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Invisible Helpers of the Sea: Marine Bacteria Boost Growth of Tiny Ocean Algae

Just as with plants on land, a common species of ocean diatom grows faster in the presence of helpful bacteria.

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Global Climate on Verge of Multi-Decadal Change

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A new study, by scientists from the University of Southampton and National Oceanography Centre (NOC), implies that the global climate is on the verge of broad-scale change that could last for a number of decades.

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Surviving Harsh Environments Becomes a Death-Trap for Specialist Corals

The success of corals that adapt to survive in the world’s hottest sea could contribute to their demise through global warming, according to new research.

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New Link Between Ocean Microbes and Atmosphere Uncovered

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A factor that determines the properties of clouds that help moderate the planet’s temperature may be decided in the oceans.

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Requiem for a Shortfin Mako Shark

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After nearly a year of transmitting incredible data, tagged mako shark has been caught

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I Knew It Was You by the Sound of Your (Whale) Voice

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The same theory that explains individual differences in human speech has recently been applied to other members of the animal kingdom, including dogs and deer. Now researchers from Syracuse University in New York are working to understand whether individually distinctive vocal characteristics of North Atlantic right whales could be used to identify and track individuals -- a potentially useful tool for studying an endangered species that spends much of its life hidden under the water.

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Chemical Tags in Ear Bones Track Alaska's Bristol Bay Salmon

A chemical signature recorded on the ear bones of Chinook salmon from Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could tell scientists and resource managers where they are born and how they spend their first year of life.

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Iconic Indian Fish on the Brink of Extinction

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The legendary humpback Mahseer, one of the world’s most iconic freshwater fish, is on the brink of extinction according to scientists from Bournemouth University in the UK and St. Albert’s College in Kochi, India.

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Infographic: Dive Deep Into the Electromagnetic Spectrum

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To put the massive range of the electromagnetic spectrum into perspective, this image links wavelengths to the ocean, from blue whales to water molecules.