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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Historic Arctic Heat Wave Roasts Siberia

Wildfires are spreading. The mosquitoes are ravenous. People are shielding their windows from the midnight sun with foil and blankets.

#ice, #oceans-and-seas, #russia, #siberia, #temperature, #wildfires

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Second Woman to Make Challenger Deep Ocean Dive

The mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien dove to the Challenger Deep, seven miles below the surface of the sea.

#exploration-and-explorers, #mariana-trench, #obrien-vanessa-audi-rhys, #oceans-and-seas, #submarines-and-submersibles, #triton-submarines-llc, #vescovo-victor-l, #your-feed-science

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Major Petroleum Spill Spreads Toward Arctic Ocean in Russia’s North

A diesel fuel spill in Russia’s far north has released about half as much petroleum into the environment as the Exxon Valdez tanker accident in Alaska. The fuel is flowing toward the Arctic Ocean.

#arctic-regions, #exxon-valdez-tanker, #norilsk-russia, #norilsk-nickel, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russia, #wilderness-areas

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Astronaut Kathy Sullivan Becomes First Woman to Reach Challenger Deep

The astronaut Kathy Sullivan, 68, is now also the first woman to reach the Challenger Deep, about seven miles below the ocean’s surface.

#eyos-expeditions, #mariana-trench, #oceans-and-seas, #space-and-astronomy, #submarines-and-submersibles, #sullivan-kathy, #vescovo-victor-l

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Our Best Reads for World Oceans Day

Most of our planet is covered by water. Here’s what going on in that vast part of the planet as global temperatures climb.

#environment, #global-warming, #oceans-and-seas

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The Sea’s Weirdest Creatures, Now in ‘Staggering’ Detail

With a new laser-scanning tool, marine biologists are getting a fine-comb look at some of the gloopiest and most mysterious organisms in the ocean.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #laser-light-amplification-by-stimulated-emission-of-radiation, #monterey-bay-calif, #monterey-bay-aquarium-research-institute, #nature-journal, #oceans-and-seas, #robison-bruce-h, #your-feed-science

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Managing the Majestic Jumbo Flying Squid

Warming waters attributed to climate change help fill people’s pockets and dinner plates.

#fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-farming, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #oceans-and-seas, #squid

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A New Weapon Against Climate Change May Float

The wind power industry sees an opportunity in allowing windmills to be pushed into deeper water.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #oceans-and-seas, #spain, #wind, #wind-power, #windfloat-atlantic, #windmills

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John E. Randall, Ichthyologist Extraordinaire, Dies at 95

He swam the world’s oceans, identified hundreds of new fish species and named 834 of them.

#bishop-bernice-pauahi-museum, #deaths-obituaries, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #oceans-and-seas, #randall-john-e-jr-1924-2020, #research

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‘More Blue’: An Artwork Shows the Sea Changing During Lockdown

A data-driven media installation, created to reflect marine conditions around the world, has altered with the slowing human activity.

#art, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #ocean-space-venice-italy, #oceans-and-seas, #palmesino-john, #ronnskog-ann-sofi, #venice-italy

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Firm Can Cut Into Titanic to Recover Telegraph, Judge Says

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration opposes the operation to salvage the Marconi device and contends that the wreckage should not be disturbed.

#marconi-guglielmo, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #salvage, #shipwrecks-historic, #titanic-ship

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The Sound of One Shrimp Snapping

How climate change is altering nature’s sonic landscape.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #australia, #birds, #drought, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #frogs, #global-warming, #krause-bernie, #nagelkerken-ivan, #oceans-and-seas, #puerto-rico, #reproduction-biological, #spring-season, #summer-season, #weather, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-science

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When Crocodiles Once Dived Like Dolphins and Whales

They didn’t have blowholes, but an ancient lineage of crocodilians returned to the oceans in a manner similar to some marine mammals.

#crocodiles, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #ears-and-hearing, #evolution-biology, #fossils, #oceans-and-seas, #paleontology, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #schwab-julia-a, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-science

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What Ocean Life Can Teach Us About the Coronavirus

They are resilient and immunologically cunning in ways we’re continuing to discover.

#australia, #caribbean-area, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #oceans-and-seas, #puget-sound

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Wildlife Collapse From Climate Change Is Predicted to Hit Suddenly and Sooner

Scientists found a “cliff edge” instead of the slippery slope they expected.

#animals, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #oceans-and-seas

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Katharine, the Great White Shark Who Ghosted Her Trackers, Resurfaces

The last that researchers heard from Katharine via her transmitter was nearly a year ago, leaving her fate a mystery. Recently, though, there came some weak pings.

#cape-cod-mass, #fischer-chris, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #katharine, #oceans-and-seas, #ocearch, #research, #sharks

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What I Miss During the Coronavirus Pandemic? Swimming.

Immersion, even just thinking about it, is the balm we need right now.

#books-and-literature, #byron-lord, #creativity, #oceans-and-seas, #poetry-and-poets, #stegner-wallace, #swimming, #water, #williams-florence, #woolf-virginia, #writing-and-writers

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A Forest Submerged 60,000 Years Ago Could Save Your Life One Day

Before this underwater forest disappears, scientists recently raced to search for shipworms and other sea life that might conceal medicine of the future.

#alabama, #antibiotics, #bacteria, #distel-dan, #drug-resistance-microbial, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #forests-and-forestry, #gulf-coast-us, #helmuth-brian, #marine-borers-shipworms, #microbiology, #oceans-and-seas, #raines-ben-h, #research, #wood-and-wood-products, #your-feed-science

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