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Green turtles making a comeback    Predator fish cut carbon    More renewable energy, less storage    Bottled water: Think before you drink!    Sea turtle harvest    Resistant coral reefs    Hammerhead sharks    Galapagos Tortoise hatchlings!    Marsh to marine   
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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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Green Sea Turtles making a huge comeback
Nesting data from the Florida coast shows green sea turtles are back — in a big way! Read more …


Great White takes a bite out of carbon
A new study suggests large predator fish like the Great White Shark play an important role in preventing global warming. Read more …

Bottled water
Think before you drink! Read more …

Hammerhead Shark

Hammerhead sharks
Scientists track their travels for the first time. Read more …

Marsh to marine
University of Georgia students dive into a new marine biology summer program. Read more …

Galapagos Tortoise hatchlings!
Baby tortoises found on Galapagos island for first time in 100 years! Read more …

Electrofishing: A more selective way to kill invasives
A new study suggests that electric shock is a better way to cull non-native fish in small streams Read more …

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California bans plastic bags
Score one for the environment: California has banned single-use bags, the kind given out in grocery stores. Read more …

The Great Hurricane of 1900
Sept. 8: The anniversary of the greatest natural disaster in American history. Read more…

Labrador Duck: Not extinct after all?
Is this alleged extinct North American seaduck actually be a case of mis-identification? Read more …

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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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. Read more …

Humpback whales:Overlapping with human activities
Tracking study charts humpback whale movements and identifies overlap with offshore ocean industries. Read more …

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. Read more …

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. Read more …

Whale shark conservation: Help from holiday photos Researchers are forwarding whale shark conservation by using photos vacationers snapped on holiday. Read more …

Marine robots: Detecting endangered whales
Listening marine robots are now detecting the calls of endangered whales. Read more …

Antarctic Ice Sheet: Warming fast
Portions of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet are warming twice as fast as previously thought. Read more …

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. Read more …

More Marine Biology Current Events

(older articles):
Coelacanth: Genome of living fossil revealed
Salmon homing behavior
A new way to track fish
Marine Protected Areas: Keeping turtles safe
Reef sharks: More common inside reserves
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
Radula origins
Deep-sea life: Threatened
Belizean Barrier Reef
Drastic sea-level changes ahead?
Oxygen deficiency in the Baltic Sea
Marine Biology Current Events for Kids:

Jellyfish gobbling carbon
Massive jellyfish swarms are altering the marine carbon cycle. Read more …

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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. Read more …

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. Read more …

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