A new Titanic? US and Canada prepare for worst as luxury Arctic cruise defines sail

Coast guard officers are training for catastrophe as melting sea ice opens up Northwest Passage letting liner to cruise with 1,700 from Alaska to New York On 13 April, coast guard officials from the US and Canada will develop for a cruise ship tragedy: a mass rescue from a luxury liner on its maiden voyage […]

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One of world’s largest marine parks created off coast of Easter Island

Rapa Nui protection area, about same sizing as Chilean mainland, will protect up to 142 species, including 27 threatened with extinction One of the world’s largest marine protection areas has been created off the coast of Easter Island. The 740,000 sq km Rapa Nuimarine park is approximately the size of the Chilean mainland and will […]

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Octopuses And Squid Around The World Are Enjoying A Boom

As we continue to change the worlds oceans and alter marine habitats, cephalopods are booming. Numbers of octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish have been consistently on the rise over the last six decades, according to new findings published in Current Biology this week. Cephalopods boast a unique define of traits that allow them to adapt speedily […]

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Philippines fisherman tells of deadly two-month ordeal stranded at sea

The 21 -year-old watched his uncle succumb, and lived off rainwater and moss growing on his small boat until his rescue earlier this month A young angler flew home to the Philippines on Wednesday after being given up for dead at sea, combating hunger, thirst and despair for nearly two months on a tiny boat […]

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Stress response in corals could give some a fighting chance

Lupita Ruiz-Jones takes a sample from the corals near Ofu Island, American Samoa .Image: Zack gold/ stanford University Marine scientists have made an early but arousing discovery about how some corals respond to stress. Certain species of corals can activate a situated of ancient, defensive genes when exposed to high water temperatures, ocean acidity or […]

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One Tiny Nation Could Be A ‘Tipping Point’ For Saving The Oceans

The tiny nation of Palau, an archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean, has long been a international leader in ocean preservation. Over the past decade or so, it established the world’s first shark sanctuary, passed some of the most stringent statutes banning bottom trawling, and developed a framework for community-based preservation by developing local fishermen […]

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