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Are Sea Cucumbers a Cleanup Solution to Fish Farm Pollution?

12/8/2023 by Anastasia Fischer

By Yale School of the Environment. Seafood farm operators are breeding and deploying sea cucumbers to vacuum up the massive amounts of fish waste that pose a major problem for their industry. It is part of an effort to redesign fish farms with multiple species so that they work more like… SEE MORE

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This Antarctic Penguin Sleeps 11 hours a Day—a Few Seconds at a Time

12/8/2023 by Param Bhatia

By For sleepy humans, nodding off can be inconvenient—say, during a boring lecture—or even downright dangerous, such as while driving a car. But for Antarctica’s nesting chinstrap penguins (Pygoscelis antarcticus), these secondslong bits of shuteye known as “microsleeps” may help them survive. These mininaps net the birds about 11 hours… SEE MORE

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Ocean Iron Fertilization May Help Remove CO₂

12/7/2023 by Anastasia Fischer

By After a hiatus of more than 10 years, a new round of research into ocean iron fertilization is set to begin, with scientists saying the controversial geoengineering approach has the potential to remove “gigatons per year” of carbon dioxide from Earth’s atmosphere. The idea behind ocean iron fertilization is… SEE MORE

New Wetland Park in Delaware Solves Decades of Flooding Issues

12/7/2023 by Anastasia Fischer

From NOAA's Office of Coastal Management. The Takeaway: A formerly contaminated area in Delaware has been turned into a park that restores and enhances existing wetlands, provides a recreation area for the community, and hosts a stormwater management facility that reduces flooding. A new 1,800-foot handicap-accessible route runs through the… SEE MORE