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Dr. Francisco Chavez of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute estimates that a million tons of CO 2 enter the ocean hourly. His studies in Peru explore the phenomenon of ocean acidification, which occurs...
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's "Line W" program is conducting...
Studies along the Northwest Atlantic Ocean shelf break- the transition from...
CREDIT: Provided by Rutgers University Glider Technology Now Used to Study Oil...

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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...
Fossil fuels that power our cars, homes, and businesses add carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere. The ocean absorbs large portions of this CO2 and acts as a buffer against climate change . But, Dr...
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...
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...
A screen capture from NOAA's NowCoast website which displays real-time weather data, including current speeds, projected hazards, temperature and wind speed. Real-time data is helping scientists work...
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