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Marine Biology Current Events is our marine biology news page. It offers news about scientific discoveries and interesting current events in marine biology — anything relating to the world's seas and oceans (and sometimes lakes and rivers, too). This page sometimes links to interesting stories on other websites.

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Sea turtles: Legal harvest tops 42,000 a year
A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of sea turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries.
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Labrador Duck: Not extinct after all?
Is this alleged extinct North American seaduck actually be a case of mis-identification? Full article >>

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Palau's reefs: Surprisingly resistant to acid water
Marine scientists working on the coral reefs of Palau have made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification. Full article >>

Humpback whales:Overlapping with human activities
Tracking study charts humpback whale movements and identifies overlap with offshore ocean industries. Full article >>

Southern Right Whales: Dying in Argentine Patagonia
The southern right whales that use Península Valdés, Argentina as a nursery ground have suffered the largest mortality event ever recorded. Full article >>

Charcoal from forest fires: Big factor in marine carbon cycle New research shows that charcoal from forest fires is being dumped in vast quantities into the world's oceans. Full article >>

Whale shark conservation: Help from holiday photos Researchers are forwarding whale shark conservation by using photos vacationers snapped on holiday. Full article >>

Marine robots: Detecting endangered whales
Listening marine robots are now detecting the calls of endangered whales. Full article >>

Antarctic Ice Sheet: Warming fast
Portions of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet are warming twice as fast as previously thought. Full article >>

Small fish: Big role in coastal carbon cycle
A new study says small fish like anchovies play an important role in transporting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to the deep sea. Full article >>

More Marine Biology Current Events

(older articles):
Coelacanth: Genome of living fossil revealed
Salmon homing behavior
Great Barrier Reef: Half its coral lost
Early killer whale menopause: An advantage?
A new way to track fish
Shark rules lack teeth
Bohaskaia monodontoides: A new whale
Marine Protected Areas: Keeping turtles safe
Reef sharks: More common inside reserves
Ocean acidification
Sharkskin: A hidden advantage
Google Earth ocean terrain: update
Chesapeake Bay: Coming back to life
The ultimate camouflage
Pregnant dolphins: It's a drag
Mercury pollution: Counting the cost
Gray seal moms: Not all are equal
Carcharocles megalodon strikes again!
Rarest whale seen at last in New Zealand
Modern-day deep-sea animals: Ancient origins
Plastic waste: Littering Arctic seafloor
Fuxianhuia protensa
Radula origins
Deep-sea life: Threatened
New sanctuaries for dolphins
Belizean Barrier Reef
Drastic sea-level changes ahead?
Ocean acidification: Things to come?
Oxygen deficiency in the Baltic Sea

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Noise pollution from ships stressing whales
Tests of fecal samples from baleen whales show they are stressed in a now noisy ocean. Full article >>

Arctic sea ice decline: Cause of recent snowy winters?
Further evidence of a relationship between melting ice in the Arctic regions and widespread cold outbreaks in the Northern Hemisphere. Full article >>

Jellyfish gobbling carbon
Massive jellyfish swarms are altering the marine carbon cycle. Full article >>

Sea Lampreys: A new repellent?
A repellent for sea lampreys could be the key to better controlling one of the most destructive invasive organisms in the Great Lakes. Full article >>

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Facts about coral reefs
Coral reefs are perhaps the largest structures created by living things, and yet the creatures that make them are tiny. Full article >>

The Amazon River Dolphin
The largest river dolphin in the world.
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Humboldt Squid
A dangerous predator that often attacks human beings. Full article >>

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