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Updated "State of the Oceans" Report Now Available

3/26/2023 by Param Bhatia

By A Statista DossierPlus on the impact of climate change on the resilience and sustainability of the world's oceans. State of the oceansOceans are an essential component of the Earth's ecosystem - for oxygen, food, and water - it is impossible to sustain life on Earth without them. Oceans… SEE MORE

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How Long Can You Keep Fish on Ice?

3/25/2023 by Param Bhatia

By Teresa Taylor. The short answer is fish will last up to five days on ice – but if you don’t gut and bleed the fish first, it will only last a day or two before the flavor and quality of the fish suffer. But that’s not always practical, as… SEE MORE

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Low Ice on the Great Lakes this Winter

3/24/2023 by Sanghamitra Sanghamitra

By Ice coverage has reached a record low in the Great Lakes for this time of year. As of February 13, 2023, only 7 percent of these five freshwater lakes were covered in ice, which is significantly below the 35-40 percent ice cover that is expected for this time of… SEE MORE

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Ocean Acidification, Warming will Slow Sea Scallop Growth, Study says

3/24/2023 by Param Bhatia

By Guest Author: Northeast Fisheries Science Center. A new study published in the journal PLOS Climate indicates that ocean acidification conditions projected between now and 2100 depress the growth of juvenile Atlantic sea scallops. Ocean acidification is caused by the ocean absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, resulting in chemical… SEE MORE