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3 hrs ago | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Eyes are on local beaches as scientists study sea star die-off

When Rayna Holtz and Yvonne Kuperberg began monitoring a strip of west-side beach a few years ago, searching for dead sea birds as part of a citizen science project through the University of Washington, they soon realized they likely wouldn't find any dead birds.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Vashon, WA, UC Santa Cruz, Science

7 hrs ago | National Geographic

16-foot Waves Measured in Arctic Ocean Where There Was Once Only Ice

Sixteen-foot waves are buffeting an area of the Arctic Ocean that until recently was permanently covered in sea ice-another sign of a warming climate, scientists say.

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Related Topix: Science

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Salon

More proof that climate change is ruining seafood for everyone

A new study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has bolstered convictions that many marine biologists and climate scientists have had for over a decade: Climate change is seriously threatening the world's shellfish supply.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Seafood, Chemistry, Science

The Age

Intensifying ocean acidity from carbon emissions hitting Pacific shellfish industry

For more than a century, Bill Taylor's family has used the calm, protected waters of Puget Sound to raise oysters, planting billions of larvae in underwater beds and then harvesting them to ship to some of the finest restaurants in the world.

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Related Topix: California, Science, Life, Food, Seafood

Connect Savannah

'26 Hours on the Marsh' research completed

The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography completed an intensive, round-the-clock sampling regimen called "26 Hours on the Marsh" this month.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia, Science

WPTV Local News

Undersea drones revealing ocean's secrets

When Typhoon Rammasun swept through the South China Sea in July, a tiny ship was trapped in its path.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Liquid Robotics, Science

Daily Echo

National Oceanography Centre's 'ferrybox' algae research

A team from the National Oceanography Centre fitted a specially-equipped "Ferrybox" to the Pride of Bilbao while it travelled between Portsmouth and Bilbao.

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Related Topix: Science

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Study: Floods more common at Beach Colonial Beach, Lewisetta and...

Colonial Beach, Lewisetta and Gloucester Point are among the sites in the United States flooding more frequently - even during regular high tides - because of climate-related sea-level rise, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Related Topix: Colonial Beach, VA, Gloucester Point, VA, Science, Weather, Fredericksburg, VA, Dahlgren, VA

NOLA.com

Wetlands growth in Wax Lake shows what diversions could achieve, scientists say

The stems of wetland plants formed a stubble across a wide swath of newly-created mud flat at the southern end of the Wax Lake Outlet near Morgan City, part of a new delta fed by the Atchafalaya and Red rivers along the center of Louisiana's coast.

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Related Topix: Morgan City, LA, Science, Louisiana State University, Natural Disasters, Flood, Delta, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

Marine News

Huge Waves Measured for First Time in Arctic Ocean

As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water which is predicted to extend across the whole Arctic Ocean before the middle of this century.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Weather

KVAL-TV Eugene

Researcher: No Fukushima radiation in Oregon ocean water

In this March 21, 2011 file photo provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co. , smoke rises from the Unit 3 reactor of the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan.

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Related Topix: Tokyo Electric Power Company, Energy, Salem, OR, Science, Pacific City, OR, Tillamook, OR

Cybercast News Service

Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

The release of carbon dioxide into the air from factory smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.

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Related Topix: Science

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Forget 20 Foot Sea Rise Hype, Nuisance Flooding Will Get Action Taken

If you want to get media attention, have something happen in New York City. A tropical storm can become a Super Storm and sea level rises will get attention once mid-town Manhattan Bruno Magli's start getting soaked.

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Related Topix: Port Isabel, TX, Science

KHOU-TV Houston

Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.

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Related Topix: Science, Annapolis, MD

The Fresno Bee

Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

Thsi Oct. 30, 2012 file photo shows Sveinn Storm, owner of Storm Bros. Ice Cream Factory measuring flood waters outside his store in Annapolis, Md.

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Reuters

U.S. coastal flooding on the rise, government study finds

Flooding is increasing in frequency along much of the U.S. coast, and the rate of increase is accelerating along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts, a team of federal government scientists found in a study released Monday.

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Asbury Park Press

'Nuisance flooding' climbed 626 percent at Sandy Hook'Nuisance...

'Nuisance flooding' climbed 626 percent at Sandy Hook "Nuisance flooding" causes frequent road closures and overwhelms storm drains.

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Related Topix: Atlantic City, NJ, Science

BroadwayWorld.com

Video: First Look - Trailer & Key Art for Netflix Original Documentary Mission Blue

Below, check out the trailer and key art for the Netflix original documentary MISSION BLUE , premiering August 15, 2014 on Netflix in all territories where Netflix is available and in theaters in New York and LA.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

IGN

Thousands of LEGOs Are Washing Up on a British Shore

The reason for this weird phenomenon? According to a recent report written by the BBC , a rogue wave hit the container ship Tokio Express bound for New York about 20 miles off Land's End back in 1997.

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Related Topix: Science

San Diego NewsCape

Has Antarctic Sea Ice Expansion Been Overestimated?

A team of scientists led by Ian Eisenman of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, said that much of the increase measured for Southern Hemisphere sea ice could be due to a processing error in the satellite data.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, NASA

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