Fukushima Wastewater Will Be Released Into the Ocean, Japan Says

The government says the plan is the best way to dispose of water used to prevent the ruined nuclear plant’s damaged reactor cores from melting.

#fukushima-japan, #fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-japan, #japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-2011, #nuclear-energy, #oceans-and-seas, #radiation, #suga-yoshihide, #tokyo-electric-power-co

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The Ocean’s Youngest Monsters Are Ready for Glamour Shots

Divers practicing blackwater photography are helping marine scientists gain new insights into fish larvae.

#animal-migration, #diving-and-divers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #ichthyologyherpetology-journal, #marine-biology, #oceans-and-seas, #photography, #research, #smithsonian-national-museum-of-natural-history, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business

Companies are trying to prove that conservation, sustainable fishing and carbon sequestration are profitable.

#carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oceans-and-seas, #odlin-marty, #whales-and-whaling

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George Bass, Archaeologist of the Ocean Floor, Dies at 88

He was called the father of underwater archaeology, finding treasures in shipwrecks around the world that illuminated ancient history.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #bass-george-f-1932-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #diving-and-divers, #oceans-and-seas, #shipwrecks-historic, #turkey, #university-of-pennsylvania

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The Water on Mars Vanished. This Might Be Where It Went.

Mars once had rivers, lakes and seas. Although the planet is now desert dry, scientists say most of the water is still there, just locked up in rocks.

#geology, #mars-planet, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #science-journal, #space-and-astronomy, #water

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Looking for Climate Solutions? Protect More Ocean, Researchers Find.

Among the surprising findings in a new paper on marine ecosystems: Trawling releases as much planet-warming carbon each year as global aviation.

#biodiversity, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nature-journal, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #sala-enric

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Tiny Town, Big Decision: What Are We Willing to Pay to Fight the Rising Sea?

On the Outer Banks, homeowners in Avon are confronting a tax increase of almost 50 percent to protect their homes, the only road into town, and perhaps the community’s very existence.

#coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #north-carolina, #oceans-and-seas, #outer-banks-nc, #property-taxes

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Aleksander Doba, Who Kayaked Across the Atlantic, Dies at 74

He hungered to paddle across an ocean so vast it seemed infinite. He did it three times, setting records and becoming a national hero in Poland.

#atlantic-ocean, #deaths-obituaries, #doba-alexsander-1946-2021, #kayaks, #oceans-and-seas, #poland, #records-and-achievements

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America’s New Whale Is Now at Extinction’s Doorstep

Just 50 or so remain, eking it out in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservation-of-resources, #darwin-charles-robert, #drilling-and-boring, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #everglades-national-park, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #florida-panhandle, #genetics-and-heredity, #gulf-of-mexico, #national-marine-fisheries-service, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #natural-gas, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states, #whales-and-whaling

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She Rowed Across the Atlantic, Joining a New Wave of Extreme Endurance Athletes

After 70 days 3 hours 48 minutes, Jasmine Harrison, 21, became the youngest woman to row an ocean. She is among a diverse set of endurance athletes to attempt the feat.

#antigua-and-barbuda, #oceans-and-seas, #records-and-achievements, #rowing

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Seven Hundred Leagues Beneath Titan’s Methane Seas

Mars, Shmars; this voyager is looking forward to a submarine ride under the icebergs on Saturn’s strange moon.

#cassini-spacecraft, #oceans-and-seas, #planets, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy, #submarines-and-submersibles, #titan-saturn-moon, #your-feed-science

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Whale Songs Could Reveal Deep Secrets Beneath the Oceans

The aquatic mammals’ sound waves penetrate into the rocks under the waves, which could assist seismologists’ surveys.

#earthquakes, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #geology, #noise, #oceans-and-seas, #pacific-ocean, #science-journal, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Watch This Billion-Year Journey of Earth’s Tectonic Plates

A new simulation offers a different view of how the continents we live on drifted into their current configuration.

#earth, #earth-science-reviews, #geology, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #your-feed-science

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In the Oceans, the Volume Is Rising as Never Before

A new review of the scientific literature confirms that anthropogenic noise is becoming unbearable for undersea life.

#acoustics, #animals, #biodiversity, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #law-of-the-sea-un-convention, #noise, #oceans-and-seas, #reefs, #ships-and-shipping, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Rebuild or Leave ‘Paradise’: Climate Change Dilemma Facing a Nicaraguan Coastal Town

Two major November hurricanes slammed into the same part of Nicaraguan coast, laying waste to the Miskito village of Haulover. Faced with a future of intensifying storms, the residents must now consider whether to abandon their way of life by the ocean and move inland.

#global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #migrants-environmental, #oceans-and-seas

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Vendée Globe Sailing Race Reaches a Tight Finish

The boat that crossed the finish line third in the Vendée Globe ended up as the winner. Its skipper was credited with time lost while rescuing another sailor.

