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Trawling makes for skinny flatfish

Trawling the seabed doesn't just remove some of the fishes living there; it also makes some of the survivors thinner and less healthy by forcing them to use more energy finding less nutritious food.

dateDec 11, 2014 in Ecology
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Liquefaction of seabed no longer a mystery

The primary aim of the book is to describe liquefaction processes and their implications for marine structures such as marine pipelines, sea outfalls, quay walls, caisson structures, large individual blocks, ...

dateApr 29, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Oil companies frack in waters off California

Companies prospecting for oil off California's coast have used hydraulic fracturing on at least a dozen occasions to force open cracks beneath the seabed, and now regulators are investigating whether the practice should require ...

dateAug 03, 2013 in Environment
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A waterworld of volcanoes

In 2008, UiB researchers discovered Loki's Castle, a field of five active hydrothermal vents on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between Norway and Greenland. The field contains rich metal deposits and a unique wildlife.

dateAug 02, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Polar ecosystems vulnerable to sunlight

(Phys.org) —Slight changes in the timing of the annual loss of sea-ice in polar regions could have dire consequences for polar ecosystems, by allowing a lot more sunlight to reach the sea floor.

dateJul 31, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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