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climate change is transforming the Arctic Ocean in ways that could permanently alter the food chain and impact ocean species, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal science Advances, looked at the concentration of the chemical element radium-228 in the central Arctic Ocean and ...
One of the many consequences of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide is ocean acidification--the lowering of seawater pH as CO2 chemically reacts with dissolved ions in seawater. scientists have found that more acidic waters are dangerous to many species, especially structure-builders like corals, and ...

A heatwave that struck a quarter of the world's oceans in 2016 was made far more likely by climate change, according to a new study. Nicknamed "the blob" when it appeared in the eastern Pacific, the mass of warm water was linked with the deaths of marine animals and the devastation of ecosystems.
The 18-hole Ocean Course at The Breakers is poised to get some upgrades, but fans of the course shouldn't need to worry about major changes. Town Council unanimously approved last week the resort's request to make changes, including more than tripling the size of the golf training building to 2,366 ...
Despite our wealth of scientific knowledge about extreme events that happen on land, the oceans -- which trap approximately 93 percent of the heat responsible for climate change --remain vastly unexplored. Now, things are starting to change as a wave of fresh research sheds light on the role of human ...
If we first viewed our planet from the perspective of outer space, it's been said, we would have named it "Ocean" instead of "Earth." Ocean health is intimately linked to the well-being of countless species, which is why more than 15,000 marine protected areas exist worldwide. The regulations often permit oil drilling and ...

OCEAN is a major maritime player in eastern Canada with substantial operations along the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes and global ambitions. Its founder and guiding force, Gordon Bain, describes OCEAN as an "integrated maritime services company" - his vision from the beginning - and ...
To the editor: Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Jeff Orlowski make a compelling case regarding the world's marine resources. ("What the Trump Administration doesn't understand about ocean conservation," Opinion, Jan. 10). As a lifelong surfer who has never lived more than a mile from the ocean, I heartily ...
In previous looks at the Continental Divide, the backbone of North America, we've discovered a creek that flows into two different oceans and a mountain peak that drains into three. But you have to go to Yellowstone National Park to see the world's only natural lake that drains into more than one ocean.
The voyage is part of the second Unesco-supported international expedition to the Indian Ocean. In six months, the ship's crew and the expedition participants will perform a complex of hydrometeorological surveys, as well as conduct research in order to keep nautical charts up-to-date on the transit route ...
Evidence of Ancient oceans and Alien Sphinx Statues Spotted on Mars by Curiosity Rover ... dusty sphere (with some interesting underground frozen glaciers), many experts theorize that, long ago, Mars had warm oceans that would have been perfect for the ... "I found evidence of an ancient ocean today.
However, as Wayne quickly acknowledges: there are other ways to threaten Earth's aquatic habitats. As it turns out, that will be a major plot point in James Wan's Aquaman, and Arthur's first solo movie will focus heavily on the threat posed by pollution in the oceans. In fact, according to Momoa, the real-life ...
rising ocean temperatures due to the warming climate reduce oxygen solubility in the oceans, reduce oxygen levels through increased respiration and are predicted/modeled to reduce reintroduction of atmospheric oxygen into the waters, due to a stratification of ocean layers and a weakening of the ...
Mary Benson was mad. The thermometer said 30 degrees, but the wind whipping hard off Escambia Bay made it feel like it was in the teens. And here she was at 9 a.m. picking up other people's trash in the freezing cold. Scratch that. Below freezing cold. "There's all sorts of trash all over the highway,'' said ...
Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast boarding team members intercept a suspected Low Profile Vessel with approximately 3,203 pounds of cocaine onboard in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Nov. 30, 2017. LPVs are designed to be low profile and colored to blend in with the ocean, making them difficult for law ...
Since the 21st century dawned, China has shifted its maritime military strategy from one focused on defending its near seas to one that covers far seas extending to the Pacific and Indian oceans. That shift has led to an increased emphasis on aircraft carriers and submarines. Beijing deployed both types of ...
Jan. 16. •Food Business Basics Seminar from noon to 4 p.m. at The ShowRoom, 707 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park. Sponsored by Interfaith Neighbors and the Rutgers Food Innovation Center. Cost is $15. Register at http://bit.ly/2D1YYPv. •BNI Toms River chapter meets every Tuesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 ...

