Category: Oceans

Nemo seems to thrive in waters warmed by climate change

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Originally Published by New Scientist – EarthA species of clownfish has been shown to grow bigger in warmer conditions, suggesting that some animals may benefit from global warming Topic: Oceans

Synthetic Coral Could Remove Mercury Pollution From Ocean, Researchers Say

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Originally Published by Yale Environment 360Chinese researchers have constructed a type of synthetic coral that could help remove toxic heavy metals like mercury from coral reefs. Topic: Oceans

Glimmer of hope: Fertile corals discovered in deeper waters off US Virgin Islands

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Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily Researchers discovered a threatened coral species that lives in deeper waters off the US Virgin Islands is more fertile than its shallow-water counterparts. Topic: Oceans

Scientists say warming seas could kill off coral reefs in Pacific, Atlantic oceans

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Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianCoral reefs are essential to ocean health, but dangerous coral bleaching is occurring more often and more widely due to warmer water, scientists report Topic: Oceans

OCEANS ’15 to Focus on Changing Oceans and Emerging Opportunities

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The OCEANS ’15 conference in Washington, D.C., will showcase a vast collection of ocean research and technology.

Greenhouse gas blamed for ‘climate expulsion’ driving temperature rises across Pacific nations

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Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianAustralian Bureau of Meteorology study finds temperatures across 13 Pacific nations will keep climbing, even with radical cuts to greenhouse gas emissions.   Topic: Climate

‘Hoff crab’ gets formal scientific name

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Originally Published by BBC News – Science & EnvironmentA hairy Antarctic crab that was dubbed “The Hoff” when it was first found in Antarctic waters gets a formal scientific description and name. Topic: Biodiversity, Oceans

Japan plans unilateral restart to Antarctic whaling in 2015, says official

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Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianJapan says it plans to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic later in 2015 even though the International Whaling Commission says Tokyo has not proven the mammals need to be killed for research. Topic: Oceans

A Little Fish with Big Impact In Trouble on U.S. West Coast

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Originally Published by Yale Environment 360Scientists are concerned that officials waited too long to order a ban on U.S. Pacific sardine fishing that goes into effect July 1. The dire state of the sardine population is a cautionary tale about overharvesting these and other forage fish that are a critical part of the marine food […]

‘A deaf whale is a dead whale': US navy sonars could be cause of strandings

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Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianMarine researchers speculate noise pollution in the Pacific is disrupting whales’ vital abilities to hear and migrate – and driving them ashore at an alarming rate   Topic: Oceans