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Dramatic ocean circulation changes revealed

The unusually cold weather this winter has been caused by a change in the winds. Instead of the typical westerly winds warmed by Atlantic surface ocean currents, cold northerly Arctic winds are influencing ...

Jan 14, 2011
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Predicting motions and sounds of the ocean

Ocean variability -- the perpetual changing of currents, temperatures, salinity and the contours of the seafloor -- alters the way sound travels through the water. A new analysis of how this variability affects ...

Dec 01, 2010
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Tagged narwhals track warming near Greenland

In a research paper published online Saturday in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, a publication of the American Geological Union (AGU), scientists reported the southern Baffin Bay off West Greenland has contin ...

Oct 27, 2010
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Gulf corals in oil spill zone appear healthy

(AP) -- Just 20 miles north of where BP's blown-out well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the sea, life appears bountiful despite initial fears that crude could have wiped out many of these delicate ...

Oct 22, 2010
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Human impacts on the deep seafloor

Scientists have for the first time estimated the physical footprint of human activities on the deep seafloor of the North East Atlantic. The findings published in the journal PLoS ONE reveal that the area d ...

Sep 14, 2010
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Footloose glaciers crack up

Glaciers that lose their footing on the seafloor and begin floating behave very erratically, according to a new study led by a Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego researcher.

Jul 14, 2010
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