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Dead zones, harmful algae blooming across the U.S.

Credit: Tom Archer



Where's the greatest risk of a mosquito bite?

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American kestrels, the most common U.S. birds of prey, can reduce the need for pesticides

Credit: Megan Shave



Zealandia has been confirmed as Earth's eighth continent. It's submerged more than two-thirds of a mile under the surface of the sea.

Credit: IODP/JSRO/Tim Fulton



'Gators, rulers of the U.S. Southeast's swamps, link marine and freshwater ecosystems

Credit: James Nifong



Corals around the world are under siege, but marine biologists have found hope for reefs near the island of Mo'orea in French Polynesia.

Credit: Peter Edmunds



A fresh look at freshwater: Scientists create a 50,000-lake database

Credit: NSF LTER Network



The seafloor is an alien landscape. Now deep-sea expeditions have revealed a giant group of octopus moms and their eggs in a place they shouldn't survive.

Credit: Samuel Hulme



Hurricane Matthew led to increased nutrients flowing into North Carolina's Neuse River estuary.

Credit: NASA



The heart of a nighttime thunderstorm, and new insights into how these storms form, are revealed in this video interview.

Credit: NSF



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