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Many natural and man-made sources contribute to ocean soundscapes. Credit: Mike Thompson, NOAA/SBNMS.

Sound and the sea

By Jessica Perelman Leonardo da Vinci first observed that ships could be heard at long distances underwater back in the late 1400s, and physicists first measured the speed of sound in water in 1826. But little did these… Read More
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National seafood rule could prevent marine mammal deaths…if it’s not revoked

When fishers dip their nets, trawls, traps and hooks into the sea they often catch a lot more than the seafood they intended: All types of sea creatures, mostly fish but also marine mammals, are caught and killed… Read More
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The algae trout

By Safina Center Fellow and Writer in Residence Paul Greenberg Anyone who keeps tabs on health trends is aware that in the last few years considerable doubt has been cast as to whether omega-3 fatty acid supplements provide… Read More
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