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  1. Florida flood risk study identifies priorities for property buyouts

    A study of flood damage in Florida proposes prioritizing property buyouts based on flood risk, ecological value, and socioeconomic conditions. Forecasters say an above-normal hurricane season is...
  2. Larvaceans provide a pathway for transporting microplastics into deep-sea food webs

    A new article shows that filter-feeding animals called giant larvaceans can collect and consume microplastic particles, potentially carrying microplastics to the deep seafloor.

    16th August 2017...
  3. Tiny fraction of oceans could meet world's fish demand

    Covering 70 percent of Earth's surface, the world's oceans are vast and deep. So vast, in fact, that nearly every coastal country has the potential to meet its own domestic seafood needs through...
  4. New technique offers clues to measure the deoxygenation of the ocean

    The living, breathing ocean may be slowly starting to suffocate. More than two percent of the ocean's oxygen content has been depleted during the last half century, according to reports, and marine...
  5. Marine noise pollution stresses and confuses fish

    Increased noise pollution in the oceans is confusing fish and compromising their ability to recognise and avoid predators.

    10th August 2017 02:49 PM

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  6. Laser mapping project shows effects of physical changes in Antarctica's Dry Valleys

    Researchers have publicly released high-resolution maps of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys, a globally unique polar desert.

    8th August 2017 06:53 PM

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  7. No longer water under the bridge, statistics yields new data on sea levels

    While the scientific community has long warned about rising sea levels and their destructive impact on some of the United States' most populous cities, researchers have developed a new, statistical...
  8. Cause of Atlantic coastline's sea level rise hot spots now revealed

    Seas rose in the southeastern US between 2011 and 2015 by more than six times the global average sea level rise that is already happening due to human-induced global warming, new research shows. The...
  9. Not all glaciers in Antarctica have been affected by climate change

    The effects of climate change, which are apparent in other parts of the Antarctic continent, are not yet observed for glaciers in the western Ross Sea coast, new research indicates.

    8th August...
  10. Some land conservation measures unpopular among property owners

    While popular with conservation groups, coastal easements that prevent development in order to protect marshland from changes brought about by climate change and rising sea levels are not favored by...
  11. Marine reserves a solution to bycatch problem in oceans

    Commercial fishermen may be able to catch more of the profitable fish they want with marine reserves than without them, according to a study.

    7th August 2017 07:17 PM

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    Complex causes of Maldives flooding

    The causes of coastal flooding in the Maldives are more complex than previously thought, according to a new study. Researchers examined wave and sea level data around historic flood events and found...
  13. Current threats to our oceans revealed

    A survey of tens of thousands of marine studies from the last decade reveals current threats to our marine environment. These include: the effects of climate change, marine plastic pollution,...
  14. Microscopic body snatchers infest our oceans

    Predatory microbes which enslave prey to acquire photosynthetic capability are abundant in our oceans, according to new research.

    2nd August 2017 02:30 PM

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  15. Update on the Larsen-C iceberg breakaway

    Since an iceberg four times the size of London broke free earlier this month, scientists have continued to track its progress using satellites. Their observations show the Larsen-C story might not be...
  16. High tsunami danger in Alaska, perhaps elsewhere

    Scientists probing under the seafloor off Alaska have mapped a geologic structure that they say signals potential for a major tsunami in an area that normally would be considered benign. They say the...
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    Glaciers may have helped warm Earth

    Weathering of Earth by glaciers may have warmed the planet over eons by aiding the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. A new study shows the cumulative effect may have created negative...
  18. Loss of Arctic sea ice impacting Atlantic Ocean water circulation system

    Arctic sea ice is not merely a passive responder to the climate changes occurring around the world, according to new research. Scientists say the ongoing Arctic ice loss can play an active role in...
  19. Project to save the Belize coast provides valuable framework

    A coastal zone management plan designed to safeguard Belize's natural assets has produced a win-win opportunity for people and the environment, providing a valuable framework for other coastal...
  20. Coral gardening is benefiting Caribbean reefs, study finds

    A new study found that Caribbean staghorn corals (Acropora cervicornis) are benefiting from 'coral gardening,' the process of restoring coral populations by planting laboratory-raised coral fragments...
  21. Seawalls: Ecological effects of coastal armoring in soft sediment environments

    For nearly a century, the O'Shaughnessy seawall has held back the sand and seas of San Francisco's Ocean Beach. At work even longer: the Galveston seawall, built after America's deadliest hurricane...
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    Summer sea ice melt in the Arctic

    Earlier this year Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA is flying a set of instruments north of Greenland to observe the impact of the melt...
  23. Challenging prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized

    Despite being relatively close together, two recently discovered hydrothermal vent fields in the Gulf of California host very different animal communities. This finding contradicts a common...
  24. Strength of tectonic plates may explain shape of the Tibetan Plateau

    Geoscientists have long puzzled over the mechanism that created the Tibetan Plateau, but a new study finds that the landform's history may be controlled primarily by the strength of the tectonic...
  25. Coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba may survive global warming, new study finds

    Coral reefs in the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba can resist rising water temperatures, suggests new research. If they survive local pollution, these corals may one day be used to re-seed parts of the world...
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