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Scientists Raise Alarm Over Coral Reef Health

Published Jul 23, 2021 11:43 AM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Sam Purkis] The Chagos Archipelago is one of the most remote, seemingly idyllic places on Earth. Coconut-covered sandy beac...

Scientists Aim to Build a Detailed Global Seafloor Chart by 2030

Published Jul 20, 2021 9:43 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Sean Mullan] Marine scientists often feel like they’re fumbling in the dark. The global ocean covers about 71 per cen...

As Coastal Flooding Increases, Some Port Cities Consider Retreating

Published Jul 18, 2021 4:30 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Ports

[By A.R. Siders and Katherine Mach] When the tide gets exceptionally high in Charleston, South Carolina, coastal streets s...

Famed Oceanographer Robert Ballard Pens Memoir of Ocean Exploration

Published Jun 24, 2021 4:31 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Shipping

[By Suzanne O'Connell] Who doesn’t love a good story, especially one about amazing discoveries in Earth’s farth...

Study: As the Oceans Warm, Wave Intensity May Increase

Published Jun 14, 2021 2:04 AM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Thomas Mortlock, Itxaso Oderiz, Nobuhito Mori and Rodolfo Silva] Sea level rise isn’t the only way climate change wil...

Competition Heats Up in a Melting Arctic

Published Jun 13, 2021 4:39 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Government

[By Rockford Weitz] For decades, the frozen Arctic was little more than a footnote in global economic competition, but that&rsq...

World Oceans Day: Why We Need a High Seas Biodiversity Treaty

Published Jun 8, 2021 8:33 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Jennifer Silver, Leslie Acton, Lisa Campbell and Noella Gray] Oceans cover 70 per cent of the Earth’s surfa...

DNA Analysis Identifies Sailor From the Doomed Franklin Expedition

Published Jun 6, 2021 8:46 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Shipping

[By Douglas Stenton, Anne Keenleyside, Robert W. Park and Stephen Fratpietro] It has been 176 years since the 1845 Franklin Nor...

What Seabird Populations Tell Us About the Health of the Ocean

Published May 31, 2021 2:40 AM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By David Schoeman, Brian Allan Hoover and William Sydeman] Just as caged canaries once warned coal miners of the risk of carbo...

Study: Virus From Fish Farms Infects B.C.'s Wild Chinook Salmon

Published May 28, 2021 6:49 PM by The Conversation

Posted in: Environment

[By Gideon Mordecai] Pacific salmon are foundation species to British Columbia’s coastal ecosystem, and have been a key s...

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