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The western Pacific gray whale once seemed destined for extinction. Now it supports a booming tourism trade.
The Arctic's record sea ice melt in 2012 meant the growth of more algae, a carbon trap and rich food source for marine life.
The Great Whirl, an enormous clockwise current in the Arabian Sea, connects to the monsoon in a surprising way.
Graduate student Eric Keen did more than conduct research during his time in the fjords of British Columbia.