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September 25, 2014
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Expedition finds Nemo can travel great distances to connect populations

Clownfish spend their entire lives nestling in the protective tentacles of host anemones, but new research shows that as babies they sometimes travel hundreds of kilometres across the open ocean. Although the process of long-distance dispersal by reef fish has … Continue reading

December 13, 2013
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Ins Feld, Forscher!

Helfer für Schneeleoparden-Schutzprojekt gesucht Verschneite Berggipfel, wilde und seltene Tiere, Eintauchen in eine ganz andere Kultur – so manch einen ergreift das Fernweh, wenn er an das nördliche Tian-Shan-Gebirge in Kirgistan denkt. Doch die Region benötigt vor allem Hilfe, um … Continue reading

September 16, 2013
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„Die große Chance, die Arktis zu schützen, bevor sie zerstört wird“

Wie wirkt sich die Versauerung der Ozeane in 20, 40 oder gar 100 Jahren aus? Heute hat das GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel die Ergebnisse eines Experiments aus dem Jahr 2010 veröffentlicht – das Greenpeace mit einer Schiffstour in die … Continue reading

March 7, 2013
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UW Nautilus Expedition May Have Spied New Species

A University of Washington research team has captured color photographs of what could be a previously undocumented species of chambered nautilus, a cephalopod mollusk often classified as a “living fossil,” in the waters off American Samoa in the South Pacific. … Continue reading

September 9, 2012
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NASA/WHOI Voyage Set to Explore Link Between Sea Saltiness and Climate

A NASA-sponsored expedition is set to sail to the North Atlantic’s saltiest spot to get a detailed, 3-D picture of how salt content fluctuates in the ocean’s upper layers and how these variations are related to shifts in rainfall patterns … Continue reading

June 8, 2012
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A Prime Seat to a Once-in-a-Lifetime Spectacle

Hosted by world-renowned astrophotographer Adam Block at the UA’s Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, a group of sky and astronomy enthusiasts watched Venus cross the sun from the highest vantage point in Southern Arizona. On Nov. 24, 1639, in the tiny village … Continue reading

June 3, 2012
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Discovery of Historical Photos Sheds Light on Greenland Ice Loss

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A chance discovery of 80-year-old photo plates in a Danish basement is providing new insight into how Greenland glaciers are melting today. Researchers at the National Survey and Cadastre of Denmark – that country’s federal agency responsible … Continue reading

January 11, 2012
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Scientists Look to Microbes to Unlock Earth’s Deep Secrets

*To find answers, oceanographers install observatories beneath remote seafloor* Of all the habitable parts of our planet, one ecosystem still remains largely unexplored and unknown to science: the igneous ocean crust. This rocky realm of hard volcanic lava exists beneath … Continue reading