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A new study of Greenland's shrinking ice sheet reveals that many of the island's glaciers are not only retreating, but are also undergoing other physical changes.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Three species of black coral have been discovered on the seabed of the northern Pacific Ocean, an area where several countries have contracts to explore for metals including cobalt and nickel as they race to find new supplies of the key battery elements.
University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researcher Shane Elipot proposes a new approach to monitoring global sea-level rise.
Solar-induced geomagnetic activity and mass strandings of whales and dolphins on shorelines both show seasonal patterns, but the beachings likely result from multiple environmental factors.
A major oil and gas operator in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico is joining the State’s produced water research efforts, providing facilities for field testing in the region.
As Huricane Zeta menaces the Gulf Coast, residents know the drill: Board up windows, clear storm drains, gas up the car and stock up on water, batteries and canned goods. But how does wildlife ride out a hurricane?
Ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has accelerated significantly over the past two decades, transforming the shape of the ice sheet edge and therefore coastal Greenland, according to scientific research led by Twila Moon, deputy lead scientist of the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Ocean acidification is no longer a somber forecast for the Great Barrier Reef but a present-day reality, a new study reveals.
TCarta Marine, a global provider of hydrospatial products, has announced development of new Machine Learning-based bathymetric mapping technologies – including creation of two software packages and commercial application of NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite – with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The following story is an excerpt from Heart of the Coast: Biodiversity and Resilience on the Pacific Edge by Tyee Bridge — a new, beautifully photographed introduction to B.C.'s coastal ecology, glaciology and archeology done in partnership with the Hakai Institute.
It’s often said that we know more about deep space than the deep sea. Marine scientists are working to change that.
A type of toxic seaweed called Karenia, along with the low level of oxygen in the water, caused the mass deaths of marine animals in the Pacific Ocean’s Avacha Bay located in Kamchatka, Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrey Adrianov said
Research has found permafrost to be mostly absent throughout the shallow seafloor along a coastal field site in northeastern Alaska. That means carbon can be released from coastline sources much more easily than previously thought.
Where are small marine animals most vulnerable to getting eaten? The answer has big consequences for coastal ecosystems, where most of the world's fishing takes place, since predators can radically change underwater communities.
Viewers can tune in live to watch trio of Scripps Oceanography researchers and their students explore the deep ocean
Findings showed coral has core immune response regardless of disease type
Tourism is down, but nesting success may be up. Here’s what scientists are saying and how travelers can help.
Sponges eat the “marine snow” that falls from other organisms in the ocean
Unique Combination of Sensors Used to Gather High Resolution Topographic and Bathymetric Lidar Data Along 12,000 Square Miles of Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast Areas Not Surveyed Since Civil War Era
How has the climate changed in the course of the Earth's history?
On July 24 a 40-foot-long boat called Maxlimer set out from the port of Plymouth on the southern coast of England, steering southwest out of the English Channel into the open ocean.
The University of South Florida's College of Marine Science has entered into a $9 million agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) has awarded more than $2.1 million to support six coastal science research projects —three of which are being led by Stony Brook University faculty — that explore topics relating to and benefiting New York’s coastal environment, communities and economies.
Oceana Celebrates New Protections for Over a Dozen Deep-Sea Coral Areas
A new free GIS toolbox, that estimates and maps the wave reduction intensity provided by marshes, makes it easier to evaluate marshes for coastal protection.
From coral farming to 3D printing, scientists are using novel methods to save a vital part of our ecosystem
More than 5,000 seal pups had been found dead at Pelican Point beach in Namibia’s coastal town of Walvis Bay, NGO Ocean Conservation Namibia (OCN) said on Wednesday.
In 1998, ocean temperatures soared, and the world experienced its first significant coral bleaching event.
The world's wealth is built on our planet's natural ecosystems, and if those collapse, so too might our global economy, experts warn.
The study is a blueprint for capitalizing on this habitat’s capacity to store carbon
The Great Barrier Reef has lost more than 50 percent of its coral in the last 25 years, and the climate crisis is to blame.
