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2014-04-04 23:28:59

Study abroad programs provide rare opportunity for undergraduates to conduct hands-on, field-based research in growing field of ocean plastics. Woods Hole, MA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The recent discovery of the ocean “Plastisphere” an ecological community of microbial organisms living on plastic debris in the oceans, resulted from the samples collected by undergraduate students studying abroad with SEA Semester®, operated by Sea Education Association (SEA) in Woods Hole,...

New Method Measuring Marine Noise
2013-12-03 12:02:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has found that underwater noise can be stressful or even harmful to sea creatures, and a team of UK scientists has devised a novel method for monitoring artificial noise in Scotland’s Moray Firth inlet, according to a newly published study in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin. Study author Nathan Merchant, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Syracuse, said human activities related to Scotland’s...

Marine Pollution Impact On Corals Is Harsh, But They Can Recover
2013-11-26 14:24:00

[ Watch the Video: Protection From Marine Pollution Would Help Coral Reefs Recover ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study on coral reefs from a team of Florida and Oregon researchers has found common marine pollution doubled the rate of disease among corals and more than tripled the amount of coral bleaching, an early sign of reef stress. According to the team’s report in Global Change Biology, a three-year, controlled exposure of corals to high levels of...

Earth's Oceans In Greater Danger Than We Thought
2013-10-03 13:28:06

[ Watch the Video: Oceans In Peril? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A panel of marine scientists claims that the Earth's oceans are under an even greater threat than previously thought. The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) conducted a review on ocean degradation based on the rate, speed and impacts of climate change on the Earth's waters. The panel found that the oceans are facing even greater, faster and more imminent changes than once...

2013-10-03 12:20:08

Greater, Faster, Closer LONDON, October 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An international panel of marine scientists is demanding urgent remedies to halt ocean degradation based on findings that the rate, speed and impacts of change in the global ocean are greater, faster and more imminent than previously thought. Results from the latest International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO)/IUCN review of science on anthropogenic stressors on the ocean go beyond the...

2013-07-17 11:01:52

University of Adelaide marine biologists have found that reducing nutrient pollution in coastal marine environments should help protect kelp forests from the damaging effects of rising CO2. The researchers have found a combined effect on kelp forests from nutrient pollution and higher CO2, which could have a devastating impact on Australia's marine ecosystems. "When we manipulated CO2 and nutrient levels in an experimental marine ecosystem we found the effect of both of them together...

2013-04-09 11:19:52

Floating plastic debris – which helps populate the infamous "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" in the Pacific Ocean – has become a problem in the Great Lakes, the largest body of fresh water in the world. Scientists reported on the latest findings from the Great Lakes here today at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. "The massive production of plastic and inadequate disposal has made plastic...

2012-10-23 21:15:21

Studies confirm that twice as much marine debris is lying on the seabed today compared to ten years ago The sea bed in the Arctic deep sea is increasingly strewn with litter and plastic waste.  As reported in the advance online publication of the scientific journal Marine Pollution Bulletin by Dr. Melanie Bergmann, biologist and deep-sea expert at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association. The quantities of waste observed at the AWI...

2012-07-19 13:43:41

Possible sources include sewer overflows, septic tanks A new study finds elevated levels of caffeine at several sites in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of Oregon–though not necessarily where researchers expected. This study is the first to look at caffeine pollution off the Oregon coast. It was developed and conducted by Portland State University master's student Zoe Rodriguez del Rey and her faculty adviser Elise Granek, assistant professor of Environmental Science and...

2012-03-21 14:28:38

New Marine Board-ESF position paper sheds light on the gaps in our efforts to monitor and regulate chemical pollution in Europe´s seas According to a recent poll of more than 10,000 citizens from ten European countries, pollution is the primary concern of the public at large among all issues that threaten the marine environment. A new position paper of the Marine Board-ESF shows that such public concern is not misplaced and is supported by scientific evidence. About 30,000 of the...