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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Hawaii Is Not an Evolutionary Dead End for Marine Life, Snail Study Finds

ScienceDaily, July 2, 2011

The question of why there are so many species in the sea and how new species form remains a central question in marine biology. Below the waterline, about 30% of Hawai'i's marine species are endemic -- being found only in Hawai'i and nowhere else on Earth -- one of the highest rates of endemism found worldwide. But where did this diversity of species come from?

Plastic Found in Nine Percent of 'Garbage Patch' Fishes: Tens of Thousands of Tons of Debris Annually Ingested

ScienceDaily, July 1, 2011

The first scientific results from an ambitious voyage led by a group of graduate students from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego offer a stark view of human pollution and its infiltration of an area of the ocean that has been labeled as the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch."

Why You Should Eat Fish? by: Jennifer McGuire

huffingtonpost, 29 June 2011

Just like the Meryl Streep commercial about alar horrified new moms away from apples in the late 1980s, fear-mongering messages about mercury in seafood contribute to the woefully low amount of seafood women eat today in the U.S.