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Fish Evolve to Play it Safe and Take Advantage of Marine Protected Areas

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Fish Evolve to Play it Safe and Take Advantage of Marine Protected Areas

Source: Science Daily/University of British Columbia - March 27, 2017

New research supports the creation of more marine reserves in the world's oceans because, the authors say, fish can evolve to be more cautious and 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 Mideast has suffered drought on more…

Newly Discovered Ancient Ocean Crustacean Named In Honor of David Attenborough

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Newly Discovered Ancient Ocean Crustacean Named In Honor of David Attenborough

Source: The Los Angeles Times/Amina Khan - March 23, 2017

Scientists have discovered the fossil remains of a 430-million-year-old crustacean previously unknown to science – a proto-shrimp that they’re naming in honor of British naturalist more…

Can Sun Glitter Help Us Monitor Ocean Waves?

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Can Sun Glitter Help Us Monitor Ocean Waves?

Source: Phys.org/ European Space Agency - March 22, 2017

The notion of glitter might appear as somewhat frivolous, but scientists are using Sun glitter in images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to map the more…

Shape-Shifting Plankton: A Look Into How Plankton Handle Turbulence

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Shape-Shifting Plankton: A Look Into How Plankton Handle Turbulence

Source: Phys.org/ETH Zurich - March 21, 2017

Microscopic marine plankton are not helplessly adrift in the ocean. They can perceive cues that indicate turbulence, rapidly respond to regulate their behaviour and actively more…

Biologists Learn More About the Carbon Cycle by Studying Carbon Consumption of Bacterioplankton

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Biologists Learn More About the Carbon Cycle by Studying Carbon Consumption of Bacterioplankton

Source: Phys.org/Julie Cohen - March 20, 2017

The oceans are great at absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, but when their deep waters are brought to the surface, the oceans themselves more…

Ancient Shark Ancestors Revealed in New Study

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Ancient Shark Ancestors Revealed in New Study

Source: UPI/ Brooks Hays - March 17, 2017

Scientists are now closer to understanding the evolutionary origins of sharks. X-ray images of a sharklike fish discovered in 2003 suggest the species is indeed more…

Deep-Sea Corals Reveal Stories of Past Climates

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Deep-Sea Corals Reveal Stories of Past Climates

Source: Phys.org/ California Institute of Technology - March 16, 2017

We know a lot about how carbon dioxide (CO2) levels can drive climate change, but how about the way that climate change can cause fluctuations more…

New Study Finds That Oceans May Be Warming More Than We Thought

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New Study Finds That Oceans May Be Warming More Than We Thought

Source: Phys.org/Laura Snider - March 15, 2017

The oceans may be storing 13 percent more heat than previously estimated, according to a new study co-authored by scientists at the National Center for more…

New Study Suggests that it was Vision and Not Limbs that Brought Fish to Land 385 Million Years Ago

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New Study Suggests that it was Vision and Not Limbs that Brought Fish to Land 385 Million Years Ago

The Daily Mail/ Cecile Borkhataria - March 14, 2017

It was improved vision and not limbs that first led our fish ancestors to move from water to land, researchers suggest.
They could see farther more…