Oceans Tag

Plastics have a huge impact on our lives, from the food packaging to the car we drive to the computers and phones you’re reading this now on. However, the amount of one-time-use plastic is giving away to the idea of a perfectly-balanced ecosystem. There might come a time in the future where we might just get a pound of plastic with every three pounds of...

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With the progress of science, breeding animals have become even easier. The process has become faster and efficient to breed cows that give milk, bigger pigs, and sheep with thick layers of wool. Katie Lotterhos, an assistant professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at Northeastern University, thought of applying the same method to breed oysters. There has been an increased contribution of oyster hatcheries to breed oysters that are...

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plastic pollution in the oceans

The oceans and the marine life around the world are in grave danger due to pollution. All the sewer water and the garbage dumped in the rivers end up flowing into the oceans, harming the ecosystem. The rate of pollution, especially plastic pollution, is so surprisingly high that there are garbage patches in the oceans. Water bodies cover almost 71% of the earth, and oceans...

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we are dumping more garbage in the oceans than we take out resulting in drowning oceans

Our oceans need help. Rising sea level is one of the most prominent effects of global warming. In the recent years, we have not only witnessed the rise in sea levels but also an increase in the ocean temperature, which is not only leading to flooding of the costal lands but also impacting the marine life, such as the corals.   Our oceans absorb the heat from...

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Sharks have always been deemed the most dangerous predator of the waters, but Austin Gallagher insists that it is probably not the shark that will cause any harm to you. Austin, a graduate who has been studying sharks, insists that a person is more prone to get hurt while driving to the beach than get involved in a shark attack accident.   However, it is evident that...

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Every year, more than 8 million tons (about 12m metric tons) of plastic is dumped into the oceans

Plastic is one of the most toxic elements adding majorly to the pollution around the world. Every year, more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the oceans, damaging and disturbing the balance of the aquamarine ecosystem. Studies predict that the amount of plastic that is dumped into the oceans will outnumber the number of fish by 2050.   On a positive note, a new...

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Dominant in the Northern Hemisphere, salamanders are a group of amphibians with lizard-like appearance, slender bodies and blunt snouts. They have short limbs, projecting at right angles to the body, and a tail in both larvae and adults. Axolotl is an odd looking salamander from Mexico that can regrow injured or lost body parts flawlessly, without any scar.   James Monaghan who is an associate professor of biology at the Northeastern...

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Alexandra Doudera who found herself in Viña del Mar for a study abroad program was a student at the Northeastern University. She had some goals in mind. For six months, the picturesque city on the Pacific Ocean shore of Chile would serve as the backdrop for improving her Spanish skills and teaching English to fifth-graders. Meanwhile, she was absorbing as much knowledge as she could...

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