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This University Is Diving in to Save Bluefin Tuna From Extinction

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This University Is Diving in to Save Bluefin Tuna From Extinction

Source: CNN Money/Kate Springer - December 2, 2016

They're fast, strong and can weigh up to 1,000 pounds -- but Pacific bluefin tuna are no match for today's tech-savvy fishing rigs.

The population more…

NASA Decommissions Ocean Wind Monitoring Equipment Aboard the International Space Station

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NASA Decommissions Ocean Wind Monitoring Equipment Aboard the International Space Station

Source: Nature World News/John Raphael - November 30, 2016

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration have officially decommissioned the ocean wind monitoring instrument aboard the International Space Station.

The decision to terminate the mission more…

Incredible Scientific Discovery Made at Popular Melbourne Beach

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Incredible Scientific Discovery Made at Popular Melbourne Beach

Source: Phys.org/Monash University - November 29, 2016

The popular Middle Park beach is under the international spotlight following a world-first study by Monash University chemists who have discovered how sand 'holds its more…

New Research Reveals Northeastern United States at Greater Risk for More Frequent and Powerful Hurricanes

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New Research Reveals Northeastern United States at Greater Risk for More Frequent and Powerful Hurricanes

Source: Phys.org/Durham University - November 28, 2016

The Northeastern coast of the USA could be struck by more frequent and more powerful hurricanes in the future due to shifting weather patterns, according more…

Ice Age Sea Level Clues Revealed by Dinosaur Killing Crater

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Ice Age Sea Level Clues Revealed by Dinosaur Killing Crater

Source: Phys.org/Science - November 25, 2016

The massive underwater crater left by the asteroid that exterminated the dinosaurs has provided new evidence that sea levels were much lower during the last more…

New Web Resources Reduce the Ambiguity of Naming the Ocean Floor

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New Web Resources Reduce the Ambiguity of Naming the Ocean Floor

Source: EOS/Vaughan Stagpoole, Hans Werner Schenke, and Yasuhiko Ohara - November 23, 2016

The Izu-Ogasawara Trench, a deep-sea trench south of Japan, was discovered in 1933 and named after the nearby Ogasawara Islands. However, the Ogasawara Islands have more…

Researchers Catch a First Glimpse of an Important Ocean Microbe

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Researchers Catch a First Glimpse of an Important Ocean Microbe

Source: Phys.org/University of British Columbia - November 22, 2016

A rare microbe that was once thought to be insignificant has turned out to be one of the most abundant single-celled hunters in the ocean, more…

Tracking the Ocean’s Most Impressive Predators

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Tracking the Ocean’s Most Impressive Predators

Source: National Geographic/Gary Strauss - November 21, 2016

A vast treasure trove of information on the secret lives of ocean predators is being revealed through pioneering efforts to monitor the movements of sharks, more…

From London’s Historic Killer Fog in 1952 to China’s Current Pollution Problems, Researchers May Have New Answers

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From London’s Historic Killer Fog in 1952 to China’s Current Pollution Problems, Researchers May Have New Answers

Source: Phys.org/Texas A&M University - November 18, 2016

Few Americans may be aware of it, but in 1952 a killer fog that contained pollutants covered London for five days, causing breathing problems and more…

Researchers Explore Ancient Volcanic Eruptions That Led to Mass Extinctions

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Researchers Explore Ancient Volcanic Eruptions That Led to Mass Extinctions

Source: Phys.org/Virginia Tech - November 17, 2016

A paper published in Nature Communications by Virginia Tech researchers confirms a major feature in the formation of large igneous provinces—massive worldwide volcanic eruptions that created incredibly more…

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