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Marine heatwaves across the world's oceans can displace habitat for sea turtles, whales, and other marine life by 10s to thousands of kilometers.
Tropical weather stirred up the Gulf of Mexico, reducing this year’s dead zone off Louisiana’s coast to the third-smallest ever measured, the scientist who has measured it since 1985 said Tuesday.
The world today is an estimated 1 degree Celsius hotter than it was during the pre-industrial period from about 1850 to 1900.
North American river otters are known for their playful swimming, but they are also an important species for helping scientists understand the health of river systems.
Bennett MacDougall stood knee-deep in the surf at Wasque on a recent Wednesday evening, casting chunks of fresh bluefish into the rip tides, aiming to hit a shoal about 100 feet from shore.
Some researchers are calling for a more nuanced approach when it comes to flora and fauna that adjust their range to accommodate a warming world.
Victoria Falls is said to be the largest waterfall on Earth, and Angel Falls the highest, but no matter how impressive they might look to us, both these natural wonders fall far short of the true victors.
After BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, 2010, Paul Montagna was given the job of rushing into the blackened seas to find out how much harm the nation’s biggest oil disaster was doing to the creatures on the sea bottom — the tiny, barely understood and rarely seen organisms that quite literally form the foundation of the Gulf’s ecosystem.
The large-scale loss of eelgrass in a major California estuary -- Morro Bay -- may be causing widespread erosion, according to a new study from California Polytechnic State University.
Researchers have advanced a new way to see into the ocean's depths, establishing an approach to detect algae and measure key properties using light. A new article reports using a laser-based tool, lidar, to collect these measurements far deeper than has been typically possible using satellites.
Several countries recognized the value of mangroves-based mitigation actions in their REDD+ strategies, while at least 45 countries specifically mentioned mangroves in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
The first landmark study using next-generation technology to comprehensively examine contaminants in oysters in Myanmar reveals alarming findings: the widespread presence of human bacterial pathogens and human-derived microdebris materials, including plastics, kerosene, paint, talc and milk supplement powders.
To better understand the behavior of multiple sea turtle species along Florida’s Space Coast, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has teamed up with aviation leader Northrop Grumman and the Brevard Zoo to launch a drone-based surveillance effort.
City catalogue of opisthobranchs.
Arguably, we know more about the surface of the moon that we do about our oceans. A group of scientists and explorers with specialized diving expertise are looking to change that.
Many of us have seen informational posters at parks or aquariums specifying how long plastics bags, bottles, and other products last in the environment. They're a good reminder to not litter, but where does the information on the lifetime expectancy of plastic goods come from, and how reliable is it?
“In many respects, the Arctic Ocean now looks like a new ocean.”
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a La Niña watch earlier this month, meaning that conditions are favorable for development of a La Niña in the next six months.
America's estuaries are wonderlands of environmental value and economic horsepower. In 1972, Congress established the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, which we believe is one of the great ideas on the American Shoreline. This podcast is about that system, the communities who rely on healthy bays and estuaries, the stakeholders, nature lovers, fisherman, recreationalists, and businesses that live, play and work in these special places.
JOBOS BAY, Puerto Rico — While her time spent on the university’s campus has been brief, the way Jessica Tipton has used connections within the Clemson family to achieve her educational goals are a shining example of the opportunities that abound for Clemson students beyond the northwest corner of South Carolina.
Woolpert has been selected as a prime consultant for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Shoreline Mapping Support Services contract.
Sharks were absent from nearly 20 percent of coral reefs in a global survey.
Scientists studying the light-rich but low-nutrient ecosystems now believe they could be a model for how life could survive on other planets.
Building a better picture of the planet using supercomputers.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to improve unmanned maritime systems research, assessment and acquisition through a partnership with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography announced Wednesday.
Preserving these coastal wetlands carries wide range of other benefits, expert says.
A disturbing new climate change study predicts global temperature increases of up to 8 degrees Fahrenheit as atmospheric carbon concentrations double.
There's still time for change, but it has to happen now or we'll be drowning in plastic.
Mark Griffiths takes a look at Britain's sand dunes, our most dynamic landscape, and one to be treasured and protected.
The 3.5-year voyage to the furthest corners of the globe reshaped marine science and permanently changed our relationship with the planet’s oceans.
Global study monitored 371 reefs in 58 countries over four years.
CAPE FERGUSON, Australia — In a lab on Australia’s east coast, scientists are concocting what they hope will be the solution to the steadily worsening problem of coral bleaching.
The San Diego program has been around for 10 years and continues to thrive.
Coastal stewardship co-ordinator for the Great Lakes says that we have a higher density of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes than in many oceanic gyres.
The climate crisis has no sympathy for the crowded news cycle, or our fried minds.
Hurricane specialists now have 11 new pairs of eyes in the Atlantic to help them better understand the intensity of tropical storms before they affect Florida and other coastal states.
Sixty feet beneath the surface of the Caribbean Sea, aquanaut Fabien Cousteau and industrial designer Yves Béhar are envisioning the world's largest underwater research station and habitat.
Study by FAU Harbor Branch Scientists First to Characterize Ecology of this ‘Near Threatened’ Species in Florida
Rainfall is capricious in South Florida. It’s an even bigger puzzle as the climate warms. A new study aims to look at global climate change models on rainfall patterns to better fit South Florida’s predicament.
