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Our Ocean Backyard – Collected Essays – Volume 2; By Gary Griggs

Our Ocean Backyard – Collected Essays – Volume 2; By Gary Griggs

Like the first volume of essays, this second volume explores curious ocean questions. Gary’s stories, which draw upon our rich history of ocean exploration and discovery, are written for anyone with an interest in the oceans.

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Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching in five years

Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching in five years

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered another mass bleaching event – the third in just five years.

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Underwater avalanches are trapping microplastics in the deep ocean

Underwater avalanches are trapping microplastics in the deep ocean

A collaborative research project between the Universities of Manchester, Utrecht, and Durham, and the National Oceanography Centre has revealed for the first time how submarine sediment avalanches can transport microplastics from land into the deep ocean.

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Plants and animals aren’t so different when it comes to climate

Plants and animals aren’t so different when it comes to climate

Despite fundamental differences in their biology, plants and animals are surprisingly similar in how they have evolved in response to climate around the world, according to a new study.

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Tsunami watch for Hawaii lifted after north Pacific quake

Tsunami watch for Hawaii lifted after north Pacific quake

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck in the northern Pacific on Wednesday and forecasters said tsunami waves were possible for the nearest shores. A brief tsunami watch for Hawaii was canceled.

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Hidden source of carbon found at the Arctic coast

Hidden source of carbon found at the Arctic coast

A previously unknown and significant source of carbon just discovered in the Arctic has scientists both marveling at a once overlooked contributor to local coastal ecosystems and concerned about what it may mean in an era of climate change.

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East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has retreated almost 3 miles over last 22 years

East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has retreated almost 3 miles over last 22 years

East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has retreated 5 kilometers, nearly 3 miles, in the past 22 years, and researchers are concerned that the shape of the ground surface beneath the ice sheet could make it even more susceptible to climate-driven collapse.

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Simple framework helps future ocean studies

Simple framework helps future ocean studies

A range of information is collated through a simple framework that will help marine scientists to design more accurate experiments that will better help them understand the projected impact of global warming on marine life.

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Microplastics found in a quarter of San Diego estuary fish

Microplastics found in a quarter of San Diego estuary fish

Nearly a quarter of fish collected from a San Diego stream contain microplastics. The study, which examined plastics in coastal sediments and three species of fish, showed that the frequency and types of plastic ingested varied with fish species and, in some cases, size or age of fish.

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