oceans Deeply: Why do we know so little about the Southern Ocean? Steve Rintoul with one of the new, deep ocean Argo floats. (Peter Mathew). Steve Rintoul: It is, on average, the windiest part of the world ocean. The large waves make doing science out there challenging and uncomfortable at times.
London - The ocean represents 99% of the living space on Earth. It provides livelihoods and nourishment for more than 3 billion people, and brings $3 trillion into the global economy each year. Yet, for all of human history, the ocean has been largely out of sight and, as a consequence, largely out of mind.
If you have your calendar handy, you might consider saving the date of June 9 -- the day after World oceans Day. That's when the March for the Ocean has been set in Washington to focus the attention of federal leaders on the need to reverse damage being done to the ocean, which covers two-thirds of ...
Just like today's fertilizers, this nutrient-rich brew would have been carried into the open sea, where it would have fueled explosions of algae that would die and take the ocean's oxygen with it. On top of all that, warmer water is just able to hold less oxygen, a phenomenon documented in the modern oceans ...
Starting with passage of the Ocean Energy Act in 2010 and the approval by voters of a $11 million bond to finance the research, Maine has positioned itself well. UMaine has designed and patented a system to mount wind turbines on floating concrete hulls that can be anchored in deep water, where the ...
Recently, though, floating solar panels have been added to the mix, including a solar farm the size of 160 football fields that went into operation in China last year. Now, a team of researchers at Columbia University wants to go a step farther. They say it's possible to use solar panels on the ocean surface to ...
Ocean County officials estimated the preliminary cost of cleaning up from last week's winter storm totaled more than $725,000. This is the price tag of salting, plowing and associated cleanup costs for Ocean County's nearly 630 miles of roadways and county government facilities as of Jan. 10, said Ocean ...
One of the recurring highlights from NASA's Cassini mission at Saturn was the moon Enceladus, which boasts beautiful plumes spraying water from its subsurface ocean into space. There's evidence suggesting Enceladus is habitable, and its plumes are beacons begging us to explore further. We aren't ...
Because of the magnitude of the freshwater contribution to coastal waters via precipitation, this research may offer additional insights into the distribution of salinity in the ocean, which influences the density gradients that drive circulation. In fact, the team estimates that precipitation along tropical coastlines ...
"oxygen concentrations are declining both in the open oceans and along the coasts," says Denise Breitburg, a senior scientist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and one of the researchers of the analysis. On the whole, ocean dead zones have quadrupled in size since 1950. What's ...
scientists have known for some time the ocean is acidifying because of climate change. The seas' absorption of human-generated carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is well documented, along with the harm it is causing ocean creatures like shellfish. But what about freshwater? Is it also soaking up ...
... environmental challenge that often falls under the radar compared to other issues such as acidifying and warming oceans. Rising sea temperatures and disappearing oxygen are, in fact, closely linked. global warming is "the likely ultimate cause" of oxygen loss in the open ocean, according to the study.
The Adelaide scientists set up 12 large tanks, each holding 1,800 litres of water, in a temperature-controlled room to replicate complex marine food webs, and tested the effects of ocean acidification and warming over six months. Plant productivity increased under warmer temperatures but this was mainly ...
As the climate warms, Barton says, so will the oceans -- bad news for phytoplankton, since warm waters contain less oxygen, and therefore less phytoplankton, than cooler areas. Already, gradually warming ocean waters have killed off phytoplankton globally by a staggering 40 percent since 1950.
... is threatened and what are the major threats to the ocean," says Heike Lotze, a researcher at Dalhousie University in Canada, who led the study. The study also found that over 70% of respondents supported marine protected areas (MPAs)--regions established to protect natural resources in the oceans.
In their study, the researchers looked at different plankton, fungi, algae and other micro-organisms up to fish larvae "about the size of your pinkie fingernail," Watson said. "The big question is what will happen as the oceans warm," Watson said. "There are already very warm regions in the ocean and we are ...
