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Coral reef fish face barriers when it comes to evolution - Phys.Org

Coral reef fish face barriers when it comes to evolution - Phys.Org | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Coral reef fish face barriers when it comes to evolution Phys.Org "Hard barriers, like a land bridge that physically splits a population, and soft barriers, like vast distances or strong water currents, play important roles in the evolution of...
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Study explains early warming of West Antarctica at end of last ice age

CORVALLIS, Ore. – West Antarctica began emerging from the last ice age about 22,000 years ago – well before other regions of Antarctica and the rest of the world, according to a team of scientists who analyzed a two-mile-long ice core, one of the...
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Cooler Than #SharkWeek: What Can We Learn From the Brains of the Largest Sharks?

Cooler Than #SharkWeek: What Can We Learn From the Brains of the Largest Sharks? | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Shark Week is upon us, and rather than be fooled by sharky fakery or outright lies, how about some real, true, scientifically-accurate shark science? Here’s a piece I originally wrote in...
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Signs of new climate 'normal' apparent in hot 2012: report

Signs of new climate 'normal' apparent in hot 2012: report | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Last year was one of the 10 hottest on record, with sea levels at record highs, Arctic ice at historic lows and extreme weather in various corners of the globe signaling a "new normal," scientists said Tuesday in the 2012...
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Species-specific effects of near-future CO2 on the respiratory performance of two tropical prey fish and their predator

Species-specific effects of near-future CO2 on the respiratory performance of two tropical prey fish and their predator | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Ocean surface CO2 levels are increasing in line with rising atmospheric CO2 and could exceed 900 μatm by year 2100, with extremes above 2000 μatm in some coastal habitats.
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Kenya to Acquire Sh3.2 Billion Ocean Research Vessel - AllAfrica.com

Kenya to Acquire Sh3.2 Billion Ocean Research Vessel - AllAfrica.com | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Kenya to Acquire Sh3.2 Billion Ocean Research Vessel
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Kenya is in talks with the Belgian government for the acquisition of an ocean research vessel that will be used to explore the Kenyan waters in the Indian Ocean.
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Sexless Starfish Reveals Why Sex Is So Great : DNews

Sexless Starfish Reveals Why Sex Is So Great : DNews | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Sex comes with risks, but a self-fertilizing animal on its way to extinction sheds light on why so many organisms reproduce by mating.
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The Echinoblog: Echinoblog's Okeanos Explorer Deep-Sea Round Up!

The Echinoblog: Echinoblog's Okeanos Explorer Deep-Sea Round Up! | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it

Echinodermata! Starfish! Sea Urchins! Sea Cucumbers! Stone Lillies! Feather Stars! Blastozoans! Sea Daisies! Marine invertebrates found throughout the world's oceans with a rich and ancient fossil legacy. Their biology and evolution includes a wide range of crazy and wonderful things. Let me share those things with YOU!

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I am of course talking about the 2nd leg of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Northeast US Canyons Expedition 2013!!!  (disclaimer: I am not an employee of NOAA)

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Frontiers of Zoology: Another look at 'Giant Sea Slug' Sea Serpents

Frontiers of Zoology: Another look at 'Giant Sea Slug' Sea Serpents | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
In 1892, when Oudemans conducted his analysis of 166 Sea-Serpent sightings, the sciences of both paleontology and marine biology were in their infancies, and many creatures now well-known had not yet been officially ...
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NORWAY is preparing to significantly reduce wild salmon fishing rights in many parts of the country.

