Ocean

Rear view of a young woman carrying a surfboard on the beach, Hawaii, USA

Ewww…. Surfer Butts The Focus Of Scientific Research Into Ocean Bacteria

Call it the most literal “beach bum” study ever. Occasionally in science, the topic of your research and the perfect subjects in which to study it correlate in unique ways, case in point — surfers and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. More specifically, surfer’s colons.

06/11/2015

(photo courtesy: www.theoceancleanup.com)

20-Year-Old Dutch Inventor Crowd-Funding Great Pacific Garbage Patch Cleanup Effort

A 20-year-old Dutch inventor is crowd-funding a new cleanup effort that first must measure how much plastic we’re dealing with in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the ocean.

06/08/2015

(CBS)

Abalone Diver Dies In Tomales Bay

A man who was abalone diving with four other men died in Tomales Bay Tuesday morning, a National Park Service spokesman said.

06/02/2015

Flooding Road in Healdsburg

Flooding In Texas, Oklahoma Fueling Hope That California’s Drought Will Soon End

Years of extreme drought may be coming to an end in Texas and Oklahoma as heavy rains caused deadly flooding, and it’s fueling hope that California’s drought may soon come to an end as well.

05/25/2015

A dead whale on a Sonoma County beach. (Courtesy: California Parks Department)

Dead Gray Whale Washes Onto Sonoma County Beach; 7th This Year

Another dead whale has washed up on a Bay Area beach, the seventh in just six weeks.

05/24/2015

Image of El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean in December 1997.The white and red areas indicate warmer waters. (NASA)

Scientists Now Predicting Near 100% Chance Of Strong El Nino, But Rainfall Isn’t Always Guaranteed

Climate experts say El Nino is growing stronger and could bring drought-busting wet weather to California this year.

05/21/2015

Video posted to YouTube by the Turkey-based Sea Turtle Research Rescue and Rehabilitation Center shows a 3D printed titanium jaw on an injured sea turtle named Akut-3. (Source: YouTube)

Video Of Injured Sea Turtle’s 3D Printed Jaw After Collision With Boat Goes Viral

Video of an injured sea turtle getting a second chance at life thanks to a 3D printed titanium jaw is racking up thousands of views on YouTube.

05/20/2015

The opah, also known as moonfish (Magnus Manske/Creative Commons)

Nature’s Surprise: First Ever Warm-Blooded Fish Discovered

As if this circular silver and orange fish wasn’t strange enough, researchers recently discovered it also has warm blood, giving it a unique advantage.

05/15/2015

Approximately 40 orcas were seen by a Sausalito whale watching expedition in March 2009, about 19 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, inside the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. (Farallones National Marine Sanctuary)

100-Year-Old Killer Whale Grandmothers Guide Orca Pods To Food

Pacific killer whale females were more likely to lead the groups than males, and the older females were more likely to lead when fish were hard to find.

05/15/2015

Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

America’s Top 5 Must-Visit Aquariums

Want to explore the ocean’s depths while staying on dry land? Visit 5 of the most must-visit aquariums in the U.S. according to Sy Montgomery, author of, “The Soul Of An Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into The Wonder Of Consciousness.”

05/12/2015

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