With oceans absorbing more than 90 percent of global warming, marine heatwaves are becoming hotter and larger and are lasting longer. Scientists say the trend has major ecological consequences, from altering fish and plant populations to forcing whales into hazardous waters.
The German Alfred Wegener Institute's Polarstern ship is set to return to the port on Monday, bringing home devastating proof of a "dying Arctic Ocean" and warnings of ice-free summers in just decades.
Marine ecologist Jeroen Ingels discusses what is known about ice shelf loss at the southern pole and how those changes are affecting local ecosystems.
BROOKINGS – Wildfires in California have burned more than 4 million acres to date, more than double the previous record for the most land burned in a single year in the state.
All that remained of the schooner was a bit of its hull – a tightly-packed row of wooden planks stretching 40 feet across the bottom of Lake Huron.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The fight against harmful algal blooms, or HABs, received a big boost this week as NOAA announced funding of more than a dozen new research projects addressing the issue.
Mention coral reefs and we all tend to think of underwater forests just beyond the surf. But if you could venture further out into the deep oceans, you would find another type of coral reef – hundreds of metres below the surface.
Deborah Giles hasn’t been able to let her usual crew onto her small research boat this year. To keep her research on the Northwest’s endangered orcas going despite the coronavirus pandemic, the whale biologist has recruited within her household bubble.
The deep ocean, where changes usually manifest over millennia, is losing oxygen at an unprecedented rate.
Collaborative report, depending on how well models perform, will be out in a year or two
NOAA SATELLITES PROVIDE CRITICAL INFORMATION FOR FORECASTING AND TRACKING TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES
BOSTON — Increased tidal flooding, beach erosion and aging sea barriers are among the climate change concerns threatening a famous coastal destination in Massachusetts, according to a report released Thursday by a leading conservation group in the state.
In 2019, an underwater volcano near Tonga created an enormous pumice raft that floated for months and eventually made its way to the coast of Australia.
Scientists have gained new insights into the processes that have driven ocean level variations for over a century, helping us prepare for the rising seas of the future.
We started our studies on zooplankton in the Mediterranean more than 35 years ago.
A team of researchers from the University of Hawai’i (UH) at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) identified a global tendency for future sea levels to become more variable as oceans warm this century due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
It is thought sonar may scare animals into surfacing too quickly, causing narcosis
Longtime work to restore oyster reefs in the Indian River Lagoon has found a new, unusual ally: potato chips.
Off the coast of Curaçao, at a depth of 60 feet, aquanaut Fabien Cousteau is looking to create the world’s largest underwater research habitat
NOAA-funded projects focus on climate variability
During a trip to Cuba's Gardens of the Queen a few years ago, I found myself around small mangrove islands in an area called Boca Grande.
A research team led by Florida State University found that sea turtles in the U.S. will have less suitable nesting habitat in the future because of climate change and coastal development.
Antarctic ice shelves can disappear astonishingly fast — sometimes in minutes or hours — as meltwater surges through cracks in their surface.
Please see the latest analysis for the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University. We will be following the storm closely and will be releasing follow-up products post-storm.
In March, soon after arriving aboard the Polarstern, a German icebreaker frozen into Arctic sea ice, Jennifer Hutchings watched as ice broke up around the ship, weeks earlier than expected. Even as scientists on the research cruise scrambled to keep field instruments from plunging into the ocean, Hutchings, who studies ice deformation at Oregon State University, Corvallis, couldn’t suppress a thrill at seeing the crack up, as if she had spotted a rare bird. “I got to observe firsthand what I studied,” she says.
There has been a notable lack of transparency from local officials when it comes to data surrounding Hawaii’s coronavirus pandemic.
Bengaluru: Imagine living in Mumbai, and waking up to the view of the Arabian Sea every morning.
Communities across Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas are still reeling from the destruction wrought by Hurricane Laura, one of the most powerful storms to strike the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in decades.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Efforts to restore the Florida Reef Tract may be working.
In a world-first, the extent of human development in oceans has been mapped.
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology together with their international collaborators developed a novel quantitative method to quantify the effects of plastic on marine animals.
Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica whose melting rates are rapidly increasing have raised the global sea level by 1.8cm since the 1990s, and are matching the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's worst-case climate warming scenarios.
