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1,900 Cyclones Whip the Arctic Every Year

1,900 Cyclones Whip the Arctic Every Year | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Santa's reindeer must navigate through approximately 1,900 cyclones per year in the Arctic. Continue reading →
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How the Cavefish Lost Its Eyes

How the Cavefish Lost Its Eyes | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Pictured above is a very peculiar fish that lives in a few North American caves. It looks very much like other fish, except in one respect: it has no eyes.
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Ghana sets up committee to determine cause of whales' death - Ghana Business News

Ghana sets up committee to determine cause of whales' death Ghana Business News As of October 21, 2013, eight marine mammals, believed to be whales, had been spotted dead along the shores in the Western Region within two months, while one whale was...
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Scottish Power becomes third firm to scrap UK offshore wind farm

Scottish Power becomes third firm to scrap UK offshore wind farm | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish Power scrapped plans for a huge offshore wind farm on Friday due to tricky ground and wave conditions and the presence of protected sharks, making it the third utility in two weeks to drop a wind project in British waters.
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Scientists search for clues in sea star die-off - Nature.com

Scientists search for clues in sea star die-off - Nature.com | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Nature.com Scientists search for clues in sea star die-off Nature.com The syndrome took marine scientists by surprise this summer, when sick and dying sea stars — also known as starfish — appeared in a host of locations between Alaska and southern...
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First deep sea mine in PNG - Fiji Times

First deep sea mine in PNG
Fiji Times
A MINERAL exploration company could become the first in the world to conduct deep sea mining as early as next year if all goes according to plan.
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Deep-sea corals record dramatic long-term shift in Pacific Ocean ecosystem - EurekAlert (press release)

Deep-sea corals record dramatic long-term shift in Pacific Ocean ecosystem - EurekAlert (press release) | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Science Codex Deep-sea corals record dramatic long-term shift in Pacific Ocean ecosystem EurekAlert (press release) Scientists can study sediment cores taken from the ocean floor for clues to past conditions in the oceans, but that approach is not...
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Country’s First New Species of Fish Discovered

Country’s First New Species of Fish Discovered | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
This new species of fish, called Evoita santanai, was discovered off Timor Leste. Photograph by Mark Erdmann, Conservation International
The science community welcomed a new species of fish today, called Evoita santanai.
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Can Microbes Clean Up Our Oily Mess? [Video]

Can Microbes Clean Up Our Oily Mess? [Video] | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
With an estimated 70 oil spills every day in the U.S. and tons of plastic garbage littering our oceans, humans could really use some help cleaning up. In our latest Instant Egghead video, Scientific...
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What Lies Beneath: Diving Into the Neptune Undersea Observatory Project [Infographic]

What Lies Beneath: Diving Into the Neptune Undersea Observatory Project [Infographic] | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
On the surface, it would seem that new frontiers have been just about exhausted on Earth... but sometimes you just have to look deeper. The world's oceans are vast, covering 71 percent of the Earth's surface and containing 97 percent of the water...
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Plastic fishing in the Southern Ocean - The Guardian

Plastic fishing in the Southern Ocean - The Guardian | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Plastic fishing in the Southern Ocean
The Guardian
Scientists have identified huge areas of the North Atlantic and Pacific oceans, for example, where the water currents force the plastic particles to accumulate.
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Invasive Asian Paddle Crab Could Spread Devastating Diseases - TheFishSite.com

Invasive Asian Paddle Crab Could Spread Devastating Diseases - TheFishSite.com | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Invasive Asian Paddle Crab Could Spread Devastating Diseases
TheFishSite.com
The Asian paddle crab (Charybdis japonica) is an aggressive non-native crab that could spread devastating disease to prawns, crabs and lobsters.
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SAND ANGELS! Astropecten The starfish that bury & dig themselves out!

SAND ANGELS! Astropecten The starfish that bury & dig themselves out! | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Image by Alan CresslerSo, y'a know how people do this snow thing? SNOW ANGELS?  Drop yourself in some powder and go wild!
Well, la-dee-da! Starfish can do that TOO! Except, not in snow. not in the winter.
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Tsunami Record Discovered in Indonesia Cave

Tsunami Record Discovered in Indonesia Cave | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
A cave on the Indonesian island of Sumatra is providing a 'stunning' record of Indian Ocean tsunamis over thousands of years.
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Related coral species differ in how they survive climate change effects

Related coral species differ in how they survive climate change effects | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Ocean waters warming from climate change are placing coral reefs in jeopardy, but a new discovery suggests that two similar-looking coral species differ in how they survive.
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[News & Analysis] Cavefish Study Supports Controversial Evolutionary Mechanism

Unleashed genetic changes may explain rapid loss of cavefish eyes.
Author: Elizabeth Pennisi
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Right Whale Speed Zone Made Permanent - Defenders Blog

Right Whale Speed Zone Made Permanent - Defenders Blog | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
North Atlantic right whales will finally enjoy permanent protection from ship strikes, as NMFS confirms speed zones to keep these endangered whales safe.
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Blog: Why Biodiversity Matters - Malibu Times (blog)

Blog: Why Biodiversity Matters - Malibu Times (blog) | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Blog: Why Biodiversity Matters Malibu Times (blog) Bolts of lightning hit the ocean and from one of those reactions came the beginning of life, with the formation of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acids, the main constituent of chromosomes, which carry the...
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Weatherwatch: Seal of approval for polar ocean research

Weatherwatch: Seal of approval for polar ocean research | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Polar oceans might feel like they are long way away, but small changes at high latitudes can have disproportionately large global climate consequences.
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A Jellyfish's Offense is a Sea Slug's Defense | Evolution Happens

A Jellyfish's Offense is a Sea Slug's Defense | Evolution Happens | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
A while back, I wrote about kleptoplasty. It's the process whereby sacoglossan sea slugs steal chloroplasts from their algal prey and use them for photosynthesis, essentially turning themselves into solar-powered animals.
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NASA reveals new results from inside the ozone hole

NASA reveals new results from inside the ozone hole | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
NASA scientists have revealed the inner workings of the ozone hole that forms annually over Antarctica and found that declining chlorine in the stratosphere has not yet caused a recovery of the ozone hole.
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The life acidic: tubeworms’ survival in future oceans

The life acidic: tubeworms’ survival in future oceans | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
In tropical coastal cities and ports around the world, the tiny tubeworm has garnered quite a bad rep.
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Artist Recreates Antarctic Night Sky In The South Pole's Largest Art Installation

Artist Recreates Antarctic Night Sky In The South Pole's Largest Art Installation | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
An artist by the name of Lita Albuquerque has christened Antarctica's barren lands the best way she knows how -- by creating the continent's first and largest temporary art installation.
Lita Albuquerque, American, b.
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Life on board an Antarctic research vessel – in pictures

Life on board an Antarctic research vessel – in pictures | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Guardian science correspondent Alok Jha and documentary filmmaker Laurence Topham familiarise themselves with the ship that will be their home in the coming weeks on the Australasian Antarctic ExpeditionLaurence TophamAlok Jha...
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An Oceanic Ode | Deep Sea News

An Oceanic Ode | Deep Sea News | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
This guest post is brought to you by Sheanna Steingass. Shea is a graduate student at Oregon State University's Marine Mammal Institute studying the be.
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