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By Kristopher Karnauskas, The Conversation
Fishing groups had sued over the creation of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, a 5,000-square-mile area that contains fragile deep sea corals and vulnerable species of marine life.
By Associated Press
A handful of interns is spending this summer in primitive conditions on a tiny, treeless island several miles off the coast of Maine. Their job? To monitor Atlantic puffins and other vulnerable seabirds. While the interns occasionally fend off predators…
By Susan Sharon, Maine Public
Bryce Carlson, a high school science teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, is the first American to complete the feat.
A third of the planet’s coral reef ecosystems are at risk of being damaged by warming sea temperatures and subsequent coral bleaching. Is it possible for these sea creatures to survive and adapt? NewsHour’s science producer Nsikan Akpan and producer…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, the U.N. blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for delays in getting humanitarian aid into his country despite the cease-fire. The U.N. wants to deliver convoys into Aleppo, but says Syria is not providing permits. Also,…
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday established the first national marine monument in the Atlantic, a move that's designed to permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the coast of New England.
The lionfish has always been a relentless predator. When it lived only in the Indo-Pacific, its ferocity and aggression were contained. But since the species has expanded to the Atlantic, its overpopulation is threatening fellow aquatic creatures. So scientists are…
By Xander Landen
Although there are now more great whites swimming in U.S. waters, they are still rarely spotted by humans. There have been only 649 confirmed sightings of the great white between 1800 and 2010.
By Lorna Baldwin
A South African duo have become the first people to row from Africa to the U.S. across the Atlantic Ocean, all without a support team. Riaan Manser, a professional adventurer, and his partner Vasti Geldenhuys arrived in Miami, Florida, around…
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