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Over a 10-year period NOAA scientists have collected 72,000 seawater samples, and their data show that the ocean is becoming more acidic because of climate change -caused warming. That small shift is enough to...
Ultraviolet light illuminates the growth rings in a cross-section of a 44-year-...
Dr. Francisco Chavez of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute estimates...
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's "Line W" program is conducting...

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The Amazon river is the largest river in the world. It drains the entire Amazon rainforest, sending leftover nutrients, detritus, and minerals from the South American jungle out into the tropical Atlantic Ocean. This runoff forms...
Dr. Francisco Chavez of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute...
How will changes in temperature affect glaciers and ice sheets? Dr. Sarah...

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A fleet of underwater floats called Argo is deployed at more than 3,000 spots around the world. The floats transmit...
It’s not an easy question to answer. In the lab, scientists can set up a series of seawater tanks with a variety of pH levels to figure out how different species react to more acidic water, observing...
The Deepwater Horizon disaster has imperiled the ecosystem along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Most oil spills have occurred at the ocean surface. This one, originating at the ocean floor and rising up...
Oceanographers divide the ocean into three broad zones. Together, they could hide 20 Washington Monuments stacked on top of each other. Each zone has a different mix of species adapted to its light...
A fleet of underwater floats called Argo is deployed at more than 3,000 spots around the world. The floats transmit information about water temperature, salinity, and pressure which scientists use to...
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