Category: Oceans

Revolutionary tidal fence is set to trap the sea’s power

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Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian A British company has announced plans for an array of unique marine turbines that can operate in shallower and slower-moving water than current designs. Topic: Oceans, Technology

As Ocean Waters Heat Up, A Quest to Create ‘Super Corals’

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Originally Published by Yale Environment 360 With the world’s coral reefs increasingly threatened by warmer and more acidic seas, scientists are selectively breeding corals to create species with the best chance to survive in the coming century and beyond. Are genetically modified corals next? Topic: Biodiversity, 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