Posts Tagged Atlantic Ocean

A Massive Freshwater Sea Is Buried Beneath the Atlantic Ocean…

Yet another awesome 21st century discovery, read all about it here from Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/65779-giant-freshwater-aquifer-east-coast.html Advertisements

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Seas of Death and Hope…

STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 2019 (IPS) – The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Day, an organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a “List of Deaths”, summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the “fatal […]

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Historic Shift Means An Arctic Ocean Region Could Become Part of the Atlantic…

A region in the Arctic Ocean is undergoing a historic identity crisis, as recent climate change has warmed it so much that it might as well be considered part of the Atlantic… Read the article here: https://www.livescience.com/62947-arctic-ocean-region-becoming-atlantic.html

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Alien Waters: Neighboring Seas Are Flowing into a Warming Arctic Ocean…

The “Atlantification” and “Pacification” of the Arctic has begun. As warmer waters stream into an increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean, new species — from phytoplankton to whales — have the potential to upend this sensitive polar environment… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/alien-waters-neighboring-seas-are-flowing-into-a-warming-arctic-ocean

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Atlantic Ocean Circulation at weakest point in 1,600 years…

Summary:  New research provides evidence that a key cog in the global ocean circulation system hasn’t been running at peak strength since the mid-1800s and is currently at its weakest point in the past 1,600 years. If the system continues to weaken, it could disrupt weather patterns from the United States and Europe to the […]

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NOAA Forecasts Busy Hurricane Season for Atlantic | Climate Central… 

A Climate Central news report: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/2017-atlantic-hurricane-season-21476

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Hurricane Season: Here’s What to Expect… 

Whipping winds, torrential downpours, power outages and floods — hurricane season in the Atlantic brings a host of dramatic and dangerous weather events… Read all about it at livescience.com: Hurricane Season: Here’s What to Expect

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Atlantic water circulation system unstable?… 

Summary:  One of the world’s largest ocean circulation systems may not be as stable as today’s weather models predict, according to a new study. In fact, changes in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation — the same deep-water ocean current featured in the movie ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ — could occur quite abruptly, in geologic terms, […]

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40 Facts About Hurricanes…

Hurricanes facts: A hurricane is a form of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that occur in eastern Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, southern Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Source conserve-energy-future.com: 40 Facts About Hurricanes – Conserve Energy Future

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How Climate Change Could Jam The World’s Ocean Circulation… 

Scientists are closely monitoring a key current in the North Atlantic to see if rising sea temperatures and increased from melting ice are altering the “ocean conveyor belt” — a vast oceanic stream that plays a major role in the global climate system. Source: How Climate Change Could Jam The World’s Ocean Circulation by Nicola […]

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New plant and animal species identified…

Today we hear a lot about global warming and climate change and are sometimes even bombarded by the reports, scientific findings, and loads of data and information regarding their effects. Climates are changing; species are affected; man needs to alter his actions; we need to focus more on sustainability; it seems like such has just […]

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Why is so much brown seaweed washing ashore?…

From the Trinidad Express newspapers, Wednesday May 6, 2015: “A lot of concern has been raised about the large deposits of pelagic sargassum along Trinidad’s shorelines. Pelagic sargassum is the brown alga that has been showing up in large quantities on some of Trinidad’s coastlines. Among the affected are fishermen, who have had difficulty using their nets […]

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Four news species found off Scottish coast…

“Marine scientists have hailed the discovery of four new species of sea creature in deep ocean waters off the coast of Scotland…  The new species – a large sea snail, two kinds of clam and a marine worm – were found during Marine Scotland surveys around the Rockall plateau in the north Atlantic. Researchers are particularly excited […]

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Oldest large body of ancient seawater found…

“Scientists have determined that high salinity groundwater found under Chesapeake Bay is actually remnant water from the Early Cretaceous North Atlantic and is about 100 to 145 million years old making it the oldest sizeable body of seawater ever identified…” The full article can be read below: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131121114946.htm Source: ScienceDaily.com Related articles “Mind-Blowing” Discovery: Oldest […]

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On a Remote Island, Lessons In How Ecosystems Function by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360

News from Yale Environment 360… “Transformed by British sailors in the 19th century, Ascension Island in the South Atlantic has a unique tropical forest consisting almost entirely of alien species. Scientists say that what has happened there challenges some basic assumptions about ecosystems and evolution…” On a Remote Island, Lessons In How Ecosystems Function by […]

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