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King Crabs Arrive in Antarctic, with Claws Out for Biodiversity
A king crab.
September 30th, 2015
The king crab could soon take over a whole new kingdom, and it has global warming to thank for the conquest.
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Spring Colors Swirl in Picturesque North Atlantic
Plankton in northwest Atlantic Ocean
May 27th, 2015
A new NASA image hints at the complex factors that encourage giant plankton blooms in the North Atlantic.
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Billions of Blue Jellyfish Setting Sail for Beaches
May 26th, 2015
Billions of by-the-wind sailors, also called Velella velella, could wash ashore in coming months because of favorable water temperatures and onshore winds.
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How Plastics-to-Fuel Can Become the Next Green Machine (Op-Ed)
plastic, recyclables
September 21st, 2015
Instead of waterways, will waste plastics soon end up in fuel tanks?
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Dissolving Sea Stars Reveal a Damaged Ocean
A diseased sea star in California.
June 5th, 2015
Sea star wasting disease is just one more harbinger of weakened oceans.
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Sudden and Rapid Ice Loss Discovered in Antarctica
May 21st, 2015
Massive glaciers in the southern Antarctic Peninsula suddenly started to crumble and melt in 2009.
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