Oceans

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A man scoops leaked oil from MV Wakashio, a vessel that is owned by a Japanese company but Panamanian-flagged, which ran aground near Blue Bay Marine Park off the coast of southeast Mauritius on August 8, 2020. (Photo: Jean Aurelio Prudence/L'Express Maurice/AFP via Getty Images)
"There are very few such marine areas with such rich biodiversity left on the planet. An oil spill like this will impact almost everything there."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Bystanders look at MV Wakashio bulk carrier that had run aground and is leaking oil near Blue Bay Marine Park in southeast Mauritius on August 6, 2020. (Photo: Dev Ramkhelawon/L'Express Maurice/AFP via Getty Images)
Climate campaigers charge that "this oil leak is not a twist of fate, but the...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
On July 25 at 3:50 am EDT, the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite revealed very powerful thunderstorms (yellow) around Hanna's center. (Image: NASA/NRL)
Citing his pre-season forecast predicting as many as 20 named storms, the...

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Dolphins are clearing underwater "mines" and sea lions are cuffing "terrorists" during homeland security training exercises in California this week. The Navy Marine Mammals program, begun during the Vietnam War and now being expanded into anti-terrorism work, was even brought in for the 1996 GOP convention, presumably to guard against underwater hippie protesters. More critter photos here . No word on how they feel about doing military service.