News tagged with antarctic ocean

Anti-whalers, Japanese fleet fire water cannons

(AP) -- Activists vowing to stop the killing of whales exchanged water-cannon fire with a Japanese whaling fleet they are tailing in the Antarctic Ocean, as sea confrontations that have led to collisions ...

Feb 09, 2010
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Hypoxia increases as climate warms

A new study of Pacific Ocean sediments off the coast of Chile has found that offshore waters experienced systematic oxygen depletion during the rapid warming of the Antarctic following the last "glacial maximum" period 20,000 ...

Dec 15, 2009
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From Greenhouse to Icehouse

A new study that reconstructed ocean temperatures from millions of years ago could provide new insight into how the Earth responds to climate change.

Nov 24, 2009
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Digging for answers to climate change

Forty miles off the Jersey Shore, an international team of scientists is grappling with a worrisome phenomenon: The oceans are slowly rising. The researchers are not studying the sea itself. Living for weeks at a time on ...

Jul 19, 2009
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West Antarctic ice comes and goes, rapidly

Researchers today worry about the collapse of West Antarctic ice shelves and loss of the West Antarctic ice sheet, but little is known about the past movements of this ice. Now climatologists from Penn State ...

Mar 18, 2009
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