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UK Police probe claims of fishing boat slavery

UK Police probe claims of fishing boat slavery | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
POLICE in Scotland and England are investigating claims that migrant fishermen in Britain are being abused in  near slave conditions, it was revealed last night.
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Quantifying and valuing potential climate change impacts on coral reefs in the United States: comparison of two scenarios

Quantifying and valuing potential climate change impacts on coral reefs in the United States: comparison of two scenarios | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The biological and economic values of coral reefs are highly vulnerable to increasing atmospheric and ocean carbon dioxide concentrations. We applied the COMBO simulation model (COral Mortality and Bleaching Output) to three major U.S.
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13,000 Fish ID'd From Glass of Water

13,000 Fish ID'd From Glass of Water | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
A glass of water is all a fish detective needs to identify thousands of fish. Continue reading →
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Oceanography: Sea-level swings get more extreme

Oceanography: Sea-level swings get more extreme

Nature 505, 7483 (2014).
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South Carolina's first jellyfish operation raises environmental concerns - Charleston Post Courier

South Carolina's first jellyfish operation raises environmental concerns - Charleston Post Courier | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
South Carolina's first jellyfish operation raises environmental concerns Charleston Post Courier like mushrooms, Cannonballs, a favorite prey of leatherback sea turtles, are very familiar to shrimpers, who have long had to contend with throngs of...
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Jellyfish seem to be on the rise, perhaps due to ocean acidification, due to warmer surface water or lack of predators. Whichever the case, quite a number of science fiction novels already use them as a food source, once the fish is gone from the oceans. Now this SciFi becomes true: in some part of Asia, especially China, jelly sprinkles are favorit appetizers. But the populations are declining, why new countries seek to join the market. A good or a bad idea?

 

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Key species of algae shows effects of climate change over time

Key species of algae shows effects of climate change over time | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
A study of marine life in the temperate coastal waters of the northeast Pacific Ocean shows a reversal of competitive dominance among species of algae, suggesting that increased ocean acidification caused by global climate change is altering...
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Patterns in temporal variability of temperature, oxygen and pH along an environmental gradient in a coral reef

Patterns in temporal variability of temperature, oxygen and pH along an environmental gradient in a coral reef | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Spatial and temporal environmental variability are important drivers of ecological processes at all scales.
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More Arctic weather in a warming world?

More Arctic weather in a warming world? | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Icy cold in North America, storms along the Atlantic coasts, typhoons in Asia, spring temperatures in Germany: Does global warming actually mean a more capricious climate and even Arctic freezes?
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Scientists discover extracellular vesicles produced by ocean microbes

Scientists discover extracellular vesicles produced by ocean microbes | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Marine cyanobacteria—tiny ocean plants that produce oxygen and make organic carbon using sunlight and CO2—are primary engines of Earth's biogeochemical and nutrient cycles. They nourish other organisms through the ...
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Penguins beat ice cliffs to breed

Penguins beat ice cliffs to breed | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Emperor penguins display some unexpected breeding behaviour in the Antarctic that could mean they are much more resilient to environmental change than previously recognised.
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Ice Rescue Sparks Antarctic Tourism Debate

Ice Rescue Sparks Antarctic Tourism Debate | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Antarctica represents one of the last frontiers for adventurous travelers, but blizzards, icebergs and treacherous seas are also a fact of life there.
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Phenomena: - National Geographic

Phenomena: - National Geographic | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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The starfish in the top image is an Indo-Pacific species called the blue star (Linckia laevigata). Here's a close-up of one of its arms.
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New study finds extreme longevity in white sharks

New study finds extreme longevity in white sharks | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Great white sharks—top predators throughout the world's ocean—grow much slower and live significantly longer than previously thought, according to a new study led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
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Why sharks have no bones

Why sharks have no bones | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Elephant shark's genome — the first of a cartilaginous fish — exposes early evolution of vertebrates.

Via Kathy Dowsett
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Sea Ice Cracks Causing Mercury Buildup In Arctic Air

Sea Ice Cracks Causing Mercury Buildup In Arctic Air | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Arctic sea ice has been retreating at an alarming rate due to climate change.
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Palaeontology: Trilobites ventured beyond the ocean

Palaeontology: Trilobites ventured beyond the ocean

Nature 505, 7483 (2014).
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VIDEO: Squid vs. owlfish in a deep-sea battle to the death! - The Province

VIDEO: Squid vs. owlfish in a deep-sea battle to the death! - The Province | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Squid vs. owlfish in a deep-sea battle to the death!
The Province
This video shows a deep-sea squid Gonatus onyx fighting to eat an owlfish Pseudobathylagus milleri. It was recorded using remotely operated vehicle Doc Ricketts.
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Speedy Octopus Sets Record for Jar Opening

Speedy Octopus Sets Record for Jar Opening | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
It isn’t every day in the ocean that an octopus comes across a jar to open—especially one that contains a tasty live crab. Which is why it is particularly impressive that these invertebrates...
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Giant squid caught off Japanese coast - video

A mammoth 163kg (360lb) squid has been captured accidentally by fishermen off the northern coast of Japan
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Parental effects improve escape performance of juvenile reef fish in a high-CO2 world

Parental effects improve escape performance of juvenile reef fish in a high-CO2 world | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Rising CO2 levels in the oceans are predicted to have serious consequences for many marine taxa.
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Jumping snails left grounded in future oceans (press release)

Jumping snails left grounded in future oceans (press release) | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Sea snails that leap to escape their predators may soon lose their extraordinary jumping ability because of rising human carbon dioxide emissions, a team of international scientists has discovered.
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Chemical Warfare On Coral Reefs: Suppressing A Competitor Enhances Susceptibility To A Predator

Chemical Warfare On Coral Reefs: Suppressing A Competitor Enhances Susceptibility To A Predator | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Researchers examining the chemical warfare taking place on Fijian coral reefs have found that one species of seaweed increases its production of noxious anti-coral compounds when placed into contact with reef-building corals.
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Biofluorescent Fish Light Up the Deep: Photos

Biofluorescent Fish Light Up the Deep: Photos | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Nearly 180 species of fish that glow have been identified in a new study led by the American Museum of Natural History.
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Deep-Sea Expedition Could Reveal How Continents Form - LiveScience.com

Deep-Sea Expedition Could Reveal How Continents Form - LiveScience.com | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Deep-Sea Expedition Could Reveal How Continents Form
LiveScience.com
A deep-sea voyage to drill more than a mile below the ocean floor could solve one of Earth's long-standing mysteries: how continents form.
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Tracking the deep sea paths of tiger sharks

Tracking the deep sea paths of tiger sharks | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Shark research scientist, Dr Jonathan Werry, has undertaken a four year study tracking the migratory patterns of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) across the Southwest Pacific.
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