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  • A Blue View: The Secrets of Seaweed

    Many photographers and artists find inspiration in the bright colors and delicate structure of the types of flowers you might find in bouquets or table centerpieces. Josie Iselin’s work was sparked by a passion for the misfits of the plant world: seaweed, also known as macroalgae or kelp. Read More

    Published 8/25/2015

  • A Blue View: The True Blue Bloods

    The horseshoe crab may look like a simple creature, but its protective armor and incredible immune system have made it a beacon of survival for millennia. Read More

    Published 8/18/2015

  • A Blue View: How We Saved the Osprey

    If you’ve ever visited the Chesapeake Bay, chances are you’ve seen an osprey—or at least spotted one of their conspicuous nests. But not too long ago, the osprey was a rare sight. Read More

    Published 8/11/2015

  • A Blue View: Tracking Down the Great White's Ancestors

    The great white shark’s origins were a point of contention among shark experts for over a century—that is, until an unusually well-preserved prehistoric shark specimen unlocked some of the species’ evolutionary history in 2009. Read More

    Published 8/4/2015

  • A Blue View: A Natural Defense

    Floods, storms, hurricanes and other extreme forms of weather can have dramatic impacts on communities, depleting natural resources, damaging important infrastructure, causing injury and costing money. Read More

    Published 7/28/2015

  • A Blue View: Predatory Skills of the Great White Shark

    So you consider yourself a shark expert? We’re challenging your knowledge of these infamous apex predators with our collection of jaw-some great white shark facts. Read More

    Published 7/21/2015

  • A Blue View: Colonial Animals

    At first glance, you’re likely to assume a bryozoan is a single organism. In fact, this “animal” is actually a colony of smaller organisms that work as a team to create a larger, functional invertebrate. Read More

    Published 7/14/2015

  • A Blue View: Shark Fact or Fiction

    In an era of sensationalized headlines and misplaced fear, the facts surrounding sharks have become murkier than the water in a “Jaws” scene. Read More

    Published 7/7/2015

  • A Blue View: Making Nature a Priority for Kids

    Scientists have long been contemplating nature’s benefits to human health, be it physical, emotional or psychological, and recent studies have strengthened the idea that getting outdoors is good for you. Read More

    Published 6/30/2015

  • A Blue View: The Ocean's Flow

    The First Years Inc. always expected its line of plastic bath toys to end up in water, but it never dreamed they would ride ocean currents 17,000 miles around the world. Read More

    Published 6/23/2015

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