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  • Acidification

    This journey examines the threat acidification poses to tiny, almost invisible pteropods, lush seagrasses, ancient clams and endangered whales. Along the way, you’ll learn how a diversity of life beneath the sea is being threatened by excessive carbon dioxide being emitted into the atmosphere above it.

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  • Coral Depletion

    This journey examines the coral depletion and the consequences this has for the ocean ecosystem. If corals are the nurseries of the ocean and those nurseries are empty, what else will disappear?

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  • Deadzones

    This brief tour of some of the ocean’s deadliest zones suggests that we are in for a rocky future if we do not act now. Learn what’s causing the proliferation of these deadzones and how they can be stopped.

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  • Overfishing

    Take a journey through the ocean’s complex ecosystem that has managed to maintain a delicate balance for millennia. If we continue to fish for unnecessary delicacies and harvest more than we need, we are capable of emptying the world’s ocean. The ocean can rebound, but it is up to us.

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  • Pollution

    Explore how our pollution has over-run the ocean’s natural filtering and recycling capabilities and kills seabirds and sea creatures by the hundreds of thousands yearly.

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  • Acorn Barnacle

    Acorn barnacles (Balanus glandula) are volcano-shaped animals up to 2 cm (0.75 inch) tall, and the width of a human finger. Sometimes when they are crowded together, they grow very tall and thin. The...

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  • American Lobster

    The American lobster (Homarus americanus) is also known as the northern lobster, Atlantic lobster or Maine lobster. American lobsters are nocturnal and solitary creatures. They range from 20 to 60 cm...

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  • Anaerobic Bacteria

    Bacteria are unicellular organisms and are among the smallest living things on earth. Anaerobic bacteria are active when oxygen is absent, and in the ocean they assist in the decomposition of...

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  • Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

    Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) are also known as bluefin tuna and northern bluefin tuna. They are thought to be one of the most highly evolved fish species. Bluefin are one of the largest...

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  • Atlantic Croaker

    Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus), also known as a drum and tambour, are shimmering fish with long dorsal fins and deeply forked tails. Scales cover their entire body. The maximum recorded...

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  • Atlantic Sailfish

    Atlantic sailfish (Istiophorus albicans) are so similar to Pacific sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) that some scientists disagree on whether the 2 sailfish populations are in fact different species....

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  • Baird's Beaked Whale

    Baird's beaked whales (Berardius bairdii) are the largest of all known beaked whales. They can reach up to 12.8 metres (42 feet) in length and can weigh up to 10,800 kg (12 tons). Their bulbous...

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  • Banggai Cardinalfish

    Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) are small with a distinctive colour pattern. They are black and white, have 3 black bars across their head and body and white spots at the end of their fins....

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  • Barred Angelfish

    Barred angelfish (Centropyge multifasciata) are small tropical reef fish. They can reach up to 12 cm (5 inches) in length. Barred angelfish are generally white with 8 or more brown bars running the...

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  • Bicolour Angelfish

    Bicolour angelfish (Centropyge bicolor) are colourful reef fish. Their heads are mostly yellow and their mid-body is blue and black. Their tail is yellow. They are small fish that can reach 15 cm (7...

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