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Global Ocean Currents Could Be Changed By Warmer And Saltier Water In The Future

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Global Ocean Currents Could Be Changed By Warmer And Saltier Water In The Future

Source: Phys.org/Catherine Collins, From Horizon Magazine, Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine - March 12, 2018

Melting ice shelves are changing the ocean's chemistry at the South Pole and the result could be a change in global currents and increased glacial more…

Fish Vaccinations Fail When Sea Lice Infections Chew Through Their Protective Effects

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Fish Vaccinations Fail When Sea Lice Infections Chew Through Their Protective Effects

Source: Hakai Magazine/Yao-Hua Law - March 9, 2018

There are almost twice as many salmon being reared in fish farms today than a decade ago, and aquaculturists lean heavily on vaccines to keep more…

Major Study Brings To Light The Lesser Known Consequence of Ocean Warming: Oxygen Depletion

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Major Study Brings To Light The Lesser Known Consequence of Ocean Warming: Oxygen Depletion

Source: Phys.org/University of Exeter - March 8, 2018

A major study into an ancient climate change event that affected a significant percentage of Earth's oceans has brought into sharp focus a lesser-known villain more…

Aquaculture In Southern California? Researchers Model Tradeoffs And Opportunities

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Aquaculture In Southern California? Researchers Model Tradeoffs And Opportunities

Source: Phys.org/Julie Cohen/UC Santa Barbara - March 7, 2018

Earth's vast and vital oceans are a critical source of economic productivity, but issues of space management, interindustry conflict and environmental degradation often limit sustainable more…

Why Scientists Should Sample Zooplankton In The Dark

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Why Scientists Should Sample Zooplankton In The Dark

Source: Hakai Magazine/Amorina Kingdon - March 6, 2018

When biologists think of contamination, bacteria or dirt might come to mind. But a new study has illuminated a different sort of contamination that’s been more…

Big Data Is Helping Scientists Monitor Formation Of Ocean Plastic Gyres

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Big Data Is Helping Scientists Monitor Formation Of Ocean Plastic Gyres

Source: GreenBiz/Erica Cirino - March 5, 2018

I was at the wheel of a 54-foot research sloop crossing the north Pacific Ocean through the heart of one of the most plastic-polluted parts more…

A Calculated Hunting Strategy: Study Suggests Risso’s Dolphins Plan Out Their Dives

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A Calculated Hunting Strategy: Study Suggests Risso’s Dolphins Plan Out Their Dives

Source: Phys.org/The Company of Biologists - March 2, 2018

Slipping beneath the surface of the water in pursuit of food sets the timer ticking for hungry dolphins; the pressure is on to locate food more…

New Study Reveals How Different Marine Animals Navigate The Ocean In Similar Ways

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New Study Reveals How Different Marine Animals Navigate The Ocean In Similar Ways

Source: Phys.org/King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - March 1, 2018

A first-of-its-kind study has mapped the global movements of a range of marine animals around the world, including whales, sharks, sea birds and polar bears, more…

Thanks To Climate Change, King Penguins May Be Forced To Either Move Or Face Starvation

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Thanks To Climate Change, King Penguins May Be Forced To Either Move Or Face Starvation

Source: Phys.org/University of Vienna - February 28, 2018

"The main issue is that there is only a handful of islands in the Southern Ocean and not all of them are suitable to sustain more…

The Microbiomes Of Corals: How Warming And Acidification Affect Coral Species Differently

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The Microbiomes Of Corals: How Warming And Acidification Affect Coral Species Differently

Source: Hakai Magazine/Jason G. Goldman - February 27, 2018

Though they look like rocks, corals are actually living organisms. Or, more accurately, communities of organisms. Each coral lives in symbiosis with the algae that more…