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Plastic Waste Increases Disease Susceptibility in Coral Reefs

Coral reefs contain the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet and are important for many reasons. They protect coastlines from the harmful effects of wave action and tropical storms, and they provide habitats and shelter for many marine organisms. But the sad truth is that coral reefs are dying around the world, from pollution, and specifically plastic waste. Plastic waste

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Killer Whales Need Friends

Orcas, or killer whales, are extremely intelligent and social marine creatures. They are at the top of the food chain – no other animals (except humans) hunt killer whales. However, some populations of whales are considered “protected” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). There are a few reasons why humans might hunt these beautiful creatures, including for

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The Neurobiology of the “Green Monster”

The green monster. The terrible feeling of jealousy. It is the complex emotion that includes feelings of rage, fear of abandonment, and/or humiliation. The feeling is typically sparked when there is a perceived threat to the relationship from a third party. No one likes this feeling, but psychologists say that it’s not something that shouldn’t be repressed. It is said

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