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Here in the United States, we are in the midst of summer vacation season. And the oceans are always a great place to visit! Travelers are welcomed at 15 national marine sanctuaries and monuments in the US, encompassing over 600,000 square miles of underwater parks....

According to National Geographic, pollution is defined as “the introduction of harmful contaminants that are outside the norm for a given ecosystem.” Until fairly recently, it was widely believed that due to the vastness of the oceans, any trash or other pollutants dumped into the...

People around the globe celebrated World Oceans Day on June 8thand the United States along with other countries have designated June as National Ocean Month. World Oceans Day is held annually to draw attention to the vital role our oceans play in sustaining a healthy...

"By 2050, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish."  If you haven't heard this popular claim by now, then it's time for you to learn about the plastic crisis our world is facing.  Although this startling prediction made by the Ellen MacArthur...

NOAA's Annual Report Now Released   Earlier this week at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their 13th annual Arctic report and the results are concerning, to say the least.  This report follows the changes in...