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UNDP Report Identifies Factors that Contribute to Successful Water and Ocean Governance Projects

The UNDP Water and Ocean Governance Programme projects highlighted in the … contributing to the “world’s first successful reversal of a dead zone.” Projects have enabled stakeholders to generate res…

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Why Early Life May Have Thrived In The Deep Ocean

To better understand how deep ocean conditions may have impacted Ediacaran fauna, the researchers exposed a modern-day animal analog, the sea anemone, to a gradient of temperature and oxygen levels. T…

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Camp, Eat, and Have a Beer Underwater with the Ocean Space Habitat ‘Tent’

But, we’re still captive to the limits of a standard oxygen tank (or two) and of human biology. One recent innovation is relying on old-school technology to take the next big leap forward. In simple t…

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Climate Change Is Altering The Color Of The Ocean

forming a key part of most ocean ecosystems. They also store excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and produce about half the oxygen we breathe. “Without them there wouldn’t be any life in the oc…

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Accelerator Plans 100 New Ocean Startups By 2021

“The ocean is facing a multitude of threats due to warming temperatures … improving commercial fishing practices and combatting low-oxygen dead zones. During the 2019 accelerator program, selected s…

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The Ocean Is Hotter Than It’s Ever Been

Increased ocean temperatures can also accelerate the melting of sea ice, leading to sea level rise and increased coastal flooding. In the water, higher temperatures can reduce oxygen levels, leading t…

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Ocean Temps Rising Faster Than Scientists Thought: Report

The Science report linked the warming to more rain, increased sea levels, coral reef destruction, declining ocean oxygen levels and declines in ice sheets, glaciers and ice caps in polar environments. …

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Small changes in oxygen levels have big implications for ocean life: Study

Within this slice of ocean below the surface and above the seafloor are oxygen minimum zones (OMZs), large regions of very low oxygen, according to the study published in the journal Science Advances. …

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Building blocks of ocean food web in rapid decline as plankton productivity plunges

They’re teeny, tiny plants and organisms but their impact on ocean life is huge. Phytoplankton and zooplankton that live near the surface are the base of the ocean’s food system. Everything from small …

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Small changes in oxygen levels have big implications for ocean life

Oceanographers have found that even slight levels of ocean oxygen loss, or deoxygenation, have big consequences for tiny marine organisms called zooplankton. Zooplankton are important components of th…

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