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Coral reefs suffer mass bleaching

By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent, 18 July 2010 Coral reefs are suffering widespread damage in what is set to be one of the worst years ever for the delicate and beautiful habitats. The phenomenon, known as coral bleaching because the reefs turn bone white when the colourful algae that give …

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Giant Pacific octopus set free with a kiss

POULSBO — Floating in the middle of Liberty Bay, Patrick Mus kissed “Mr. Bob,”the giant Pacific octopus, goodbye on Thursday. The director of the Poulsbo Marine Science Center bid farewell to the octopus nearly a year after it took up residence in a science center tank, the second such octopus …

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Madrid Zoo made an offer to buy Paul the Octopus

17 July 2010 MADRID – THE Madrid Zoo said on Thursday that it has made an offer to buy Paul, the octopus who became a pop culture sensation by correctly predicting the outcome of as many World Cup matches as he has legs – all seven of Germany’s games plus …

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Australia ‘psychic’ octopus picks Gillard as election winner

17 July 2010 SYDNEY: An Australian newspaper has taken a leaf out of the football World Cup playbook, unveiling its own “psychic” octopus that it says has predicted Prime Minister Julia Gillard will win next month’s poll. The Sydney Morning Herald showed off “Cassandra” just as Gillard told the Australian …

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Paul the octopus could make millions

14 July, By Brooks Peck International icon and unofficial king of Spain, Paul the Oracle Octopus has officially retired from the World Cup match-predicting racket and may now be used to cash in. According to CNN, the Sea Life aquarium where Paul resides is entertaining offers for Paul’s promotional services …

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Stop Eating Bluefin Tuna – Save a Species

By Elizabeth Seward When talking about health and eating habits, fish, as an alternative to other meats, comes up a lot. We all know tuna has good-for-you Omega 3S, but also an abundance of bad-for-you mercury. But for bluefin tuna in particular, there’s another compelling reason to consider ditching the …

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Paul The Octopus Was Right: Spain Wins The 2010 FIFA World Cup

12 July 2010, bossip In the end, it’s Spain hoisting the 2010 FIFA World Cup trophy. It’s the first World Cup championship for Spain, the pre-tournament favorite, which defeated Netherlands 1-0 in the World Cup final. Spain is the eighth country to win the World Cup, and the first first-time …

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Rehabilitated sea turtles from Mississippi relocated near Marco Island

By Naples Daily News staff report marconews.com Posted July 8, 2010 SeaWorld Orlando set out from Calusa Island Marina in Goodland today to release five endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles – displaced by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – into the waters of Gullivan Bay, south of …

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Barbi Twins, Shane and Sia to save sea turtle

The glamorous Barbi Twins, Shane and Sia, have allied with Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), which filed a lawsuit against BP in their effort to save sea turtles and other endangered species from being burned alive in the cleanup. BP’s gulf spill cleanup plan involves burning oil on the surface. Endangered …

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Rescuers dig up, Fed-Ex sea turtle eggs in effort to save them from oil spill

9 July 2010 PORT ST. JOE, Fla. — Biologist Lorna Patrick dug gingerly into the beach today, gently brushing away sand to reveal dozens of leathery, golfball-sized loggerhead sea turtle eggs. Patrick, of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, carefully plucked the eggs from the foot-deep hole and placed them …