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This Facehugging Helmet Feeds You Algae All Day Long

This Facehugging Helmet Feeds You Algae All Day Long | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
In the waters off the east coast of the United States, there is a small sea slug called the eastern emerald elysia that feeds by sucking photosynthetic chloroplasts from a tubular species of algae, the same way you might suck out the sugar water...
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Global sea level rise dampened by Australia floods

Global sea level rise dampened by Australia floods | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
When enough raindrops fall over land instead of the ocean, they begin to add up. New research led by shows that three atmospheric patterns drove so much precipitation over Australia in 2010 and 2011 that the world’s ocean levels dropped measurably.
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Take a breathtaking bird's-eye tour of Greenland and the Arctic

Take a breathtaking bird's-eye tour of Greenland and the Arctic | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
We can't get enough of this aerial arctic footage, captured by pilots of IceBridge, the NASA mission charged with surveying the changing state of ice at both of Earth's poles.
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Estimating carbonate parameters from hydrographic data for the intermediate and deep waters of the Southern Hemisphere Oceans

Estimating carbonate parameters from hydrographic data for the intermediate and deep waters of the Southern Hemisphere Oceans | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Using GLODAP and CLIVAR ocean carbon data, we have developed several multiple linear regression (MLR) algorithms to estimate alkalinity and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) in the intermediate and deep waters of the Southern Hemisphere (south of...
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Fish farms cause rapid sea-level rise

Fish farms cause rapid sea-level rise | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Aquaculture makes China's Yellow River delta sink.
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Groundwater extraction for fish farms can cause land to sink at rates of a quarter-metre a year, according to a study of China’s Yellow River delta1. The subsidence is causing local sea levels to rise nearly 100 times faster than the global average.

Global sea levels are rising at about 3 millimetres a year owing to warming waters and melting ice. But some places are seeing a much faster rise — mainly because of sinking land. Bangkok dropped by as much as 12 centimetres a year in the 1980s thanks to groundwater pumping.

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TGIF: “Okeanos” – Marine Life & Modern Dance | Deep Sea News

TGIF: “Okeanos” – Marine Life & Modern Dance | Deep Sea News | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
True story: I only found out about this dance troupe because one of my collaborators sat next to the dancer who plays the octopus on the plane. And because of.
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China's voyage of discovery to cross the less frozen north

China's voyage of discovery to cross the less frozen north | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Global warming means that the Arctic's fabled Northern Sea Route could soon be ice-free in summer, slashing journey times for cargo ships sailing from the Far East to Europe.
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Birdwatch: Arctic tern

Birdwatch: Arctic tern | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Some birds simply take your breath away – and the Arctic tern is certainly one of them. Not only does it undertake the greatest migratory journey of any creature on the planet, it also looks more graceful than any bird has a right to.
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Franz Josef Land Expedition: The Underwater Colors of the Arctic

Franz Josef Land Expedition: The Underwater Colors of the Arctic | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is setting off to explore Franz Josef Land, one of the most remote archipelagos in the world, only 900 km from the North Pole.
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Effects of ocean acidification on sponge communities

Effects of ocean acidification on sponge communities | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The effects of ocean acidification on lower invertebrates such as sponges may be pronounced because of their low capacity for acid–base regulation. However, so far, most studies have focused on calcifiers.
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Energy Prices Shock Hawaii Farmers Into Alternatives

Energy Prices Shock Hawaii Farmers Into Alternatives | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
HAMAKUA, BIG ISLAND — Lush green fields rise and dip through the rolling hills that stretch down to the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean.
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New Environmental Concern Over Port Expansion

New Environmental Concern Over Port Expansion | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
An expansion plan that Port Everglades calls essential for handling the bigger cargo ships plying the world's trade routes would cause far more environmental damage than originally claimed, according to the lead federal agency on ocean protection.
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World's first study tracks dwarf minke whales | The Raw Story

