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May 29, 2017

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May 29, 2017

May 25, 2017 — For humans, there are hundreds of antibodies available on the market today to evaluate immune status in health and diseases. However, for the more than 42 known species of dolphins around the world, ... read more

Scientists Begin to Unlock Secrets of Deep Ocean Color from Organic Matter

May 17, 2017 — About half of atmospheric carbon dioxide is fixed by ocean's phytoplankton through a process called photosynthesis. A large portion of biologically fixed carbon is formed by picocyanobacteria at ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Researchers say they may have found the cause of the first mass extinction of ... read more

May 17, 2017 — For reefs facing huge challenges, more coral larvae doesn't necessarily translate to increased rates of coral recovery on degraded reefs, a new study has ... read more

A Tale of Two Sites: Marine Scientists Determine How the Larvae of a Common Coral Species Respond to Environmental Stresses in Taiwan, Moorea

May 16, 2017 — Marine scientists determine how the larvae of a common coral species respond to environmental stresses in Taiwan and ... read more

May 16, 2017 — Marine reserves -- sections of the ocean where fishing is prohibited -- promote coral reef sustainability by preventing overfishing and increasing fish abundance and diversity. But to be effective, ... read more

May 16, 2017 — Scientists have modeled factors driving mainland yellow-eyed penguin population decline and are calling for action to reduce regional threats. According to the researchers' prediction models, ... read more

May 15, 2017 — A new study suggests that an aggressive reef competitor -- the Threespot Damselfish -- may have impeded the recovery of Caribbean long-spined sea urchin populations after a mysterious disease ... read more

May 15, 2017 — A diverse group of the world's leading experts in marine conservation is calling for a Hippocratic Oath for ocean conservation -- not unlike the pledge physicians take to uphold specific ethical ... read more

May 15, 2017 — Scientists have modeled how extremes in precipitation, drought, extreme heat and ocean temperatures will change in Australia at global temperatures 1.5°C and 2°C above pre-industrial conditions. It ... read more

May 15, 2017 — Cultural ecosystem services reflect physical and cognitive interactions between humans and nature, and are increasingly recognized for providing experiences, capabilities and many other benefits to ... read more

May 12, 2017 — Dramatic drops in oceanic oxygen, which cause mass extinctions of sea life, come to a natural end -- but it takes about a million ... read more

May 11, 2017 — Modern whales' ancestors probably hunted and chased down prey, but somehow, those fish-eating hunters evolved into filter-feeding leviathans. An analysis of a 36.4-million-year-old whale fossil ... read more

May 11, 2017 — Leading hospital 'superbugs,' known as the enterococci, arose from an ancestor that dates back 450 million years -- about the time when animals were first crawling onto land (and well ... read more

May 11, 2017 — As the oceans ebb and flow, the resulting waves and splashes form tiny bubbles.The bubbles burst and release a vapor -- called sea spray aerosol -- into the air. This aerosol scatters sunlight and is ... read more

May 11, 2017 — A common marine sponge hosts bacteria that specialize in the production of toxic compounds nearly identical to human-made fire retardants, researchers have discovered for the first ... read more

Global Distribution of Sea Animals

May 11, 2017 — Researchers analyze data about the global distribution of sea animals and develop a Web ... read more

May 9, 2017 — Fossils discovered in ancient hot spring deposits in the Pilbara have pushed back by 580 million years the earliest known evidence for microbial life on ... read more

May 9, 2017 — Walking along the beaches of New England, it's easy to spot large amounts of fine red seaweed clogging the coastline, the result of sweeping changes beneath the water. Researchers looked at ... read more

May 9, 2017 — US commercial and recreational fishing generated $208 billion in sales, contributed $97 billion to the gross domestic product, and supported 1.6 million full- and part-time jobs in 2015 -- above the ... read more

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