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September 18, 2014
Rising sea levels to cost Australia billions: study
Sydney (AFP) Sept 17, 2014
Rising sea levels could threaten infrastructure worth more than Aus$226 billion (US$205 billion) in Australia if climate change is left unchecked, a study warned Wednesday. The Climate Council report said the most serious consequences of rising seas would be an increase in the frequency of coastal flooding and the retreat of shorelines. Both these threats could cause massive damage in Australia, where the majority of the population live on the coast and where cities, towns and infrastructure ar ... read more

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Sea Shepherd to switch campaign from whales to toothfish
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Creation of Vuoksi River preceded significant cultural shift
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Dutch unveil big plan to fight rising tides
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New branch added to European family tree

Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

Nature of war: Chimpanzees inherently violent

New research decodes virus-host interactions in ocean dead zones

Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs

Saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short

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Scientists live stream their dissection of colossal squid
The second wholly intact adult colossal squid ever to be caught is no longer intact. Yesterday, a team of squid experts in New Zealand unthawed the massive sea creature and dissected it - cut it to pieces in the name of science. They captured the historic process on video, live-streaming the whole operation. A replay is now available on YouTube. ... more
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Sharks in acidic waters avoid smell of food
The increasing acidification of ocean waters caused by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could rob sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food, a new study suggests. Elevated car ... more
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Specialized species critical for reefs
One of Australia's leading coral reef ecologists fears that reef biodiversity may not provide the level of insurance for ecosystem survival that we once thought. In an international study published ... more
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Small algae with great potential
The single most important calcifying algae of the world's oceans is able to simultaneously adapt to rising water temperatures and ocean acidification through evolution. A unique long-term experiment ... more
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Environmentalists criticise Australia reef protection plan
Environmentalists criticised a new Australian government plan released Monday to protect the Great Barrier Reef in the face of UN concerns, saying it will not do enough to halt the marine park's decline. ... more
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Ocean Warming Affecting Florida Reefs
Late-summer water temperatures near the Florida Keys were warmer by nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the last several decades compared to a century earlier, according to a new study by the U.S. Geolog ... more
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Indian Ocean expedition pioneers citizen oceanography
Recreational sailors who become "citizen oceanographers" could help provide vital scientific knowledge about the world's oceans by sampling and testing remote waters from their yachts, according to ... more
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Scientific discoveries during search for missing plane
Using sonar, radar and satellite data, investigator still haven't been able to find missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. What they have found are "seamounts and volcanoes" previously not known to exist. The investigators will continue the search on September 22, and they'll be inspecting 23,000 square miles of ocean to the west of Australia. They plan to use oil sensors to try and detect leaking fuel coming from the plane. ... more
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New curbs on trade in threatened sharks
Seven threatened species of shark and ray are to get greater protection, as a historic agreement aimed at safeguarding the world's oldest predator takes effect, conservationists said Thursday. ... more
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Mexico probes governor over dam amid political clash
Mexico's federal authorities opened an investigation Wednesday into whether a governor illegally built a river dam on his family's ranch property that may have affected local water supplies. ... more
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Scientists apply biomedical technique to reveal changes within the body of the ocean
For decades, medical researchers have sought new methods to diagnose how different types of cells and systems in the body are functioning. Now scientists have adapted an emerging biomedical techniqu ... more
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Declining likelihood of El Nino by year-end: UN
The "El Nino" phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, could take hold in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year, but the likelihood has declined since June, the UN said Monday. ... more
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New deep sea mushroom-shaped organisms discovered
Scientists discovered two new species of sea-dwelling, mushroom-shaped organisms, according to a study published September 3, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jean Just from University of ... more
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Coral trout pick their hunting partners carefully
Previous studies have shown fish and eels work together to flush out and catch prey, and new research suggests coral trout are especially discerning in choosing their hunting partners. ... more
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Brown Tide Algae Exploit Nutrient-Rich Coastlines
The sea-grass beds of Long Island's Great South Bay once teemed with shellfish. Clams, scallops and oysters filtered nutrients from the water and flushed money through the local economy. But three d ... more
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Florida man hooks massive shrimp-like creature off dock
A man fishing off a dock in Florida this week reeled in a massive shrimp-like crustacean - stretching 18 inches in length and looking like it time-traveled from 500 million years ago. ... more
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U.S. Interior Secretary applauds Louisiana coastal restoration plan
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, during a trip to southern Louisiana on Friday, applauded the state's plan to restore its coast. ... more
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Archer fish spit water at prey with impressive precision
Most fish wait for their land-based prey, whether insects or small rodents, to fall into the water - whether on purpose or on accident - to get their eat on. It's much easier that way. But archerfish aren't that patient, and they don't have to be, because they have a specialized mouth that allows them to shoot droplets of water at insects hovering above the water - like a little living squirt gun with scales. ... more
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Gazans dig deep after ceasefire as water shortage bites
After two weeks with no water following Israel's 50-day offensive, Abu Osama took matters into his own hands, and like hundreds of others, sank a well beside his Gaza home. ... more
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Research shows declining levels of acidity in Sierra Nevada lakes
California's water supply depends on a clean snow pack and healthy mountain lakes. The lakes receive a large amount of runoff in the spring from the melting snowpack. If the snowpack is polluted, th ... more
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EU court rules against France over nitrates water pollution
The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that France had failed to adequately prevent water pollution by nitrates and ordered the government to implement regulation or face penalties. ... more
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Pacific fisheries chief warns tuna stocks dangerously low
The outgoing head of the fisheries management body for the western and central Pacific has warned that some tuna stocks were now so low they should not be fished. ... more
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Underwater grass comeback bodes well for Chesapeake Bay
The Susquehanna Flats, a large bed of underwater grasses near the mouth of the Susquehanna River, virtually disappeared from the upper Chesapeake Bay after Tropical Storm Agnes more than 40 years ag ... more
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The key to drilling wells with staying power in the developing world
What happens after a well is drilled, fitted with a hand pump, and a community celebrates having access to clean water for the first time? Half of them break down in a year. When a community l ... more
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