World's first study tracks dwarf minke whales | The Raw Story | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Dwarf minke whales have been tagged and tracked in Australia's Great Barrier Reef in a world-first pilot study which hopes to solve the mystery of where they spend the summer. Scientists at James Cook University in ...
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Epic Ocean-spanning Voyages Of Coral Larvae Revealed - RedOrbit

Epic Ocean-spanning Voyages Of Coral Larvae Revealed - RedOrbit | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Epic Ocean-spanning Voyages Of Coral Larvae Revealed RedOrbit A new computer simulation conducted at the University of Bristol (UB) and University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has revealed the epic, ocean-spanning...
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Exclusive: Iran Initiates Plan to Set Up Base in South Pole - Fars News Agency

Exclusive: Iran Initiates Plan to Set Up Base in South Pole - Fars News Agency | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Fars News Agency Exclusive: Iran Initiates Plan to Set Up Base in South Pole Fars News Agency "The first step is familiarity with the relevant maritime culture and research expeditions by the Oceanography Institute and the next steps should be...
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Coralline algal structure is more sensitive to rate, rather than the magnitude, of ocean acidification

Coralline algal structure is more sensitive to rate, rather than the magnitude, of ocean acidification | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Marine pCO2 enrichment via ocean acidification (OA), upwelling and release from carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities is projected to have devastating impacts on marine biomineralisers and the services they provide.
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Can New Shark-Resistant Nets Spur Responsible Aquaculture?

Can New Shark-Resistant Nets Spur Responsible Aquaculture? | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Divers install a Predator-X shark-resistant net for an aquaculture pen. Photo courtesy of DSM Dyneema
Around the world, more than a billion people rely on seafood for a significant part of their protein.
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The Deep-sea footprint of Deepwater Horizon | Deep Sea News

The Deep-sea footprint of Deepwater Horizon | Deep Sea News | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The title speaks for itself, but damn, look at these figures! Last week in PLoS ONE, cool kids Montagna et al. (2013) showed some rather dramatic results from.
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Successful deployment of an autonomous deep-sea explorer to ...

Successful deployment of an autonomous deep-sea explorer to ... | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Scientists are reporting 'a significant step forward' in proving the feasibility of launching fleets of autonomous robots that search Earth's deep oceans for exotic new life forms. Their description of successful deployment of the ...
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The Arctic's Northern Sea Route

The Arctic's Northern Sea Route | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Global warming means that the Arctic's fabled Northern Sea Route could soon be ice-free in summer, slashing journey times for cargo ships sailing from the Far East to EuropeGiulio Frigieri
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Royal Navy repels fishing boat armada after Gibraltar 'invasion'

Royal Navy repels fishing boat armada after Gibraltar 'invasion' | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Fishermen stage protest over concrete reef as Gibraltar's chief minister says 'Hell will freeze over before barrier is removed'
Spanish boats illegally entered Gibraltar's waters after a stand-off with the Royal Navy on Sunday.
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Aragonite saturation state dynamics in a coastal upwelling zone

Aragonite saturation state dynamics in a coastal upwelling zone | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Coastal upwelling zones may be at enhanced risk from ocean acidification as upwelling brings low aragonite saturation state (ΩAr) waters to the surface that are further suppressed by anthropogenic CO2.
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Dissolving brittle stars hint at implications of ocean acidification - Phys

Dissolving brittle stars hint at implications of ocean acidification - Phys | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Scientists at Vanderbilt University and the New York Health Department say that these cold-water communities may be especially vulnerable to the effects of ocean acidification. The group has established the rate at which ...
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Calving sand dunes, stress fields in Southern California, and Devonian black shale

Calving sand dunes, stress fields in Southern California, and Devonian black shale | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Boulder, Colo., USA – New Geology postings discuss a vanished link between Antarctica and Australia; the West Salton Detachment fault in California, USA; chemical interaction between peridotite and intruding melts in the Northern Apennines, Italy;...
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Can Swarming Robots and Cloud Umbrellas Help Save Coral Reefs?

Can Swarming Robots and Cloud Umbrellas Help Save Coral Reefs? | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
As reefs continue dying off, scientists have started to think more boldly about how to protect them.
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