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Dolphin Sleep Study: Resting Part Of Brain Allows Marine Mammal To Stay ... - Huffington Post

Dolphin Sleep Study: Resting Part Of Brain Allows Marine Mammal To Stay ... - Huffington Post | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
RedOrbitDolphin Sleep Study: Resting Part Of Brain Allows Marine Mammal To Stay ...Huffington Postdolphin experiment Dolphins were tested using underwater sound projectors. When they detected certain sounds, the dolphins had to press a paddle.
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Solar Impulse 2 begins transatlantic flight

Solar Impulse 2 begins transatlantic flight | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The solar-powered plane took off on the last ocean crossing leg of its round-the-world flight from New York early on Monday. If things go according to plan, it should arrive in Sevilla, Spain, on Friday.
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New Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Centre Launched on Isle of Mull

New Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Centre Launched on Isle of Mull | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Centre is located on Tobermory’s picturesque harbour front
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'Light and fresh': World's oldest beer brewed from shipwreck bottle

'Light and fresh': World's oldest beer brewed from shipwreck bottle | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Yeast from a 220-year-old bottle of beer recovered from a shipwreck in Australia has been used to resurrect an ancient brew.

Via Darrin Jillson
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All those toxic chemicals in the ocean? Birds are pooping them back on shore

All those toxic chemicals in the ocean? Birds are pooping them back on shore | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Guano is even grosser than we thought.

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SUFB 113: Krill Species Profile

SUFB 113: Krill Species Profile | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it

This Species Tuesday I decided to profile Krill as they are small but hugely important in the sustenance of some major iconic species such as baleen whales,

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SUFB 043: Increase in Sea Star Species Threatens Coral Reefs

SUFB 043: Increase in Sea Star Species Threatens Coral Reefs | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
  It’s been a rough few years for coral reefs. Rising sea surface temperatures have bleached and killed many tropical corals around the world. Those that survive this warming have...
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How Does Your Plastic Bag Get Into the Ocean?

How Does Your Plastic Bag Get Into the Ocean? | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Even if you're far inland, the trash you discard can end up as plastic pollution at sea.
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Super-fast Antarctic drills ready to hunt for oldest ice

Super-fast Antarctic drills ready to hunt for oldest ice | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Next-generation machines can penetrate kilometres below surface in days rather than years.
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These speedy tools take roughly a week, rather than years, to penetrate several kilo­metres of ice. They blitz through the topmost layers of ice to reach the ancient freeze beneath, where tiny bubbles of trapped air serve as a time capsule of environments long vanished.

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Palau approves huge Pacific marine sanctuary

Palau approves huge Pacific marine sanctuary | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Tiny archipelago seeks to create world’s sixth-largest area to be fully protected from fishing or drilling
The tiny western Pacific archipelago of Palau has approved the creation of a marine sanctuary twice the size of Mexico.
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Formation of coastal sea ice in North Pacific drives ocean circulation and climate

Formation of coastal sea ice in North Pacific drives ocean circulation and climate | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
An unprecedented analysis of North Pacific ocean circulation over the past 1.2 million years has found that sea ice formation in coastal regions is a key driver of deep ocean circulation, influencing climate on regional and global scales.
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How climate change could cause an epic collapse of ocean ecosystems

How climate change could cause an epic collapse of ocean ecosystems | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
If humans continue spewing carbon pollution into the atmosphere, the oceans are going to get a lot simpler — meaning fewer organisms and biodiversity — according to a new summary of the latest marine research.
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Life in the Deep: Hydrothermal Vents

Life in the Deep: Hydrothermal Vents | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The ocean is full of mysteries — take hydrothermal vents for example. Despite everything we’ve learned about the ocean, scientists didn’t know about these underwater hot springs until 1977, when they were first discovered near the Galapagos Islands.
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Billions of juvenile polar cod under the Arctic ice, confirmed by German ... - MercoPress

Billions of juvenile polar cod under the Arctic ice, confirmed by German ... - MercoPress | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Using a new net, marine biologists from Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute have, for the first time, been able to catch polar cod directly beneath the Arctic sea ice with a trawl, allowing them to determine their large-scale distribution and origin.
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Eddystone report | Marine Conservation Society

