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Global warming may cause Emperor penguins to vanish


June 21st, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Scientists have warned that Emperor penguins, Antarctica's largest and most iconic flightless birds, may vanish if global temperatures and sea ice melting continues unabated. "Over ... Read more...

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Bacterial chats limit carbon absorption by sea


October 13th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Bacterial chats could significantly impact our climate by limiting the quantity of carbon dioxide absorbed by the seas from the air.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists ... Read more...

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Sea levels might rise or fall if warming continues


September 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Sea levels might rise or fall if the trend of more recent warming continues unabated, as in the past, during a period known as the Last ... Read more...

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Bugs made world’s biggest oil slick disappear fast


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) More than a year after the world's biggest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, lingering questions about how it disappeared so quickly still exercise scientists. ... Read more...

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Deep-sea volcanoes not only produce lava flows, but they also explode!


March 29th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): Researchers at McGill University have discovered high concentrations of CO2 at mid-ocean ridges, confirming the explosive nature of certain volcanic eruptions.By using an ion microprobe, Christoph Helo, student ... Read more...

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Marine bacteria digest plastic


March 29th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29 (ANI): Previous research has shown that marine microbes could beat plastic pollution.Now, marine microbiologist Tracy Mincer of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and his colleagues have ... Read more...

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How heat is transported to Greenland glaciers


March 29th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): A new study has shed light on how heat is transported to Greenland glaciers.Warmer air is only part of the story when it comes to Greenland's rapidly melting ... Read more...

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Gulf spill study shows long-term toxic effect of dispersants


January 27th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution examines the impact the deep-water residue of oil and dispersant-which some say has its own toxic effects-might have had ... Read more...

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Tiny protozoa may help detect toxins in water sources


December 12th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Biologists have developed a sensor that employs one-celled protozoa to detect toxins in water sources.The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) biologist Scott Gallager's revolutionary Swimming Behavioral Spectrophotometer ... Read more...

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Massive deep-sea coral die-off discovered near Gulf of Mexico


November 6th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a massive deep-sea coral die-off this week about 7 miles (11 kilometers) southwest of the source of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Large communities ... Read more...

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Squid studies shed light on hearing mechanisms in humans


October 16th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): New studies on the ordinary squid are providing clues about the origin and evolution of the sense of hearing.T. Aran Mooney, a postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic ... Read more...

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Massive amounts of oil at bottom of Gulf of Mexico: Report


September 15th, 2010 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (DPA) There is new evidence that massive amounts of crude oil are sitting at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, a finding that could further undermine the US ... Read more...

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Titanic expedition captures new images of the wreck


August 30th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) An expedition probing the Titanic wreck has revealed sharp new images of the world's most tragic shipwreck. A research team has been relying on a robot pair to click ... Read more...

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Altantic home to widespread floating plastic debris


August 22nd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) An expanse of the western North Atlantic Ocean has become home to high concentrations of floating plastic debris. More than 64,000 plastic pieces were collected at 6,100 locations that ... Read more...

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Scientists ‘to virtually raise Titanic using 3D technology’


August 21st, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Scientists are hoping to virtually raise the doomed ship Titanic sitting on the floor of the North Atlantic by using 3D technology to map the wreckage site for ... Read more...

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Deepest hydrothermal vent unravels clues about alien life


July 24th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Organisms dwelling in the deepest active hydrothermal vent ever found, as well as other newly found vents, might give a glimpse of alien life.Researchers have claimed that these ... Read more...

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Global warming threatens coral growth in Red Sea


July 16th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Carbon dioxide-induced global warming is slowly killing off a major coral species in the Red Sea, scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have discovered.As summer sea surface ... Read more...

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Like humans, whales ’shout louder’ to overcome noise


July 7th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Just like humans, North American right whales increasing the volume of their calls as environmental noise increases - a trend that scientists say could endanger the species further.This ... Read more...

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Protozoan swimming style helps detect toxins in water


June 21st, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): The swimming pattern of protozoa can be a low-cost method of identifying water toxins, according to a new study.Several species of protozoa are covered in hair-like cilia ... Read more...

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How climate change and pollution affect ocean chemistry


June 20th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have evaluated the total impact of climate change, carbon dioxide, pollution and other human-related phenomena on the world's oceans.The study, led by a ... Read more...

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How much water on earth? Exactly 1.33 billion cubic km


May 19th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Try finding out the exact volume of water on the earth and chances are that you will get multiple results and end up confused about which one is ... Read more...

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How deep is the ocean?


May 19th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): For the romantics, love is as deep as the ocean. And now, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have actually tried to quantify the age-old query- ... Read more...

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Underwater asphalt volcanoes discovered in the Pacific Ocean


April 27th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 27 (ANI): An international team of scientists has discovered underwater asphalt volcanoes that were hidden in the depths of the Pacific Ocean for 40,000 years.The research, funded by the National ... Read more...

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Chile quake occurred in zone of “increased stress” caused by 1960 temblor


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A geologist has determined that the massive, 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on February 27 occurred in an offshore zone that was under increased stress caused by a ... Read more...

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The three factors that made Haiti quake ‘worst-case scenario’


January 15th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan. 15 (ANI): A quake expert at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has said that while the 7.0 magnitude Haiti earthquake was "large but not huge," there were three factors ... Read more...

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Some ocean dwellers can increase shell production in CO2 rich environment


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that some creatures residing in the ocean can increase shell production in a carbon dioxide (CO2) rich environment.The research, by Woods ... Read more...

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New website gives tips on how to prepare for and survive a tsunami


November 22nd, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, November 22 (ANI): Scientists and Web developers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have created a new educational Web site with crucial tips on how to prepare for and survive ... Read more...

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Indo-Pacific warm pool may have been as hot during medieval times as it is today


August 28th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): A new 2,000-year-long reconstruction of sea surface temperatures (SST) from the Indo-Pacific warm pool (IPWP) suggests that temperatures in the region may have been as warm during the ... Read more...

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Robo submarine reaches deepest part of world’s oceans


June 3rd, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): A robotic submarine named Nereus has become the third craft in history to reach the deepest part of the world's oceans, at the bottom of the Mariana Trench ... Read more...

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Global warming still looms large as threat to Polar Bears


May 26th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have strengthened the forecasts of polar bear populations and their likely responses to climate change, by refuting criticisms of the scientific basis for ... Read more...

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Magma pulses may reveal Earth’s ‘heartbeat’


May 21st, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): Evidence from Hawaii and Iceland has indicated that the Earth may literally have a heartbeat, in the sense that the planet's core may be dispatching simultaneous plumes of ... Read more...

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80 times more oil seeps naturally than in biggest spill


May 14th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Twenty years ago, oil tanker Exxon Valdez struck a reef at midnight in pristine Alaskan waters, spilling some 10.8 million gallons of crude oil into the sea, which ... Read more...

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Natural petroleum seeps release equivalent of 8 - 80 Exxon Valdez oil spills


May 14th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A new study has shown that the amount of oil residue in seafloor sediments that result from natural petroleum seeps off Santa Barbara, California, is the equivalent of ... Read more...

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Robo submarine all set to dive deep into Pacific Ocean


May 7th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): A robotic submarine is undergoing final preparations to dive to the deepest-known part of the oceans.According to a report by BBC News, if successful, Nereus, the robotic ... Read more...

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Scientists describe novel strategy for phytoplankton growth in nutrient-poor areas of sea


March 11th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): An international team of scientists has described a novel strategy for phytoplankton growth in the vast nutrient-poor habitats of tropical and subtropical seas.Until now, it was thought ... Read more...

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