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Article ID: 709671

Narwhals spend at least half their time diving for food, but can fast for several days after meal

PLOS

Narwhals - enigmatic arctic whales known for their sword-like tusk – spend over half their time diving to find food but are also able to last up to three days without a meal, according to a study by Manh Cuong Ngô and colleagues from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, published in PLOS Computational Biology.

Released:
14-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709559

How Marine Snow Cools the Planet

University of Sydney

University of Sydney scientists have modelled how carbonate accumulation from 'marine snow' in oceans has absorbed carbon dioxide over millennia and been a key driver in keeping the planet cool for millions of years.

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13-Mar-2019 11:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709402

Could the ocean be the answer to a clean energy supply?

Texas A&M University

The quest for clean energy sources has been ongoing for many years with minimal results. This could all change with the development of a single device that will lie on the water’s surface and utilize the ocean waves to generate electrical power.

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11-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709360

Study Confirms Horseshoe Crabs Are Really Relatives of Spiders, Scorpions

University of Wisconsin-Madison

By analyzing troves of genetic data and considering a vast number of possible ways to examine it, University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists now have a high degree of confidence that horseshoe crabs do indeed belong within the arachnids.

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8-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 709332

Atmospheric scientists reveal the effect of sea-ice loss on Arctic warming

Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Enhanced warming in the Arctic (north of 67°N) is found in both recent observational investigations and model simulations with greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions increasing. Global warming is occurring twice as fast in the Arctic than anywhere else on Earth. However, why the largest the Arctic amplification (AA) only occurs in certain periods over areas with significant sea-ice loss is still under great debate.

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8-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 709259

University of North Florida Engineering Professor Recognized for Lifetime Achievement

University of North Florida

Dr. Don Resio, University of North Florida professor of ocean engineering and director of the Taylor Engineering Research Institute in UNF’s College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, has been recognized for his lifetime achievements in marine meteorology.

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7-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 709217

Scientists find worms that recently evolved the ability to regrow a complete head

University of Maryland, College Park

An international group of researchers including biologists from the University of Maryland found that at least four species of marine ribbon worms independently evolved the ability to regrow a head after amputation.

Released:
6-Mar-2019 1:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 708869

Moving Munitions

University of Delaware

Unexploded munitions may end up washing ashore or being pulled up in a fisherman's net. They represent a danger to coastal recreation and commerce and a new UD study looks at how these devices move underwater in muddy, estuarine environments to better inform the management of sites where unexploded ordnance may be present.

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28-Feb-2019 11:45 AM EST

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