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Humpback Whale

How to monitor global ocean warming without harming whales

Most of the extra heat trapped by human-generated emissions is ending up in the oceans. But tracking the temperature of the world's oceans to monitor...
Mustard Hill Coral with Christmas Worms

New coral research exposes genomic underpinnings of adaptation

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have observed for the first time that separate populations of the same species -- in this...
major ocean current Agulhas Current

Research shows major ocean current is widening due to global warming

A new study by University of Miami (UM) researchers found that the Indian Ocean's Agulhas Current is getting wider rather than strengthening. The findings, which...
Arctic sea ice

For each tonne of CO2 emitted by a person, three square meters of Arctic...

For each tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) that any person on our planet emits, three square meters of Arctic summer sea ice disappear. This is the...
Nightlights under the sea

100 feet below the surface bioluminescent organisms are the dominant light source, study shows

A new study published today in Scientific Reports by University of Delaware researchers and colleagues reveals that 100 feet below the surface of the ocean is...
Ross Ice Shelf

Vibrations of the largest ice shelf cause atmosphere waves in Antarctica

In a new study at McMurdo Station, scientists find low-frequency vibrations of the Ross Ice Shelf are likely causing ripples and undulations in the...
A NASA 3D Flyby of Hurricane Seymour

NASA provides a 3D flyby of Hurricane Seymour

Hurricane Seymour became a major hurricane on Oct. 25 as the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed the storm's very heavy...
Suomi NPP Image of Seymour

Seymour is becoming a major hurricane, says NASA

Hurricane Seymour was strengthening into a major hurricane in the Eastern Pacific Ocean when the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite passed over it from space. On...
Climate change makes fish swim towards, not away from predators

Climate change makes fish swim towards, not away from predators

In a recent study, scientists find that climate change is disrupting the sensory systems of fish and can impair their survival instincts. The finding is...
Shark fins

Shark fins, meat and cartilages contain toxins related to Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease, also known as just Alzheimer's, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets worse over time. It causes 60%-70%...