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Saudi Arabia's KAUST names WHOI first research partner
...ummer. Among KAUSTs four fields of research, ocean
research is critical because the coastal campus i...ill increase our fundamental understanding of the ocean
and its ecosystems in this important part of the world, and should prove valuable to Saudi environm...
1 of deep ocean's most turbulent areas has big impact on climate
...he strength of the Gulf Stream -- the strong, warm ocean
current that starts in the Gulf of Mexico, flows a...re working hard to understand how processes in the ocean
help to keep the Earths climate stable, St. Laurent said. We are aware that the climate is warming, ...
What we can learn from the biggest extinction in the history of Earth
...eds at the Great Bank of Guizhou formed in shallow ocean
waters during the late Permian and early Triassic periods. As the ocean
floor sank, new, younger layers of limestone formed on top of deeper, older ones. Since then, plate ...
Innovative tagging technique may help researchers better protect fish stocks
...as nations begin to set aside protected parcels of ocean
for marine reserves, the effectiveness of the approach as a fisheries management tool remains unclear. Simon Thorrold, a fish ecologist from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), would like to put MPAs to the test with a novel technique fo...
New technology reveals seal behavior
...ond to climate change and the consequent shifts in ocean
circulation and ice dynamics. ...
Secret life of elephant seals not secret anymore!
...in detail how elephant seals respond to changes in ocean
conditions. Most of what we know about these s...toul said. The Atlantic seals preferred the open ocean
waters of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. The Kerguelen and Macquarie seals spent the winter fee...
Study: Sticking to the sand might not be such good, clean fun for beachgoers
...h advisories when detected at unsafe levels in the ocean
also have been detected in the sand, according to a recent study by a team of Stanford scientists. Published in the July 1 issue of Environmental Science and Technology, the study found that sand at beaches all along the California coast contained ...
Indo-Pacific coral reefs disappearing more rapidly than expected
...EL HILL Corals in the central and western Pacific ocean
are dying faster than previously thought, Univers... world. High coral cover reefs in the Indo-Pacific ocean
were common until a few decades ago, the researchers found. Bruno and Elizabeth Selig, a graduat...
Computer graphics spills from milk to medicine
...ion of algae and different minerals in a sample of ocean
water, the same theoretical model will render the ...ater. The new work extends well beyond milk and ocean
water to a wide range of materials called participating media. The word participating refers to the ...
Satellite tracking will help answer questions about penguin travels
... "We need to know how penguins use the ocean
so we can make their migration route safe through ... national marine parks, marine protected areas and ocean
zoning," Boersma said. During the week of Aug. 20, the scientists will select six adul...
Census of Marine Life historians detail collapse of bluefin tuna population off northern Europe
...North Atlantic and travel to opposite sides of the ocean
to reproduce. These tagging data potentially pro...erature, current and wind speed, topography of the ocean
floor, eddies, and surface chlorophyll concentrations. They found a majority of bluefin (some weig...
ESA mission highlighted at remote sensing conference
...that is capable of deriving both soil moisture and ocean
salinity by capturing images of emitted microwave ...s can be improved. The same is true for data on ocean
salinity. There are few historical measurement data, and only a small fraction of the ocean
MIT team building robotic fin for submarines
...y perform a variety of functions, from mapping the ocean
floor to surveying shipwrecks. But the MIT team hopes to create a more maneuverable, propeller-less underwater robot better suited for military tasks such as sweeping mines and inspecting harbors-and for that they are hoping to mimic the action of th...
Waters off Washington state only second place in world where glass sponge reefs found
...pecies had their heyday 150 million years ago when ocean
conditions allowed them to grown near the surface of the ocean. Their fossilized remains, for example, are found in outcrops that are hundreds of miles long on land throughout Europe, all sites that were underwater in the late Jurassic period. It was...
Save our reef, save our heritage
...s. We know the threats posed by coral bleaching, ocean
acidification, rapid sea level rise and increased coastal erosion. Its about what we can do in the way we manage the reef and look after it that will mitigate those threats. We have to make our corals as healthy and resilient as possible so they ca...
Ice Age survivors in Iceland
...ge parts of the Northern Hemisphere, especially on ocean
islands such as Iceland. Scientists at Holar University College and the University of Iceland have challenged that belief, at least when looking at groundwater animals. They have discovered two species of groundwater amphipods in Iceland that are the...
Oldest DNA ever recovered suggests earth was warmer than previously believed
...uced glacier cover in that region means the global ocean
was probably between one and two metres higher during that time compared to current levels. Sharp, who has been a supporter of the idea that the current global warming trend is human induced, believes the new research offers evidence that climate w...
Translating form into function
...very high temperatures and pressures near volcanic ocean
vents. Its structure was determined as a part of the structural genomics project, a large-scale, worldwide effort to determine the structures of enzymes and receptors. With the nature of the substrate in hand, the scientists went on to discover th...
World Wildlife Fund warns against iron dumping experiment near the Galapagos Islands
..., Inc. (OTCBB: PLKT) to dump iron dust in the open ocean
west of the Galapagos Islands. The experiment seeks to induce phytoplankton blooms in the hopes that the microscopic marine plants will absorb carbon dioxide. The company is speculating on lucrative ways to combat climate change. There are much saf...
International team to honor 30th anniversary of deep-sea vent discovery in Galpagos
...estions about crust formation, the origin of life, ocean
chemistry and more. "It remains one of the most e...ange zigzags up and down the middle of the world's ocean
basins like a giant zipper, said Christopher German, ChEss co-chair and also co-chair of InterRidge,...
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