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A global view of oceanic phytoplankton

University of Maine oceanographer Ivona Cetinic is participating in a NASA project to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain.

Jul 18, 2014
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Owner of ship that damaged reef to pay $840,000

The federal government and the state of Hawaii have reached an agreement for damages from the owner of a cargo ship that harmed more than 100,000 coral colonies several years ago when it ran aground off Oahu.

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NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Adjali develop a tail

When NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean, the MODIS instrument aboard captured a picture of Tropical Cyclone Adjali that showed it developed a "tail," which is actually band of thunderstorms ...

Nov 18, 2014
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Ocean carbon uptake more variable than thought

The Earth's oceans are thought to have taken up about one quarter of the carbon dioxide (CO2) that humans pumped into the atmosphere in the past 2 decades. While this drives acidification and has consequences for sea life, ...

Nov 13, 2014
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Toward better forecasting of fish resources

Its turbid cold waters are home to the largest fish stocks in the world: the Humboldt Current system, which runs along the Peruvian and Chilean coasts, boasts exceptional biological productivity thanks to ...

Nov 13, 2014
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Satellite images keep tabs on fall foliage

Catching the fall foliage at its peak in the United States just became a little easier, thanks to the work of senior scientist Xiaoyang Zhang of the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence at South Dakota ...

Nov 03, 2014
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