New Chinese Survey Reveals Extensive Coastal Pollution

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A national marine survey of China’s marine resources paints a disturbing portrait of its current coastal environment. The survey was launched in 2004 by the Chinese State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and was finally completed last month.

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Jellyfish Bloom in Marine Ecologies As Ocean Health Declines

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Last year, surfers were surprised at the amount of stinging moon jellyfish, some of which reached the size of bicycle wheels, which washed towards shore in Florida. The swarms of blobs grew so quickly that they forced a Florida nuclear plant to shut down temporarily because operators were concerned that the jellies would clog its water-intake pipes.

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