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  Student survives 16 hours adrift in ocean

In Caribbean, push to create no-take reserves

Young fish leap in the wake of a warden's patrol boat as it motors through waters off Jamaica's southwest coast that are a brilliant palette of blues. Beneath the surface, reefs bristle with spiny lobsters, and rainbow-colored parrotfish graze on algae and seaweed. Full story

How Much is a Fish Worth?

  Marine biologists are using fishing to show policymakers the value of preserving habitat, rather than developing it, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

The Chesapeake Bay and the Conowingo Dam

  The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States.  The bay, noted for its beauty, lies off the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by Maryland and Virginia.   The Conowingo Dam, is a large hydroelectric dam in the lower Susquehanna River.   More than 150 rivers and streams drain into the Chesap

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Hidden Tracks: Whale Songs Found in Seismic Recordings

Basking Shark's Amazing Journey to the Tropics

Mystery of mass squid deaths possibly solved

Clues found to jumbo squid 'suicides'

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  Mermaid documentary smells fishy to critics

An Animal Planet documentary on mermaids is causing some controversy as it blurs the lines between fiction and fact. NBC News’ Michelle Franzen reports.

  These penguins are the comedians of Antarctica

Marine biologist Fabrice Genevois tells NBC’s Kerry Sanders, with their ability to mimic, the Adelie species is the “most funny” of all penguins.

  A look at Chinstrap penguins

Marine biologist Fabrice Genevois explains why the marking on this species of penguin helped it earn its unusual name.

  These Antarctic penguins 'fly' through water

Marine biologist Fabrice Genevois speaks with NBC’s Kerry Sanders about Gentoo penguins and their extraordinary way of swimming which at times can appear as if they are “flying.”

  ‘The ultimate goal is to identify what’s there, and destroy it’

Marine Ecologists discuss the living organisms found on the tsunami dock in Washington State and what potential dangers they may pose to native marine life and ecology.

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South Carolina Aquarium staff veterinarian Shane Boylan draws red blood from the neck of a Kemp's ridley sea turtle in Charleston, South Carolina while marine biologist Kelly Thorvalson holds it on an examining table in this handout photo
South Carolina Aquarium staff veterinarian Shane Boylan draws red blood from the neck of a Kemp's ridley sea turtle in Charleston, South Carolina while marine biologist Kelly Thorvalson holds it on an examining table in this handout photo

South Carolina Aquarium staff veterinarian Shane Boylan draws red blood from the neck of a Kemp's ridley sea turtle in Charleston, South Carolina February 19, 2013 while marine biologist Kelly Thorvalson holds it on an examining table in this handout photo obtained by Reuters February 20, 2013. The