Tag Archives: ocean

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For Costa Rican sea turtles, the second time’s the charm

In early September, a crowd of selfie-crazed tourists prevented thousands of sea turtles from nesting in Costa Rica. But when the turtles returned weeks later, things had changed.

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Fighting killer starfish with robots and vinegar

Crown of thorns starfish are ravenous predators of coral, and their population outbursts threaten coral reefs worldwide. Thankfully, researchers at two Australian universities have devised a clever action plan to address the problem.

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For Yao Ming, saving sharks is a slam dunk

Thanks to education and outreach efforts on the part of Yao Ming and WildAid, public perception of shark fin soup in China is changing for the better.