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90 Percent of Heat Gained On Earth Absorbed by Ocean

A study conducted at University of Oxford shows that more than 90% of the increased heat on the planet between 1971 and 2010 has been absorbed by the ocean. The study reconstructs ocean temperature change from 1871 to 2017 and combines time series of ocean surface temperatures and other ocean processes that are time-dependent. It shows the relationship between heat

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Legislation to Address Harmful Algal Blooms Advances

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s Environment Subcommittee, applauded the House passage of S. 2200, which reauthorizes the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act (HABHRCA). The legislation has already passed the Senate. Much of this legislation is the companion bill to Bonamici’s H.R. 4417, the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research

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$1.5 Million Grant to Establish Coral Gene Bank, Study Coral Diseases

Mote Marine Laboratory has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to seed 130 acres of Florida reefs with resilient varieties that can better withstand disease and climate change. Mote’s grant is one of 35 grants totaling $28.9 million awarded by the Coastal Resilience Fund, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NOAA, with support from Shell Oil and TransRe. Funds were

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Yellow Detritus in Oceans May Reduce Climate Change Effects

Phytoplankton and organic matter in the oceans that floats near the surface attenuate the light entering the water, filtering the light and changing how it affects the water below. One type of material found in the oceans, known as colored detrital matter (CDM), is a mix of organic material from various sources: material formed in the ocean, washed from land

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Global Ocean Observing System Report Card Released

The Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) have released the 2018 Ocean Observing System Report Card. The report details the JCOMM global observation system, which is comprised of networks and sensors that provide information about atmosphere, ocean, ice, global weather, maritime hazards and maritime commerce,

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Variation in Air Pressure Patterns Creates Extreme Ice Melt Conditions

Scientists have known for years that warming global climate is melting the Greenland ice sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the world. A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), however, shows that the rate of melting might be temporarily increased or decreased by two existing climate patterns: the North Atlantic oscillation (NAO) and the Atlantic multi-decadal

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