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Scientists Discover New Hermit Crab Species That Uses Live Coral as its Home

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Scientists Discover New Hermit Crab Species That Uses Live Coral as its Home

Source: Phys.org/Public Library of Science - September 21, 2017

A new hermit crab species can live in a walking coral's cavity in a reciprocal relationship, replacing the usual marine worm partner, according to a more…

Right Whales Are Disappearing From Winter Breeding Grounds, Scientists Puzzled

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Right Whales Are Disappearing From Winter Breeding Grounds, Scientists Puzzled

Source: CBC News/Cassie Williams - September 20, 2017

Scientists are at a loss to explain one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale — why the animals are disappearing more…

Tracking Bluefin Tuna Whereabouts to Protect Them From Overfishing

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Tracking Bluefin Tuna Whereabouts to Protect Them From Overfishing

Source: News Deeply/Erica Cirino - September 19, 2017

Pacific rim nations met in Busan, South Korea, in early September and reached the first-ever agreement to restore severely depleted populations of Pacific bluefin tuna. Stocks more…

The Old Fish and The Sea: Overfishing Targets Larger, Older Fish Leaving Fewer in the Ocean

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The Old Fish and The Sea: Overfishing Targets Larger, Older Fish Leaving Fewer in the Ocean

Source: Hakai Magazine/Julia Rosen - September 18, 2017

Old is a relative term for fish. A sardine might be lucky to live a few years, while a rougheye rockfish can swish through the more…

Coral Loss on Palm Island Had Been Occurring Long Before Recent Great Barrier Reef Mass Bleaching

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Coral Loss on Palm Island Had Been Occurring Long Before Recent Great Barrier Reef Mass Bleaching

Source: Phys.org/University of Queensland - September 15, 2017

Extensive loss of branching corals and changes in coral community structure in Australia's Palm Islands region over the past century has been revealed in a more…

A Meteorologist’s List of All The Records Hurricane Irma Has Broken so Far

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A Meteorologist’s List of All The Records Hurricane Irma Has Broken so Far

Source: Huffington Post/Carla Herreria - September 14, 2017

After a week of destruction in the Caribbean, it was clear that Hurricane Irma was one for the books.

Phil Klotzbach, a meteorologist for Colorado State University, has been more…

Scientists Find ‘Settlements’ of Octopuses in Australia, Suggesting These Animals Aren’t All Solitary Loners

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Scientists Find ‘Settlements’ of Octopuses in Australia, Suggesting These Animals Aren’t All Solitary Loners

Source: Phys.org/ University of Illinois at Chicago - September 13, 2017

Octopuses are usually solitary creatures, but a new site in the waters off the east coast of Australia is the home of up to 15 more…

New Research Shows How Openings in Antarctic Sea Ice Can Influence Worldwide Climate

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New Research Shows How Openings in Antarctic Sea Ice Can Influence Worldwide Climate

Source: Phys.org/University of Pennsylvania - September 12, 2017

In 1974, images acquired from NOAA satellites revealed a puzzling phenomenon: a 250,000 square kilometer opening in the winter sea ice in the Weddell Sea, more…

Billionaire’s Investment Pushes Ocean Sensors Deeper in Search of Climate Change’s Hidden Heat

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Billionaire’s Investment Pushes Ocean Sensors Deeper in Search of Climate Change’s Hidden Heat

Source: Science/Paul Voosen - September 11, 2017

Every day, thousands of robotic floats bob up and down, tracking temperatures in the world's oceans, which sop up an estimated 90% of the heat more…

Albedo-Feedback In Arctic Ocean Found to be Major Cause of Sea Ice Retreat

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Albedo-Feedback In Arctic Ocean Found to be Major Cause of Sea Ice Retreat

Source: Science Daily/Hokkaido University - September 8, 2017

Quantitative analysis has evidenced the acceleration system of melting ice: dark water surfaces absorb more heat than white ice surfaces, thus melting ice and making more…