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MA - Humpback whale expert reacts to news of whale/diver collision

A commercial lobster diver cheated death after nearly being swallowed by a humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on Friday morning.

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CA - Drones allow scientists a bird’s-eye view of seabird colonies

Just picture it.You, standing at the top of a steep slope blanketed by seabirds.The seemingly endless mass of black-browed albatrosses and penguins create a patchwork quilt of white, brown and black with pops of orange leading down to the choppy blue waters of the Atlantic.

International
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Int'l - Lodgers on manganese nodules: Sponges promote a high diversity

Sponges, which like to settle on the metallic nodules, also provide a home for many other animals

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - THE STORMS WE REMEMBER

12 years apart, these two storms made a huge impact in the Keys

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - How Sharks Behave During Hurricanes Depends On Species

Scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are challenging the status quo on what we know about sharks and hurricanes.

Coastwide
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US - The Forecast for Weather-Spotting Technology

The upcoming UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) should herald an increase in marine exploration, aiming to better understand our oceans to reverse the declining health of ecosystems.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - Tracking the Tropics: How accurate are hurricane season forecasts?

The second week of the 2021 hurricane season is underway and the National Hurricane Center is already monitoring another area for possible tropical development.

International
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Int'l - There is a need to reimagine the way we think about our coastal commons

As the COVID-19 outbreak raged across Goa, the state with the highest positivity rate at that point, Cyclone Tauktae struck land and knocked down trees, destroyed people’s homes, uprooted electrical poles and damaged internet cables.

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World - Tackling the Biodiversity and Climate Crises Together, and Their Combined Social Impacts

Global experts identify key options for solutions; First-ever collaboration between IPBES- and IPCC-selected scientists.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - Blue-green algae bloom in Manatee waters likely linked to Piney Point, scientists say

While toxic red tide algae continues to strengthen in the open waters of Tampa Bay, there’s another potentially harmful algal bloom that is catching the attention of residents closer to shore.

International
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Int'l - Indonesian tin miners target the ocean as reserves dwindle on land

From the shores of Indonesia’s Bangka island, miners like Hendra head out by boat every day to scores of crudely built wooden pontoons dotted off the coast that are equipped to dredge the seabed for lucrative deposits of tin ore.

Southeast
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NC - Threats to seagrass could cost state's economy millions

Submerged aquatic vegetation, or SAV, also referred to as seagrass, provides critical ecosystem services in coastal waters.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - School lesson gone wrong leads to new, bigger megalodon size estimate

A more reliable way of estimating the size of megalodon shows the extinct shark may have been bigger than previously thought, measuring up to 65 feet, nearly the length of two school buses. Earlier studies had ball-parked the massive predator at about 50 to 60 feet long.

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World - Massive plankton blooms with very different ecosystem impacts

"The big mystery about plankton is what controls its distribution and abundance, and what conditions lead to big plankton blooms," according to the author of a new study. Researchers explore this question and provide examples of conditions that lead to massive plankton blooms with vastly different potential impacts on the ecosystem.

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World - Climate change is making ocean waves more powerful, threatening to erode many coastlines

Sea level rise isn't the only way climate change will devastate the coast. Our research, published today, found it is also making waves more powerful, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere.

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World - Massive plankton blooms with very different ecosystem impacts

"The big mystery about plankton is what controls its distribution and abundance, and what conditions lead to big plankton blooms," according to the author of a new study. Researchers explore this question and provide examples of conditions that lead to massive plankton blooms with vastly different potential impacts on the ecosystem.

Coastwide
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World - Building ocean resilience

The pandemic gives us time to pause, to reconsider relationships with people but more importantly, the relationship with the earth and ocean. What should we be doing while our livelihoods, our economies are on pause? How can we make sure our islands can bounce back?

International
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UN: More harmful algal bloom impacts emerge amid rising seafood demand, coastal development

UNESCO IOC delivers 1st global assessment report after 7 years' work by 109 experts in 35 countries, creating a baseline to detect and gauge the changing distribution, frequency, and intensity of harmful -- often poisonous -- algal blooms

International
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Int'l - Deforestation darkening the seas above world's second biggest reef

Converting Central American tropical forests into agricultural land is changing the colour and composition of natural material washing into nearby rivers, making it less likely to decompose before it reaches the ocean, a new Southampton-led study has shown.

West Coast
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OR - Oregon State selected to lead NOAA institute for marine research

NEWPORT, Ore. – Oregon State University has been selected to host a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration institute focused on collaborative study of the rapidly changing ocean and expanded demands on its use.

Coastwide
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US - The scientific reason why your city may be harder hit by hurricanes

EVERY COASTLINE IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC IS VULNERABLE to tropical storms, but some areas are more susceptible to hurricane destruction than others.

Pacific Northwest
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US - Dead zones formed repeatedly in North Pacific during warm climates, study finds

An analysis of sediment cores from the Bering Sea has revealed a recurring relationship between warmer climates and abrupt episodes of low-oxygen "dead zones" in the subarctic North Pacific Ocean over the past 1.2 million years.

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World - Protecting the ocean from 5 big threats (photo gallery)

There is only one global ocean — a vast body of water that covers 71 percent of the Earth. That ocean is geographically divided into five ocean basins: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Southern.

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