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Archive: Oceans

17 Jul 2014

Scientists Look for Causes of Baffling Die-Off of Sea Stars

by ERIC WAGNER
Sea stars on both coasts of North America are dying en masse from a disease that kills them in a matter of days. Researchers are looking at various pathogens that may be behind what is known as sea star wasting syndrome, but they suspect that a key contributing factor is warming ocean waters. READ MORE

02 Jul 2014

Where Will Earth Head After Its ‘Climate Departure’?

by DIANE TOOMEY
Will the planet reach a point where its climate is significantly different from what has existed throughout human history, and if so, when? In an interview with Yale Environment 360, biogeographer Camilo Mora talks about recent research on this disquieting issue and what it means for the coming decades. READ MORE

14 May 2014

Examining How Marine Life Might Adapt to Acidified Oceans

by ELIZABETH GROSSMAN
In an interview with Yale Environment 360, marine biologist Gretchen Hofmann discusses how well mollusks and other shell-building organisms might evolve to live in increasingly corrosive ocean conditions caused by soaring CO2 emissions. READ MORE

22 Apr 2014

Unsustainable Seafood: A New Crackdown on Illegal Fishing

by RICHARD CONNIFF
A recent study shows that a surprisingly large amount of the seafood sold in U.S. markets is caught illegally. In a series of actions over the last few months, governments and international regulators have started taking aim at stopping this illicit trade in contraband fish. READ MORE

31 Mar 2014

Scientists Focus on Polar Waters As Threat of Acidification Grows

by JO CHANDLER
A sophisticated and challenging experiment in Antarctica is the latest effort to study ocean acidification in the polar regions, where frigid waters are expected to feel most acutely the ecological impacts of acidic conditions not seen in millions of years. READ MORE

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e360 digest

23 Jul 2014: Earth Observation Satellites Help Scientists Understand Global Change

08 Jul 2014: Protection of Parrotfish Could Slow Decline of Caribbean Reefs

02 Jul 2014: Interview: Where Will the Earth Head After Its ‘Climate Departure’?

01 Jul 2014: Small Island Nation of Kiribati Purchases Foreign Land as Climate Refuge

30 Jun 2014: Antarctica's Emperor Penguins To Be in Serious Decline By 2100, Study Says

15 May 2014: Intensity of Hurricanes Now Peaking Farther From the Equator

14 May 2014: Early El Niño Conditions May Spell Big Weather Impact This Year

14 May 2014: Interview: Can Marine Life Adapt To the World’s Acidifying Oceans?

09 May 2014: Biodiversity, But Not Community Composition, Surprisingly Stable Over Time

08 May 2014: Natural Variations May Account For Up to Half of Greenland's Warming


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