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Sharks, Seagrass, and Stromatolites
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Sharks, Seagrass, and Stromatolites

Australia’s Shark Bay contains the largest beds of seagrasses in the world, as well as some of the oldest lifeforms on Earth.

Published Oct 10, 2020

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Cracking Icy Secrets of New Penguin Colonies
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Cracking Icy Secrets of New Penguin Colonies

Populations of gentoo penguins are growing, and remote sensing data are helping scientists figure out why.

Published Sep 24, 2020

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Persistent Phytoplankton
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Persistent Phytoplankton

The waters off of Newfoundland were colored by coccolithophore blooms for two months.

Published Sep 21, 2020

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A Global Water Hyacinth Invasion
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A Global Water Hyacinth Invasion

A new study found that the abundance of these floating plants has increased due to urbanization.

Published Sep 2, 2020

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Chlorophyll
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Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is used by algae and other phytoplankton--the grass of the sea--to convert sunlight and carbon dioxide into sugars. These maps show chlorophyll concentrations in the ocean, revealing where phytoplankton are thriving.

Jul 2002 — Aug 2020

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