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A new way of thinking about ocean currents

Kevin Speer has a "new paradigm" for describing how the world's oceans circulate—and with it he may help reshape science's understanding of the processes by which wind, water, sunlight and other factors interact and influence ...

dateAug 23, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Ozone hole UV impacting marine life: study

(Phys.org) -- Ultraviolet radiation has caused a steep increase in deaths among marine animals and plants, according to an international team including scientists at the Oceans Institute of The University ...

dateJul 26, 2012 in Environment
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Sea lions fuel ocean life

Like whales, sea lions are contributing to marine ecosystems in the most fundamental way possible, research by a Flinders graduate has found.

dateMay 15, 2012 in Ecology
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Breaking the ice on icebergs

(Phys.org) -- Icebergs are a natural and beautiful part of Earth's cryosphere, and are closely monitored and studied by scientists around the world.

dateApr 16, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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A climate window in the Southern Ocean

The world’s oceans act as a massive conveyor, circulating heat, water and carbon around the planet. This global system plays a key role in climate change, storing and releasing heat throughout the world. ...

dateFeb 28, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Ocean warming causes elephant seals to dive deeper

Global warming is having an effect on the dive behaviour and search for food of southern elephant seals. Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association cooperating ...

dateFeb 09, 2012 in Ecology
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