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Fishermen Lose It In The Best Way When Whales Pop Up Next To Their Boat

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.13.2015 | Good News

Sure, the astonishing display of nature in the video below is pretty remarkable, but the Alaska fishermen's reaction almost steals the show. ...

Pancreatic Cancer: Hope on the Horizon?

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

According to articles in a variety of scientific journals, numerous substances extracted from marine life (including fungi, sponges, algae, mollusks, "sea squirts," coral, and seaweed) have potential to fight other kinds of challenging cancers.

Hawaii Just Became The First State To Ban Plastic Bags At Grocery Checkouts

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

As of Wednesday, grocery stores across the entire state of Hawaii are banned from distributing plastic bags. The City and County of Honolulu -- whi...

Black and Blue: Santa Barbara Oil Spill Takes Another Toll on California

Kira Redmond | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Kira Redmond

On Tuesday, an onshore pipeline near Santa Barbara ruptured, spilling more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil onto one of the last remaining stretches of pristine, undeveloped coastline in California.

Really 'Cute,' Really Rare Pocket Shark Found Deep In Gulf Of Mexico

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten, and you've got the aptly named pocket shark — the newest and rar...

Whales, Dolphins Get a Life-Saving Break From Navy's War Games

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

A federal judge this week invalidated a plan allowing the U.S. Navy to conduct dangerous and disruptive war games that the government admitted would cause about 9.6 million instances of harm to marine mammals over five years.

Frozen in Time: 6 Great Dive Spots in the Pristine Marine Ecosystems of Cuba

Scott Norvell | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel
Scott Norvell

It's often noted that one of Cuba's most seductive aspects is the time capsule-y feel of the place. The old cars. The lack of traffic -- and the horse-drawn wagons -- in Havana.

Scientists Discover Key Factor In How Whales Evolved From Land To Sea Mammals

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 03.12.2015 | Green

When it comes to hearing underwater, most mammals' ears just aren’t up to the task. For humans, it’s partly because the density of our eardrums...

4 Years After Japan's Devastating Tsunami, Life Is Returning To The Sea

HuffPost Japan | Tomoko Nagano | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

After a powerful earthquake and tsunami struck Eastern Japan four years ago, the ocean near Minamisanrikucho, a town on Honshu Island, completely lost...

Here's How Your Toothpaste Might Be Killing Coral

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green

Microbeads might work to scrub us clean, but the tiny pieces of plastic found in some face wash, soap and toothpaste products can wreak havoc on coral...

Watch Orderly Hermit Crabs Form A 'Conga Line,' Swap Shells

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green

Even hermit crabs, it turns out, aren't safe from a housing crisis. In the above clip from the BBC show, "Life Story," several hermit crabs on a sm...

We're Betting You Can't Spot The Octopus In This Video

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green

Just when you thought they couldn't get any cooler, one octopus in the Caribbean seriously upped the ante. In the video below, watch what happens w...

'Green News Report' - February 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Utility vs. Solar battle gets uglier; Galapagos declares emergency over grounded ship... PLUS: Wind pattern behind California's drought also struck at ocean food chain... and much, MUCH more!

World's Largest Sea Creatures Not Quite As Big As We Thought

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.19.2015 | Science

The biggest creatures in the sea are big, but surprising new research shows they're not quite as big as we thought. Maybe that's not surprising, si...

Watch These Humpback Whales Perform A Deadly Hunting Dance

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green

Humpback whales will literally sing and dance for food. The whale ballet seen in the video above is actually a complex group hunting technique cal...

These Ceramics Encrusted With Crustaceans Will Blow Your Tiny Mind

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts

Imagine if you took your favorite ceramic piece, be it a teapot, a pitcher or a tureen, and dropped it into the depths of the ocean. Envision, if you ...

The Fish That Inspired a Woman to Help Save a Species

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

Shana Miller was fresh out of college in 1998 when she came face-to-face with one of the fastest fish in the sea. She and her friends battled for three hours to haul a 154-pound bluefin tuna aboard their boat off the Maryland coast. And when she finally looked the creature in the eye, she felt something unexpected.

400 Florida Swimmers Stung By Jellyfish Swarm

Reuters | Barbara Liston | Posted 10.25.2014 | Green

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug 25 (Reuters) - Jellyfish stung at least 400 Florida beachgoers over the weekend, prompting lifeguards to raise purple flags warni...

Tour Marine Sanctuaries With Google Street View, No Scuba Lessons Required

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the ...

Predators, Prey, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Ilana Solomon | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

It is particularly worrying that a previously leaked chapter of the TPP includes only very vague references to shark finning -- not the full ban on shark finning and associated trade that we need.

WATCH: Rescuers Save Baby Whale Trapped In Shark Net

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green

A baby humpback whale had to be rescued after it became entangled in a shark net near Southport, Australia on Monday. Staff from the Gold Coast Sea Wo...

Production vs. Attraction: Marine Life on and Around Oil Platforms

Amber Jackson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Amber Jackson

A variety of economically valuable fishes, invertebrates and marine mammals associate with offshore oil and gas platforms. The presence of this marine life invites the question as to whether or not platforms are producing life or merely attracting life from other habitats. This is an important question.

The ABCs of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management -- Part III

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Lee Crockett

According to some estimates, as much as 40 percent of fish caught around the globe is discarded at sea, dead or dying. We can't afford to continue this wasteful practice.

Galapagos' Gentle Giants: Mysteries of the World's Largest Shark

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

My first encounter with a whale shark is something I will never forget. I was submerged in the clear blue waters of the Galapagos Islands, diving for a glimpse of these gentle giants.

Floating Lab Sheds Light On 'Aliens Of The Sea'

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 04.28.2014 | Science

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creatur...