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Study reveals ancient ocean oxygen levels associated with changing atmospheric carbon dioxide

Why do carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere wax and wane in conjunction with the warm and cold periods of Earth’s past? Scientists have been trying to answer this question for many years, and …

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There is 2,000 year old water is trapped in the ocean and scientists think they know why

Back in 2017, scientists thought they may have found the answer to the mysterious ‘shadow zone’ in the centre of the Pacific Ocean. This trough, roughly two kilometres below the surface, reportedly …

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Ocean ‘breathability’ key to past, future habitat of West Coast marine species

Marine life off the West Coast, from Mexico up through Canada, inhabit the California Current. The cool, nutrient-rich water supports life from invisible phytoplankton to the economically important …

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New Worm Species With Glamorous Iridescent Scales Discovered in the Ocean Abyss

The bizarre creatures are colloquially known as “Elvis worms” due to their shiny scales being reminiscent of the King of Rock’s famous sequinned suits.

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Shedding New Light on the Nitrogen Cycle in the Dark Ocean

Every year, the Mississippi River dumps around 1.4 million metric tons of nitrogen into the Gulf of Mexico, much of it runoff from agricultural fertilizer. This nitrogen can lead to algal blooms, …

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Russian Su-27 Pilot Dies Following Ocean Rescue in Difficult Conditions.

Rescued Pilot of Su-27 Did Not Survive After Being Pulled from Ocean. The pilot of a Russian … in the Russian, Moscow time zone (UTC+3), said that, “Two vessels are in the area.

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More than half of all Earth’s ocean life died off 444 million years ago because it ran out of oxygen

Stanford University, California experts believe that the ‘Late Ordovician’ mass extinction 450 million years ago was due to widespread ‘anoxia’, or oxygen depletion, over a three million year period.

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‘A bad time to be alive’: Study links ocean deoxygenation to ancient die-off

Beyond deepening understandings of ancient mass extinction events, the findings have relevance for today: Global climate change is contributing to declining oxygen levels in the open ocean and coastal …

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World’s oceans are capturing twice as much carbon as previously thought thanks to microscopic carbon-loving plankton that float down to the ocean depths, study claims

This phytoplankton, which consumes carbon dioxide and releases oxygen just like plants, is present in the ocean’s sun-lit surface area – known as the ‘euphotic zone’. Phytoplankton then enters the …

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Bacteria discovered in solid ocean rock may offer new hope for life on Mars

Researchers have discovered new a new cellular creature within a solid rock, potentially offering new hope for the discovery of life on Mars.

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