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Health testing way down at California beaches

News, Pollution
Aug
31

Health testing of California’s beaches has slumped to its lowest level since ocean monitoring became law more than a decade ago.

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Gulf beaches deemed safe for sea turtle hatchlings

This summer, more than 25,000 sea-turtle eggs were relocated from gulf beaches to a Kennedy Space Center facility to protect the newly hatched turtles from polluted sand and waters.

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Rip Currents Continue to Worsen Along US East Coast

News
Aug
29

Rip currents are the greatest hazards on most beaches.

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Tiny Gulf Sea Creature Could Shed Light on Oil Spill’s Impact

News
Aug
29

Laboratory studies will assist researchers in determining if dispersant enhances the exposure to oil within food webs, in an effort to better understand the oil spill’s long-term impact on the coastal environment and creatures living there.

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Experts: Submerged oil threatens organisms

Now we’ve got this pollution in the Gulf of Mexico: unknown locations, unknown toxicity, unknown rates of degradation, unknown rates of assimilation into the food chain.

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Oil-eating microbes: Fact or fiction?

Does it matter that BP is funding the research?

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In Low-Lying Bangladesh, The Sea Takes a Human Toll

Danish photographer and filmmaker Jonathan Bjerg Møller recently spent nine months in Bangladesh, chronicling the lives of people struggling to survive just a few feet above sea level.

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Coral Off Puerto Rico’s Coast Studied for Gulf Oil Spill’s Impact

Coral living off the coast of Puerto Rico may provide researchers valuable information about the potential impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Autopsies on stranded pilot whales ruled out

News
Aug
27

The 49 pilot whales which died after a mass stranding on the Far North’s Karikari Beach have been buried without scientific analysis.

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