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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...
How will changes in temperature affect glaciers and ice sheets? Dr. Sarah Das...
Oceanographers divide the ocean into three broad zones. Together, they could...
Marine biologist Mette Kaufman measures the temperature of a recently-drilled...

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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...
CREDIT: Provided by Rutgers University Glider Technology Now Used to Study Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico The first underwater robotic vehicle—or “glider”—to cross an ocean is the centerpiece of a new...
Globotruncana falsostuarti -- a foram that lived about 75 million years ago, during the Cretaceous Period, from southeastern Tanzania. By measuring the chemistry in the shell, scientists can estimate...
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)...
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...
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