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More focus on conservation, and less on gore, is necessary to truly help shark species.
These newly discovered sea sponges were hiding in plain sight in California’s kelp forests
The scientist who found them looked to history—and pop culture—to name the new sponges.
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Ocean sounds are full of surprises.
Sea snail venom could lead to better insulin for diabetics
A venomous sea snail that lives at the bottom of the ocean could be the key to superior insulin.
Northern California’s coasts are turning into underwater deserts
Urchin barrens are the new normal in the once-flourishing ecosystem.
Everything you need to know about shark bites
Sharks: They're just not that into you.
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A mysterious new coral epidemic is ravaging reefs across the Florida Keys.
Finding opioid alternatives in cone snail stings
To Baldomero Olivera, venom is nature's drug industry.
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