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Sea-surface temps during last interglacial period like modern temps

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:33:31 EST ~ Sea-surface temperatures during the last interglaciation period were like those of today, a new study reports. The trend is worrisome, as sea levels during the last interglacial period were between six and nine meters above their present height. Find out more...

Regional sea-level scenarios: Helping US Northeast plan for faster-than-global rise

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:10:04 EST ~ Sea level in the Northeast and in some other US regions will rise significantly faster than the global average, according to a new report. In a worst-case scenario, global sea level could rise by about 8 feet by 2100, according to the report, which lays out six scenarios intended to inform national and regional planning. Find out more...

New study will help find the best locations for thermal power stations in Iceland

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:38:19 EST ~ A new research article gives indications of the best places in Iceland to build thermal power stations. Find out more...

Massive sea lion, fur seal hunting in the Patagonian coasts is altering Southern Atlantic Ocean ecosystems

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:56:26 EST ~ Sea lion hunting by the Europeans at the Atlantic coasts of South America it started in the 19th Century and continued up to the second half of the 20th century in Argentina and Uruguay changed its nutrition guidelines of these pinnipeds as well as the structure of the coastal trophic network, according to new research. Find out more...

Seafloor valleys discovered below West Antarctic glaciers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:52:26 EST ~ Glaciologists have uncovered large valleys in the ocean floor beneath some of the massive glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica. Carved by earlier advances of ice during colder periods, the troughs enable warm, salty water to reach the undersides of glaciers, fueling their increasingly rapid retreat. Find out more...

Vitamin B-12, and a knockoff version, create complex market for marine vitamins

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:39:06 EST ~ Vitamin B-12 exists in two different, incompatible forms in the oceans. An organism thought to supply essential vitamin B-12 in the marine environment is actually churning out a knockoff version. Find out more...

New reconstruction of an ancient ice sheet

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:24:19 EST ~ A new model reconstruction shows in exceptional detail the evolution of the Eurasian ice sheet during the last ice age. This can help scientists understand how climate and ocean warming can affect the remaining ice masses on Earth. Find out more...

Signs of hope for endangered sea turtles

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:59:03 EST ~ Bones from dead turtles washed up on Mexican beaches indicate that Baja California is critical to the survival of endangered North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles, which travel some 7,500 miles from their nesting sites in Japan to their feeding grounds off the coast of Mexico. Find out more...

How China is poised for marine fisheries reform

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:05:37 EST ~ China has introduced an unprecedented policy platform for stewarding its fisheries and other marine resources. In order to achieve a true paradigm shift a team of international scientists from within and outside of China recommend major institutional reform. Find out more...

Genome sequence of polar alga explains evolutionary adaptation to extreme variable climate

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:18:18 EST ~ An international team of researchers has identified the genetic mutations which allowed microalgae (phytoplankton) from the Southern Ocean to adapt to extreme and highly variable climates -- a step towards understanding how polar organisms are impacted by climate change. Find out more...