sea temperatures

Sea less vulnerable to CO2 13 mn years ago: Study


June 7th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) are linked to rising ocean temperatures -- but the seas were not so sensitive to the gas around 13 ... Read more...

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Some corals unfazed by global warming


March 13th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) Unfazed by the most severe ecological threats, some coral reefs may yet be adapting to warmer oceans.Coral populations which unexpectedly survived a massive bleaching event in ... Read more...

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Tropical fish adapt to rising sea temperatures


December 6th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Some tropical fish, over several generations, seem to have a greater capacity to cope with rising sea temperatures. The discovery comes as a ray of hope ... Read more...

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Paved surfaces foster build-up of polluted air


June 8th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Widespread urban development alters weather patterns in a way that can help pollutants accumulate during summer on paved surfaces, rather than being blown out to sea, ... Read more...

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Human activities putting Antarctica’s marine ecosystems under threat


April 1st, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): The native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of water around the Antarctic continent, is under threat from human activity, according to a ... Read more...

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‘Stress test’ to identify ‘reefs of hope’ in climate change era


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have developed a new 'stress test' for coral reefs that, in turn, could identify and prioritise areas that are most likely to ... Read more...

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75 percent of world’s coral reefs under threat: report


February 24th, 2011 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) About 75 percent of the world's coral reefs are threatened by overfishing, coastal development, pollution, rising sea temperatures and ocean acidification, a report released Wednesday said. Named "Reefs ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Coral bleaching will go from bad to worse in 2010: Study


November 20th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): One of the worst bleaching events on record occurred in 2005, thanks to the unusually warm waters in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, but a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Increased volcanic activity seen at Indonesia’s Mount Anak Krakatau


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- With Indonesia facing twin disasters from Mount Merapi's eruptions and the Mentawai islands tsunami, Mount Anak Krakatau's activity is increasing and sea temperatures nearby are rising due ... Read more...

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Fossilized coral reefs may reveal changes in sea levels over past 20,000 years


February 16th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): An international team of scientists is going to study fossilized coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef, in order to understand how sea levels have changed over the ... Read more...

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Ancient algae provide insights into Earth’s response to global warming


December 17th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): In a new study, a team of scientists, using algae records from the early Pliocene, when earth's climate was warmer, has suggested that coastal upwelling off the California ... Read more...

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Protesters head for climate talks venue amid negotiation deadlock


December 16th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 16 (DPA) Thousands of protesters Wednesday planned to storm the venue of a United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, as negotiators from the nearly 200 countries participating sought ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Parts of Arctic coastline eroding by 45 feet every year


December 15th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) A portion of the northern Alaska coastline is eroding by a maximum of 45 feet annually, thanks to the combined effect of declining sea ice, warming sea water ... Read more...

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Animals that face new impacts by climate change


December 8th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 8 (ANI): The Wildlife Conservation Society has released a list of animals facing new impacts by climate change, some in strange and unexpected ways.The report, titled, "Species Feeling the Heat: ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sea slime killing hundreds of seabirds in the US


October 31st, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 31 (ANI): Scientists have said that sea slime, which comes from algae blooms in the ocean, is causing hundreds of seabirds in the US to die.According to a report ... Read more...

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Global warming causes rise of gigantic mucus-like sea blobs


October 9th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 9 (ANI): A new study has indicated that as sea temperatures have risen in recent decades, enormous mucus-like sea blobs have begun forming more often, oozing into new regions, ... Read more...

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Alaska’s northern coast eroding with alarming speed


September 28th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): A new video of time-lapse photographs has shown that the sea is eating away at Alaska's northern coast with alarming speed.According to a report in National Geographic ... Read more...

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Corals recover faster when they have clean water and plentiful sea life


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that bleached corals bounce back to normal growth rates more quickly when they have clean water and plentiful sea life at their side.The ... Read more...

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Productive oceans integral to human well-being, says Ban Ki-moon


June 7th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 7 (IANS) Safe, healthy and productive oceans are integral to human well-being, economic security and sustainable development, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday. In a message on the eve ... Read more...

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Part of Alaskas coast drifting into sea at twice the rate it has in past


February 21st, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has indicated that part of Alaskas coast is drifting into the sea at twice the rate it has in the past, reshaping the Arctic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Whales teach calves where to look for food


February 9th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Young "right whales" learn from their mothers where to eat, prompting concerns among biologists about their ability to find new places to feed if changing climate disrupts ... Read more...

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DNA microarray may help reveal reason behind coral reefs deaths


February 5th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have developed a DNA microarray that may shed light on coral disease, which may help them learn how to preserve coral, one of the oceans most ... Read more...

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South Africa prepares for second satellite launch in March


February 4th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Feb 4 (IANS) South Africa will launch its second satellite from Kazakhstan's Baikonur space station March 25 to monitor disasters like floods, oil spills and wild fires in the country. The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Google Ocean makes waves around the world


February 3rd, 2009 - 6:27 am ICT by IANS
Brussels/San Francisco, Feb 3 (DPA) Academics and armchair explorers were as of Monday offered a unique insight into the world's seas through a new release of Google Earth, which now also features ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sea level along Chinas coastal areas to rise 0.13 meters in next 30 years


January 28th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): A report by the Chinese State Oceanic Administration (SOA) has suggested that the sea level along Chinas coastal areas will rise 0.13 meters in the next ... Read more...

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Meet the shrimp that shouts louder than a gunshot!


November 15th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): A shrimp that can make a sound louder than a gunshot has been found in British waters.Pistol shrimps, which stun their prey by snapping their claws together ... Read more...

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Scientists to use satellite imagery to predict disease outbreaks


October 9th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Maryland in the US are hoping to predict disease outbreaks like cholera epidemics four to six weeks before they actually happen, by ... Read more...

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Strength of tropical storms has increased: study


September 4th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New York, Sep 4 (DPA) The strength of tropical cyclones - especially hurricanes in the Atlantic and typhoons in the northern Indian oceans - have increased over the last 25 years as ... Read more...

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New evidence reveals global warming in the 1730s that wasnt man-made


August 4th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 4 (ANI): New evidence uncovered by UKs Met Office has revealed that the world went through a period of global warming in the 1730s that could not have been ... Read more...

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One third of reef-building corals threatened with extinction


July 11th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A new study has determined that a third of reef-building corals around the world are threatened with extinction. The study is the first-ever comprehensive global assessment to ... Read more...

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Global warming might wipe out whales off the face of the Earth


June 19th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 19 (ANI): A new research has determined that climate change due to global warming might wipe out the entire species of whales off the face of the Earth.According to ... Read more...

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Undersea mission could lead to improved coral reef restoration


June 15th, 2008 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Scientists are conducting an eight day undersea mission to determine why some species of coral survive transplanting after a disturbance, while other species die, which could lead ... Read more...

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Sunscreen lotions can kill coral reefs


May 25th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
London, May 25 (ANI): Sunscreen lotions used by tourists worldwide are a major cause of coral bleaching - a condition that leads to the death of the organism and the collapse ... Read more...

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Global temperatures this year will be lower than in 2007


April 4th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by admin
London, April 4 (ANI): UN meteorologists have determined that global temperatures this year will be lower than in 2007 due to the cooling effect of the La Nina current in the ... Read more...

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Climate change can be measured daily through corals


March 25th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, March 25 (ANI): An Australian geoscientist has said that climate change can be measured on a daily basis by monitoring changes in coral.According to Luke Nothdurft, a geoscientist with Brisbane's ... Read more...

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