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November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015

Nov. 18, 2015 — Often avoiding sampling gear due to their capability to detect movements and swim their way out of the nets fast enough, the small squids living in the open-ocean zone have long gone ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new study by scientists in the UK and France has found that Antarctic ice sheet collapse will have serious consequences for sea level rise over the next two hundred years, though not as much as ... read more

Warming Ocean Worsened Australia's Fatal 2010/2011 Floods

Nov. 18, 2015 — Long-term warming of the Indian and Pacific oceans played an important role in increasing the severity of the devastating floods that struck Australia in 2010/2011, a study shows. The researchers ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Molecular-based moisture indicators, remains of midges and climate simulations have provided climate scientists with the final piece to one of the most enduring puzzles of the last Ice ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Pingos are spectacular landforms associated with permafrost in the Arctic. They are circular or elliptical formations protruding from the level ground of the tundra, and can be up to 60 meters high. ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Cold, steep, high-elevation slopes with less vegetation produce coarser and larger sediment than low-elevation, gentle slopes. This finding quantifies how sediment production varies with topography ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — Melting glaciers are causing a loss of species diversity among benthos in the coastal waters off the Antarctic Peninsula, impacting an entire seafloor ecosystem. This has been verified in the course ... read more

Oceans, Ocean Activism, Deserve Broader Role in Climate Change Discussions

Nov. 12, 2015 — Researchers argue that both ocean scientists and world leaders should pay more attention to how communities are experiencing, adapting to and even influencing changes in the world's ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — A glacier in northeast Greenland that holds enough water to raise global sea levels by more than 18 inches has come unmoored from a stabilizing sill and is crumbling into the North Atlantic Ocean. ... read more

Sharks' Hunting Ability Destroyed Under Climate Change

Nov. 12, 2015 — The hunting ability and growth of sharks will be dramatically impacted by increased carbon dioxide levels and warmer oceans expected by the end of the century, a new study has ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — The sensitivity of marine communities to ocean warming rather than rising ocean temperatures will have strong short-term impacts on biodiversity changes associated with global warming, according to ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — A new study identifies a set of features common to all ocean ecosystems that provide a visual diagnosis of the health of the underwater environment coastal communities rely on. Together, the features ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — The anticipated melting of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet could be slowed by two big factors that are largely overlooked in current computer models, according to a new study. The findings ... read more

Growing Antarctic Ice Sheet Caused Ancient Mediterranean to Dry Up

Nov. 10, 2015 — An international research team has resolved the mystery of the processes involved in the Mediterranean Sea drying up around 5.6 million years ago.The event, known as the Messinian Salinity Crisis, ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — New research shows how past abrupt climatic changes in the North Atlantic propagated globally. The study results show how forcing the climate system into a different state can trigger climate ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — An international team of scientists has discovered the first oceanic microplate in the Indian Ocean -- helping identify when the initial collision between India and Eurasia occurred, leading to the ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — Ocean acidification may well be helping invasive species of algae, jellyfish, crabs and shellfish to move to new areas of the planet with damaging consequences, according to the findings of a new ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Research points to strong interaction between climate shifts and increased internal movement in the North American St. Elias Mountain Range. The researchers note that the glaciers today are wet-based ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — A new analysis using changes in cloud cover over the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean showed that a weakening of a major atmospheric circulation system over the last century is due, in part, to increased ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Annual snow accumulation on West Antarctica's coastal ice sheet increased dramatically during the 20th century, according to a new study. The research gives scientists new insight into ... read more

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