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Ultraviolet light illuminates the growth rings in a cross-section of a 44-year-old deep-sea coral ( Primnoa resedaeformis ) collected off the coast of Newfoundland at about 1,300 feet (400 meters). Similar to tree trunks,...
Dr. Francisco Chavez of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute estimates...
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's "Line W" program is conducting...
Studies along the Northwest Atlantic Ocean shelf break- the transition from...

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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 . That small change in acidity is enough to dissolve the shells...
Ultraviolet light illuminates the growth rings in a cross-section of a 44-...
The Amazon river is the largest river in the world. It drains the entire...

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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...
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...
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...
Algae, like all organisms, normally grow in balance with their ecosystems, limited by the amount of nutrients in the water. But sometimes, certain species of algae reproduce so rapidly that they...
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...
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