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Science news in brief: From rolling water droplets to plastic and sea turtles - The Independent

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The Independent

Science news in brief: From rolling water droplets to plastic and sea turtles
The Independent
Plants have no eyes, no ears, no mouth and no hands. They do not have a brain or a nervous system. Muscles? Forget them. They're stuck where they started, soaking up the sun and sucking up nutrients from the soil. And yet, when something comes around ...

Great white shark lair discovered in Pacific Ocean, dubbed 'White Shark Cafe' - WSB Atlanta

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WSB Atlanta

Great white shark lair discovered in Pacific Ocean, dubbed 'White Shark Cafe'
WSB Atlanta
Scientists had always considered this part of the Pacific Ocean as essentially devoid of life, instead during the monthslong research cruise, they found “deep layers of phytoplankton (microscopic marine algae) that were not visible in satellite images.”.
Great white shark lair discovered in middle of Pacific Ocean, dubbed 'White Shark Café'Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Great white shark lair discovered in middle of Pacific Ocean, dubbed 'White Shark Café' - Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Atlanta Journal Constitution

Great white shark lair discovered in middle of Pacific Ocean, dubbed 'White Shark Café'
Atlanta Journal Constitution
It seems the predators gather in the middle of nowhere during the winter and spring to feast on a large abundance of sea life, such as squid, fish, jellyfish and phytoplankton, according to the scientists. What they thought was an ocean desert ...

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Revealed: The mysterious mid-Pacific 'lair' where great white sharks disappear to for months on end to mate - Daily Mail

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Daily Mail

Revealed: The mysterious mid-Pacific 'lair' where great white sharks disappear to for months on end to mate
Daily Mail
'The story of the white shark tells you that this area is vitally important in ways we never knew about,' Salvador Jorgensen, a research scientist for the Aquarium, told SF Gate. 'They are telling us this incredible story about the mid-water, and there ...
Great White shark LAIR – hundreds of predators gather near holiday hotspotDaily Star
Great White Sharks Disappear Into Mysterious Mid-Pacific 'Lair' For MonthsInternational Business Times

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Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations, ocean life cycle - Science Daily

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Science Daily

Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations, ocean life cycle
Science Daily
Ingestion of degrading ocean plastics likely poses a substantial risk to the survival of post-hatchling sea turtles because the particles can lead to blockages and nutritional deficiencies, according to new research from Loggerhead Marinelife Center ...

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Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations, ocean life cycle - EurekAlert (press release)

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EurekAlert (press release)

Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations, ocean life cycle
EurekAlert (press release)
Ingestion of degrading ocean plastics likely poses a substantial risk to the survival of post-hatchling sea turtles because the particles can lead to blockages and nutritional deficiencies, according to new research from Loggerhead Marinelife Center ...

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How much plastic is too much plastic for sea turtles? - Mongabay.com

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Mongabay.com

How much plastic is too much plastic for sea turtles?
Mongabay.com
Floating pieces of plastic and balloons can resemble jellyfish or squid — foods that turtles eat out in the sea. Not all turtles that eat plastic die because of the plastic, though. ... This could be because young turtles are less selective about what ...
Just one tiny piece of plastic may be enough to kill a baby turtleNew Scientist
A quantitative analysis linking sea turtle mortality and plastic debris ingestion | Scientific Reports - NatureNature

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