22-year-old Iowa man on Florida honeymoon drowns during first ocean swim
An Iowa seminary student on his Florida honeymoon drowned when he was swept out to sea on his first time in the ocean, authorities said. A St. Johns County Sheriff's Office incident report said 22-year-old Dalton Cottrell, of Malcom, Iowa, drowned while swimming Tuesday, July 30, at Crescent Beach, south of ...
Biodegradable plastic made from seaweed organisms
From bags to bottles, every year about 13 million tons of plastic flows into our oceans, according to a U.N. report published in 2018. If the situation continues, our oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050. Birds and other animals often mistake plastic waste entangled in seaweed in the ...
Ocean shock: fishmeal factories plunder Africa
With relentless demand from China pushing fishmeal prices to record highs, companies have set their sights on West Africa as new source of supply
Fossils from Angola bring strange yet familiar ocean into view
Some may be familiar with mythical sea monsters. For example, Scotland’s infamous Loch Ness Monster “Nessie,” and Giganto -- fictional beasts of comic book fame. But millions of years ago, real-life s
Toxic red tide could sicken people as Hurricane Michael pushes it ashore
Hurricane Michael could have exposed more people to the dangerous health effects of a record algae bloom that has bedeviled much of Florida's coast. The hurricane made landfall Oct. 10 in the Florida Panhandle. That part of the coast has seen some of the worst concentrations this year of red tide, ...
‘Voice for the Ocean’ gives European citizens a say on the future of ocean conservation
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s last report, commissioned during the COP21 conference in Paris and released on October 6, 2018 in Incheon, South Korea, offers an alarming perspective on the effects of climate change in general and on the oceans in particular: a temperature increase of 2 degrees ...
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