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Just one tiny piece of plastic may be enough to kill a baby turtle - New Scientist

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New Scientist

Just one tiny piece of plastic may be enough to kill a baby turtle
New Scientist
“It may be that they are less selective than adults and encounter higher concentrations of debris,” says Britta Denise Hardesty of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Hobart, Australia, and head of the survey. “Plastics ...
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Scientists discover new sea creatures in depths of Pacific Ocean - The Sydney Morning Herald

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Scientists discover new sea creatures in depths of Pacific Ocean
The Sydney Morning Herald
What researchers captured on camera were three new species of the elusive snailfish, living more than 6.4 kilometres beneath the surface, said Newcastle University, which announced the findings on Monday. ... They include deep-sea "mushrooms" that don ...
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Newcastle University discover new species from the extreme depths of the PacificYouTube

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'Giant Pac-Man' prepares to eat into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - The Sydney Morning Herald

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The Sydney Morning Herald

'Giant Pac-Man' prepares to eat into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Sydney Morning Herald
The world's first attempt to retrieve thousands of tonnes of plastic floating in giant ocean gyres has begun with the launch of a huge floating barrier even as scientists question its likely effectiveness. The Dutch non-profit group, The Ocean Cleanup ...

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A powerful current just miles from SC is changing. It could devastate the East Coast. - Charleston Post Courier

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Charleston Post Courier

A powerful current just miles from SC is changing. It could devastate the East Coast.
Charleston Post Courier
If it's slowing for the long term — as a growing chorus of scientists fear — sea levels on the East Coast would rise more quickly, further threatening billions of dollars in shoreside property. It would alter ... NASA officials survey the Ben ...