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Rocket fuel leak could've caused water pollution, killed marine life in Russia's Kamchatka region
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Rocket fuel leak could've caused water pollution, killed marine life in Russia's Kamchatka region

Last month, locals witnessed large numbers of dead sea creatures including seals, octopuses and sea urchins wash up onto the black-sanded beach.

Lone whale rescued from pod of dead carcasses as Australia reports largest-ever mass stranding
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Lone whale rescued from pod of dead carcasses as Australia reports largest-ever mass stranding

With more than 300 carcasses spread across a 10-kilometre area, boats have begun towing the dead whales into the open ocean, where they will be released over several days.

Thirty new deep water species including bamboo corals, sponges discovered in the Galapagos
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Thirty new deep water species including bamboo corals, sponges discovered in the Galapagos

The expedition explored for the first time, three steep underwater mountains, called seamounts, near the north of the archipelago.

Green Banana dive to mysterious spot off Florida coast could help shed light on underwater sinkholes
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Green Banana dive to mysterious spot off Florida coast could help shed light on underwater sinkholes

The NOAA-funded mission in August this year will lower a 300 kg lander underwater, for divers to collect water and sediment samples, and carry out a biological survey.

Machine learning finds use in creating sharper maps of 'ecosystem' lines in the ocean
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Machine learning finds use in creating sharper maps of 'ecosystem' lines in the ocean

The research could complement ongoing efforts to better manage fisheries and detect species shifts due to climate change with satellites.

Catastrophic infectious diseases are around the corner for marine mammals: Study
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Catastrophic infectious diseases are around the corner for marine mammals: Study

In the past, environmental variables like season and sea surface temperature anomalies, were tied with disease outbreaks in marine mammals.

Testing a shark's vertebrae for carbon-14 levels, found in atomic bombs, scientists can calculate its age
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Testing a shark's vertebrae for carbon-14 levels, found in atomic bombs, scientists can calculate its age

Researchers tested carbon-14 levels in dead whale sharks and the oldest one, stored in Pakistan, had lived for 50 years.

Ten years after Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, marine wildlife struggles to recover
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Ten years after Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, marine wildlife struggles to recover

The explosion killed 11 workers and spewed an estimated 795 million litres of oil before it was capped 87 days later.

Corals of Great Barrier Reef to face a period of heat-induced mass coral bleaching
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Corals of Great Barrier Reef to face a period of heat-induced mass coral bleaching

The 345,400 sq km World Heritage-listed coral network has been devastated by four coral bleaching events since 1998.

Scientists to dive to darkest depths of Indian Ocean to study marine life, climate change
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Scientists to dive to darkest depths of Indian Ocean to study marine life, climate change

Last August, the “Limiting Factor” completed Five Deeps Expedition, diving to the deepest point in each of the world’s five oceans.

Heat wave called 'The blob' kills off around one million birds in the Pacific ocean
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Heat wave called 'The blob' kills off around one million birds in the Pacific ocean

The heatwave lasted around 700 days from 2014 to 2016 and effected water temperature and food webs.

World oceans were warmest in 2019 than any other time in recorded history: Study
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World oceans were warmest in 2019 than any other time in recorded history: Study

Over the 6 decades past, recent warming was 450% that of earlier warming — a big increase in rate of climate change effects.

Cuttlefish wearing 3-D glasses explain how they find the right distance to strike prey
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Cuttlefish wearing 3-D glasses explain how they find the right distance to strike prey

Cuttlefish catch food using their tentacles, to be successful, they must find the correct distance from the prey.

Exposure to microplastics can effect the growth of marine life, esp in coastal areas
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Exposure to microplastics can effect the growth of marine life, esp in coastal areas

The ingestion of microplastics or particles of plastic smaller than five millimetres impedes the normal growth of fish larvae

Oceans and marine life through 2019: 10 positive developments in sea life and global oceans
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Oceans and marine life through 2019: 10 positive developments in sea life and global oceans

Despite sea level rise, marine heatwaves and frequent coral bleaching events, there's still much to celebrate from 2019.

Lit fishnets can reduce chances of turtle, dolphins, whales getting caught by accident
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Lit fishnets can reduce chances of turtle, dolphins, whales getting caught by accident

Gillnet fisheries have high bycatch rates of threatened marine life like turtles, whales, dolphins, seabirds.

NASA tracks the biggest animal migration in the Earth's oceans using space lasers
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NASA tracks the biggest animal migration in the Earth's oceans using space lasers

Due to the sheer number of animals participating in the migration, carbon is prevented from escaping into the atmosphere, slowing down global warming.

Blue whales can reduce rate to two beats per minute as it searches for food
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Blue whales can reduce rate to two beats per minute as it searches for food

The larger the animal, lower the heart rate as it minimizes the heart's work while distributing blood in the body.

The ocean could be providing six times more food with a few reforms, scientists believe
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The ocean could be providing six times more food with a few reforms, scientists believe

With reforms, the fishing industry could boost catches by 20 percent compared to today.

Talks about an Antarctic marine sanctuary in a deadlock for eighth consecutive year
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Talks about an Antarctic marine sanctuary in a deadlock for eighth consecutive year

The multinational effort to create giant sanctuaries around Antarctica to counter climate change and protect the fragile ocean ecosystems have failed.