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And you thought starfish were orange! Mesmerising close-up photos show ... - Daily Mail

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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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Sierra Leone's stinking seaweed linked to Caribbean invasion

Sierra Leone's stinking seaweed linked to Caribbean invasion | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Proliferation of thick brown algae is affecting fishing, tourism and marine life on both sides of the Atlantic, say scientists The pristine white beaches may not be as famous as those of the Caribbean, but their unspoilt beauty makes them a haven...
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U.S. fisheries council protects mid-Atlantic deep ocean coral

U.S. fisheries council protects mid-Atlantic deep ocean coral | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - More than 35,000 square miles (90,650 sq km) of ocean habitat along the U.S.
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Warming, but not enhanced CO2 concentration, quantitatively and qualitatively affects phytoplankton biomass

Warming, but not enhanced CO2 concentration, quantitatively and qualitatively affects phytoplankton biomass | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
We investigated the impacts of predicted ocean acidification and future warming on the quantity and nutritional quality of a natural phytoplankton autumn bloom in a mesocosm experiment.
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Expedition Madagascar: Conserving Coral Reefs with Community Conservation

Expedition Madagascar: Conserving Coral Reefs with Community Conservation | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
By Emily Darling
 
Madagascar: the world’s “eighth continent” and fourth-largest island; a country that offers both promise and paradox for conservation.
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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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World Plastics Council supports G7 leaders marine plan | Plastics News

#WorldPlasticsCouncil welcomed news that leaders of #G7 laid out bold plan to cut marine litter-http://t.co/j6zA0CR8o1


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Der World Plastic Coucil - ein internationaler Rat aus Firmen der Plastikbranche, gegründet 2013) unterstützt die Entscheidungen des G7 Gipfels in Elmau. Vor allem sind sie glücklich darüber, dass ihr Projekt "Clean Sweep" honoriert wurde - ein Projekt zum besseren Management von Kunststoffgranulat. Kunststoffgranulat gelangt leicht in die Umwelt, wenn nicht vorsichtig damit umgegangen wird - eine weitere Quelle der Plastikverschmutzung.

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Der World Plastic Coucil - ein internationaler Rat aus Firmen der Plastikbranche, gegründet 2013) unterstützt die Entscheidungen des G7 Gipfels in Elmau. Vor allem sind sie glücklich darüber, dass ihr Projekt "Clean Sweep" honoriert wurde - ein Projekt zum besseren Management von Kunststoffgranulat. Kunststoffgranulat gelangt leicht in die Umwelt, wenn nicht vorsichtig damit umgegangen wird - eine weitere Quelle der Plastikverschmutzung.

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Ocean circulation and biogeochemistry moderate inter-annual and decadal surface water pH changes in the Sargasso Sea

Ocean circulation and biogeochemistry moderate inter-annual and decadal surface water pH changes in the Sargasso Sea | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The oceans absorb anthropogenic CO2 from the atmosphere lowering surface ocean pH, a concern for calcifying marine organisms.
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An acidic future for Norwegian fisheries? Assessing the socio-economic vulnerability of the Norwegian fishery sector to the threat of ocean acidification

An acidic future for Norwegian fisheries? Assessing the socio-economic vulnerability of the Norwegian fishery sector to the threat of ocean acidification | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Ocean acidification, caused by the increased uptake of anthropogenic CO2, describes a change in the ocean’s carbonate chemistry.
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Impact of biogeochemical processes on pH dynamics in marine systems

Impact of biogeochemical processes on pH dynamics in marine systems | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere has resulted in a range of changes in ocean chemistry, including the lowering of pH, collectively referred to as ocean acidification.
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