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La Tica Polar: Costa Rican scientist pursues her Antarctic dreams

A Costa Rican marine scientist hits her stride as a leader.

Raising Coral Costa Rica aims to help rebuild the rainforests of the sea

Coral reefs are known as the rainforests of the sea for their extraordinary biodiversity.

Shrimping boat sinks in Guanacaste, spilling diesel on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast

A large amount of diesel oil spilled into Costa Rican waters off the coast of Brasilito earlier this week when a shrimping vessel sank.

This strange little sea snail uses water wings to ‘fly’

The aptly-named Arctic "sea butterfly" (Limacina helicina), a species of sea snail, uses the same biomechanics as animals that fly through the air.

Warming oceans are turning sea stars to goo and killing lobsters, scientists say

Warming waters in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans have increased the prevalence of diseases that are turning sea stars to mush and killing lobsters.

CO2 in oceans may ‘intoxicate’ fish, study finds

Scientists have calculated that rising CO2 concentrations in oceans could soon cause a phenomenon called hypercapnia in fish, whereby they lose their sense of direction.
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