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A new system has begun removing acid from seawater at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) facility in Sequim, Washington, allowing seawater to take up and store carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.
As Hurricanes Franklin and Idalia strengthened in late August, NOAA scientists collected critical data from the air, sea surface, and underwater to enhance forecasts and increase scientific knowledge.
Last year's Tonga volcanic eruption produced the fastest underwater flows ever recorded, scientists say.
(WGHP) – Hurricane Idalia left behind a trail of damage in Florida’s Big Bend and dumped heavy rain across the Southeast, but how were forecasters able to forecast Idalia’s landfall and the storm’s journey back out into the Atlantic?
Scientists analysing DNA of object that could be an egg from an unknown sea creature or a marine sponge
NOAA Ocean Podcast: Episode 68 In this episode, we're heading to the Florida Keys, the only place in the continental United States with shallow water coral reefs. But these corals are not the only thing that make the Keys special.
The 50th anniversary of Project Puffin has just ended, with researchers fully realizing how their quest has morphed from saving one bird to playing a part in saving the planet.
Boaters kill a third of of endangered or threatened sea turtles found dead from Melbourne Beach to West Palm Beach. Now a new study shows the turtles mating, resting or nibbling reefs for algae within two miles of shore are most at risk of being killed by boats, especially when nearest to their key nesting spots such as the southern Space Coast.
"Pea soup" waters across Michigan caused by algae blooms worry not only residents, but scientists too. That’s why scientists at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor have created an uncrewed surface vehicle system that extracts algae samples and transmits data in real time.
When Tropical Storm Hilary slammed into the normally dry state, it showed nowhere is immune to flooding as global warming fuels extreme weather.
A new study has found that important coastal ecosystem hotspots like mangroves, coastal marshes and coral reefs can be devastated by just two degrees Celsius of global warming.
WASHINGTON — The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced the 10 recipients of its 2023 Science Policy Fellowships. Beginning Sept. 1, 2023, the fellows will spend one year on the staff of federal and state government agencies, public health departments, and nonprofit organizations across the Gulf of Mexico region.
An international team of marine scientists has studied the DNA of family groups from four different whale species to estimate their mutation rates. Using the newly determined rates, the group found that the number of humpback whales in the North Atlantic before whaling was 86 percent lower than earlier studies suggested.
The rapid sea level rise and resulting retreat of coastal habitat seen at the end of the last Ice Age could repeat itself if global average temperatures rise beyond certain levels, according to an analysis by an international team of scientists.
A study finds that some of the sculptures in the Shore Temple are deteriorating due to sea exposure and salt accumulation. Conservation experts suggest solutions to protect the monument.
Sea turtle protectors along the Lowcountry’s coastline are finding Tropical Storm Idalia left some beaches better off than others.
Tally, a Kemp’s ridley, traversed the ocean in the Gulf Stream and was nursed back to health in Wales
Much of the world’s natural coastline is protected by living habitats, most notably mangroves in warmer waters and tidal marshes closer to the poles. These ecosystems support fisheries and wildlife, absorb the impact of crashing waves and clean up pollutants. But these vital services are threatened by global warming and rising sea levels.
When soaring temperatures, extreme weather and catastrophic wildfires hit the headlines, people start asking for quick fixes to climate change. The U.S. government just announced the first awards from a US$3.5 billion fund for projects that promise to pull carbon dioxide out of the air. Policymakers are also exploring more invasive types of geoengineering − the deliberate, large-scale manipulation of Earth’s natural systems.
Florida is the only state in the US that has “extensive” coral reef formations near its coasts that are home to barrier reefs and patch reefs. Unfortunately, due to the surge in ocean temperatures, the rich population of reefs and corals has bleached and disappeared at an alarming rate.
While the unofficial end of summer approaches, Cape Cod shark researchers continue to tag great whites as many of the apex predators are detected close to shore.
Five autonomous profiling floats were deployed from a commercial vessel into the depths of the Caribbean Sea to improve ocean and hurricane research.
Hurricanes are getting bigger, stronger, moving northward and further inland. The financial consequences for NC and other states could be dramatic
From the Maui wildfires to ultrahigh ocean temperatures, climate change is leaving its devastating mark on the Earth. It’s but a taste of the pain to come.
The ocean will play a key role in efforts to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists and IPCC. The use of "negative emissions technologies" to enhance carbon sequestration and storage in the ocean is increasingly being discussed. In a study published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science, RIFS researchers Lina Röschel and Barbara Neumann describe the challenges that these technologies present.