Eddystone report | Marine Conservation Society | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife.
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Comment on Even in fish science, payers may sway players by Carl Safina

Comment on Even in fish science, payers may sway players by Carl Safina | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Terry,
You might want to read the followup piece, which is written solely by me and thus reflects solely my thinking.
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Mangrove Matters

Mangrove Matters | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
When it comes to scuba diving it is hard to beat exploring colourful tropical reefs, history-filled wrecks, sun-dappled kelp forests and foreboding caves...

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Bizarre snail that swims like a flying insect | Science Codex

Bizarre snail that swims like a flying insect | Science Codex | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it

Snails usually lumber along on their single fleshy foot; but not sea butterflies (Limacina helicina). These tiny marine molluscs gently flit around their Arctic water homes propelled by fleshy wings that protrude out of the shell opening.

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Lakes warming at alarming rates, York U-led global study warns | Science Codex

Lakes warming at alarming rates, York U-led global study warns | Science Codex | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2015 -- Climate change has led to warming of lakes at a rapid rate, even faster than the air or the oceans, according to York U Biologist Sapna Sharma, a lead author of a new global study.
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Sea Lions Devour Sharks, Proving You Know Squat About The Food Chain

Sea Lions Devour Sharks, Proving You Know Squat About The Food Chain | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Think you understand the ocean's food chain? This photo of a sea lion attacking a small thresher shark might throw you for a loop.
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Puffins Facing Extinction Due to Overfishing and Pollution - Gizmodo UK

Puffins Facing Extinction Due to Overfishing and Pollution - Gizmodo UK | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Cute coastal oddity under threat.
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Germany Debates Costs, Deep Sea Mining and Cruise Ships - The Maritime Executive (blog)

Germany Debates Costs, Deep Sea Mining and Cruise Ships - The Maritime Executive (blog) | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Germany's invitation-only 9th National Maritime Conference was held this year from 19-20 October at Bremerhaven, Germany's Stadthalle and Columbus
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Marine conservationists claim Japanese fishermen are dumping dolphin corpses at sea

Marine conservationists claim Japanese fishermen are dumping dolphin corpses at sea | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Fishermen dumping small dolphins so they can fill quota with more profitable specimens as annual Taiji dolphin hunt begins, says Sea Shepherd Marine conservationists have claimed that fishermen in the Japanese town of Taiji are dumping the corpses...
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NASA studying 2015 El Niño event as never before

NASA studying 2015 El Niño event as never before | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Every two to seven years, an unusually warm pool of water -- sometimes two to three degrees Celsius higher than normal develops across the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean to create a natural short-term climate change event.
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Dieses Jahr ist ein El-Nino Jahr. Mal wieder.Und zwar ein heftiges! Die Ausbreitung des warmen Wassers im Pazifik reicht weit, die Temperaturen sind weit über der Normaltemperatur. Korallen bleichen weltweit aus - die 3. weltweite Korallenbleiche, seit solche Ereignisse aufgezeichnet werden. Ein großes Ereignis, dass die NASA aus dem All studiert.

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Oceanography for Everyone - Southern Fried Science

Oceanography for Everyone - Southern Fried Science | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Oceanography for Everyone Southern Fried Science Three years ago, Kersey Sturdivant and myself launched an ambitious crowdfunding project–the OpenCTD–with the plan to produce a low-cost, open-source CTD for thousands of dollars less than the...
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Another weird effect of climate change — too many female sea turtles - The Washington Post

Another weird effect of climate change — too many female sea turtles - The Washington Post | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it

Climate change is affecting wildlife in a lot of serious, and occasionally weird, ways. It’s destroying the icy habitats of polar bears and walruses. It’s driving fish species out of their normal habitats and taking away the food supplies of seals, sea lions and whales. It’s even causing bumblebees’ tongues to shrink.

Now, scientists have revealed another unexpected climate effect: It may be disrupting the sex ratio among baby sea turtles.


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