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The Life of an Antarctica Iceberg

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The Life of an Antarctica Iceberg

Source: The Conversation/Mark Brandon - March 27, 2015

You never forget the first time you see an iceberg. The horizon of a ship at sea is a two dimensional space and to see more…

Prince of Wales Sounds Alarm over Plastic Waste in Ocean

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Prince of Wales Sounds Alarm over Plastic Waste in Ocean

Source: Huffington Post/Andreas Merkl - March 26, 2015

Last Wednesday, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, speaking in Washington, DC, to an audience of 100 governmental, corporate and nonprofit leaders, sounded the alarm more…

Surprise Findings of Plastic Heighten Concern over Polluted Oceans

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Surprise Findings of Plastic Heighten Concern over Polluted Oceans

Source: Huffington Post/Lynne Peeples - March 25, 2015

Scientists are looking for -- and finding -- little bits of plastic in a lot of places lately: ice cores, deep sea sediments, coral reefs, crab gills, the digestive system more…

Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) may be Weakening

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Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) may be Weakening

Source: Vox/Brad Plumer - March 24, 2015

In the 2004 disaster flick The Day After Tomorrow, climate change causes a major disruption of ocean currents in the North Atlantic, which in turn brings more…

Planned Salmon Farming Expansion Raises Environmental Concerns in Tasmania

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Planned Salmon Farming Expansion Raises Environmental Concerns in Tasmania

Source: ABC AU - March 23, 2015

Abalone divers, mussel farmers, conservationists and the Tasmanian Greens have raised concerns about ocean fish farms in Tasmania's south.
All four groups believe not enough more…

China’s Krill Fishing Plans in Antarctica Alarm Scientists

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China’s Krill Fishing Plans in Antarctica Alarm Scientists

Source: McClatchy DC/Stuart Leavenworth - March 20, 2015

BEIJING — Scientists studying the Antarctic’s marine life received some unexpected news this month: China plans to vastly increase fishing for Antarctic krill – small crustaceans more…

Sea Surface Temperatures Warmer than Average in Pacific

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Sea Surface Temperatures Warmer than Average in Pacific

Source: Chinook Observer/Jes Burns - March 19, 2015

PACIFIC OCEAN — It’s a double-whammy kind of year for the Pacific.

An unusually warm winter in Alaska failed to chill ocean waters. Then this more…

Warm Ocean Temperatures in Eastern Pacific Cause Unprecedented Changes

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Warm Ocean Temperatures in Eastern Pacific Cause Unprecedented Changes

Source: Summit County Citizens Voice/Bob Berwyn - March 18, 2015

FRISCO — California’s extended drought is at least partially driven by unusually warm ocean temperatures in the eastern Pacific, and that warming is also having more…

Oceanic Gateways could explain East Antarctica Melting

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Oceanic Gateways could explain East Antarctica Melting

Source: University of Texas at Austin/Monica Kortsha, Anton Caputo, and Jamin Greenbaum - March 17, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) in the Jackson School of Geosciences have discovered two seafloor more…

Rangers Remove 19 Green Sea Turtle Carcasses from Kudat

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Rangers Remove 19 Green Sea Turtle Carcasses from Kudat

Source: The Rakyat Post/Sandra Sokial - March 16, 2015

After almost a year, carcasses of protected Green Sea Turtles are still being found on Pulau Tiga, off Kudat, just a couple of hours’ boat more…

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