Humanity must change its relationship with the ocean, a shared global commons, to stave off a collapse of the world’s marine environment and resources, says a new paper, “A transition to sustainable ocean governance”, published in Nature Communications.
Coral reefs are dying at an alarming rate as water temperatures rise worldwide as a result of global warming, pollution and human activities. In the last three decades, half of Australia's Great Barrier Reef has lost its coral cover.
The global warming of the biosphere and its consequent acidification of the oceans is a complex of geophysical, biological and ecological, and sociological phenomena that are all accelerating.
The North Atlantic Right Whale was recently added to the “critically endangered” list -- putting them just one step from extinction.
The Yangtze Bank is a flat and broad shallow water, located at the junction of the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea.
Foraminifera, an ancient and ecologically highly successful group of marine organisms, are found on and below the seafloor.
A Western Australian scientist has compiled the largest global dataset ever on the travel habits of large marine animals. The collaboration involves hundreds of researchers from around the world and catalogs the migrations of some of the ocean's most charismatic animals.
Awarded up to $310 million over the course of five years, potential for renewal for another five years based on successful performance
These alien-like creatures are virtually invisible in the deep sea.
Despite rapidly growing interest in deep-sea mineral exploitation, environmental research and management have focused on impacts to seafloor environments, paying little attention to pelagic ecosystems. Nonetheless, research indicates that seafloor mining will generate sediment plumes and noise at the seabed and in the water column . . .
In a boost for both recreational fishing and the environment, new UNSW research shows that artificial reefs can increase fish abundance in estuaries with little natural reef.
It can grow to a maximum of six inches (16 centimeters), change color depending on mood and habitat, and, like all seahorses, the White's seahorse male gestates its young. But this tiny snouted fish is under threat.
Princeton University researchers may have solved a long-standing mystery in conservation that could influence how natural lands are designated for the preservation of endangered species.
The Bering Strait is a vital migration route for numerous marine species. Scientists examining levels of ocean noise in the area have confirmed that the presence of sea ice plays a central role in the soundscape of these Arctic waters.
The Thwaites Glacier, often referred as the Doomsday Glacier, is an unusually broad and fast Antarctic glacier flowing into the Pine Island Bay, which is part of Amundsen Sea, east of Mount Murphy, on the Walgreen Coast of Marie Byrd Land.
State response seen as unlikely to match daunting list of climate challenges identified in DEP document
The Virgin Islands Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) has been awarded funding for its fourth National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR grant titled “Ridge to Reef.”
Scientists are using hydrophones, instruments that use underwater microphones, to collect clues about melting glaciers and the songs of whales.
The Ridgway’s rail is a rare bird that relies on the salt marshes south of Los Angeles to survive. And that’s why its future is in doubt — the salt marsh is disappearing under rising seas.
Monroe County boaters, swimmers and fisherman are expected to enjoy a prosperous year on Lake Erie, at least in terms of battling blue-green algae, after scientists recently predicted a moderate bloom of cyanobacteria in the waters this season.
The eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) is an important proxy for examining historical trajectories of coastal ecosystems.
Left unchecked, warming will eliminate some of the carp's competition for food, study says.
HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers say a recently discovered species of seaweed is killing large patches of coral on once-pristine reefs and is rapidly spreading across one of the most remote and protected ocean environments on earth.
From Virginia to New York, residents of the Chesapeake Bay watershed were hit with a deluge of water in mid-July 2018.
Recent satellite images shows a shrinking blue-green algae bloom on Lake Okeechobee, but it's still too early in the summer to know whether or not a major bloom will manifest this year.
Drier spring leads to smaller nutrient load than last year’s
The University of St. Joseph Macao (USJ), Institute of Science and Environment, will receive funding from gaming group Las Vegas Sands to investigate ways to enhance local water quality through the use of native wetland plants, especially mangroves, as natural purifiers for water pollution.
FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – As the planet’s land-based natural resources become exhausted, the need for new sources is bringing the search to the deepest parts of the world’s oceans. And that has researchers across the globe very concerned.
Utqiagvik sits at the very tip of the United States, saddled against the Arctic Ocean.
Scientists claim widespread conservation can bring rewards if right policies are followed
Newswise — Portland, ME—Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) announces the successful results of its long-term loon translocation and restoration project Restore the Call.
More than half of the world’s turtle and tortoise species are now threatened with extinction, according to a new study published by a group of 51 global turtle and tortoise experts.
With coronavirus cases rising in many places around the United States and health officials predicting a second wave to come, there’s no doubt that personal protective equipment (PPE) items like gloves and masks are here to stay.
An increase in carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to 5 million cars a year has been caused by the loss of seagrass meadows around the Australian coastline since the 1950s.
'Oceans dialogue' planned for UN meeting as nature-based solutions rise in priority
Climate Change Projected to Make Rapidly-Moving Storms More Likely in Late 21st-Century Texas
You don’t often think of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration when talking about the Great Lakes, but NOAA will be in the spotlight later this week when it joins with Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory at The Ohio State University to forecast this year’s algal bloom on Lake Erie.
Sockeye fishing took on a larger purpose for a handful of volunteers at the mouth of the Yakima River early on June 26.
A new study examining fishes’ reactions to heat at different stages of their life process has revealed that warming waters could impede reproduction in up to 60 percent of species.
It was the muddy water that caught Stefan Talke’s eye.
July 6, 2020 – California Sea Grant is pleased to announce six new research projects aimed at restoring California’s kelp forests.