The masses of plastic dumped on the beaches of Cornwall by Storm Eleanor throws into stark relief the global crisis being caused by human rubbish in the world's oceans. As the storm passed, pictures emerged of the picturesque Cornish coast left strewn with waste and its rockpools clogged with plastic.
However, the history Bruns refers to has another component--one that runs deeper than that of America, or even humanity itself. Indeed, the salt contained in the brine her 350-foot-deep wells carry to the surface was formed more than 420 million years ago and hails from the extinct Iapetus Ocean, a body ...
"oxygen is fundamental to life in the oceans," said Denise Breitburg, lead author and marine ecologist with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. "The decline in ocean oxygen ranks among the most serious effects of human activities on the Earth's environment." The study came from a team of ...
Well it's so cold the ocean shore froze. The. Ocean. Froze. Yes, that can happen. This video from YouTube user Ryan Canty shows Old Silver Beach in Falmouth, Massachusetts, which is part of Cape Cod. You should see water splashing along its shore even in the winter, but the bitter, weeks-long cold has ...
So much extra water is being added to the world's oceans from melting glaciers that the ocean floor is sinking underneath the increasing weight. This ocean floor deformation also means we have miscalculated just how much ocean levels are rising, and the problem could be far worse than previously ...
The increase in plastic pollution in Earth's oceans and on beaches is killing turtles of all species, with a disproportionate impact on hatchlings and young turtles, according to research published December 11, 2017 in the journal endangered species Research. The study, a world-wide survey covering the ...
"oxygen loss is a real and significant problem in the oceans," said University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye, who wasn't part of the study but praised it. Levels of ocean oxygen are "changing potentially faster than higher organisms can cope." In a separate study, a team of experts looked at 100 ...
In addition to being harmful to terrestrial and aquatic life, free-floating plastics in oceans can adsorb toxins and break up into micro-plastics, which then enter the food chain. It is this seeming immortality that has led governments to tax certain environmentally damaging plastic products or ban them altogether ...
... bidders would still face environmental opposition. Protesters in 2015 boarded a Shell drilling rig as it crossed the Pacific Ocean and hung from a bridge in Portland, Oregon, to block a company vessel from leaving for Alaska. companies drilling off northern Alaska could face similar Public Relations issues.
Two surfers wait for a wave in the Pacific Ocean at Sunset Beach in Pacific Palisades, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. A group of multinational scientists is issuing a warning about an often-overlooked side effect of climate change and pollution. They say oxygen is disappearing from increasingly large areas ...
One study found that coral bleaching events, which can kill reefs, are now happening every few years instead of every few decades. And a new review found that oceans are losing oxygen faster than we realized, which could have serious consequences for marine life. Ocean health has a huge impact on human health, ...
Denise Breitburg, a marine ecologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and lead author of the study, called the plunge in ocean oxygen "among the most serious effects of human activities on the Earth's environment." Oxygen is "fundamental to life in the oceans," she said in a statement.
coral reefs are starving to death, quite literally. Widespread bleaching events have increased dramatically among coral reefs around the world, and scientists are pointing to climate change and warmer oceans as the culprit. The time between bleaching events has decreased fivefold since the 1980s.
Two things are almost certain to happen soon. UK environment secretary Michael Gove, moved to urgent action, will publish a plan to tackle plastic pollution. At about the same time, the annual limits on toxic air will be passed in at least one part of London - even though it's only January - and be largely ...
New insights into the glaciation cycles that occurred on Earth long before humans began affecting the temperature of the atmosphere and oceans are now possible using the technique of measuring noble gas quantities. The study determined that the average global ocean temperature at the peak of the ...
Diane Hoskins, campaign director for a marine conservation group called Oceana, which is "Ocean" spelled wrong, told the Associated Press: "Americans have seen the devastation that comes from offshore drilling. Will we allow Florida's white beaches or the popular and pristine Outer banks to share a ...
As plastic waste pollutes the oceans and fish stocks decline, unseen below the surface another problem grows: deoxygenation. Breitburg et al. review the evidence for the downward trajectory of oxygen levels in increasing areas of the open ocean and coastal waters. Rising nutrient loads coupled with ...


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