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The missing 24-limbed animals that could help rescue the ocean’s forest

The kelp forests off the West Coast are dying, and with their decline, an entire ecosystem of marine plants and animals is at risk. A large starfish with an appetite for sea urchins could come to the rescue.

The world's largest plant is a self-cloning sea grass in Australia

The world's largest plant is a self-cloning sea grass in Australia

The species is called Poseidon’s ribbon weed, and researchers say it has spread to cover an area the size of Cincinnati over the past 4,500 years.
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Are you confused by scientific jargon? So are scientists

Scientific papers containing lots of specialized terminology are less likely to be cited by other researchers.
The Great Barrier Reef has lost half its corals
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The Great Barrier Reef has lost half its corals

Researchers in Australia blamed climate change for the loss, which they said could diminish critical habitats for fish and other marine life.
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How giant sea spiders may survive in warming oceans
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How giant sea spiders may survive in warming oceans

The strange creatures’ adaptations to the cold of the Antarctic Ocean may also help them as their habitats heat up.
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Clown fish need more energy to live in a bleached home
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Clown fish need more energy to live in a bleached home

Warmer oceans can bleach sea anemones, not just coral. The clown fish that rely on these stinging animals for shelter become very stressed out, scientists report.
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