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STUDY REVEALS HOW 98 PERCENT OF PLASTICS AT SEA GO MISSING EACH YEAR

A study helps to solve the mystery of missing plastic fragments at sea by using simulated sunlight to explore removal mechanisms, microbial impacts and lifetimes of select microplastics on the ocean surface.

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2019 SOUTHEASTERN U.S. DEEP-SEA EXPLORATIONS

Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, NOAA and partners will conduct a telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly understood deep-water areas off the Southeastern U.S. continental margin (primarily off Florida).

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EXPERTS TEAM UP ON STUDY TO SAVE ENDANGERED JUVENILE AFRICAN PENGUINS

Adam M. Schaefer, M.P.H., an epidemiologist from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute joined forces with scientists from the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) to preserve this species and optimize rehabilitation efforts.