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September 27, 2016

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September 27, 2016

'Funneling' Behind Severe Flooding on the Clyde

Sep. 15, 2016 — A “funneling” effect has been a major factor in severe flooding on the River Clyde in recent years, according to a study by English ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — How do you find whales that dive so deep and spend so little time at the surface that some species have never been observed alive? Sometimes you just have to listen ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — A new study finds a trend toward earlier sea ice melt in the spring and later ice growth in the fall across all 19 polar bear populations, which can negatively impact the feeding and breeding ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — A new study offers clues to the potential impact of ocean acidification deep-sea, shell-forming organisms. Increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is also increasing oceanic CO2. Ocean ... read more

Coastal Occupation Affects Tropical Reefs in Brazil

Sep. 14, 2016 — Researchers in Brazil warn of the negative environmental impacts of unplanned coastal occupation on tropical reefs and consequently on the conservation of marine biodiversity. Researchers state that ... read more

After a Strong El Nino Winter, NASA Model Sees Return to Normal

Sep. 13, 2016 — Not too hot, not too cold -- instead, water temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean should be just around normal for the rest of ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Increased carbon dioxide concentrations alters brain chemistry that may lead to neurological impairment in some fish, a first-of-its-kind study ... read more

Scattered Marine Cave Biodiversity Data to Find Home in New Database WoRCS, Project Report

Sep. 13, 2016 — Considered 'biodiversity reservoirs,' most underwater caves are yet to be explored. Furthermore, species diversity and distributional data is currently scattered enough to seriously hinder ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — Oceanographers report that the northeast Pacific Ocean has absorbed an increasing amount of anthropogenic carbon dioxide over the last decade, at a rate that mirrors the increase of carbon dioxide ... read more

Future Fisheries Can Expect $10 Billion Revenue Loss Due to Climate Change

Sep. 7, 2016 — Global fisheries stand to lose approximately $10 billion of their annual revenue by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked, and countries that are most dependent on fisheries for food will be the ... read more

Pushing a Parasite from Land to Sea

Sep. 6, 2016 — Higher levels of rainfall and coastal development increase the risk of disease-causing organisms flowing to the ocean, according to a study. The work advances earlier work by tracking the parasite T. ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne survey of polar ice, is flying in Greenland for the second time this year, to observe the impact of the summer melt season on the ice ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — The raw materials of some volcanic islands are shaped by some of the same processes that form diamonds deep under the continents, according to a new study. The study asserts that material from ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Nutrient pollution emptying into seas from cities, towns and agricultural land is changing the sounds made by marine life -- and potentially upsetting navigational cues for fish and other sea ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Ocean warming is affecting humans in direct ways and the impacts are already being felt, including effects on fish stocks and crop yields, more extreme weather events and increased risk from ... read more

New Technology for Remotely Mapping Beaches

Sep. 5, 2016 — The depth and pattern of sediment on the floor of intertidal zones changes daily, yet understanding where this sediment resides is vital to being able to better manage coastal areas. Science and ... read more

Subantarctic Seabed Creatures Shed New Light on Past Climate

Sep. 1, 2016 — It takes thousands of years for seabed communities to recover from major glaciation events, new research suggests. The study focused on the seas around South Georgia in the south ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — The release of methane from the seafloor was much slower than previously thought during a rapid global warming event 56 million years ago, report ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Over the past decades, the northward drift of sea ice surrounding Antarctica has strengthened. This not only has increased the extent of the sea ice, but also has freshened the sea water around the ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — Methane is stored under the sea floor, concentrated in form of hydrates, crystalline ice structures that stay stable under high pressure and in low temperatures. Several studies suggest that as the ... read more

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