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New Evidence of Violent Volcanic Eruptions in West Antarctic Ice Sheet

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New Evidence of Violent Volcanic Eruptions in West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Source: LiveScience/Becky Oskin - December 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Volcanoes punched through a remote part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet twice in the last 50,000 years, according to research presented Monday (Dec. 15) here at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

Distinctive layers of brown ash in a deep ice core are evidence of violent volcanic explosions that occurred about more…

Tourism Operators in the Whitsundays Take on Crown of Thorns Starfish

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Tourism Operators in the Whitsundays Take on Crown of Thorns Starfish

Source: Whitsunday Times - December 19, 2014

The notorious Crown of Thorns Starfish (COTS) could reach epidemic proportions in the Whitsundays if more is not done, according to findings made on a recent more…

New Evidence of Violent Volcanic Eruptions in West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Photo: George Steinmetz/Corbis/National Geographic

New Evidence of Violent Volcanic Eruptions in West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Source: LiveScience/Becky Oskin - December 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Volcanoes punched through a remote part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet twice in the last 50,000 more…

Giant Clams Keep Reefs Healthy

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Giant Clams Keep Reefs Healthy

Source: NewScientist/T.V. Padma - December 19, 2014

It's time they came out of their shells. It seems the world's largest molluscs, the giant clams of the Indo-Pacific coral reefs, have been doing more…

One Decade Since the Indian Ocean Tsunami

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One Decade Since the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Source: Phys.org/Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres - December 19, 2014

The day after Christmas this year will mark the 10 anniversary of the tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean. On 26 December 2004, a quarter more…

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The Ocean’s Recycling Problem

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The Ocean’s Recycling Problem

Source: The Daily Catch/Rob Foos - December 17, 2014

Last week, a study made headlines in nearly every major news outlet when it revealed the shocking amount of plastic floating in the world’s oceans. more…

Warming Ocean Could Trigger Release of Seafloor Methane

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Warming Ocean Could Trigger Release of Seafloor Methane

Source: UW Today/Hannah Hickey - December 11, 2014

Off the West Coast of the United States, methane gas is trapped in frozen layers below the seafloor. New research from the University of Washington more…

Russia in the Ocean World

Russia in the Ocean World

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - December 19, 2014

Russia's global maritime presence is changing. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will discuss inter-regional trade on the Baltic, more…

Moral Order: The Rise of Luca C Mariner

Moral Order: The Rise of Luca C Mariner

Author: Phil Pauley - September 19, 2014

Welcome to the newest section of The Daily Catch, the TerraMar Book Club. Each month we will feature a new book that has caught our attention, more…

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