News tagged with coast

Atmospheric river storms can reduce Sierra snow

A new study by NASA and several partners has found that in California's Sierra Nevada, atmospheric river storms are two-and-a-half times more likely than other types of winter storms to result in destructive "rain-on-snow" ...

dateMar 03, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Seven miles deep, ocean still a noisy place

For what may be the first time, NOAA and partner scientists eavesdropped on the deepest part of the world's ocean and instead of finding a sea of silence, discovered a cacophony of sounds both natural and caused by humans.

dateMar 02, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Mother-infant communication in chimpanzees

Animals other than humans learn how to communicate via the manual modality. Gestures are also important in the communication of great apes. Mothers of chimpanzees, for example, communicate with their infants mainly by tactile, ...

dateFeb 26, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Dangerous fishing may be endangered

Catch shares, a form of "rights-based" fisheries management adopted for several fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, may put an end to the kind of daring exploits chronicled in the Deadliest Catch.

dateFeb 18, 2016 in Ecology
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