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March 10, 2012
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Hot Meets Cold at New Deep-Sea Ecosystem: “Hydrothermal Seep”

*Habitats overlap at Jaco Scar in depths off Costa Rica* Decades ago, marine scientists made a startling discovery in the deep sea. They found environments known as hydrothermal vents, where hot water surges from the seafloor and life thrives without … Continue reading

November 5, 2011
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Link Between Air Pollution and Cyclone Intensity in Arabian Sea

*Disruption of wind shear enables stronger storms* Pollution is making Arabian Sea cyclones more intense, according to a study in this week’s issue of the journal Nature. Traditionally, prevailing wind shear patterns prohibit cyclones in the Arabian Sea from becoming … Continue reading

July 13, 2011
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US West Coast Erosion Spiked In Winter 2009-10, Previewing Likely Future As Climate Changes

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Knowing that the U.S. west coast was battered during the winter before last by a climatic pattern expected more often in the future, scientists have now pieced together a San Diego-to-Seattle assessment of the damage wrought … Continue reading

June 9, 2011
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‘Library of Fishes’ to Feature Thousands of Specimens from Remote Locations

*Fish treasure trove opened with funding from the National Science Foundation* The stories they could tell, these fishes that once swam the ocean deep and are now in jars and bottles. In the 1960s and ’70s, Richard Rosenblatt, a marine … Continue reading

May 4, 2011
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After a Three-Decade Hiatus, Sea-Level Rise May Return to the West Coast

WASHINGTON — The West Coast of North America has caught a break that has left sea level in the eastern North Pacific Ocean steady during the last few decades, but there is evidence that a change in wind patterns may … Continue reading

July 19, 2010
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Whether Glaciers Float May Affect Sea-Level Rise

WASHINGTON — Glaciers that detach from the seafloor and begin floating create larger icebergs than glaciers that stay on the sea floor, researchers have found. Floating glaciers also produce icebergs more erratically.   These new observations may help researchers better … Continue reading