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Window on the ocean’s past - USC

Actualités en continu - Mon, 2014-09-29 09:45

As a child in southern California, Ryan RYKACZEWSKI spent a fair amount of time on his grandfather's boat, fishing with him off the Pacific coast near Los Angeles. At the time, he didn't think there was much rhyme or reason to their luck on the water.

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The Aral Sea Loses Its Eastern Lobe : Image of the Day - NASA

Actualités en continu - Fri, 2014-09-26 16:13

Summer 2014 marked another milestone for the Aral Sea, the once-extensive lake in Central Asia that has been shrinking markedly since the 1960s. For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried.

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Sensitive youngsters - Young sea stars react more sensitively to ocean acidification than adults - GEOMAR

Actualités en continu - Fri, 2014-09-26 16:00

Young sea stars from the Baltic Sea suffer more from the effects of ocean acidification than adults. In a laboratory experiment, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel showed that younger animals already eat less and grow more slowly at only slightly elevated carbon dioxide concentrations. Their results are now published in the journal “Marine Ecology Progress Series”.

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