Oceanography

FILE- In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo, a plastic bottle lies among other debris washed ashore on the Indian Ocean beach in Uswetakeiyawa, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, June 5, 2017, opened the first-ever U.N. conference on oceans with a warning that the lifeblood of the planet is "under threat as never before," with one recent study warning that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
June 05, 2017 - 7:58 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the first U.N. conference on oceans Monday with a warning that the seas are "under threat as never before," noting one recent study warns that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done. The U.N. chief...
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June 05, 2017 - 1:33 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has opened the first-ever U.N. conference on oceans with a warning that the lifeblood of the planet is "under threat as never before," with one recent study warning that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done...
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In this August 5, 1982 photo, Jack O'Neill suits up in the small craft harbor before windsurfing off Santa Cruz, Calif. A California surfing world icon who pioneered the wetsuit has died. O'Neill's family says he died Friday, June 2, 2017, at home of natural causes. He was 94. (Dan Coyro/The Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)
June 02, 2017 - 11:34 pm
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Jack O'Neill, a Northern California surfing world icon who pioneered the wetsuit, has died. O'Neill's died of natural causes Friday at his Santa Cruz, California home, his family said in a statement. He was 94. The eye-patch wearing ocean lover died peacefully, surrounded...
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In this August 5, 1982 photo, Jack O'Neill suits up in the small craft harbor before windsurfing off Santa Cruz, Calif. A California surfing world icon who pioneered the wetsuit has died. O'Neill's family says he died Friday, June 2, 2017, at home of natural causes. He was 94. (Dan Coyro/The Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)
June 02, 2017 - 9:08 pm
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Jack O'Neill, a Northern California surfing world icon who pioneered the wetsuit, has died. O'Neill's died of natural causes Friday at his Santa Cruz, California home, his family said in a statement. He was 94. The eye-patch wearing ocean lover died peacefully, surrounded...
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In this August 5, 1982 photo, Jack O'Neill suits up in the small craft harbor before windsurfing off Santa Cruz, Calif. A California surfing world icon who pioneered the wetsuit has died. O'Neill's family says he died Friday, June 2, 2017, at home of natural causes. He was 94. (Dan Coyro/The Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)
June 02, 2017 - 8:32 pm
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Jack O'Neill, a Northern California surfing world icon who pioneered the wetsuit, has died. O'Neill's family says he died of natural causes Friday at his Santa Cruz, California home. He was 94. The eye-patch wearing ocean lover died peacefully, surrounded by family in his...
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In this photo taken July 9, 2014, humpback whales feed at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod near Provincetown, Mass. A new study explains how the baleen whale family, which includes humpback whales, grew seemingly suddenly only a few million years ago from smaller creatures to the ocean giants they are now. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 23, 2017 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists think they have answered a whale of a mystery: How the ocean creatures got so huge so quickly. A few million years ago, the largest whales, averaged maybe 15 feet long. That's big, but you could still hold a fossil skull in two hands. Then seemingly overnight, one type...
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May 23, 2017 - 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists think they have answered a whale of a mystery: How the ocean creatures got so huge so quickly. A few million years ago, the largest whales, averaged maybe 15 feet long. That's big, but you could still hold a fossil skull in two hands. Then seemingly overnight, one type...
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In this 2015 photo provided by Jennifer Lavers, plastic debris is strewn on the beach on Henderson Island. When researchers traveled to the tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they were astonished to find an estimated 38 million pieces of trash washed up on the beaches. (Jennifer Lavers via AP)
May 16, 2017 - 4:17 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When researchers traveled to a tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they were astonished to find an estimated 38 million pieces of trash washed up on the beaches. Almost all of the garbage they found on Henderson Island was made from plastic...
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May 16, 2017 - 3:05 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When researchers traveled to a tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they were astonished to find an estimated 38 million pieces of trash washed up on the beaches. Almost all of the garbage they found on Henderson Island was made from plastic...
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May 14, 2017 - 11:23 am
LONDON (AP) — In a story May 14 about the global "ransomware" cyberattack, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the researcher known as MalwareTech had redirected the attacks to his server. It was the server of the company he works for, not his personal server. A corrected version of the...
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