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Meet the Teams Competing for the $7M Ocean Discovery XPrize

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Meet the Teams Competing for the $7M Ocean Discovery XPrize

Source: Popular Science/Mary Beth Griggs - February 27, 2017

We’ve mapped the surface of the Earth in excruciating detail, with images of individual streets and rivers and canyons photographed and catalogued. But one area of the more…

Air Pollution May Have Masked Arctic Sea Ice Loss as Far Back as the Mid-20th Century

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Air Pollution May Have Masked Arctic Sea Ice Loss as Far Back as the Mid-20th Century

Source: Phys.org/American Geophysical Union - February 24, 2017

Humans may have been altering Arctic sea ice longer than previously thought, according to researchers studying the effects of air pollution on sea ice growth more…

These Robots Are Investigating the Ocean’s Secrets

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These Robots Are Investigating the Ocean’s Secrets

Source: The Atlantic/Erica Cirino - February 23, 2017

People have been exploring the Earth since ancient times—traversing deserts, climbing mountains, and trekking through forests. But there is one ecological realm that hasn’t yet more…

Nuisance Flooding can be More Expensive Than Extreme, Infrequent Events Over Time

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Nuisance Flooding can be More Expensive Than Extreme, Infrequent Events Over Time

Source: Phys.org/University of California, Irvine - February 22, 2017

Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but as more…

Jacques Cousteau’s Grandson Is Looking at Synthetic Coral Reefs to Save the Ocean Floor

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Jacques Cousteau’s Grandson Is Looking at Synthetic Coral Reefs to Save the Ocean Floor

Source: Popular Mechanics/Lara Sorokanich - February 21, 2017

A lot has changed since Fabien Cousteau's grandfather Jacques started teaching about marine conservation in the 1950s. Sixty years of warming oceans, overfishing, and pollution more…

Quantifying the De-Oxygenation of the Ocean

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Quantifying the De-Oxygenation of the Ocean

Source: Phys.org/Nature - February 20, 2017

Oxygen is an essential necessity of life on land. The same applies for almost all organisms in the ocean. However, the oxygen supply in the more…

Q&A With Ecologist Studying the Affects of Climate Change on the Ocean

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Q&A With Ecologist Studying the Affects of Climate Change on the Ocean

Source: Inside Climate News/Nicholas Kusnetz - February 17, 2017

The oceans are warming at rapid clip, and many marine creatures are shifting their ranges in response, moving deeper and towards the poles.

The International more…

Study Finds Fish Communicate Through Urine

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Study Finds Fish Communicate Through Urine

Source: The Times-Picayune/Todd Masson - February 16, 2017

Any angler who has ever caught a bream knows that the first thing the fish does when it clears the gunwale is to send a more…

Scientists Explore What’s Breaking Down Permafrost Carbon

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Scientists Explore What’s Breaking Down Permafrost Carbon

Source: Phys.org/Florida State University - February 15, 2017

A Florida State University researcher is delving into the complexities of exactly how permafrost thawing in the Earth's most northern regions is cycling back into more…

Why Is NASA Studying the Hawaiian Islands and Volcanoes?

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Why Is NASA Studying the Hawaiian Islands and Volcanoes?

Source: LiveScience/Karen Rowan - February 14, 2017

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII — Whether it's the noxious gases rising from the Kilauea volcano, or the lively coral reefs that sprawl across the seafloor around the island more…

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