Exxon Valdez oil-spill recovery still is work in progress, 20 years later

Twenty years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, pockets of oil — an estimated 16,000 gallons — remain buried in small portions of the intertidal zone. And herring, a cornerstone species of Prince William Sound’s ecosystem, is one of two species “not recovering.” The herring population’s failure to rebound has emerged as among the most
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The Cove

There’s a new documentary out you might want to check out: In the 1960′s, Richard O’Barry was the world’s leading authority on dolphin training, working on the set of the popular television program Flipper. Day in and day out, O’Barry kept the dolphins working and television audiences smiling. But one day, that all came to
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Scientists discover new species of coral in Northwest Hawaiian Islands

Scientists have identified seven new species of bamboo coral discovered thousands of feet below the ocean surface. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says six of the seven species may represent entirely new genera, which it called a “remarkable feat,” given the broad classification a genus represents. The coral was discovered in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine
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