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Study: Changes In Seabird Diets Resulting From Overfishing And Climate Change Date Back 130 Years

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Study: Changes In Seabird Diets Resulting From Overfishing And Climate Change Date Back 130 Years

Source: Phys.org/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute - February 16, 2018

Today, the Monterey Bay Aquarium introduces another "first" – a new Ocean Memory Lab – as part of its scientific research program to protect the more…

Preserving The Health And Beauty of Coral Reefs With Satellites

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Preserving The Health And Beauty of Coral Reefs With Satellites

Source: Phys.org/NASA - February 15, 2018

In fact, during the project, researchers and reef managers reported widespread coral beaching in the summer and fall of 2014 and 2015 in the Florida more…

Slinging Sediment: Seagrass May Be Seriously Underestimated As a Carbon Sink

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Slinging Sediment: Seagrass May Be Seriously Underestimated As a Carbon Sink

Source: Hakai Magazine/Evan Lubofsky - February 14, 2018

Seagrass meadows take up less than 0.1 percent of the world’s oceans; nevertheless, they are considered a huge carbon sink. Seagrass draws carbon dioxide out more…

Shark Cousin Uses Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents To Incubate Eggs

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Shark Cousin Uses Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents To Incubate Eggs

Source: CBC News/Emily Chung - February 13, 2018

Birds might sit on their eggs to keep them warm until they hatch, but deep-sea fish called skates have found a less boring and time-consuming more…

Starfish Actually Have Eyes, And It Turns Out They See Very Well In The Deep Sea

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Starfish Actually Have Eyes, And It Turns Out They See Very Well In The Deep Sea

Source: The New York Times/Joanna Klein - February 12, 2018

Look at a starfish in a tidal pool and you may think: ah, there’s one of those pretty, multi-armed sea worms that crawl around and more…

New Study Finds Fish Genes That Regulate Social Behaviors

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New Study Finds Fish Genes That Regulate Social Behaviors

Source: Phys.org/Cornell University - February 9, 2018

Genes in an area of the brain that is relatively similar in fish, humans and all vertebrates appear to regulate how organisms coordinate and shift more…

Warming Events Put Coral Reefs In Hot Water, Slowing Recovery

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Warming Events Put Coral Reefs In Hot Water, Slowing Recovery

Source: Phys.org/David Colgan/UC Los Angeles - February 7, 2018

As the world's oceans heat up with climate change, coral reefs are increasingly under threat. Bleaching events—defense mechanisms against high temperatures that turn corals white—have more…

Melting Ice From Climate Change Will Make Volcanic Eruptions More Frequent – And More Dangerous

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Melting Ice From Climate Change Will Make Volcanic Eruptions More Frequent – And More Dangerous

Source: Hakai Magazine/Michael Tennesen - February 6, 2018

When I meet up with geophysicist Magnus Guðmundsson in April 2017, the volcano Katla has been rumbling all week, creating a steady drumroll of small more…

A Soviet Secret: 20th Century Industrial Whaling Was Worse Than We Thought

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A Soviet Secret: 20th Century Industrial Whaling Was Worse Than We Thought

Source: Hakai Magazine/Sophie Yeo - February 5, 2018

In 1972, on board a Soviet whaling ship, a crew member was holding a small party to celebrate his absent wife’s birthday. It was a more…

Australian Blue Whale Population Offers Clues About The Future Of This Endangered Species

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Australian Blue Whale Population Offers Clues About The Future Of This Endangered Species

Source: Phys.org/Flinders University - February 2, 2018

Clues in the DNA of endangered blue whales – the largest living animal – has shown that Australia is home to one population that likely more…