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African-American Divers Join Search for Sunken Slave Ship

The search for a 19th-century slave ship, wrecked on a reef while illegally transporting 561 African slaves, continues in Biscayne National Park but with...
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Bush Creates Largest Marine Protection Zone in the World

With the stroke of a pen today, President Bush will designate three new areas in the Pacific as Marine National Monuments to create the...
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Giant Clams Make Comeback in Philippines Thanks to Science

Once a common sight in waters around the Philippine islands, the giant clam had virtually disappeared until marine biologist Edgardo Gomez decided to do...
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Diving Into a New Smithsonian Era

The new Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History opened Saturday, the largest renovation in the museum’s century-long history and a transformation...
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Overfished Species Recover Fast

Swedish Radio & Swedish Science Radio reported on June 24th, 2008, that overfished species are able recover fast in marine reservations where no fishing is allowed....
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Cuba Throws Lifeline to Sea Turtles

Cuba has thrown a lifeline to the Caribbean’s endangered and critically endangered marine turtles with a government resolution ending all harvesting of marine turtles. Such...

10 Tons of Fishing Gear Cleaned From Channel Islands Waters

Lost and abandoned underwater fishing gear can be dangerous to wildlife as well as people. Derelict nets in particular can entrap fish, sharks...

Top Ten Stories of 2006: #3 – Species Recovery

Environmentalists Heartened by Stunning Finds of Species, Coral, and Recovery of Many Endangered • Numerous hopeful stories in 2006 showed that endangered...
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Top Ten Good News of 2006!

With casualties in Iraq reaching record numbers, the war in Lebanon punctuating the continuing crises in the Middle East and the ongoing slaughter in...
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Stunning Finds of Fish and Coral

Scientists have discovered hugely diverse fish and coral populations thriving off Indonesia's Papua coastlines including dozens of new species like the "walking" shark that...
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Rays of Hope in the Philippines

Nine manta rays were recently spotted for the first time in 20 years gliding through Basura, the internationally renowned dive site in the Philippines. “We...

New Trawling Ban Protects Deep-Sea Alaska Corals

Newly discovered gardens of colorful corals blooming under water in the Gulf of Alaska, will get special protection... A new rule bars...
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3.8 million Acres of California Ocean Floor Protected

The Nature Conservancy announced this week the purchase of six trawling permits and four trawling vessels from commercial fishermen in Morro Bay as part...

Marine Protection Announced by Indonesia

Following recent moves by the U.S. and Brazil to protect coral reefs and sensitive marine ecosystems, Indonesia has announced plans to create a marine-protected...
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Extinct Frogs Rediscovered in Colombia

"These finds show there is still hope." The rediscovery of the frogs showed that preservation of small habitats -- such as the El Dorado reserve...
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Comeback News: Seals, Humpbacks, and Urchins Increasing

Steller sea lions in Alaska are making a comeback. An aerial survey of the Gulf of Alaska and Aleutian Islands spotted more than 19,000...
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Oyster Tide is Turning

In a rare show of consensus, scientists, fishermen, environmentalists and area residents are joining together to restore the Chesapeake Bay's historic shellfish bars, or...