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FL - Skulls are emerging on a Florida beach after Hurricane Nicole. Officials think it could be a Native American burial ground

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.

International
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World - Research unravelling the "mystery" of extreme waves

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.

International
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World - Inside Alphabet X’s new effort to combat climate change with seagrass

A previously unrevealed program would use cameras, computer vision, and machine learning to track the carbon stored in the biomass of the oceans.

International
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Italy - Look inside Nemo’s Garden, a surreal underwater farm

To conserve water and energy, an Italian project is experimenting with growing plants in underwater “biospheres.”

Coastwide
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USA - 11th U.S. Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium Highlights NCCOS Science

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.

Gulf of Mexico
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GOM - Swift action could save corals from warming oceans

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.

International
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World - Blue carbon will be the next frontier of carbon crediting

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.

Coastwide
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USA - Measuring the Ins and Outflows of Estuaries

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.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - Satellites help scientists track dramatic wetlands loss in Louisiana

New research uses NASA satellite observations and advanced computing to chronicle wetlands lost (and found) around the globe.

International
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Scientists Discover Staggering Sea-level Rise in Mediterranean Sea

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.

Pacific Northwest
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OR - Oregon State and partners to receive $4.2 million to study stressors facing Dungeness crab, other marine life under climate change

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.

International
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World - Sea turtles are returning, but what are the effects on coastal ecosystems?

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.

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World - Olive ridley sea turtles are constantly on the move, so protective zones should follow them

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.

Southeast
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FL - Scientists Reveal The Underwater Damage Hurricane Ian Caused Off Florida’s Coast

Hurricane Ian brought widespread destruction to both Florida and its nearby coastal waters.

Southeast
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FL - Barrier island bald eagles bested Hurricane Ian

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.

International
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World - How Chemistry Makes Carbon Dioxide Removal Possible [Video]

Over the last couple of hundred years, the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has skyrocketed.

Coastwide
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USA - Why ocean climate tech deserves more respect

The tide is turning in our knowledge about the ocean’s depths and the critical role it could play in mitigating climate change.

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - EXPLAINER: Where will Hawaii's biggest volcano erupt from?

HONOLULU (AP) — The ground is shaking and swelling at Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, indicating that it could erupt.

West Coast
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CA - Brown Pelican Season

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.

Pacific Northwest
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OR - Researchers Get Grant to Examine Environmental Changes Off Oregon, Washington, California Coasts

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.

Caribbean
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BHS - World's Biggest Seagrass Discovered in Bahamas that Could Help the Environment

Scientists claimed that the seagrass forest they discovered in the Bahamas was the biggest in the world, which could increase the global seagrass estimate.

International
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World - Natural nutrient enrichment 8 million years ago caused today's largest ocean 'dead zone'

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.

International
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World - This coral reef resurrected itself — and showed scientists how to replicate it

Though they may not know it, about half a billion people worldwide depend on the ecosystems created and sustained by corals.

International
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World - Please Look Down!

The US space agency NASA has successfully pushed the asteroid Dimorphos out of its original orbit in the universe, according to a recent announcement.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - LSU Researchers Lead Federal Study of Underwater Mudslides in the Gulf of Mexico to Understand Impacts on Infrastructure

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.