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The high seas — the vast roiling ocean that reaches beyond a coastal states' 320-kilometer exclusive economic zone, or EEZ — is Earth's largest biosphere. It represents about 58 percent of our planet’s oceans and is...

source: Scientific American

Experts are well aware that many of our oceans are running out of oxygen. Sometimes it's a consequence of pollution. Other times we can blame climate change, both man- and nature-driven. However, what is certain is that it's not good for us or the fish and crustaceans that...

source: Nature World News

Corals such as those found on the Great Barrier Reef are at risk from the estimated 5tn pieces of plastic in the world's oceans because researchers have discovered they digest tiny fragments of plastic at a significant rate. A study...

source: The Guardian

Scientists in the U.S. have developed their very own pair of rose-tinted spectacles by adapting Google Glass to measure the chlorophyll concentration of leaves. Aydogan Ozcan and his research group at the University of California are passionate about creating new technologies...

source: Scientific American

A new poll finds that American researchers feel a responsibility to weigh in when their scientific field intersects with politics and policy. In fact, 87 percent of scientists say engaging with the public and policy...

source: International Business Times

The depressing task of monitoring ocean acidification just got a little easier. A collection of scientists from Europe, the U.S. and India have developed a technique that could provide the first global and nearly real-time assessment of our rapidly acidifying seas. Their...

source: The Weather Channel


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