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TGIF- Thank goodness it’s fishy!

And let’s never talk of that pun again.

This week in the oceans,

… NPR has a gorgeous photo slideshow from The Netherland Antilles reefs.

… if you are planning on vacationing on the beach, check out some helpful tips on what you can do to keep our reefs healthy.

… one Canadian council is fighting the good fight against shark finning.

… humans aren’t the only ones that get grumpy with age. Moko, a dolphin famous in New Zealand for playing with swimmers, is getting aggressive as he matures. Just a reminder that though they are cute, dolphins are wild animals and not household pets.

Migaloo, the albino humpback making a splash off the eastern Australian coast, likely has a tumor and low sperm count. Ouch.

… AJ, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s spokes-loggerhead, is being released to the wild two years after he was rescued.

… a lucky leatherback in New York escapes from an encounter with a trawl net. If only all his brethren were so lucky.

… last week, 83 loggerhead hatchlings were poached from a North Carolina beach. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the culprit.

… an explosion in jellyfish populations causes trouble for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The likely culprit behind the stinging swarm? Pollution.

… while some Monterey Bay Aquarium staff are fighting off jellies, others are researching the potential affects of ocean acidification on deep-sea animals. Learn more about ocean acidification and watch Plant Green’s Blue August feature Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification. Catch a sneak peek and check showtimes on their website.


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