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Origin Stories: Cancer in Bivalves

Written by on December 14, 2016 in Marine Life
Origin Stories: Cancer in Bivalves

By Astrid Hsu What if cancer spread the like common cold? A hug, a cough, or sharing food would put the entire population at risk. Luckily, humans are currently safe from such a scenario. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for our marine bivalve friends. Initially discovered in soft-shell clams (Mya arenaria), a contagious cancer […]

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Diving Beyond Disabilities

Written by on November 14, 2016 in Other News, Spotlight
Diving Beyond Disabilities

If you have a physical disability, diving may never cross your mind, but a new nonprofit wants to help get everyone in the water.

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Drawing the line: the expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Written by on September 6, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Drawing the line: the expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

President Obama recently quadrupled the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument from 140,000 to 582,578 square miles.

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MoJo Day in California!

Written by on August 15, 2016 in Editor's Choice, Other News
MoJo Day in California!

1,200 miles, 96 days, 15 counties, 2 hikers, 1 incredible adventure. This is the story of how August 4th came to be known as “MoJo Day”.

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Citizen scientists needed to find hammerheads!

Written by on August 3, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Citizen scientists needed to find hammerheads!

If you’re in California, researchers want to know when you see smooth and scalloped hammerhead sharks.

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5 Scientifically Accurate Things About Finding Dory

Written by on July 20, 2016 in Other News
5 Scientifically Accurate Things About Finding Dory

There were undeniably some creative liberties taken by the writers, but there are still some great factual take-home messages in the Finding Nemo sequel.

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Improving ocean literacy with librariums

Written by on July 14, 2016 in Other News
Improving ocean literacy with librariums

Did you know that a recent study found that only roughly a third of Americans know that their behaviors and actions directly impact the health of the oceans?

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Mission Bay HS girls limit plastic use in district

Written by on June 24, 2016 in Marine Life
Mission Bay HS girls limit plastic use in district

While taking an advanced biology course, three high school girls were inspired to take action and protect our oceans from a major threat: plastic.

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Faces of the Gulf: Life as a Marine Scientist

Written by on May 9, 2016 in Interviews, Other News
Faces of the Gulf: Life as a Marine Scientist

Speaking different languages and representing different nationalities, the GCMP team brings many different perspective to the world of marine conservation.

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Do Whales Have Eyelashes?

Written by on April 29, 2016 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins
Do Whales Have Eyelashes?

The media does a great job of anthropomorphizing whales, but do they really have eyelashes?

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