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Changing oceans affecting calcification of marine organisms

The ocean is home to many creatures, and all of them take their sustenance from this environment. One group of organisms use the ocean's calcium to create their shells and exoskeletons. These are the calcifiers, the mollusks, corals and starfish.

Man claims to have lived on Mars for the last 17 years

An ex-marine under the pseudonym name of Captain Kaye claims he has spent the last 17 years living on Mars defending the human colonies from martians.

The Neptune Memorial Reef: a reef where you can stay forever

America's Neptune Society is known as a reputable cremation provider for when those dear to us pass away. Since 2007, however, customers have also had the option of having their ashes scattered on the seabed — on an artificial reef.

Antarctic Marine Reserve proposal rejected by China, Russia

Covering 1.9 million sq. mi., the Ross Sea is one of the most species-rich marine environments in the world. The Ross Sea and East Antarctic, part of the Southern Ocean, are in danger of over-fishing and in need of the world's protection.

Dolphin death virus identified

Since July, hundreds of dolphins have washed up on mid-Atlantic beaches. The cause of death has been linked to a virus, and the virus has now been identified.

Marine loses leg, becomes underwear model after recovering

Alex Minsky, who is a United States Marine honorably discharged from the military after losing his leg, became an underwear model after he made a recovery.

Watch Camp Pendleton Marine sergeant's road rage

A US Marine sergeant from Camp Pendleton in San Diego County was caught on camera Monday shouting obscenities and threats during a road rage incident provoked by a minor traffic incident.

Sinusitis treatment developed from marine life

Researchers are developing a new nasal spray, derived from a marine microorganism. The spray is designed to help clear blocked sinuses, associated with chronic sinusitis.

Gowanus dolphin leaves an indelible impression on local woman Special

Brooklyn - When a dolphin found its way into the headwaters of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn last month, his plight touched many. One woman who met him, described him as "the most beautiful creature" she had ever seen.

Mexico frees former US Marine

A Marine veteran who has been in a jail in Mexico for months has been freed, according to U.S. officials and his lawyers.

Former Marine, parent, stands guard outside elementary school

Nashville - A former Marine and parent is standing guard outside a Nashville, Tennessee elementary school after his daughter told him she was scared to return to school after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

US Marine jailed in Mexico, fighting weapons charges

In August Jon Hammar, a former U.S. Marine from Florida, took off on a surfing adventure to Costa Rica is in a jail in Mexico over the border from Texas.

Marine PTSD declines with healing touch and guided imagery

A study at Camp Pendleton, California's Marine Corps Base Camp, has found that Marines diagnosed with moderate to severe PTSD show a significant reduction of symptoms when treated with healing touch and guided imagery --- alternative healing methods.

Japanese town Taiji plans marine wildlife park

Taiji - The Japanese town that acquired notoriety after it was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove" that showed scenes of local anglers killing dolphins will soon open a marine park where visitors will be able to swim and play with marine mammals.

U.S. Marine faces dismissal over criticism of Obama on Facebook

Camp Pendleton - U.S. Marine sergeant Gary Stein made the mistake of criticizing President Barack Obama on his Facebook page. That mistake may cause him to be dismissed in shame.

The Plight of Maritime piracy

Many masters and shipowners do not report piracy for fear of delays due to protracted investigations, increased insurance premiums, bad publicity, and stifling red tape.

Marine father not done fighting Westboro Church funeral protests Special

Washington - Albert Snyder, father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, said he is not done fighting the Westboro Baptist Church over their military funeral protests. Snyder was a honored guest today at the American Legion conference and spoke of the recent court decision.

A fallen Marine comes home to rest in peace Special

Serving his country did not end with the death of Marine Lance Cpl. Richard R. Penny. Rather, it brought a community together to pay tribute to his service and mourn his passing, and led to the understanding that his death is "our" loss.

Census of Marine Life continues to amaze

Recently identified microbes, which constitute 50 to 90 percent of the oceans' total biomass, that can join together to create some of the largest masses of life on the planet have recently been identified

Subic Shipbuilder Wins $450 Million Shipbuilding Project

South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries recently announced it has received orders worth at least $450 million to build new tankers and bulk carriers in its facility in Subic Bay, Philippines

World's Biggest Marine Reserve Draws Kudos and Also a Bit of Ire

The environment comes with a cost. Whether we destroy it to our detriment or save it for the sake of our future. That's what the Chagos Island example tells us.

Slain Marine's father ordered to pay legal costs of anti-gay group

The father of a 20-year-old Marine who died fighting in Iraq has been ordered by the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to pay Fred Phelps' appeal costs.

Involuntary Manslaughter for Marine After 9 Month Old Shot

Chesapeake - A United States Marine is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter after accidentally firing his gun and killing his 9 month old daughter.

U.S. Marine shot in head and walks away

Monday proved to be a day that one U.S. Marine will never forget. He was shot between the eyes by an Afghan sniper and walked away.

'Spyhopping' baby gray whale spotted off Malibu coast

“Spyhopping” -- when a whale pops up vertically from the water, then sinks back down -- is one of the antics a baby gray whale is performing in and around the pier in Malibu, California.

Marine arrested, charged with rape

Jebidiah James Stipe, a 27-year-old Marine, has been charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree sexual assault along with other crimes.

Marine Mistakes Priest for Terrorist and Beats Him

When Greek Orthodox Priest Father Alexios Marakis approached Marine reservist Jasen Bruce for directions he had no idea what he was getting into, Bruce, convinced the bearded, enrobed man must be a terrorist, beat him with a tire iron.

Former Marine Beaten To Death

A former U.S. Marine was beaten to death on Monday in Victorville, California while installing cable. Trevor Neiman, 25, served in the Marines from 2003 to 2008.

Underwater look at Australia's Great Barrier Reef Special

Amateur aquanaut, Roderick Eime, packs his flippers and trunks for an underwater look at Australia's fabled Great Barrier Reef.

Canada is Now at Forefront of Undersea Research

The world's largest and most advanced underwater observatory has been launched by Canada to provide underwater research and to make possible life beneath the ocean to go live on the Internet for an unprecedented underwater experience.
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Sea lice: Lepeophtheirus salmonis
Sea lice: Lepeophtheirus salmonis
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Two species of colonial tunicates. Clavelina robusta black and white. Pycnoclavella flava orange.
Two species of colonial tunicates. Clavelina robusta black and white. Pycnoclavella flava orange.
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A U.S. marine singing a Britney Spears song
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A photograph of Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr released shortly after he was shot dead by a deputy in Orange County, California
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Staff Sargeant Jordan Pritchard stands guard outside Gower Elementary School in Nashville, TN.
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