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Noise Pollution Changes How Ocean Animals Grow

Humans create a lot of noises that seep into natural environments, polluting the natural soundscape. Noise pollution can be harmful for marine life by interrupting migration routes and disrupting normal communication. Now, a new study finds that the man-made noise pollution can even change the way fishes grow! Ashley MarranzinoI received my Master’s degree from […]

Good Neighbors: Why we need to be careful with Piping Plovers, even when they aren’t breeding

A new study has discovered that leaving Piping Plover habitat unprotected when the birds aren’t breeding may be hindering conservation efforts. Piping Plovers are stressed by human activity, making the birds less likely to survive. Kristin HuizengaI am a PhD student in Biological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. My interests […]

Hard Coral or Macroalgae? Coral Reefs May Have Another Option

Most of the time coral reef communities are discussed, it seems the focus is whether they’re dominated by hard coral or algae. It turns out there may be other possible outcomes for reefs in the future. Find out more in today’s oceanbites! Rebecca FlynnI am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.S.) and […]

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