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260 Chinese fishing boats have been spotted off the coast of the Galapagos Islands, and Ecuadorian officials fear they will harm the area’s precious marine life

A fleet of about 260 Chinese fishing boats was discovered nearly 200 miles off the coast of the Galapagos Islands. Ecuadorian officials say the boats appear every year, and they fear the ships will try to harm the area’s precious marine life, The Guardian reported. Oswaldo Jarrin, Ecuador’s defence minister, […]
260 Chinese fishing boats have been spotted off the coast of the Galapagos Islands, and Ecuadorian officials fear they will harm the area’s precious marine life
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Deep in California’s Monterey Bay, scientists captured an underwater ‘bonanza’ as octopuses, fish, and worms feasted on a dead whale

An unmanned expedition to the depths of Monterey Bay, California, discovered a baleen-whale carcass on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The carcass still contained some blubber and internal organs. Bone-eating worms and scavenging eelpouts were devouring the remains, while octopuses and crabs explored the skeleton. You can watch a […]
Deep in California’s Monterey Bay, scientists captured an underwater ‘bonanza’ as octopuses, fish, and worms feasted on a dead whale
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How Adidas is turning plastic ocean waste into sneakers and sportswear

In 2015 Adidas partnered with Parley for the Oceans to turn marine pollution into sportswear. Adidas uses recycled plastic bottles as a replacement for virgin polyester. Adidas is developing a 100% recyclable shoe called Futurecraft Loop, which is expected to be available in 2021. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
How Adidas is turning plastic ocean waste into sneakers and sportswear
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An edible straw made of seaweed could soon replace polluting plastic straws

Loliware, an edible bioplastics company, launched a seaweed straw that dissolves over time as a replacement for plastic straws. In recent months, cities like San Francisco and Seattle have banned restaurants and bars from giving out plastic straws to customers. Unlike paper straws, Loliware’s product looks, feels, and acts like […]
An edible straw made of seaweed could soon replace polluting plastic straws
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Huge swarms of jellyfish are making it difficult to swim in the Mediterranean — and they’re there because tuna is disappearing from the sea

Menorca is a protected nature reserve whose diverse species of seaweed, fish, and shellfish make it the Mediterranean’s equivalent of the Great Barrier Reef. But while the land on Menorca is protected, the sea around it is plagued by unregulated fishing, tourism, and pollution. According to the Blue Marine Foundation, […]
Huge swarms of jellyfish are making it difficult to swim in the Mediterranean — and they’re there because tuna is disappearing from the sea
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The US military wants to hunt enemy subs with genetically-engineered sea life

In age of great power competition in which adversarial powers are closing the gap in the undersea battlespace, the US military is looking to abundant ocean organisms for enhanced defence. Researchers are looking at the potential military applications of genetically-modified sea creatures. By modifying the genes of common ocean organisms […]
The US military wants to hunt enemy subs with genetically-engineered sea life