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World - Climate change tipping points revealed using AI insights

Researchers are developing an artificial intelligence (AI) that could assess climate change tipping points. The deep-learning algorithm could act as an early warning system against runaway climate change.

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HI - Coral reef biodiversity predicted to shuffle rather than collapse as climate changes

"This two-year experimental mesocosm study is unprecedented for climate change research and is the first one to examine the diversity of the entire coral reef community from microbes and algae to the corals and fishes," said Chris Jury, the author who developed and maintained the mesocosm system.

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CA - LMU-Led Team Wins National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator Award to Create Seafood Traceability Tool

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The world cephalopod catch, which includes octopuses and squid, has increased significantly over the past six decades.

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AU - Beach app provides community the tools to help capture impacts of coastal erosion

New South Wales Australia - There are eyes on coastal erosion across Port Macquarie-Hastings beaches thanks to a new initiative called CoastSnap.

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UK - Atlantic bluefin tuna: One of world's most expensive fish may have returned to UK waters in part due to warming seas, scientists say

Fishermen in Cornwall have teamed up with scientists to study the species, which can grow up to 12ft in length and have returned to UK waters after more than 60 years.

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FL - Mesophotic Reefs Significant for Florida Keys' Coral Recovery

Coral cover on shallow reef systems (0 to 30 meters) in the Florida Keys has declined over the past several decades, punctuated by severe losses during coral disease outbreaks and bleaching events.

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World - Coral reef biodiversity predicted to shuffle rather than collapse as climate changes

Most coral reef biodiversity consists of tiny organisms living deep within the three-dimensional reef matrix. New research reveals that the species which dominate experimental coral reef communities shift due to climate change, but the total biodiversity does not decline under future ocean conditions of warming and acidification predicted by the end of the century.

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World - The Brilliant 10: The most innovative up-and-coming minds in science

Fresh eyes can change the world, and a world stressed by a pandemic, climate change, and inequity is one more ripe for change than we have ever experienced before. That’s why, after a five-year break, Popular Science is bringing back the Brilliant 10: an annual roster of early-career scientists and engineers developing ingenious approaches to problems across a range of disciplines.

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VA - VIMS partners with JASON Learning for Beyond the Plastic Bottle Challenge

William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science has partnered with JASON Learning for the Beyond the Plastic Bottle Challenge, an educational activity in which teams of students create a sustainable plan that reduces the debris associated with one source of microplastic pollution in their community.

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CA - Sharing Seaweed | The UCSB Current

Digitization will open up the biodiversity and ecological data hidden in UC Santa Barbara’s significant seaweed collection

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Easter Island - Drone helps researchers find fresh water in sea at Easter Island

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have demonstrated the effectiveness of using drones to locate freshwater sources at Easter Island.

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World - Coral reef cover, biodiversity, fish catches have declined by half since the 1950s Cell Press

Coral reefs around the world are under threat because of climate change, overfishing, pollution, and more. Now, researchers reporting in the journal One Earth on September 17 offer the first comprehensive global look at what these impacts on coral reefs mean for ecosystem services, the ability of the reef to provide essential benefits and services to humans.

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West - HSU, OSU, and University of Washington to launch research hub for coastal resilience

EUREKA Calif. — Humboldt State University will join a coastal resiliency research hub led by Oregon State University and the University of Washington focused on the impact of earthquakes, coastal erosion, and climate change on coastal communities in the Pacific Northwest.

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MD - Scientists flood forests to mimic rising seas

EDGEWATER, Md. — In a forest dense with maple, beech and poplar trees just a few miles from the Chesapeake Bay, researchers are simulating a flood of the future.

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World - Socioeconomic factors influence land and seafloor pollution

The research was conducted by scientists at CSIRO, Australia's national science agency; Ocean Conservancy, a U.S.-based advocacy non-profit; and the PADI AWARE Foundation, a non-profit public charity that drives global ocean conservation through local action.

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CA - Scientists looking for answers to climate impact along coast

As the ocean changes due to climate change, the pressure is on scientists and others to find a way to determine how the ocean will adapt and if people can help protect it.

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World - Coastal ‘Blue Carbon’: An Important Tool for Combating Climate Change

Protecting and restoring coastal wetlands can help countries around the globe and U.S. states advance their climate goals

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WORLD - The Planet Has Lost Half of Coral Reefs Since 1950

A new study finds dramatic declines in coral reef cover, biodiversity and fish abundance

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USA - Companies hoping to grow carbon-sucking kelp may be rushing ahead of the science

Sinking seaweed could sequester a lot of carbon, but researchers are still grappling with basic questions about reliability, scalability and risks.

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NZ - Volcanoes, tsunamis, underwater landslides: New Zealand's 'near-shore' threats

Scientists are taking a fresh look at New Zealand's risk from island volcanoes and underwater landslides, in a series of new projects focused on some of our lesser-known tsunami-makers.

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USA - NOAA Announces FY22 Notice of Funding Opportunity to Expedite Harmful Algal Bloom Control Technologies

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) is pleased to announce a Fiscal Year 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a project that will expedite the development and implementation of harmful algal bloom (HAB) control strategies.

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OH - NOAA Ecological Forecast Helps Solve Mystery in Lake Erie

During a recent late summer weeknight, residents of several northeast Ohio Lake Erie towns were surprised by a strong foul smell. As reported by The Plain Dealer (Cleveland.com), residents fearing a potential dangerous gas leak quickly started calling their local fire departments.