The World’s Oceans Are in Danger, Major Climate Change Report Warns (The New York Times)
September 25, 2019

Earth’s oceans are under severe strain from climate change, a major new United Nations report warns, which threatens everything from the ability to harvest seafood to the well-being of hundreds of millions of people living along the coasts. Rising temperatures …

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Ocean robots take the pulse of our planet by measuring microbes (The Los Angeles Times)
September 18, 2019

It looks like a trashcan bobbing in the waters off the California coast. But it’s hardly garbage. In fact, it may play a key role in monitoring the health of our oceans. The vital signs? The health of the seas’ …

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AltaSea: Trending – September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE NOAA Develops A New Type of Coral Nursery (NOAA) When a ship grounds on coral reef, the accident can severely damage the reef and scatter countless …

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This is what it’s like to swim through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (National Geographic)
August 22, 2019

Roughly a thousand miles southwest of San Francisco, Ben Lecomte, a 52-year-old French long-distance swimmer, is exploring one of the ocean’s most polluted places. It’s day 71 of his 80-day swim across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a swirling repository …

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Oceanographer reveals link between subseafloor life and global climate (Phys.org)
August 21, 2019

University of Rhode Island oceanographer Steven D’Hondt and his collaborators have studied the microbial life that lives deep beneath the seafloor—including the rate at which it breathes and how much food it consumes—for more than 20 years, and they have …

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