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What’s causing the worst die-off of manatees? Starvation from Florida ecosystem collapse

Death by starvation is as inhumane as any of the assaults Florida has inflicted on manatees.

Heat wave killed marine wildlife en masse
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Heat wave killed marine wildlife en masse

An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.
Ocean acidification endangers local aquaculture
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Ocean acidification endangers local aquaculture

The rise in ocean acidification is disproportionately affecting marine economies and ecosystems in Massachusetts — particularly those of mollusks, which have a higher mortality rate based on the acidity of the water.

Rising ocean acidity bad news for West Coast’s $200 million Dungeness crab fishery

Rising ocean acidity bad news for West Coast’s $200 million Dungeness crab fishery

The findings have unsettling implications for California's most valuable ocean crop.

A freshwater mussel apocalypse is underway—and no one knows why

A freshwater mussel apocalypse is underway—and no one knows why

Is it climate change, pollution, an unknown disease? A dedicated few are trying to crack the mystery.
Ocean-dwelling species are disappearing twice as quickly as land animals
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Ocean-dwelling species are disappearing twice as quickly as land animals

Researchers point toward marine creatures' inability to adapt to changing water temperatures, lack of adequate shelter.

Black sea clams 'giving off as much gas as 20,000 cows.'

Scientists have found clams and worms in the Baltic Sea are giving off as much gas as 20,000 dairy cows.

Scientists have found clams and worms in the Baltic Sea are giving off as much gas as 20,000 dairy cows.

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