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Seal Whiskers Detect Fish Breath

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Seal Whiskers Detect Fish Breath

Source: Cosmos/Evelyn Fetterplace - January 23, 2017

Imagine, for a second, you’re a fish – one that lurks on the murky bottom of the ocean, rendered invisible by your turbid surroundings. Suddenly, the more…

Study of Past Warming Indicates Major Sea Level Rise Ahead

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Study of Past Warming Indicates Major Sea Level Rise Ahead

Source: Phys.org/Kerry Sheridan - January 20, 2017

Scientists who study patterns of natural shifts in the Earth's climate said Thursday they have uncovered a "worrisome" signal that major sea level rise could more…

Climate Change Is Changing the Acoustic Properties of the Ocean

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Climate Change Is Changing the Acoustic Properties of the Ocean

Source: Hakai Magazine/Anna Nowogrodzki - January 19, 2017

Climate change has affected many things about the ocean—the temperature; sea level; which creatures live where. But it’s also changed something surprising: how the ocean more…

Behind the Scenes in Disney’s ‘Moana’: Animating the Ocean

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Behind the Scenes in Disney’s ‘Moana’: Animating the Ocean

Source: PRI/Julia Franz - January 18, 2017

Disney’s newest animated film “Moana” tells the story of a teenager who goes on a quest to save her people, leaving the safety of her home more…

Studying Antarctic Diatom Adaptations

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Studying Antarctic Diatom Adaptations

Source: Phys.org/DOE/Joing Genome Institute - January 17, 2017

Diatoms are a common type of photosynthetic microorganism, found in many environments from marine to soil; in the oceans, they are responsible for more than more…

Study Reveals Killer Whale Mother-Daughter Conflicts May Cause Menopause

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Study Reveals Killer Whale Mother-Daughter Conflicts May Cause Menopause

Source: UPI/Ryan Maass - January 16, 2017

EXETER, England (UPI) -- Conflicts between mother and daughter killer whales may explain why the females of the species experience menopause, researchers say.

In a study more…

Navy Declassifies Covert Coded Pilot Whale Communications

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Navy Declassifies Covert Coded Pilot Whale Communications

Source: Need To Share News - January 13, 2017

The U.S. government has now declassified files on years of ingenious secret experiments to use "coded pilot whale sounds" for covert communications between American Navy more…

Short-Lived Greenhouse Gases Have Long-Lived Effects on Sea Levels

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Short-Lived Greenhouse Gases Have Long-Lived Effects on Sea Levels

Source: Phys.org/Jennifer Chu - January 12, 2017

Even if there comes a day when the world completely stops emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, coastal regions and island nations will continue to more…

Carnival Cruise Lines Dives Into Wearable Technology

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Carnival Cruise Lines Dives Into Wearable Technology

Source: Digital Trends/John Gaudiosi - January 11, 2017

When Carnival’s newest ship, the Vista, launched last year, it was not only company’s largest cruise ships in the world (accommodating 4,000 passengers), but it more…

Are Remotely Operated Underwater Drones the Future of Fishing?

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Are Remotely Operated Underwater Drones the Future of Fishing?

Source: Scout/Andrew Schadegg - January 10, 2017

Las Vegas - The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) always launches interesting new products to the public. However, this year the new PowerRay drone from PowerVision gives the fishing industry more…

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