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What Is The Deep Sea Really?

How is it that we barely know anything about the deep sea? There's an entire world below us taking up 95% of the Earths living space and we've just started to explore it! Travel 13,000 feet down and the temperature is practically freezing, thanks to there being...

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How Does So Much Garbage Get In Our Ocean?

When most people think of polluted oceans, they typically think of a careless citizen intentionally leaving their soda cans in the sand or, a lazy fisherman throwing his cigarette butt off the boat while out at sea. Shockingly, 80% of trash in the ocean is blown from...

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Discover Delos

Delos is one of the many islands of Greece near Mykonos, near the center of the Cyclades archipelago. It is an island with extremely important landmarks surrounding the Greek mythology and other archaeological sites in Greece. Many of the excavation sites take place...

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Top Plastic Items to Avoid

Plastic has become a burgeoning problem for our planet and its oceans, so much so that it has now been integrated into the food chain. Plastic shopping bags are consumed by sea turtles who cannot differentiate them from jellyfish, and plastics breaking down into tiny...

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What is Global Warming Really Doing?

Global Warming has been affecting us in many ways from killing off our marine wildlife to melting glaciers in the Arctic. Besides the obvious environmental devastation, global warming is actually shifting the habitats of all life in the ocean. As of right now, the...

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Discover Raiatea

Raiatea is the second largest of the Society Islands, a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, right behind Tahiti. It is politically and legally part of French Polynesia. The Society Islands were named this because of how they sit contiguous to one another....

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Is Fishing Sustainable?

As humans continue to grow in population we are going to start requiring more food and room in order to sustain that population. This is becoming a harder question for humans to figure out. In order to produce more food (specifically livestock), we need to use more...

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HOW MUCH PLASTIC IS USED EVERY DAY?

Single-use plastics make up a lot of the things that we use in our everyday lives. Every day, for example, more than 500 million single-use plastic straws are used around the world, contributing to a monumental problem of environmental pollution. Single-use plastics...

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Discover Aruba

Aruba is an island in the Dutch Region of the Carribean. It is located in the southern Carribean Sea and about 1,600 kilometers (990 miles) west of the main part of the Lesser Antilles and 29 kilometers north of the Coast of Venezuela. In total the island measures to...

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Discover Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island stands to be the largest inhabited island of Whitsunday Islands which is in Queensland, Australia. It is about 512 kilometers (312 miles) south of Cairns and 887 kilometers (551 miles) north of Brisbane. This is also the only island in the Great...

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Japan has Establish More Sustainable Whaling Requirements

Japan is moving towards establishing more sustainable whale-hunting quotas which will raise the international ban on hunting whales. They are going to attempt to do this by weakening the decision-making ability for commercial whaling, and as of right now Japan is...

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A Brief Timeline of Plastic

It’s commonly rephrased that plastic, once introduced to the environment as garbage, never degrades and will contribute to pollution for a very long time. Exactly how long is that though? How long does plastic survive for in our environment? There are basically two...

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Sailing around the World

Around the world, one of the most popular watersports that transcend location, age, and culture is surfing. There are variations to surf culture worldwide, but the principle largely remains the same: getting out to the beach and enjoying the sun and water with other...

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Europe Could be in Huge Danger of Catastrophic Flooding

Many scientists have been speculating that global warming is going to soon cause the sea level to rise causing flooding all over the world; this will call for a major adaptation of many countries’ coasts so that they do not take major damage. The rising sea levels are...

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Discover Aegina

Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf; it is located about 27 kilometers (17 miles) away from Athens. Traditionally, the name was derived from Aegina, the mother of the hero Aeacus, who was born on the island and became its king....

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Citizen Science, Sailors and the State of Our Oceans

What is Citizen Science? In simple terms, citizen science is a way of converting the efforts of various volunteers into measurable results, through the general public’s participation in scientific research. It is, essentially, people-powered research, and it is...

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10 Simple Tips For Restoring a Classic Boat

If you’ve got an aging or damaged boat that has sentimental value, you might be ready to tackle a restoration. Here are 10 tips to keep in mind.   1. Take an inventory of your tools, and then roll up your sleeves and start. It’s that simple. 2. Clean the boat...

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World Bodysurfing Championships

If you're an ocean fanatic that is looking for something fun to do this weekend, try hopping down to Oceanside this Saturday and Sunday. At Oceanside Pier, the World Bodysurfing Championships will be held. On Saturday the competition will start at 6:30 a.m. to 3:00...

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Innovations in Technology

Environmental science and interest in widespread conservation efforts have led to a ton of new research into improving out technologies that help with conservation projects worldwide. From monitoring, analyzing, and predicting the state of various environments and...

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Discover Lefkada

Lefkada is a Greek Island located in the Ionian Sea right off of the west coast of Greece, it is connected to the mainland by a long causeway and floating bridge. the main town and seat of municipality on the island is Lefkada which is on the northern part of the...

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Deployment of The Ocean Cleanup’s Clean Buoy

Today, engineers from The Ocean Cleanup are deploying a trash collection device that will round-up our ocean pollution and make it more manageable to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. These large floating boots are about 200-feet long or about 600-meters. It...

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Discover Azores

Azores has been the first point of sailors crossing the Atlantic west-to-east for more than 500 years. It has been deemed a custom for a captain and his crew on each arriving boat to pass through one of sailing's most legendary spots, Peter's Cafe Sport which was...

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Marine Animals of Baja California

Baja California is a state at the northwestern corner of Mexico. It's located in the peninsula of the same name, and it borders with the United States, more specifically with the states of Arizona and California. This Mexican state stands out thanks to its huge...

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Discover the British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands is a Brtish Territory in the Carribean. They are located east of Puerto Rico, geographically these islands are a part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are amongst the Leeward Islands. The capital of these islands is Road Town which is...

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Murray River Drought

The ocean is one of our best examples showing us that natural phenomenon like droughts don't just affect the specific place that it is occurring. Take for example the drought in the Murray River, the very low flow has not only affected life in the river, but it is...

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Atlantis of Japan

There is a formation of man-made monoliths that lie submerged deep underwater off the coast of Ryukyu Islands, Japan's southernmost islands. Its actual name is Yonaguni Monument. There is a debate on whether or not the monoliths are completely man-made or if it was a...

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Discover Easter Island

Easter Island also known as Rapa Nui is an island in Chile located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. It is best known for its almost 1,000 extant monumental statues which are called moai. Easter Island was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995 which helps...

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Discover Martinique

Martinique is an island in the West Indies that is home to nearly 400,000 people. Martinique is an overseas department of France, and is a part of the European Union, despite its location in the Caribbean. It is a popular destination for visitors from all over the...

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