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The Costa Concordia is rising higher in the pristine waters around Giglio.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch may be developing permanent features, such as trash islands.
A fleet of yellow sting-ray shaped robot submarines is monitoring the complex operation to refloat the Costa Concordia.
It's been more than 2 and a half years since the cruiseliner ran aground off Italy's Giglio Island. Now the wreck floats again.
Microplastics -- tiny particles formed from the degrading of plastic trash -- are filling the planet's oceans and pose an increasing threat to marine animals. Continue reading →
Coral reefs are the rainforests of the ocean, slowly being destroyed. What are these colorful undersea vistas and why does it matter if they live or die? Trace offers some answers.
A visualization by NOAA drives home the amount of damage that humans are doing to the world's oceans. Continue reading →
Expecting to see huge volumes of plastic in the world's oceans, a team of researchers finds otherwise.
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