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Marine parks save sharks from overfishing threat

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But University of Queensland, James Cook University (JCU) and University of Tasmania researchers found that existing marine reserves…
Arctic sea ice can’t ‘bounce back’

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Arctic sea ice cannot “quickly bounce back” if climate change causes it to melt, new research suggests. A team…
Good Catch: Monitoring Fisheries

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Nearly half of the fish caught worldwide come from stocks that are scientifically monitored and, on average, are…
Rising global temperatures turn northern permafrost region into significant carbon source

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Comprehensive study highlights the need for more research on CO2 emissions in the permafrost region. Permafrost, the perennially frozen…
Researchers find collaborative flood modeling process effective

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Community collaboration and high-resolution maps are key to effective flood risk management, according to civil engineers and social…
Researcher studies the coastal dynamics of uninhabited islands

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No one lives on them, but a group of atolls in the central Indian Ocean could teach coastal…
New tool for sugarcane farmers to help the Great Barrier Reef

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In a world first, sugarcane farmers in far north Queensland have a new app by Australia’s national science…
In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid — not volcanoes

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Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according…
Mobile protected areas needed to preserve biodiversity in the high seas

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World leaders are currently updating the laws for international waters that apply to most of the world’s ocean…
Adult common murres return to island and sea stack colonies from California to Alaska, spending three months during each summer to breed. A single chick takes two parents to hunt for fish.
‘The blob,’ food supply squeeze to blame for largest seabird die-off

January 17, 2020

The common murre is a self-sufficient, resilient bird. Though the seabird must eat about half of its body…
NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal 2019 Second Warmest Year on Record

January 16, 2020

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth’s global surface temperatures…
Underwater robot takes first known automated sample from ocean

January 15, 2020

A hybrid remotely operated vehicle developed by NSF-funded Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers took the first known automated ocean sample performed…
Large ‘herbivores of the sea’ keep coral reefs healthy

January 15, 2020

Selective fishing can disrupt the delicate balance between corals and algae in embattled Caribbean coral reefs. Removing large…
Offshore oil platforms: Take It or Leave It

January 15, 2020

The oil platforms off the Santa Barbara coast are a familiar sight to local residents. The structures tower…
Fisheries management is actually working, global analysis shows

January 14, 2020

Nearly half of the fish caught worldwide are from stocks that are scientifically monitored and, on average, are…
Grant lets marine biologist pursue bioinspired study of jellyfish

January 13, 2020

Biology professor Kelly Sutherland feels like she’s won the golden ticket. After seven years of seeking funding for…
Detecting microplastics first step in assessing environmental harm

January 10, 2020

Amid growing alarm over the plastic that pollutes our environment, biomedical and optics researchers at the University of Rochester are…
3D movies reveal how cuttlefish determine distance when striking at prey

January 10, 2020

While cuttlefish wearing glasses is an unexpected sight, a University of Minnesota-led research team built an underwater theater…
Dutch Researchers Choose Globalstar Satellite Trackers to Understand the Changing North Atlantic Great Sargassum Belt

January 9, 2020

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE MKT: GSAT) and the leader…
Thawing permafrost affects Alaska’s land-to-ocean river flows

January 9, 2020

A new analysis of the hydrologic cycle across the North Slope of Alaska reveals significant increases in subsurface…
Coral reef resilience

January 9, 2020

Mass coral-bleaching events, which occur when high ocean temperatures cause coral to expel the algae that dwell inside…
How Do Corals Make The Most Of Their Symbiotic Algae?

January 9, 2020

Corals depend on their symbiotic relationships with the algae that they host. But how do they keep algal…
Going Big with Marine Conservation

January 9, 2020

In the first days of 2020, the Pacific Ocean archipelago nation of Palau took the momentous step of…
Double-checking the coral reef science

January 9, 2020

Sometimes it helps to check the facts. You may be surprised by what you find. Over the last…
Rains Bring Very Temporary Relief to Australia’s Fires

January 8, 2020

NASA satellite data continues to provide a look at the smoke and aerosols generated by the massive fires…
Thanks to clouds, latest climate models predict more global warming than their predecessors

January 8, 2020

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Leeds and Imperial College London have found that the…
The real ghost hunters – scientists are trying to prevent ghost nets from killing turtles

January 6, 2020

Majority of the world’s fishing is done with nets. These huge plastic devices allow catching thousands of tonnes…
How long will a volcanic island live?

January 6, 2020

Plate tectonics and mantle plumes set the lifespan of volcanic islands like Hawaii and the Galapagos. When a…
How did life survive in the Snowball Earth? Scientists might have cracked the mystery

January 5, 2020

There is very little life in Arctic tundras and glaciers. However that was the situation in a big…
Large beaks of tufted puffins are not just for fish – they help keeping the birds cool

January 5, 2020

Tufted puffins are seabirds found throughout the North Pacific Ocean. They are easily recognizable due to their black…
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