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Rapid Melting of the World's Largest Ice Shelf Linked to Solar Heat in the Ocean

An international team of scientists has found part of the world's largest ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the overall ice shelf average, due to solar heating of the surrounding ocean surface.

Miniature Transponders to Be Used in War Against Ocean Plastic

Low-cost acoustic tags attached to fishing nets are being trialed as part of a major new project to reduce marine litter and ‘ghost fishing’

US Southeast Atlantic Coast Facing High Threat of Sea-Level Rise in the Next 10 Years

New research shows 75 percent of the Atlantic Coast from North Carolina to Central Florida will be highly vulnerable to erosion and inundation from rising tides by 2030, negatively impacting many coastal species' nesting habitats.

Ocean Species Declining at Unprecedent Rates, According to UN Report

More than 40% of amphibian species, almost 33% of reforming corals and more than a third of all marine mammals are threatened, according to a new report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting (29 April – 4 May, 2019) in Paris.

NEAT—A Satellite-Based Technique to Keep an Eye on Growing Eutrophication Threat

Eutrophication happens when excessive nutrients from agricultural, industrial and urban wastes enter the seas, leading to serious disruption of marine ecosystems, damage to vital sea habitats and the spread of harmful algal blooms, commonly known as red tides. Nearly half of the world’s population lives within 100 km of a coast—an estimated 41 per cent of the global ocean is strongly affected by land-based human activities.

NOAA Announces $94 Million Ocean Exploration Institute

The University of Rhode Island will lead a new $94 million consortium to support ocean exploration, responsible resource management, improved scientific understanding of the deep sea and strengthen the nation's Blue Economy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced May 6.

Robots and Artificial Intelligence Help Scientists to Understand the Deep-Sea

Artificial intelligence (AI) could help scientists shed new light on the variety of species living on the ocean floor, according to new research led by the University of Plymouth.

How Sea Level Rise Affects Birds in Coastal Forests

When saltwater inundates coastal forests as sea levels rise, it kills salt-sensitive trees, leaving "ghost forests" of bare snags behind. A new study from North Carolina State University explores how changes in vegetation affect coastal bird species.

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