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Monster hurricanes struck region during prehistoric periods of ocean warming - The Boston Globe

Monster hurricanes struck region during prehistoric periods of ocean warming - The Boston Globe | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
Over the last two millennia, the Northeast has weathered unprecedented periods of intense and frequent hurricanes unlike what anyone living today has ever seen, according to a study published Wednesday.
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Livermore scientists suggest Southern Hemisphere ocean warming underestimated

Using satellite observations and a large suite of climate models, Lawrence Livermore scientists have found that long-term ocean warming in the upper 700 meters has likely been underestimated.
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Climate change and the Red List: Counting down from vulnerable to extinct - Conservation

Climate change and the Red List: Counting down from vulnerable to extinct - Conservation | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
How long do we have between listing of a threatened species and when it goes extinct? A new study looks at timing and the Red List.
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Shape up quickly - applies to fish too! - University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Shape up quickly - applies to fish too! - University of Gothenburg, Sweden | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
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NASA Ocean Data Shows ‘Climate Dance’ of Plankton

NASA Ocean Data Shows ‘Climate Dance’ of Plankton | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
Satellite data shows how climate and ecosystem processes affect the growth cycles of tiny aquatic plants, important players in Earth’s carbon cycle.
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Can ice breeding seals adapt to habitat loss in a time of climate change?

Can ice breeding seals adapt to habitat loss in a time of climate change? | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
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Krill, climate, and contrasting future scenarios for Arctic and Antarctic fisheries

Krill, climate, and contrasting future scenarios for Arctic and Antarctic fisheries | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
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Why ice sheets will keep melting for centuries to come

Why ice sheets will keep melting for centuries to come | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
Ice sheets respond slowly to changes in climate, because they are so massive that they themselves dominate the climate conditions over and around them. But once they start flowing faster towards the shore…
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Plankton might evolve to survive climate change - Conservation

Plankton might evolve to survive climate change - Conservation | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
Can plankton evolve fast enough to adapt to an ocean that's getting both warmer and more acidic?
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NOAA, UNC-Wilmington study finds warming Atlantic ocean temperatures could increase expansion of invasive native species

NOAA, UNC-Wilmington study finds warming Atlantic ocean temperatures could increase expansion of invasive native species | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
NOAA lists 20 coral species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act
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Climate warming may have unexpected impact on invasive species, Dartmouth study finds

Climate warming may have unexpected impact on invasive species, Dartmouth study finds | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
Rising temperatures may be seen as universally beneficial for non-native species expanding northward, but a Dartmouth College study suggests a warmer world may help some invaders but hurt others depending on how they and native enemies and competitors respond.
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Arctic warming will promote Atlantic-Pacific fish interchange : Nature Climate Change : Nature Publishing Group

Arctic warming will promote Atlantic-Pacific fish interchange : Nature Climate Change : Nature Publishing Group | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
Potential interchange between north Atlantic and north Pacific fish communities is modelled for future Arctic conditions under climate change.
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Effects of Ocean Acidification on Temperate Coastal Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries in the Northeast Pacific

Effects of Ocean Acidification on Temperate Coastal Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries in the Northeast Pacific | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
As the oceans absorb anthropogenic CO 2 they become more acidic, a problem termed ocean acidification (OA). Since this increase in CO 2 is occurring rapidly, OA may have profound implications for marine ecosystems. In the temperate northeast Pacific, fisheries play key economic and cultural roles and provide significant employment, especially in rural areas. In British Columbia (BC), sport (recreational) fishing generates more income than commercial fishing (including the expanding aquacult
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Reef sharks may already be adapted for climate change - Conservation

Reef sharks may already be adapted for climate change - Conservation | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
How will sharks fare in increasingly acidifying seawater? Some reef sharks may already be well adapted for a CO2-enriched ocean.
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Past measurements may have missed massive ocean warming

Past measurements may have missed massive ocean warming | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
New analysis suggests global heat sink underestimated
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Changing Antarctic waters could trigger steep rise in sea levels

Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that new research shows may have led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an abrupt 3-4 meter rise in global sea level.
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Persistence and Change in Community Composition of Reef Corals through Present, Past, and Future Climates

Persistence and Change in Community Composition of Reef Corals through Present, Past, and Future Climates | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Sensitive youngsters « GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Sensitive youngsters « GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
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Could the planktonic stages of polar cod and Pacific sand lance compete for food in the warming Beaufort Sea?

Could the planktonic stages of polar cod and Pacific sand lance compete for food in the warming Beaufort Sea? | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
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Is Ocean Acidification Affecting Squid?

Is Ocean Acidification Affecting Squid? | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
The rise in carbon dioxide in the ocean from fossil-fuel burning may have insidious impacts on marine life.
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Arctic sea ice helps remove carbon dioxide from atmosphere, study shows

Arctic sea ice helps remove carbon dioxide from atmosphere, study shows | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
Climate change is a fact, and most of the warming is caused by human activity. The Arctic is now so warm that the extent of sea ice has decreased by about 30 percent in summer and in winter, sea ice is getting thinner. New research has shown that sea ice removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. If Arctic sea ice is reduced, we may therefore be facing an increase of atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, researchers warn.
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Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
A team of researchers working on a Carnegie expedition in Australia's Great Barrier Reef has documented that coral growth rates have plummeted 40 percent since the mid-1970s. The scientists suggest that ocean acidification may be playing an important role in this perilous slowdown.
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Ocean warming could drive heavy rain bands toward the poles

Ocean warming could drive heavy rain bands toward the poles | Climate Change and the Oceans | Scoop.it
In a world warmed by rising atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, precipitation patterns are going to change because of two factors: one, warmer air can hold more water; and two, changing atmospheric circulation patterns will shift where rain falls. According to previous model research, mid- to high-latitude precipitation is expected to increase by as much as 50 percent. Yet the reasons why models predict this are hard to tease out.
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