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Research Sheds New Light on Forces That Threaten Sensitive Coastlines

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Wind-driven expansion of marsh ponds on the Mississippi River Delta is a significant factor in the loss of crucial land in the Delta region, according to research by scientists at Indiana University and North Carolina State University. The study found that 17 percent of land loss in the area resulted from pond expansion.

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Evolution, Marine Mammals, Dolphin, Sex, Marine Biodiversity

An Intimate Look at the Mechanics of Dolphin Sex

Using CT scans, researchers visualize the internal dynamics of sexual intercourse in marine mammals. The research sheds light on evolutionary forces and has practical applications for conservation efforts.

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Tulane Expert Available to Discuss Climate Change Ahead of March for Science

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BP Oil Spill Did $17.2 Billion in Damage to Natural Resources, Scientists Find in First-Ever Financial Evaluation of Spill’s Impact

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The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill did $17.2 billion in damage to the natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists recently found after a six-year study of the impact of the largest oil spill in U.S. history.

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Climate Change, Nitrogen Cycle, Ocean, Marine Biology, Food Web, Greenhouse Gas

Rising Water Temperatures Endanger Health of Coastal Ecosystems, Study Finds

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Increasing water temperatures are responsible for the accumulation of a chemical called nitrite in marine environments throughout the world, a symptom of broader changes in normal ocean biochemical pathways that could ultimately disrupt ocean food webs.

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polluted water, Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake oysters, Environment

Chesapeake Bay Pollution Extends to Early 19th Century

Humans began measurably and negatively impacting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay in the first half of the 19th century, according to a study of eastern oysters by researchers at The University of Alabama.

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Dna Bar Coding, seafood fraud, Conservation And Marine Biology

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Experts Plan Conservation Roadmap for Shark and Ray Hotspot

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Marine experts and conservationists have produced a status report and roadmap for protecting sharks and rays in the southwest Indian Ocean, one of the last remaining strongholds for these ancient creatures in the world’s oceans.







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