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Coastal species are forming colonies on plastic trash in the ocean, study finds

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Masses of ocean plastic are providing artificial habitat for otherwise coastal species, according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal, Nature Communications. The study’s authors observed floating wat...

Under the skin of the ocean, there’s a super-loud fishcotheque going on

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A coral reef in Indonesia thought to be dead has been discovered to be erupting with glorious uproar – the sound of fishes whooping and grunting as they communicate and search for food. It’s like Finding Nemo come to ...

All coral reefs in western Indian Ocean ‘at high risk of collapse in next 50 years’

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All coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean are at high risk of collapse in the next 50 years due to global heating and overfishing, according to a new assessment. From Seychelles to the Delagoa region off the coast o...

Ocean scientists call for global tracking of oxygen loss that causes dead zones

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A team of ocean scientists from six continents have made an urgent call for a global system to track the loss of oxygen from parts of the ocean and coastal waters that causes dead zones, where almost nothing can live....

Becoming Cousteau review – getting in deep with the beanie-wearing ocean explorer

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For an “official” documentary – sanctioned by the Cousteau Society and co-produced by his children Diane and Pierre-Yves Cousteau – this account of Jacques Cousteau’s life and mermaid’s purse of achievements is not co...

The Ocean at the End of the Lane review – Neil Gaiman’s monsters will leave you cowering

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Neil Gaiman’s short, lyrical 2013 novel inhabits a no man’s land between childhood nightmares and the disappointments of adulthood which is so terrifyingly evoked in this National Theatre transfer that it reframes the...

‘It’s going to be bigger, stranger’: Neil Gaiman on the return of The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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A mass of bones circle and screech. Jaws are cracked open in ancient, deafening roars. With their gnarled beaks and enormous, oily wings, these creatures look as if they could eat you whole. In central London, cast an...

Canary Islands volcano lava reaches ocean, raising fears of toxic gas

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Lava from an erupting volcano in the Canary Islands has reached the ocean, volcanologists said, raising fear of toxic gases being released as the lava hits the sea water. The regional government of the Spanish archipe...

‘We feel we’re not going to get really sick’: why the pandemic hasn’t dissuaded ocean cruisers

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On 16 September, Miami-based Oceania Cruises, a luxury culinary-focused cruise company that is a division of Norwegian Cruise Lines, set an all-time, single-day booking record. It was driven by the introduction of its...

US Navy identifies five sailors who died in helicopter crash in Pacific Ocean

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The US Navy on Sunday identified five sailors who died when a helicopter crashed in the Pacific Ocean off of Southern California. They were Lt Bradley A Foster, 29, a pilot from Oakhurst, California; Lt Paul R Fridley...

‘My hope is to make things that last’ – Frank Ocean announces fashion range

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Singer Frank Ocean has announced a luxury fashion line that will produce jewellery and silk scarves. The brand, Homer, has been three years in the making, and is the latest non-musical project from Ocean, whose most r...

Lotion in the ocean: is your sunscreen killing the sea?

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Autumn Blum was 5 metres underwater, scuba diving off the Pacific island of Palau, when she looked up towards the surface and saw a rainbow. “I thought maybe it had been raining,” she says. “As I got closer, I saw th...

Boeing 737 cargo pilots rescued after emergency landing in Pacific Ocean

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The pilots of a cargo plane made a desperate and daring nighttime emergency landing on water early Friday and miraculously survived. They were plucked from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii by first responders...

Political ploys and an ocean jewel: what’s behind the UN’s ‘in danger’ warning for the Great Barrier Reef

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The Australian government says it has been blindsided by a recommendation by official United Nations science advisers that the Great Barrier Reef be placed on the world heritage “in danger” list. Australia’s ocean jew...

Takeaway food and drink litter dominates ocean plastic, study shows

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Plastic items from takeaway food and drink dominate the litter in the world’s oceans, according to the most comprehensive study to date. Single-use bags, plastic bottles, food containers and food wrappers are the four...

National Geographic recognizes new Southern Ocean, bringing global total to five

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Anyone who thought the world had four oceans will now have to think again, after the National Geographic Society announced it would recognize a new Southern Ocean in Antarctica, bringing the global total to five. The ...

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