enforced

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Huge sea sponge discovered off Hawaii

Scientists in Hawaii discover a huge underwater sea sponge the size of a minivan, and it may be a new species.

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Octopus develops serious case of the blues

Jonathan Gordon did not notice the large octopus until it suddenly shed its camouflage, turning a brilliant blue, in what seemed to be a clear warning.

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Fisherman catches ‘alien’ sea creature - GrindTV.com

A fisherman reeled in a bizarre sea creature that was described as a cross between a starfish, an octopus, and an alien monster. But it was a basket star.