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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…

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…

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…

Surprising Evidence Of Ocean Warming Around Galapagos Coral Reefs

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Surprising Evidence Of Ocean Warming Around Galapagos Coral Reefs

Source: Phys.org/University of Arizona - February 26, 2018

The ocean around the Galápagos Islands has been warming since the 1970s, according to a new analysis of the natural temperature archives stored in coral more…

Warming Events Put Coral Reefs In Hot Water, Slowing Recovery

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Warming Events Put Coral Reefs In Hot Water, Slowing Recovery

Source: Phys.org/David Colgan/UC Los Angeles - February 7, 2018

As the world's oceans heat up with climate change, coral reefs are increasingly under threat. Bleaching events—defense mechanisms against high temperatures that turn corals white—have more…

Scientists Pinpoint Exactly How Coral Skeletons Become Weakened By Ocean Acidification

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Scientists Pinpoint Exactly How Coral Skeletons Become Weakened By Ocean Acidification

Source: Phys.org/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - January 31, 2018

The rising acidity of the oceans threatens coral reefs by making it harder for corals to build their skeletons. A new study identifies the details more…

2017 Was The Hottest Year The Ocean Has Experienced, What Does This Mean For Marine Life?

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2017 Was The Hottest Year The Ocean Has Experienced, What Does This Mean For Marine Life?

Source: National Geographic/Sarah Gibbens - January 30, 2018

Oceans aren't likely to cool any time soon, a new study finds.

In fact, 2017 was the warmest year on record in the ocean, according to more…

US Climate Report Examines the Ocean as a Buffer to Climate Change

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US Climate Report Examines the Ocean as a Buffer to Climate Change

Source: The Guardian/John Abraham - December 27, 2017

In the recently released US Global Change Research Program Report, one of the chapters I was most interested in was about the changes we’ve observed in more…

How Five Extreme Weather Events Were Fueled By Global Warming

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How Five Extreme Weather Events Were Fueled By Global Warming

Source: The New York Times/Brad Plumer/Nadja Popovich - December 20, 2017

Extreme weather left its mark across the planet in 2016, the hottest year in recorded history. Record heat baked Asia and the Arctic. Droughts gripped Brazil more…

Tiny Limpets: The Heavy Lifters of Climate Resilience

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Tiny Limpets: The Heavy Lifters of Climate Resilience

Source: Hakai Magazine/Christopher Pollon - December 4, 2017

As the ocean temperature rises, it may be the little things that make the biggest difference to the survival and resilience of living things.

Take more…