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Posted on March 14, 2017 - 1:59pm, by nwehner

Via Science Daily

"Off the coast of Southern California these events, known as "red tides," can produce awe-inspiring nighttime light shows by illuminating breaking waves and creating eerie blue trails behind surf fish. However, in other areas such as off Florida and in the the Great Lakes these blooms can be toxic, causing fish die-offs, shellfish poisoning, and triggering respiratory problems in humans and marine mammals."

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Posted on March 14, 2017 - 1:50pm, by nwehner

Via Seychelles News Agency

"Students in Seychelles and overseas who are interested in learning more about the concept of the Blue Economy can pursue a distance learning course through the University of Seychelles (UniSey), said a top official."

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Posted on March 14, 2017 - 1:37pm, by nwehner
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Via Bloomberg

"The order, which could be signed this week, goes far beyond a targeted assault on Obama-era measures blocking coal leasing and throttling greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that has been discussed for weeks. Some of the changes could happen immediately; others could take years to implement."

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Posted on March 14, 2017 - 12:51pm, by nwehner

Via Delaware Online

"The horseshoe crab work, by Danielle Dixson, an assistant professor at the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and the Environment, was one of several research projects outlined Monday at a symposium on emerging contaminants, chemicals that are beginning to show up as sampling equipment grows more sophisticated."

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Posted on March 14, 2017 - 12:41pm, by nwehner

Via Ars Technica

"By making so much information so accessible, social media has drastically changed the way we consume information and form opinions in the modern era. The danger, however, is that social media creates an “echo chamber” that filters the information people receive so that it largely supports their existing opinions."

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Posted on March 14, 2017 - 12:19pm, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"A new study, out Friday in the journal Science Advances, suggests that since 1960, a staggering 337 zetajoules of energy — that’s 337 followed by 21 zeros  — has been added to the ocean in the form of heat. And most of it has occurred since 1980."

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Posted on March 14, 2017 - 9:43am, by abrown

Via Science Daily

"Eager to understand how scuba diving activities over multiyear time scales influence shark behavior, scientists at UC Santa Barbara and Florida International University set out to find answers. They found human-shark interaction can take place without long-term effects on the sharks. Their research appears in the Marine Ecology Progress Series."

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Posted on March 14, 2017 - 9:03am, by abrown
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Via Science Daily

"A new study finds that a substantial chunk of summer sea ice loss in recent decades was due to natural variability in the atmosphere over the Arctic Ocean. The study, from the University of Washington, the University of California Santa Barbara and federal scientists, is published March 13 in Nature Climate Change."

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