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FL - CBS12 News Exclusive: Fly-over of Lake Okeechobee to view 300 square mile algal bloom

In a rare moment, CBS12 News got an exclusive aerial view of a cyanobacteria bloom on Lake Okeechobee that is now estimated at 300 square miles, the size of New York City, from the cockpit of a plane that flies over the lake to document its water conditions for political leaders and conservation groups.

Coastwide
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World - Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

Coastwide
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World - Two of the Most Destructive Forces of Nature – Earthquakes and Tsunamis – May Be a Bigger Threat Than Thought

Two of the most destructive forces of nature — earthquakes and tsunamis — might actually be more of a threat than current estimates according to new research conducted by scientists at The University of New Mexico and the Nanyang Technological University.

Coastwide
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US - NOAA unveils new U.S. climate ‘normals’ that are warmer than ever

The official calculation of what constitutes “normal” U.S. climate has been updated — and to virtually nobody’s surprise, it’s a warmer picture than ever before.

International
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Australia - Colorful Photos Reveal the Secrets of Australia’s Twilight Zone Coral Gardens

In the depths of the ocean off the northwest Australian coast lie vast, mysterious ecosystems.

International
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World - Study Unravels Pathway Used by Diatoms for Removing CO2 from Atmosphere

Diatoms are small unicellular plants that do not grow bigger than half a millimeter. These plants populate the surface water of the world’s oceans where penetration of sunlight is abundant.

Coastwide
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US - How Navy money changed the course of sea science

A history of US oceanography reveals the ways in which military funding influenced discovery.

International
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Pacific - Deep-sea mining tests resume after robot rescued from Pacific Ocean floor

Belgium’s Global Sea Mineral Resources has resumed tests that could lead to the mining of battery minerals from the Pacific Ocean floor after it managed to recover a robot stranded at a depth of thousands of metres.

Northeast
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NY - ONE WATER: Climate impacts on water resources. Putting it all together: water, climate change, and our coastline.

Climate change is rapidly reshaping Long Island Sound. Water temperatures in eastern Long Island Sound (LIS) have increased over the past four decades, four times faster than the global ocean.

Southeast
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FL - Scientist hopes to bring affordable land-based coral nurseries to the Caribbean

Scientist’s mini-nurseries make restoration project accessible to new partners

Coastwide
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World - How can we finance climate adaptation? Nature-based solutions to the Americas' climate change risks

The concepts of 'natural capital' and 'nature-based solutions' are gaining attention in the global capital markets, as public and private sector issuers consider ways to finance projects to enhance their physical asset resiliency to climate change or support reforestation and native species regeneration.

International
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Pacific - Deep-sea mining tests resume after robot rescued from Pacific Ocean floor

Belgium’s Global Sea Mineral Resources has resumed tests that could lead to the mining of battery minerals from the Pacific Ocean floor after it managed to recover a robot stranded at a depth of thousands of metres.

Coastwide
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World - Researchers find climate change impacts plankton, a key marine food source

A key type of zooplankton's inability to adapt to climate change could have adverse implications for marine food chains across the world if a severe global warming event were to occur, researchers at Oxford University have found.

International
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UK - First ship controlled by artificial intelligence prepares for maiden voyage

The "Mayflower 400", the world's first intelligent ship, bobs gently in a light swell as it stops its engines in Plymouth Sound, off England's southwest coast, before self-activating a hydrophone designed to listen to whales.

Southeast
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FL - Research shows long-term recovery possible for areas impacted by seagrass die-off

Nearly 10,000 acres of lush seagrass vanished from Florida Bay between 1987 and 1991, leading to massive ecological changes in the region near the Florida Keys.

Southeast
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FL - Tampa Bay lost 13 percent of its seagrass in two years, study shows

Tampa Bay lost about 13 percent of its seagrass in recent years, a survey shows, leaving the ecosystem short of a goal for building upon decades of environmental progress.

West Coast
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CA - Scientist: Extent of DDT dumping in Pacific is 'staggering'

In a new expedition, scientists uncovered over 27,000 barrel-like objects lying on the sea floor about 12 miles (19.3 kilometers) offshore Los Angeles, some still leaking toxic waste, scientists believe to be DDT.

West Coast
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CA - The climate solution actually adding millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere

New research shows that California’s climate policy created up to 39 million carbon credits that aren’t achieving real carbon savings. But companies can buy these forest offsets to justify polluting more anyway.

International
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Canada - Participatory Geomatics Network for Coastal Mapping and Monitoring

Community-based Geospatial Approach to Better Understand the Coastal Environments in the Estuary and Gulf of St Lawrence, Québec, Canada

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - Why Hawaii Should Invest In Protecting Its Reefs

A recent paper in Nature Sustainability led by researchers from the University of California Santa Cruz and the U.S. Geological Survey reveals how valuable coral reefs are at protecting people, structures and economic activity in the United States from coastal flooding during storms.

Mid-Atlantic
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Atlantic - Researchers Reveal Their Technique For Catching Videos Of Elusive Giant Squid

Filming a giant squid video has historically proven to be an unconquerable quest for many a talented underwater camera operator

Arctic & Antarctica
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Arctic - The 'heat bombs' destroying Arctic sea ice

A team led by physical oceanographers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, and including Bangor University scientist, shows in a new study how plumes of warm water are flowing into the Arctic Ocean from the Pacific Ocean and accelerating sea ice melt from below.

Southeast
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FL - Florida has the technology and skills to cope with climate change threats | Opinion

As climate change causes stronger storms and higher seas, many seawalls across the state will need to be hardened and raised.