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October 8, 2015

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October 8, 2015

New Report Details 10 Years of Improvements in Gulf of Mexico Observation Systems

Sep. 29, 2015 — A new report from the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association details the first 10 years of the nonprofit organization's work to improve access to ocean observing data ... read more

Highest Tides for 18.6 Years Set for the UK This Week

Sep. 28, 2015 — Many places along the UK coastline will experience the highest tide for 18.6 years between the 19th and 30th of September, as a result of the co-incidence of a series of astronomical ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Many tropical Pacific island nations are struggling to adapt to gradual sea level rise stemming from warming oceans and melting ice caps. Now they may also see much more frequent extreme sea level ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Researchers have used radiocarbon measured in deep-sea fossil corals to shed light on carbon dioxide levels during Earth's last deglaciation. Fossil corals have the unique advantage that they ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — You might expect that little happens in the Arctic Ocean during the cold and dark winter. But that just isn't so, according to researchers who have sampled the activities of many different ... read more

Tiny Plankton Can Play a Major Role in Carbon Dioxide Storage in the Oceans

Sep. 24, 2015 — Tiny zooplankton animals, each no bigger than a grain of rice, may be playing a huge part in regulating climate change, research has ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Fluctuating sea levels and global cooling caused a significant decline in the number of crocodilian species over millions of years, according to new research. In the future, the researchers suggest ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — The world's oceans have seen significant declines in certain types of microscopic plant-life at the base of the marine food chain, according to a new NASA study. The research is the first to ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Many studies predict that future sea-level rise along the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts will increase flooding. Others suggest that the human-caused warming driving this rise will also boost the ... read more

El Nino and La Nina Will Exacerbate Coastal Hazards Across Entire Pacific

Sep. 21, 2015 — The projected upsurge of severe El Nino and La Nina events will cause an increase in storm events leading to extreme coastal flooding and erosion in populated regions across the Pacific ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — When it comes to climate change, it's rare to get any good news. But a researcher who's reported evidence, after more than two decades of study, has some: the loss of sea ice over Antarctic ... read more

Southern Ocean: Reconstructing Environmental Conditions Over the Past 30,000 Years

Sep. 18, 2015 — In the last 30,000 years there was, at times, more mixing in the Southern Ocean than previously thought. This meant that vast quantities of nutrients were available to phytoalgae, which in turn ... read more

Solving the Problem of Arctic Sea Ice Thickness Distribution Using Molecular Concepts

Sep. 17, 2015 — Scientists have now answered a 40-year-old question about Arctic ice thickness by treating the ice floes of the frozen seas like colliding molecules in a fluid or ... read more

2009 Dust Storm in Sydney: Ocean Response to Red Dawn

Sep. 17, 2015 — The 'Red Dawn' dust storm which enveloped Sydney in 2009 left more than just a huge clean-up bill in its wake. Researchers have shown for the first time that the Tasman Sea marine ecosystem ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — The importance of omega-3 fatty acids for the health of the ocean has been revealed by a new study. This research shows that 'ocean-fleas' play a vital role in maintaining a healthy ocean ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — A new report reveals an alarming decline in marine biodiversity over the last few decades. According to the report, populations of marine vertebrates have declined by 49% between 1970 and 2012, with ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Methane emissions from Arctic tundra increase when sea ice melts, according to a new study. This connection has been suspected before, but has lacked strong evidence until ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — More than a decade ago, California established marine protected areas (MPAs) in state waters around the northern Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara. Several years later, the National ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — The first true three-dimensional picture of submarine canyon habitats has been produced using a unique combination of marine robotics and ship-based measurements. The information captured in this new ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — According to a NASA analysis of satellite data, the 2015 Arctic sea ice minimum extent is the fourth lowest on record since observations from space ... read more

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