Posts Tagged Marine science

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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Solved: How Tides Can Trigger Earthquakes…

The tides are turning in a quest to solve an earthquake mystery… Read the article at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/58343-solved-how-tides-can-trigger-earthquakes

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

This recap takes us up into space, deep down into the ocean, and way back in history… Read it here at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought…

Summary:. Heat trapped by greenhouse gases is raising ocean temperatures faster than previously thought, concludes an analysis of four recent ocean heating observations. The results provide further evidence that earlier claims of a slowdown or ‘hiatus’ in global warming over the past 15 years were unfounded… Read the article here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190110141811.htm

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Earth’s Mysterious ‘Deep Biosphere’ Is Home to Millions of Undiscovered Species, Scientists Say…

An article posted here on ‘FMD’ recently discussed the over 200 new species discovered on the planet during studies by the California Academy of Sciences this year. (Here’s the article: 229 new species described…) This article from livescience.com highlights the millions of unknown species yet to be discovered within our sphere: https://www.livescience.com/64272-carbon-mass-in-earth-deep-biosphere.html

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229 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2018…

Summary from ScienceDaily.com: In 2018, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 229 new plant and animal species to our family tree, enriching our understanding of Earth’s complex web of life and strengthening our ability to make informed conservation decisions. The new species include 120 wasps, 34 sea slugs, 28 ants, 19 fish, seven […]

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The Earth Is Eating Its Own Oceans…

Intro from LiveScience.com: As Earth’s tectonic plates dive beneath one another, they drag three times as much water into the planet’s interior as previously thought… Read more on this research here: https://www.livescience.com/64091-earth-is-eating-its-oceans.html

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Oceans are changing…

Summary from Science Daily:  New research finds that when westerly winds in the Antarctic Ocean strengthen during the austral summer (October to February), surface waters in the region acidify faster than can be accounted for by increases in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere alone… Read the rest of the article here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181009175643.htm

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They’re Blue, Pink and Purple, and No One Has Ever Seen Them Before…

(Intro from nytimes.com) Deep in the Atacama Trench off the coast of Chile, researchers discovered three new species of snailfish… Read the full article here: They’re Blue, Pink and Purple, and No One Has Ever Seen Them Before…

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Tracking Sargassum’s Ocean Path Could Help Predict Coastal Inundation Events…

New research explores how the Sargassum might grow while it is meandering along the currents, not just where it floats, combining both ocean physics and seaweed biology for the first time to understand its distribution patterns… A report from enn.com, read it here: https://www.enn.com/articles/55226-tracking-sargassum-s-ocean-path-could-help-predict-coastal-inundation-events

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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week…

Source (LiveScience.com): Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

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Just 13% of the Ocean Is Untouched by Humans…

Oceans cover approximately 70 percent of the earth’s surface, and it seems almost none of that marine expanse is off-limits to adventurous and resource-needy humans… The article is here at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/63171-disappearing-ocean-wilderness.html

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The Bottom of the Ocean Is Sinking…

An article from livescience.com on the ever changing face of the seafloor, read it here: https://www.livescience.com/61328-ocean-bottom-is-sinking.html

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New Study Identifies Thermometer for Global Ocean…

Intro: There is a new way to measure the average temperature of the ocean thanks to researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego… Read about it here at enn.com: http://www.enn.com/sci-tech/article/53566

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The Caribbean Is Stressed Out…

Intro:  Forty percent of the world’s 2.5 billion people live in coastal cities and towns. A team including Smithsonian marine biologists just released 25 years of data about the health of Caribbean coasts from the Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity Program (CARICOMP). The study provides new insights into the influence of both local and global stressors […]

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Journey to the Ocean Depths Could Reveal Secrets of ‘Lost’ Eighth Continent… 

Update on research at Zealandia – https://www.livescience.com/59845-journey-to-hidden-eighth-continent.html

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How the Arctic Ocean became saline — ScienceDaily… 

Summary:  The Arctic Ocean was once a gigantic freshwater lake. Only after the land bridge between Greenland and Scotland had submerged far enough did vast quantities of salt water pour in from the Atlantic…  Read about it here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170606112753.htm

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Why We Need to Save Our Oceans Now—Not Later | Inter Press Service… 

Intro:  What if the blue fades away as seawaters become brown and coral reefs become white as marine grasslands wither and life below water vanishes?…  Read this report from ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/06/why-we-need-to-save-our-oceans-now-not-later/

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