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Got wrap? Initiative wants to recycle boat covers

Gloucester Daily Times

“This gives boat owners a place to drop off their plastic shrink wrap so it can be properly recycled,” said Sean Steinberg, Seaside Sustainability’s project manager for the initiative. “They can’t recycle it through regular curbside recycling and too often it ends up in landfills, where it’s burned. This is a much safer and more sustainable way.”

The Most Fascinating Facts About the Titanic

24/7 Wall St

April 15 will mark the 109th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, which claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people. It was among the worst maritime disasters in history.

Why Are Scientists Studying Coral’s Smell?

Smithsonian Magazine

All living things release volatile chemicals, and many species have adopted specific volatiles as communicative signals. Scientists have long studied their function in terrestrial organisms.

Ancient atmospheric oxygen sleuthing with ocean chromium

Currently, geoscientists and paleoceanographers from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are looking to add another use to that list: as a way to examine chemical shifts in ancient Earth’s oceans and atmosphere that are preserved in the seafloor’s paleorecord.

Warmer World Needs More Protected Habitat

The Good Men Project

With climate change soon to be the main threat to biodiversity, protected habitat will be a higher priority than ever to give wildlife a chance.

Arctic scientists test underwater drone on Willoughby Lake

VT Digger

New England winters can often feel as cold as the Arctic. But for researchers from WHOI’s Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering department, Vermont’s polar-like cold proved to be the perfect testing site for Remus 600. The state’s deepest lake – Lake Willoughby – offered fewer risks than the Arctic Ocean, while providing important data about ice measurement and water temperature, helping to streamline the real mission this fall.

The Broadcast with Jane Adey

CBC Listen

The ocean is a part of daily life in Newfoundland and Labrador. Whether it’s fishing, tourism, shipping, research or culture, there are thousands of people whose lives have some connection to the sea. The Broadcast casts a wide net to explore the stories of people in coastal communities in Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world.