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Ocean Facts

Answers to your questions about our oceans and coasts.

What is ocean acidification?

What are PBDEs?

How do we forecast harmful algal blooms?

Will debris from the Japan tsunami reach the U.S.?

What is ghostfishing?

Could a hurricane make a large oil spill worse?

What is an invasive species?

How does oil impact marine life?

What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

Why do we study PCBs if they were banned in 1979?

Are all algal blooms harmful?

What are PCBs?

What is nutrient pollution?

What is a dead zone?

Can humans drink seawater?

What is marine debris?

Can marine debris degrade on its own in the environment?

What does peanut butter have to do with the ocean?

Why do Harmful Algal Blooms occur?

What is a red tide?

What is the biggest source of ocean pollution?