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Category: SEA Updates


Are you a Nurdle Collector?

Well, maybe you’d like to become one. If you don’t know what a “nurdle” is, please read the article below. This new crisis to our waterways and oceans is very real and VERY destructive. We are finding nurdles regularly on…

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Tufted Puffins delight visitors to the Oregon Coast. But their population has plummeted.

If you are like the thousands of people who flock to the Oregon Coast every summer to catch sight of a tufted puffin, you should know that this “Clown of the Sea” is in danger of disappearing from our shores….

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Our ocean floors are looking like landfills!

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Turn Down the Volume, Please

I seldom think about noise in the world’s oceans. Do you? The image that comes to mind is a silent world – a diver gliding noiselessly through an underwater wonderland. But then again . . . . . . ….

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More challenges face sea otters on the West Coast

Open the link below in order to read about the impact of warmer ocean temperatures on Sea Otters and other marine life: https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/ocean-toxin-heartbreaking-threat-sea-otters/?fbclid=IwAR3cQoRgK9Nc7bA7sfPrBxr_Bmip9Y0N2XhGMp8AFbfDjT3ocZX-ktk7dE8

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Thiamine deficiency: is it killing wildlife?

It is fascinating to read about new discoveries that the scientific community is making. As these occur, the question becomes what to do with what we learn? And are the conclusions we make and the solutions we offer reliably accurate?…

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The Aquacultural Revolution

We are hearing more and more about the wonders of aquaculture and how it will be the centerpiece of our solution to the problem of feeding an over-populated planet (estimated to be 9.7 billion by 2050). This article gives us…

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Humpback whales adopting new strategies for hunting?

Read the following article and be amazed at the intelligence demonstrated by humpback whales off of Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska recently.

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Sunflower Stars Now Critically Endangered

With more than 90% of the world’s sunflower starfish gone, it is urgent to do something. Click on the link below to see what is being explored to save the sunflower starfish. Scientists believe “hope is not lost.” https://www.hakaimagazine.com/videos-visuals/sunflower-sea-stars-now-critically-endangered/?omhide=true&utm_source=Hakai+Magazine+Weekly&utm_campaign=a5a8764fd2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_06_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0fc1967411-a5a8764fd2-121639553

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Urchins and Kelp: The need to balance

Throughout the Pacific we are seeing an alarming reduction in the number of kelp forests. The sea star wasting that has been decimating the sea star populations along the US and Canadian West Coast, and the absence of sea otters…

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