MBARI scientists partner with visual effects artists to create the highest resolution animation of Monterey Canyon to date.
There's more to seawater than salt. Ocean chemistry is a complex mixture of particles, ions and nutrients. And for over a century, scientists believed that certain ion ratios held relatively constant over space and time.
Federal agencies required a minimum criteria of 96 percent of spring-migrating and 93 percent of summer-migrating juvenile salmon had to survive passage over Lower Granite Dam, located in southeastern Washington.
A group of synthetic biologists at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) have identified new genetic targets that could lead to safe, biologically-based approaches to combat marine biofouling – the process of sea-based microorganisms, plants, or algae binding to underwater surfaces.
The unusually high number of young animals suggests there is a nursery ground in the densely populated region, surprising scientists.
Changes in ocean chemistry and temperature have had a dramatic effect on the diversity of corals and sea anemones, according to a team of scientists who have traced their evolution through deep time.
GREECE, N.Y. — Lake Ontario is more swamp than mighty Great Lake at the edge of Braddock Bay, where 15-foot cattails rustle in the breeze.
Researchers from Florida State University are shedding light on nutrient levels in the Gulf of Mexico with new findings published this month in the Journal of Geophysical Research -- Oceans.
International marine scientists have discovered 30 new species in the deep waters off the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, highlighting how unique the ecosystems of the islands are as well as how little we know about the deep sea.
While scientists around the world are confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, Earth observing satellites continue to orbit and send back images that reveal connections between the pandemic and the environment.
There is less sea ice in the Bering Sea now than at any time in at least 5,500 years.
Impact on fish populations is a concern
As the world warms, many species of plant and animal will have to find new—often cooler—places to live.
SYOWA STATION, Antarctica--Researchers say an underwater hot spot, where warm seawater runs under one of the fastest moving glaciers in Antarctica, is causing the ice to melt faster.
Fossil record shows that vital crusts are getting weaker.
The Dominican Republic has scrapped the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test for tourists arriving in the country and instead is offering them a medical insurance cover for free.
ANTARCTICA scientists were stunned when they uncovered a number of bizarre creatures in one of the deepest parts of the Southern Ocean, leading one to exclaim "we've never seen anything like this before".
Scientists have detected signs of a frog listed extinct and not seen since 1968, using an innovative technique to locate declining and missing species in two regions of Brazil.
In a sweeping display of the power of community-based science to capture data spanning the entire West Coast of North America, a team of scientists and countless volunteers from 14 different organizations joined forces to document the northward migration of kelp forests due to warming waters.
Using the Falkor research vessel, scientists have explored the deepest regions of the Great Barrier Reef and found five new species of black corals and sponges
The Ob, Yenisei, and Lena rivers flow into the Kara and Laptev seas and account for about half of the total freshwater runoff to the Arctic Ocean.
On September 7, 2020, NOAA/NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided two different views of how fires are affecting the U.S.
Ice sheets' mass-loss rates in Greenland and Antarctica now match the Climate Change's worst-case sea-level rise scenarios. Time to get serious about it?
NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed Tropical Storm Paulette in infrared imagery as it moved through the Central Atlantic Ocean. At NASA, the imagery was false-colored to show cloud-top temperature gradients and identify the locations of the strongest storms. The imagery also indicated Paulette was being affected by wind shear.
Earlier spring warmth puts young in stronger southward currents.
It is quite zany, but if these storms remain out to sea then, hey, go crazy, 2020.
Since this year's hurricane season is expected to be especially active, the researchers are examining Hurricane Laura's damage to prevent future erosion.
Acting like high-rise timeshares in the sea, shipwrecks and other artificial reefs can support dense populations of sharks, mackerels, barracudas, jacks and other large migratory marine predators essential to ocean health, according to a new study at 30 sites along the North Carolina coast.
The group coped with quarantine and COVID-19 restrictions to continue the 71-year-old marine survey
Corals are fundamental to marine life.
When the hurricane hunter aircraft collected data for Hurricane Laura in August, most of the meteorologists analyzing it weren’t onboard. That’s something new for 2020.