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Extreme plankton bloom creates marine 'dead zone' off eastern Thailand

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Pacific Northwest’s freshwater mussels now ‘screaming’ for help

Almost every population of Northwest freshwater mussels is declining. Researchers hope to figure out what’s going on so they can save these keystone species.
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5 reasons to love (and protect) freshwater mussels

These aquatic heroes do so much to keep freshwater ecosystems healthy — and we’re killing them off at a record pace.
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Extreme heat triggers mass die-offs and stress for wildlife in the West

Extreme heat triggers mass die-offs and stress for wildlife in the West

Sweltering baby hawks threw themselves out of nests, and mussels baked to death in their shells as record heat brought crisis to the Pacific Northwest.

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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.
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