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Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.

Shark Attacks: The United States led the world, again, in the number of shark attacks last year, according to a new study.

Toxic Blooms: As if toxic cyanobacteria blooms weren't bad enough, new research shows that they can disrupt reproduction in aquatic wildlife.

Pacific Quake: A magnitude-5.2 earthquake was reported off the southern Oregon coast yesterday, with shaking felt in northern California.

Wales' Wetlands: The country's crucial wetlands need intensive care to prevent them from being lost forever, an environmental group says.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Deforestation Tracking and Kizimen Erupts

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