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Phytoplankton Join 'Social Mixers' In Ocean Turbulence - RedOrbit

Phytoplankton Join 'Social Mixers' In Ocean Turbulence - RedOrbit | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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Phytoplankton Join 'Social Mixers' In Ocean Turbulence
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The motility of phytoplankton allows the tiny ocean plants to determine their fate in ocean turbulence, according to scientists at MIT and Oxford University.
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You're right, runway models don't predict ocean ... - Deep-Sea News

You're right, runway models don't predict ocean ... - Deep-Sea News | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Recently, I wrote about research findings of warming of the deep sea drastically within the last decade. Specifically, I mentioned how the research team used.
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Greenpeace protesters arrested after climbing London's Shard - video

Aerial views from a helicopter show six Greenpeace activists climbing the Shard in protest against oil giant Shell's proposed Arctic drilling
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These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space

These Sea Creatures Are Clearly From Outer Space | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The world beneath the ocean often looks like an alien planet. And these photographs of denizens of the deep make it obvious that aliens are already swimming amongst us.
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On the Trais: Tidepooling - Juneau Empire (subscription)

On the Trais: Tidepooling
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There were at least five kinds of sea cucumbers, a big purple one, medium orange ones, small white ones, smaller translucent ones, and thousands of the very small black 'tar spot' cucumbers.
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, July 13, 2013 2:52 AM

I used my photo from 27th July'11...where our youngest Son had a surprise encounter...location was Wales uk Saundersfoot.

 

Always return your finds carefully from whence they came, or just view is better.

 

Re link;; When the tide goes out, it’s time for a natural history treasure hunt. This year, both May and June brought really low tides (more than minus-four feet) at more or less reasonable hours of the day. Of course, we had to go looking for weird and wonderful creatures that might be visible. We went to two likely spots, one in May and the other in June. At one of them, we were supervised closely by a pair of watchful black oystercatchers.

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Glass Sponges Move In As Antarctic Ice Shelves Melt

Glass Sponges Move In As Antarctic Ice Shelves Melt | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Typically slow-growing glass sponge communities are popping up quickly now that disappearing shelf ice has changed ocean conditions around Antarctica
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Caribbean's native predators unable to stop aggressive lionfish population growth

Caribbean's native predators unable to stop aggressive lionfish population growth | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
"Ocean predator" conjures up images of sharks and barracudas, but the voracious red lionfish is out-eating them all in the Caribbean – and Mother Nature appears unable to control its impact on local reef fish.
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Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation

Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
A team of U.S. and U.K. scientists has found geologic evidence that casts doubt on one of the conventional explanations for how Antarctica's ice sheet began forming.
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Killer whale genetics: Redefining stock structure in a marine top predator

Killer whale genetics: Redefining stock structure in a marine top predator | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Found in every ocean around the world, killer whales are a force to be reckoned with globally. Their remarkable social bonds and sophisticated hunting techniques make them top predators in their salty domain.
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Russia and Ukraine likely to block huge Antarctic marine reserve

Russia and Ukraine likely to block huge Antarctic marine reserve | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Conservation body meets to discuss protection of area 13 times the size of the UK, which would require unanimous agreement Russia and Ukraine look likely to block a plan to create two huge marine reserves off the coast of Antarctica that combined...
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Are Aquariums Ruining Coral Reef Biodiversity? (Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com

Are Aquariums Ruining Coral Reef Biodiversity? (Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Are Aquariums Ruining Coral Reef Biodiversity? (Op-Ed)
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When people think of fisheries, they generally think of seafood. But there is another, surprisingly large fishery that has not made it into the headlines.
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Analyzing Seagrass Beds in the Bahamas: Diving into Field Research with Shedd Aquarium

Analyzing Seagrass Beds in the Bahamas: Diving into Field Research with Shedd Aquarium | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Queen conch (Strombus gigas) and Conchfish (Astrapogon stellatus). Image credit: Shedd Aquarium / Keith Pamper.
The second installment in a series of posts by Chicago area college students enrolled in the John G.
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Watchdog: Ocean contamination likely at Fukushima - Ventura County Star

