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September 4, 2009

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Happy labor day weekend, everyone! Perhaps you’re getting in your last beach visit of the summer this long weekend. Check out this week’s ocean news before you hit the shore:…A new study suggests that bluefin tuna dive fast and deep at dawn and dusk using an internal compass to navigate. …A new report from NMFS shows that most groups of loggerheads are at risk of extinction — in large part due to increased commercial fishing….A small population of ginormous green sea turtles, some as large as 550 lbs, is puzzling scientists in southern California. Their size may be a result of a nearby power plant warming the waters. …A new study in the journal Science indicates that climate change has ended a trend toward cooler summer temps in the Arctic….The Chicago Zoo shipped three dolphins via FedEx. Don’t ask us how.