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A massive 8,000km long blob of seaweed is floating towards Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
The study also found that acidity is increasing in the Gulf of Maine faster than at other locations on the East Coast.
NORWICH, United Kingdom — Concerning new research from the University of East Anglia reports that the continual warming of Earth’s climate may result in the proliferation of potentially fatal infections caused by bacteria found all along the East Coast of the United States.
An international research team develop guidelines for governments and policymaking bodies to evaluate preparedness for ocean acidification
First it was the eerie images of barrels leaking on the seafloor not far from Catalina Island. Then the shocking realization that the nation’s largest manufacturer of DDT had once used the ocean as a huge dumping ground — and that as many as half a million barrels of its acid waste had been poured straight into the water.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — For years now, if a commuter were to glance to the north side of the San Mateo Bridge, they might see a lonely barge, painted with the words “Lind Marine,” floating a few hundred yards from the shoreline.
Climate change is leading to an increase in potentially fatal bacterial infections is the U.S. East Coast. The Vibrio vulnificus bacteria thrive in warm coastal waters and can infect cuts or insect bites. A new study reveals that infections have risen from 10 to 80 per year over three decades, with cases now spreading as far north as Philadelphia. The bacteria, often referred to as “flesh-eating,” can cause severe damage, sometimes resulting in limb amputations for survivors.
A rare and virulent parasitic infection has killed four sea otters along the California coast. Scientists worry about a potential public health crisis, although this lethal type of Toxoplasma hasn't been seen in humans so far. It's feared the dangerous strain could rapidly kill healthy adult otters and other wildlife
The Ocean Carbon and Acidification Data System (OCADS) is a data management system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
In Sussex, just a few hundred metres from busy coastal towns like Shoreham-by Sea, Worthing and Bognor Regis, a story of hope is emerging, as historic kelp forests lost for decades are beginning to flourish, demonstrating the ocean’s ability to recover when it’s protected from destructive fishing activity such as trawling.
Dr Friederike Otto, one of the authors of IPCC report on climate change, talks about the 'political sense of urgency' required to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Videos posted to social media showed boats ploughing through a blanket of dead fish smothering the water, with the surface barely visible underneath.
Coastal wetlands protect communities during hurricanes by reducing storm surge flooding and damages. Previous studies have quantified surge reduction benefits of wetlands, but there is less understanding of how the combination of wetland loss and coastal development influences the spatial distribution of flood extents and damages.
The world’s fastest sea star could get a little boost from the U.S. government.
A University of South Florida associate professor is attempting to break a world record by living underwater for 100 days. Joseph Dituri is studying how the human body responds to long-term exposure to extreme pressure – all while teaching his biomedical engineering class online.
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Marine Mammal Research Program is a team that conducts research focused on marine life located at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology on Moku o Loe. It has been an institution of the University of Hawaii at Manoa since 1995.
The I.P.C.C. report contains no new data; nevertheless, it manages to alarm in new ways.
The 2013-2016 marine heat wave known as "The Blob" warmed a vast expanse of surface waters across the northeastern Pacific, disrupting West Coast marine ecosystems, depressing salmon returns, and damaging commercial fisheries. It also prompted a wave of research on extreme warming of ocean surface waters.
With ice declining, bowhead whales of the Pacific Arctic are staying longer in the waters up north. A change in migration patterns could affect the bowheads’ health and safety, as well as hunters’ access to the subsistence resource.
Rhode Island is set to receive a boost to its economy and Blue Economy initiative as the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Operations Center-Atlantic (MOC-A) is set to move from Norfolk, Virginia, to Naval Station Newport.
Under the Climate Commitment Act, the money will go toward funding climate solutions and investing in communities that face environmental injustice.
A new study links an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza with the deaths of more than 330 New England harbor and gray seals along the North Atlantic coast in June and July 2022.
March 16 (UPI) -- A vast majority of 32 coral reefs examined around the world are suffering from low oxygen levels because of global warming, and the threat to marine ecosystems is expected to get worse, according to a study published Thursday.
ESTERO, Fla. — As we battle red tide, many are now looking to the future as there are reports of tons of seaweed approaching Florida's coastline. The great Atlantic sargassum belt naturally occurs every year, but this year some claim the seaweed will overtake beaches in Florida.
Late wet season rainfall and a tropical storm in 2021 produced a banner year for Everglades wading birds, according to the latest tally by the South Florida Water Management District.