#boats-and-boating, #cape-horn, #france, #oceans-and-seas, #rescues, #sailboats-and-sailing, #thomson-alex-1974, #vendee-globe-challenge

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Jellyfish Build Walls of Water to Swim Around the Ocean

One of nature’s most simple creatures has an elegant approach to propulsion.

#jellyfish, #oceans-and-seas, #physics, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #research, #water

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Inside the C.I.A., She Became a Spy for Planet Earth

Linda Zall is disclosing how she toiled anonymously within the intelligence agency to help scientists intensify their studies of a changing planet.

#central-intelligence-agency, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cold-war-era, #earth, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #global-warming, #gore-al, #oceans-and-seas, #russia, #satellites, #science-and-technology, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-science, #zall-linda

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Our Oceans, Our Future

To conquer the dual, interrelated crises of Covid-19 and climate change we have to start small, and dream big.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cousteau-jacques-yves, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oceans-and-seas

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Hawaii’s Fresh Water Leaks to the Ocean Through Underground Rivers

If the water could be pumped to the surface, it could help alleviate shortages on the island.

#aquifers, #geology, #hawaii-the-big-island, #islands, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #rivers, #science-advances-journal, #water, #your-feed-science

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Australian Shark Attacks Jump, Raising Questions

Eight people have been fatally attacked this year, the most in nearly a century. But scientists say these numbers don’t tell the full story.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #australia, #beaches, #oceans-and-seas, #sharks, #surfing

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These Items in Your Home Are Harming America’s Sea Animals

A new report examines how plastic waste affects marine wildlife.

#endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manatees, #oceans-and-seas, #water-pollution

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Burning Fossil Fuels Helped Drive Earth’s Most Massive Extinction

Massive volcanic eruptions ignited oil and coal deposits in Siberia in the events that led to the Permian-Triassic “Great Dying” event.

#carbon-dioxide, #coal, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fossils, #geology, #geology-journal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nature-geoscience-journal, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #research, #volcanoes, #your-feed-science

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Could Listening to the Deep Sea Help Save It?

In the abyss, everyone can hear you scream.

#acoustics, #animal-behavior, #biodiversity, #chen-chong, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #japan, #noise, #oceans-and-seas, #recording-equipment, #ships-and-shipping, #volcanoes, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Americans May Add Five Times More Plastic to the Oceans Than Thought

The United States is using more plastic than ever, and waste exported for recycling is often mishandled, according to a new study.

#environment, #oceans-and-seas, #plastics, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #united-states, #water-pollution

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John Kerry: China’s Chance to Save Antarctic Sealife

Twenty-four countries and the E.U. have agreed to create three marine parks, which would ban fishing and other industrial activity. But to become a reality, China must also agree.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #oceans-and-seas

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If the Shoe Floats

Over the decades, a mass of flotsam from a freighter accident has inspired scientific discovery, urban legend and, now, an art exhibition commemorating the Great Sneaker Spill of 1990.

#art, #brattleboro-vt, #great-sneaker-spill, #nike-inc, #oceans-and-seas, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #sneakers, #yoder-andy

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Major Retailers in Britain Say No to Glitter for Christmas

Morrisons, John Lewis and Waitrose said they would not be using glitter in their holiday products this year. Does that really help the environment?

#christmas, #containers-and-packaging, #great-britain, #john-lewis, #morrisons, #oceans-and-seas, #plastics, #pollution, #research, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #waitrose, #water-pollution

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Hidden Beneath the Ocean’s Surface, Nearly 16 Million Tons of Microplastic

New research shows that the quantity of fragments embedded in the sea floor far exceeds the plastic floating on the ocean’s surface.

#australia, #great-australian-bight, #oceans-and-seas, #plastics, #research, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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When Invasive Species Become the Meal

Is dining on nature’s predators an act of environmentalism — or just a new way for humans to bend the world to our will?

#2020-t-design, #conservation-of-resources, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #invasive-species, #lai-bun, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #thomas-robert-a, #wildlife-die-offs, #world-health-organization

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Ocean Heat Waves Are Directly Linked to Climate Change

The “blob” of hotter ocean water that killed sea lions and other marine life in 2014 and 2015 may become permanent.

#environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #oceans-and-seas, #sea-lions, #temperature

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Nothing Eats Viruses, Right? Meet Some Hungry Protists

New genetic evidence builds the case that single-celled marine microbes might chow down on viruses.

#frontiers-in-microbiology, #microbiology, #oceans-and-seas, #protists, #research, #viruses, #your-feed-science

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Beaked Whale Shatters Record With 3 Hour 42 Minute Dive

Scientists still don’t know how the marine mammals go so long without air.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #animal-behavior, #biology-and-biochemistry, #diving-and-divers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #journal-of-experimental-biology, #mammals, #marine-biology, #north-carolina, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Bringing the Ocean’s Midnight Zone Into the Light

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has learned how to raise the deepest sea life to the surface and keep it alive for display.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #aquariums, #california, #california-academy-of-sciences, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #monterey-bay-calif, #monterey-bay-aquarium, #monterey-bay-aquarium-research-institute, #oceans-and-seas, #submarines-and-submersibles, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Arctic Sea Ice Reaches a Low, Just Missing Record

Only 2012 had less sea ice coverage, scientists say, as climate change takes its toll in the region.