Watchdog: Ocean contamination likely at Fukushima - Ventura County Star | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Livemint Watchdog: Ocean contamination likely at Fukushima Ventura County Star Marine biologists have warned of the possibility of continuous leak of radioactive water into the sea via an underground water system, citing high levels of...
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Six Ideas For The 'Sharknado' Sequel

Six Ideas For The 'Sharknado' Sequel | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
"Sharknado" is quickly transforming from the sleeper hit of the summer into an all-out blockbuster, at least as far as the Internet is concerned. And if there’s one golden rule it’s that success breeds sequels.
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The Echinoblog: The Lost World: The biology of echinoderm "living fossils" (stalked crinoids) on an Antarctic Seamount!!

The Echinoblog: The Lost World: The biology of echinoderm "living fossils" (stalked crinoids) on an Antarctic Seamount!! | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The Lost World: The biology of echinoderm "living fossils" stalked crinoids! http://t.co/EdwDoUSWkF
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Geochemical and physical constraints for the occurrence of living cold-water corals

Geochemical and physical constraints for the occurrence of living cold-water corals | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Cold-water coral communities cover a wide range of possible habitats in terms of latitude, ocean basins, and depth, with ongoing studies continually expanding occurrences in various regions of the global ocean.
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2013 Annual Rockfish Abundance Survey

2013 Annual Rockfish Abundance Survey | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The Vancouver Aquarium invites all SCUBA divers to participate in its annual Rockfish Abundance Survey.
Conservation of B.C.’s inshore rockfish species is a serious matter, owing to their slow maturation, longevity and small home territories.
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We asked the writer of Sharknado some very serious questions

We asked the writer of Sharknado some very serious questions | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Tonight, Syfy debuts the greatest shark disaster epic since Sharktopus. It's called Sharknado. And yeah, it's about a tornado — full of sharks.
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Greenpeace activists scale the Shard to send an Arctic message to Shell

Greenpeace activists scale the Shard to send an Arctic message to Shell | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Six campaigners arrested after 310m tower ascent in stunt drawing attention to oil firm's drilling plans The sight of six tiny figures inching up the smooth glass exterior of Europe's tallest building was almost too much for some of the onlookers...
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Lionfish expedition: Down deep is where the big, scary ones live

Lionfish expedition: Down deep is where the big, scary ones live | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Last month, the first expedition to use a deep-diving submersible to study the Atlantic Ocean lionfish invasion found something very disturbing – at 300 feet deep, there were still significant populations of these predatory fish,...
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Natural Gas Release from Wellhead off the Louisiana Coast

Natural Gas Release from Wellhead off the Louisiana Coast | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration has provided a trajectory forecast in response to a release of natural gas into the Gulf of Mexico about 74 miles from Port Fourchon, La., at Ship Shoal Bl...
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The release, resulting from a loss of well control, began on July 9. All workers on the natural gas and crude oil platform at the time of the accident were evacuated and unharmed.

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These fish are evidence that humans aren't the only evil animals

These fish are evidence that humans aren't the only evil animals | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
It's a common (but evil) survival strategy in zombie movies: Injure somebody else and run like hell while they get eaten. But humans aren't the only bastards who do this.
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London's Shard scaled by Greenpeace activists - video

Six women climb the Shard to protest against plans by oil giant Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic
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Yet Another Geoengineering Scheme, Ocean Iron Fertilization, Could Backfire - ThinkProgress

Yet Another Geoengineering Scheme, Ocean Iron Fertilization, Could Backfire - ThinkProgress | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Yet Another Geoengineering Scheme, Ocean Iron Fertilization, Could Backfire ThinkProgress Argonne National Laboratory reports that “A new study on the feeding habits of ocean microbes calls into question the potential use of algal blooms to trap...
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