Oceans of Possibility

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Cropped image of waves at Silverstrand Beach in OxnardThe oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth, yet their potential as a source of energy for social benefit has only recently begun to receive scientific, governmental and commercial investment. “Oceans of Possibility” surveys some of the developments entrepreneurs and scientists have been pushing to harness the power of the ocean as a direct source of energy to end dependence on fossil fuels.

Study links strandings to pollution

EarthzineBiodiversity, Oceans

In a study published in the journal Environmental Pollution, a University of South Florida scientist found high levels of man-made chemicals in the brains and fluid surrounding the brains of marine mammals.