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Archive: Oceans

17 Aug 2015

Global Extinction Rates: Why Do Estimates Vary So Wildly?

by FRED PEARCE
Is it 150 species a day or 24 a day or far less than that? Prominent scientists cite dramatically different numbers when estimating the rate at which species are going extinct. Why is that? READ MORE

04 Aug 2015

As Ocean Waters Heat Up, A Quest to Create ‘Super Corals’

by NICOLA JONES
With the world’s coral reefs increasingly threatened by warmer and more acidic seas, scientists are selectively breeding corals to create species with the best chance to survive in the coming century and beyond. Are genetically modified corals next? READ MORE

30 Jul 2015

The Wild Alaskan Lands at Stake If the Pebble Mine Moves Ahead

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29 Jun 2015

On an Unspoiled Caribbean Isle, Grand Plans for Big Tourist Port

by FRED PEARCE
East Caicos is a tropical jewel – the largest uninhabitated island in the Caribbean and home to rare birds and pristine turtle-nesting beaches. But plans for a giant port for cruise and cargo ships could change it forever. READ MORE

18 Jun 2015

A Little Fish with Big Impact In Trouble on U.S. West Coast

by ELIZABETH GROSSMAN
Scientists are concerned that officials waited too long to order a ban on U.S. Pacific sardine fishing that goes into effect July 1. The dire state of the sardine population is a cautionary tale about overharvesting these and other forage fish that are a critical part of the marine food web. READ MORE

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18 Aug 2015: How West Antarctica Could Melt If Greenhouse Emissions Continue to Rise

10 Aug 2015: Major Algal Blooms Visible Off Both Coasts of U.S., Satellite Images Show

30 Jul 2015: Gallery: The Wild Lands at Stake If Alaska’s Pebble Mine Proceeds

23 Jul 2015: Synthetic Coral Could Remove Mercury Pollution From Ocean, Study Finds

17 Jul 2015: 2014 Set Multiple Global Climate Records, NOAA Analysis Concludes

10 Jul 2015: Deeper Ocean Waters Have Absorbed Much of Excess Atmospheric Heat

06 Jul 2015: Researchers Discover 4,000-Year-Old Coral Species Near Hawaii

11 Jun 2015: Deep Sea Coral Canyons off Atlantic Coast to Gain Fishing Protections

19 May 2015: Maps Depict China's Coasts Under Scenario of Dramatic Sea Level Rise

14 May 2015: A Remarkable Recovery for The Oysters of Chesapeake Bay


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