Tag: ocean

Coral Reefs are Thriving at the Hands of Humans in Select Regions

There has been plenty of news on the bleaching of coral reefs, but would you believe it if you heard that some humans are actually helping them thrive? A study recently published in Nature has discovered that some coral reefs are not in bad shape, thanks to the help of humans. After analyzing data from …

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Scientists: Long Island’s Great South Bay has Become a Shark Nursery

If you live near the shoreline on Long Island, you may want to listen up. Scientists have found that the Great South Bay has become home to several sand tiger sharks, which are using this area as breeding grounds. Veterinarians and researchers working for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium are the ones to make …

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fish, coral reef, environment, ocean

Where Did Those Fish in Your Aquarium Come From?

Have you ever wondered where your pet fish lived before you plopped them in your aquarium? As it turns out, they might’ve come from Hawaii. When the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources recently instituted a new coral reef management plan to address bleaching, animal activists were less than satisfied. This is because about …

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Robin and Mealworms

Mealworms May Eventually Solve Our Plastic Pollution Problem

Mealworms may not be the prettiest creatures on the planet, but you might want to think twice before considering them just another useless insect. In fact, mealworms could eventually save Earth from destruction via plastic. Researchers at Stanford University recently shared a study that showed mealworms could live on a diet of foamed polystyrene, also …

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Sea Levels Along the Northeast Coast Rise 4 Inches in Just 2 Years

What if you were told that your house would be completely under water within the next 50 years? Could you imagine all of your belongings under the sea? The hypothetical scenario is starting to scare people along the Northeast coast of the U.S., who saw their sea levels rise almost four inches between 2009 and …

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