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A Record Low For Arctic Sea Ice

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A Record Low For Arctic Sea Ice

Source: Phys.org/Seth Borenstein - March 24, 2017

The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world.

The extent of floating ice in the Arctic hit a new low for winter: 5.57 million square miles (14.42 million square kilometers). That's about 35,000 square miles more…

Does Diving With Sharks Have Impacts on the Animals?

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Does Diving With Sharks Have Impacts on the Animals?

Source: Science Daily/UC Santa Barbara/Julie Cohen - March 24, 2017

Swimming with metaphorical sharks is one thing, but actually getting into the water with the razor-toothed ocean predators? Crazy, right? Not according to the masses more…

Warnings of Dire Drought Found Under the Dead Sea

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Warnings of Dire Drought Found Under the Dead Sea

Source: Phys.org/Columbia University - March 24, 2017

Nearly 1,000 feet below the bed of the Dead Sea, scientists have found evidence that during past warm periods, the more…

A Record Low For Arctic Sea Ice

Photo: Kathryn Hansen/NASA

A Record Low For Arctic Sea Ice

Source: Phys.org/Seth Borenstein - March 24, 2017

The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of more…

United Nations Readies For First-Ever Ocean Conference

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United Nations Readies For First-Ever Ocean Conference

Source: UN News Centre - March 24, 2017

Over a year ago, on 20 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston made a category 5 landfall along the north coast of Fiji's largest, most populous more…

Mighty Gulpers

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Mighty Gulpers

Source: NOAA NMFS/WeirdFins - March 24, 2017

Howdy, Weird Gramma here with “WeirdFins,” all about strange stuff in the sea, and brought to you by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Now, more…

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The Many Shades of Water: A Sea of Green for St. Patrick’s Day

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The Many Shades of Water: A Sea of Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Source: The TeraMar Project - March 17, 2017

For more than 50 years now, the Chicago River has turned green on St. Patrick’s Day. This is no work of a magical leprechaun, just more…

Ask Dr. Universe

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Ask Dr. Universe

Source: Washington State University - April 26, 2016

Why is the ocean salty? -Alysin, 10, Ruston, La.
Dear Alysin,

At first, I thought the answer to your question might take us deep into the more…

Waimea Ocean Film Festival Kicks Off Next Week

Waimea Ocean Film Festival Kicks Off Next Week

Source: Big Island Now - December 30, 2016

The 2017 Waimea Ocean Film Festival will take place Jan. 2 through 10.

The event will showcase films, special guests, intimate coffee talks, Q&As, exhibits, more…