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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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Ocean Acidification Makes it Harder for Corals to Build Skeletons

A new study published Jan. 29 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows how ocean acidification makes it harder for corals to build their skeletons. The study is based on research by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who extracted core samples from corals near Palau. Their work details the effects of acidification and will allow better

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