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Ocean Fact O' the Day

Posted Thu, Feb 21, 2008 by nikki

Currently all six sea turtle species found in U.S. waters are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.


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Ocean Fact O' the Day

Posted Wed, Feb 20, 2008 by nikki

Nearly a billion people worldwide depend on fish for at least 30 percent of their animal protein, and there are millions more who live in coastal communities which count on fishing for all or part of their income.





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Take the Super Highway to the Nearest Cafe

Posted Wed, Feb 20, 2008 by nikki

Do sharks get road rage? What about heartburn? ... Only science will reveal.

For now all we know is a new study shows great white sharks travel predictable pathways, or "super highways," between feeding hot spots, dubbed "cafes."

In other news, international coffee chain Starbucks is considering expanding to the bottom of the sea. OK, not true, but maybe not such a bad idea. ...


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Scientists Discover 'Very Strange' Fish, Giant Sea Spider

Posted Wed, Feb 20, 2008 by nikki

And here I thought the spiders like the one I "discovered" the other morning in the bathroom of my basement apartment were big. ...

Australian scientists working on the floor of the Southern Ocean discovered several mysterious creatures including giant sea spiders and worms.


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Ocean Fact O' the Day

Posted Tue, Feb 19, 2008 by nikki

The area of the world ocean is 139 million square miles.


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Ocean Fact O' the Day

Posted Fri, Feb 15, 2008 by nikki

The sperm whale is the largest of all toothed whales and is the largest toothed animal alive, with adult males measuring up to 20.5 m (67 ft) long.


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Ocean Fact O' the Day

Posted Thu, Feb 14, 2008 by nikki to dolphins

"Dolphins are known to have sex for reasons other than reproduction."

Makes sense to me, I mean, what would you do if you found out your world was about to end? And while you're pondering that, check out this way cool video. ...

Happy Valentine's Day!


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Ocean Fact O' the Day

Posted Wed, Feb 13, 2008 by nikki

A killer whale is really a member of the dolphin family.


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Fish in Space!

Posted Tue, Feb 12, 2008 by nikki

News from the Arctic Circle: Scientists blasted 60 baby cichlid fish into the atmosphere on a zero-gravity rocket ride. True story.


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