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The future of marine biodiversity under global warming

Human-induced climate change has already had a major impact on Earth's biodiversity. The habitat of many species—including those in the oceans—is disappearing, and invasive species are conquering new regions. In a comprehensive ...

Dynamics of ocean worlds likely controlled by their rotation

Discovering that many of the large moons in the outer solar system may host significant subsurface oceans of liquid water has been a key advance in planetary science. These moons represent some of the most promising habitats ...

Exploring the murky history of the chase for the blue whale

The blue whale is the largest animal that has ever existed, weighing as much as two thousand people together. This is why this cetacean was the most chased species in the world due to its size and economic yield when whaling ...

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