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HUTCHINSON ISLAND, Fla. — The bones stuck out of the sand.Dakota Brady, 30, said he was with some friends at Chastain Beach in southeast Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Nicole when they discovered human remains.
Deep-water wave groups are known to be unstable and become rogue. Such unstable wave groups propagate independently regardless of interference. Results seem to support the concept of an unperturbed nonlinear water wave group focusing in the presence of counter-propagating waves, suggesting wave states are directional.
A previously unrevealed program would use cameras, computer vision, and machine learning to track the carbon stored in the biomass of the oceans.
To conserve water and energy, an Italian project is experimenting with growing plants in underwater “biospheres.”
The 11th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae highlighted advances in research and development of scientifically sound solutions to aid communities across the country in responding to the increasing impacts from harmful algal blooms in our freshwater and marine systems.
Ocean temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea are on pace to surpass critical thresholds for coral health by mid-century, but rapid action to significantly reduce emissions could slow warming.
The ocean and surrounding coastlands is a vast carbon sink that has yet to be fully tapped while offsetters and companies are chomping at the bit.
Scientists modeled monitoring schemes in three different estuaries to determine instrument layouts that could effectively and efficiently measure exchanges of salt water and fresh water.
New research uses NASA satellite observations and advanced computing to chronicle wetlands lost (and found) around the globe.
Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have discovered a substantial rise in sea levels in the Mediterranean Sea, using a vital new method to measure changes in sea level. The study, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, demonstrated that sea levels in the Mediterranean Sea have risen at vastly higher rates over the past 20 years compared to the entire 20th century.
NEWPORT, Ore. – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded Oregon State University and its research partners $4.2 million to investigate how multiple climate change-related stressors are impacting marine ecosystems off the coast of Oregon, Washington and Northern California.
Sea turtles have been overharvested in the past, resulting in their endangered population status. But over the last two decades, their populations have recovered in certain areas around the world, and their ecological role is unfolding. The seagrass meadows they feed on are returning to their naturally grazed state as a result.
Many of the ocean's most charismatic animals spend their lives swimming, flying or gliding thousands of miles, from the coasts to the high seas.
Hurricane Ian brought widespread destruction to both Florida and its nearby coastal waters.
The nesting bald eagles on Sanibel and Captiva islands went somewhere, and did something, which allowed them all to survive Hurricane Ian’s 150-mph winds and near-direct landfall.
Over the last couple of hundred years, the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has skyrocketed.
The tide is turning in our knowledge about the ocean’s depths and the critical role it could play in mitigating climate change.
HONOLULU (AP) — The ground is shaking and swelling at Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, indicating that it could erupt.
A large group of pelicans has been called a "brief," "pod," "pouch," "scoop" or "squadron." July through November is peak season locally for viewing brown pelicans in numbers at my favorite location at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.
NOAA ( National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has awarded Oregon State University and its researchers over $4 million to look into how climate change is affecting marine ecosystems off the Oregon coast, Washington coast and the California shorelines.
Scientists claimed that the seagrass forest they discovered in the Bahamas was the biggest in the world, which could increase the global seagrass estimate.
Oxygen-starved ocean "dead zones," where fish and animals cannot survive, have been expanding in the open ocean and coastal waters for several decades as a result of human agricultural and industrial activity.
Though they may not know it, about half a billion people worldwide depend on the ecosystems created and sustained by corals.
An interdisciplinary team of LSU researchers is coordinating the largest-ever collaborative study of the seabed where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico with $3.8 million in support from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM.