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Penguins that shun ice still lose big from a warming climate

Fluctuations in penguin populations in the Antarctic are linked more strongly to the availability of their primary food source than to changes in their habitats, according to a new study published online today in the Proceedings of ...

Apr 11, 2011
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The future of reefs

In a world first, a new 'state of the art' climate change experimental facility has been completed at the University of Queensland's (UQ) Heron Island Research Station.

Dec 07, 2010
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Whale poop pumps up ocean health

Whale feces -- should you be forced to consider such matters -- probably conjure images of, well, whale-scale hunks of crud, heavy lumps that sink to the bottom. But most whales actually deposit waste that floats at the surface ...

Oct 12, 2010
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Remote Hawaii atoll corals suffer some bleaching

(AP) -- Corals at remote atolls northwest of the main Hawaiian islands suffered some bleaching this summer as ocean temperatures rose to higher-than-normal levels for a couple of weeks, but they were spared the large-scale ...

Sep 30, 2010
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