NORWAY is preparing to significantly reduce wild salmon fishing rights in many parts of the country. | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The Norwegian Environment Agency has issued a notice which effectively cuts down on both wild salmon fishing in Norway's rivers and netting the fish at sea. 
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As Antarctic sea ice melts, seaweed could smother seafloor - NBCNews.com

As Antarctic sea ice melts, seaweed could smother seafloor - NBCNews.com | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
As Antarctic sea ice melts, seaweed could smother seafloor
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Late summer and early fall — when the ocean warms up enough to thaw the ice — often marks the only time these critters see light.
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Exclusive: Japan nuclear body says radioactive water at Fukushima an 'emergency'

Exclusive: Japan nuclear body says radioactive water at Fukushima an 'emergency' | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
TOKYO (Reuters) - Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an "emergency" that the operator is struggling to contain, an official from the country's nuclear watchdog said on Monday.
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Fish stocks threatened by Fukushima leaks

Fish stocks threatened by Fukushima leaks | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
For more than two years, tons of radioactive water has been seeping daily into the ocean from Japan's crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima. Experts examine the impact on fish stocks and how the leaks could be stopped.
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Environmental sciences: Ships acidify oceans

Environmental sciences: Ships acidify oceans

Nature 500, 7461 (2013).
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Saltwater Fishing Report - Press Herald

Saltwater Fishing Report - Press Herald | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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Saltwater Fishing Report
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The minimum size for all keeper sharks (makos, porbeagles, threshers and blues) is 4.5 feet in length while basking and great white sharks are federally protected species.
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Arctic Ocean more vulnerable to human-induced changes than Antarctic Ocean - Science Daily (press release)

Arctic Ocean more vulnerable to human-induced changes than Antarctic Ocean - Science Daily (press release) | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Arctic Ocean more vulnerable to human-induced changes than Antarctic Ocean Science Daily (press release) 6, 2013 — A team including Dalhousie University Oceanography Professor Helmuth Thomas and recent Dalhousie Oceanography PhD graduate Elizabeth...
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Tokyo to tackle Fukushima leakage

Tokyo to tackle Fukushima leakage | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Japan's government has admitted that the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is leaking some 300 tons of water daily into the Pacific Ocean. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has hinted Tokyo will help foot the clean-up bill.
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Rare 'Unicorn of the Sea' Captured on Film - Paw Nation

Rare 'Unicorn of the Sea' Captured on Film - Paw Nation | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Rare 'Unicorn of the Sea' Captured on Film
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That means they spend their time swimming through the vast, open waters of the ocean. The large opening every pyrosome has ...
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Anchovy biomass and sardine recruitment in the Mediterranean assessed - FIS

Anchovy biomass and sardine recruitment in the Mediterranean assessed - FIS | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Anchovy biomass and sardine recruitment in the Mediterranean assessed FIS For the fifth consecutive year, the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) conducted a research survey to assess the biomass of anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) in the...
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Worst of oil spill could have been avoided | Cyprus Mail

Worst of oil spill could have been avoided | Cyprus Mail | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it

Cyprus Mail News and More: 

THE EFFECTS of the oil spill in the sea off the Karpas peninsula last month could have been limited had the Turkish Cypriots accepted immediate help from Cyprus’ relevant departments, according to a report by the University of Cyprus.

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Effect of ocean acidification on bacterial abundance, activity and diversity in the Ross Sea, Antarctica

Effect of ocean acidification on bacterial abundance, activity and diversity in the Ross Sea, Antarctica | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Three ocean acidification experiments were conducted on water from the same location in the Ross Sea, Southern Ocean, to ascertain how surface-water mixed populations, including the microbial community, would respond to changes in pH (pH 7.80 and...
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Endangered Sawfish Sold in Markets as Shark

Endangered Sawfish Sold in Markets as Shark | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The iconic, critically endangered fish is frequently sold as 'shark' in fish markets or reeled in and mounted on walls.
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Differential responses of calcifying and non-calcifying epibionts of a brown macroalga to present-day and future upwelling pCO2

Differential responses of calcifying and non-calcifying epibionts of a brown macroalga to present-day and future upwelling pCO2 | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Seaweeds are key species of the Baltic Sea benthic ecosystems. They are the substratum of numerous fouling epibionts like bryozoans and tubeworms.
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Starved polar bear perished due to record sea-ice melt, says expert

Starved polar bear perished due to record sea-ice melt, says expert | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Climate change has reduced ice in the Arctic to record lows in the past year, forcing animals to range further in search of food A starved polar bear found found dead in Svalbard as "little more than skin and bones" perished due to a lack of sea...
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