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How Fish in the World’s Coldest Place Are Reacting to A Warming Climate

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How Fish in the World’s Coldest Place Are Reacting to A Warming Climate

Source: Phys.org/Diane J. Nelson/UC Davis - October 20, 2017

Fish have been migrating to cooler water over the last several decades as the ocean warms. But in Antarctica, the coldest place on the planet, more…

Alaska’s Oyster Farming Industry is Gaining Ground, While Growers Elsewhere Struggle

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Alaska’s Oyster Farming Industry is Gaining Ground, While Growers Elsewhere Struggle

Source: Hakai Magazine/Gloria Dickie - October 19, 2017

On a float house in Ketchikan’s George Inlet, dozens of cylindrical tanks teem with oyster larvae that range from tiny specks to small pebbles. These more…

Tough Coral Species Can Lay Foundation For New Reefs in Inhospitable Places

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Tough Coral Species Can Lay Foundation For New Reefs in Inhospitable Places

Source: Phys.org/University of Glasgow - October 18, 2017

Tough species of corals can go mobile and lay the foundations for new reefs in otherwise inhospitable areas, a study shows.

Scientists have discovered that more…

Are We Paying Enough to Visit the ‘Priceless’ Great Barrier Reef?

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Are We Paying Enough to Visit the ‘Priceless’ Great Barrier Reef?

Source: The Conversation/Michael Vardon - October 17, 2017

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s finest natural wonders. It’s also extraordinarily cheap to visit – perhaps too cheap.

While a visit more…

Scientists Find Herbivores Protect Marine Ecosystems From Effects of Climate Change

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Scientists Find Herbivores Protect Marine Ecosystems From Effects of Climate Change

Source: Phys.org/University of British Columbia - October 13, 2017

Plant-eating critters are the key ingredient to helping ecosystems survive global warming, finds new UBC research that offers some hope for a defence strategy against more…

Clownfish Suffer When Sea Anemones Bleach

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Clownfish Suffer When Sea Anemones Bleach

Source: Phys.org/CNRS - October 11, 2017

Coral bleaching is a well-known consequence of climate change. What is less widely known is that sea anemones suffer the same fate, and this reduces more…

Scientists Plan to Explore Hidden Antarctic Ecosystem After Loss of Giant Iceberg

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Scientists Plan to Explore Hidden Antarctic Ecosystem After Loss of Giant Iceberg

Source: Phys.org/British Antarctic Survey - October 10, 2017

A team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), is planning an urgent mission to investigate a mysterious marine ecosystem that's been hidden beneath more…

Why the World Fears Climate Change More Than Americans Do

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Why the World Fears Climate Change More Than Americans Do

Source: The Conversation/Gregory J. Carbone - October 9, 2017

When asked about major threats to their country, Europeans are more likely than Americans to cite global climate change, according to a recent Pew Research Center more…

Social Media as a Tool to Influence Perceptions on Climate Change

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Social Media as a Tool to Influence Perceptions on Climate Change

Source: Phys.org/Jessica Mcbride/University of Connecticut - October 6, 2017

On a typical Friday night, most graduate students would be thinking about their weekend plans to see friends and blow off steam. Instead two UConn more…

Climate Change and Population Growth Could Lead to Farming of the Open Ocean

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Climate Change and Population Growth Could Lead to Farming of the Open Ocean

Source: Science Daily/Oregon State University - October 5, 2017

A new analysis suggests that open-ocean aquaculture for three species of finfish is a viable option for industry expansion under most climate change scenarios -- more…