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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

May 17, 2016 — A study of the 15-mile length of Coos Bay, from the ocean to the city of the same name, finds the bay is free of toxic levels of reduced oxygen that often affect other Oregon locations in the summer ... read more

May 16, 2016 — As climatologists closely monitor the impact of human activity on the world's oceans, researchers have found yet another worrying trend impacting the health of the Pacific ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Australian researchers have raised fresh concerns that a major shipping disaster could harm the Great Barrier Reef, with new research revealing coal dust in seawater can kill corals and slow down the ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Scientists have found evidence of a huge asteroid that struck the Earth early in its life with an impact larger than anything humans have experienced. Tiny glass beads called spherules, found in ... read more

New Ice Age Knowledge

May 13, 2016 — An international team of researchers has gained new insights into the carbon dioxide exchange between ocean and atmosphere, thus making a significant contribution to solving one of the great ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Methane was seeping from the seafloor for thousands of years following the retreat of the Barents Sea ice sheet, shows a groundbreaking new ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Seabirds nest by the hundreds of thousands in colonies along the Norwegian coast. By combining an ocean current model with fish larvae transport modeling and bird population numbers, researchers have ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Severe oxygen drops in the water can leave trails of fish kills in their wakes, but scientists thought adult fish would be more resilient to the second major threat in coastal waters: acidification. ... read more

New Study Shows Rapid Marsh Bank Sediment Build Up Does Not Equate Land Loss Resilience

May 10, 2016 — A new study proposes a new framework to look at sediment fluxes in marsh channels that takes into account the natural process of sediment ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Iron can be hard to hard to come by in open marine waters -- except each summer, when atmospherically transported dust from north Africa's Sahara Desert provides pulses of biologically important ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Earth system scientists have taken water samples from the north Pacific, north and south Atlantic, and Arctic oceans in search of repositories of black carbon, soot from burning biomass and diesel ... read more

May 9, 2016 — A new study provides insight into how the current El Niño, one of the strongest on record, formed in the Pacific ... read more

Shellfish Response to Ocean Acidification Depends on Other Stressors

May 9, 2016 — A study of California mussels, a key species in the rocky intertidal ecosystems of the West Coast, indicates that the effects of ocean acidification will vary from place to place along the coast ... read more

Daily Up and Down of the Plankton Animals in the Sea

May 9, 2016 — A unique series of measurements taken over several years in the Antarctic Ocean provide new findings about the daily vertical migration of zooplankton communities: scientists of the observed changes ... read more

Four of Five British People Are Unaware of Ocean Acidification

May 9, 2016 — Just one in five people in Britain are aware of ocean acidification -- a consequence of carbon emissions that poses serious risks to sea-life -- a survey of 2,501 members of the public has ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Researchers have compiled the first global set of observations of flow within the Earth's mantle -- the layer between the crust and the core -- and found that it is moving much faster than has ... read more

Ice-Mass Loss of Antarctica Visualized

May 9, 2016 — The Antarctic ice sheet, with a thickness of up to 4800 meter, has lost mass in the recent years. This was confirmed by a variety of scientific studies. Scientists now visualize the ice-mass loss: ... read more

May 6, 2016 — Seawater salinity depends largely on how much moisture is evaporated as winds sweep over the ocean. But pinpointing where the moisture rains back down is a complicated question scientists have long ... read more

Scientists Track Greenland's Ice Melt With Seismic Waves

May 6, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new technique to monitor the seasonal changes in Greenland's ice sheet, using seismic vibrations generated by crashing ocean waves. The results may help scientists ... read more

May 5, 2016 — A previously observed trend of high altitude clouds in the mid-latitudes shifting toward the poles is caused primarily by the expansion of the tropics, a new NASA analysis of 30-years of satellite ... read more

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