#arctic-ocean, #arctic-regions, #global-warming, #ice, #national-snow-and-ice-data-center, #oceans-and-seas

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The Pros and Cons of Being a Hammerhead Shark

A new study suggests that the ocean’s strangest-looking headgear is difficult to tote around.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #engineering-and-engineers, #oceans-and-seas, #physics, #research, #sharks, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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A New Ship’s Mission: Let the Deep Sea Be Seen

A giant new vessel, OceanXplorer, seeks to unveil the secrets of the abyss for a global audience.

#bridgewater-associates, #cameron-james, #dalio-raymond-1949, #diving-and-divers, #documentary-films-and-programs, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #robots-and-robotics, #science-and-technology, #ships-and-shipping, #your-feed-science

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La Niña May Worsen Southwest Drought This Winter

Climate forecasters said the pattern would affect weather across the globe.

#el-nino-southern-oscillation, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #weather, #winter-season

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You Can’t Escape Lice, Even 6,500 Feet Below the Ocean

A species of insect tags along with elephant seals as they spend months at sea, enduring the crushing pressure changes of the mammals’ dives.

#antarctic-regions, #argentina, #diving-and-divers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #insects, #journal-of-experimental-biology, #lice, #marine-biology, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #seals-animals-and-sealing, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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How 14 Elephant Seals Assisted an Antarctic Ice Study

Mapping currents in the Southern Ocean is vital to monitoring climate change, but hard to conduct. So scientists turned to seals for help.

#global-warming, #oceans-and-seas, #seals-animals-and-sealing, #southern-ocean, #water, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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The Dangers of Mining the Deep Ocean

The growing push to mine the seabed threatens the vast and rich ecosystem between the surface and the seafloor.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #international-seabed-authority, #mines-and-mining, #oceans-and-seas, #water-pollution

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17 Learning Tools For Your Next Outdoor Excursion

Ever wonder how underwater creatures make light? Or what a Carolina leaf-roller eats? Our list of apps, podcasts and websites will help you figure out what’s going on in the great outdoors.

#animal-behavior, #birds, #computers-and-the-internet, #earth, #mobile-applications, #oceans-and-seas, #travel-and-vacations

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Hurricane Forecast: ‘One of the Most Active Seasons on Record’

Scientists at NOAA updated their prediction for the 2020 hurricane season, and now expect as many as 25 named storms.

#environment, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #weather

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Taking a Spear Into the Sea, and Washing Anxiety Away

I kept seeing people in Sydney carry spearguns to and from the ocean. To understand why, I held my breath and dived in.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-sport, #oceans-and-seas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #spearfishing, #sydney-australia

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A Rockaway Life

Rockaway Beach has a land’s-end bacchanalian spirit, but it is also a place where you can get to know people just by being there.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #beaches, #cardwell-diane, #far-rockaway-queens-ny, #oceans-and-seas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #summer-season, #surfing

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These Microbes May Have Survived 100 Million Years Beneath the Seafloor

Rescued from their cold, cramped and nutrient-poor homes, the bacteria awoke in the lab and grew.

#bacteria, #extraterrestrial-life, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #geology, #microbiology, #nature-communications-journal, #oceans-and-seas, #pacific-ocean, #research, #your-feed-science

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What’s in This Deep ‘Blue Hole’ Off Florida? They’re Working On It

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of such holes on the ocean floor. Scientists are planning a mission to the one they call the “Green Banana.”

#de-soto-hernando-1496-97-1542, #exploration-and-explorers, #florida, #oceans-and-seas, #st-petersburg-fla, #submarines-and-submersibles

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Three Storms Churn Across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

By Friday afternoon, Tropical Storm Gonzalo had weakened while Tropical Storm Hanna had strengthened, a meteorologist said. Douglas, in the Pacific Ocean, remained a Category 3 hurricane.

#hawaii, #hurricane-douglas, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #oceans-and-seas, #texas, #tropical-storm-gonzalo, #tropical-storm-hanna, #weather, #wind

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As if Yemen Needed More Woes, a Decrepit Oil Tanker Threatens Disaster

A rusting vessel used for years to store oil off Yemen’s coast poses what the United Nations has called a dire and entirely preventable threat of ecological catastrophe.

#al-hudaydah-yemen, #houthis, #humanitarian-aid, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-spills, #red-sea, #united-nations, #united-nations-environment-program, #yemen

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How One Shoreline Took the Lives of 7 Young People

“Do you see my friends?” A year of tragedy along a strip of New York City beaches.

#death-and-dying, #drownings, #oceans-and-seas, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #swimming, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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