Oceanography

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, the intersection of 8th Street and Atlantic Avenue is flooded in Ocean City, N.J., after the storm surge from Superstorm Sandy flooded much of the town. New satellite research shows that global warming is making seas rise at an ever increasing rate. Scientists say melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica is speeding up sea level rise so that by the year 2100 on average oceans will be two feet higher than today, probably even more. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
February 12, 2018 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — New satellite research shows melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up already rising seas. At the current rate, the world's oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 centimeters) higher by the end of the century compared to today, according to researchers...
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This July 2010 photo provided by NOAA shows bleached corals at Ko Racha Yai, Thailand. A study released on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 finds that severe bleaching outbreaks are hitting coral reefs four times more often they used to a few decades earlier. (Mark Eakin/NOAA via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two new studies show global warming is making oceans sicker, depleting them of oxygen and harming delicate coral reefs more often. The researchers say the lower oxygen levels are making marine life far more vulnerable. They say the problem is worsening and more complex than...
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In this Oct. 12, 2017 photo, Mike Baughman, center, plays the bass with Sam Gibson, left, on guitar while Ryan Baughman, right, looks on at a cabin in Herald, W.Va. Mike Baughman is fighting a rare bile duct cancer he believes is a result of ingesting a parasite inside raw fish while serving in the Vietnam War. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has commissioned a pilot study, the first of its kind in the United States, to look into the link between liver flukes and the disease. (AP Photo/Margie Mason)
November 21, 2017 - 8:44 pm
HERALD, W.Va. (AP) — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of...
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November 20, 2017 - 5:05 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Harbor seals, sea lions and some fish-eating killer whales have rebounded in the Northeast Pacific Ocean in recent decades. But that boom comes with a trade-off: They're devouring more of the salmon prized by a unique but fragile population of endangered orcas. A new study suggests...
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November 05, 2017 - 6:40 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Researchers were thrilled to have captured one of the few remaining vaquita porpoises, but announced Sunday that the adult female died after a few hours in captivity in a floating pen, raising questions about the last-ditch effort to enclose the world's smallest porpoises to save...
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FILE--This June 2007, file aerial photo shows Midway Atoll, one of the farthest in the string of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands with long stretches of pristine atolls and coral reefs. Nearly half of the Hawaii's coral reefs were bleached during heat waves in 2014 and 2015 and fisheries close to shore are declining, a group of scientists told state lawmakers. (Burl Burlingame, Honolulu Star-Bulletin via AP, file)
November 03, 2017 - 2:04 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly half of Hawaii's coral reefs were bleached during heat waves in 2014 and 2015 and fisheries close to shore are declining, a group of scientists told state lawmakers. The scientists from the Nature Conservancy briefed the lawmakers on Thursday about what they called...
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October 23, 2017 - 11:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Within the next three decades, floods that used to strike the New York City area only once every 500 years could occur every five years, according to a new scientific study released just days before the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The study, performed by researchers at...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2017 file photo, a young woman with the World Wildlife Fund carries a papier mache replica of the critically endangered porpoise known as the vaquita marina, during an event in front of the National Palace in Mexico City calling on the Mexican government to take additional steps to protect the world's smallest marine mammal. An international team of researchers captured the first endangered vaquita porpoise in the Gulf of California in an ambitious effort to catch and enclose the few remaining members of the species, but said on Thursday, Oct. 19, that they had to release the calf because it was too young. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
October 20, 2017 - 2:54 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species have captured a calf but released it because it was too young to survive without its mother. Mexico's Environment Department said veterinarians determined the calf was too young and experts...
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A sea turtle named Picasso carries the ashes of Tony Amos, 80, a renowned oceanographer, on it's back as it is released back into the Gulf of Mexico following a memorial service, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Port Aransas, Texas. Amos died of complications from prostate cancer on Sept. 4, mere days after Harvey roared ashore as a fearsome hurricane. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
September 30, 2017 - 9:34 pm
PORT ARANSAS, Texas (AP) — A rescued green sea turtle named Picasso was released back into the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, carrying the ashes of a self-taught Texas oceanographer who founded the rehabilitation center that helped nurse it back to health. Hundreds of well-wishers surged forward to...
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This April 2015 photo provided by John W. Chapman shows marine sea slugs from a derelict vessel from Iwate Prefecture, Japan which washed ashore in Oregon. On Thursday, Sept. 27, 2017, researchers reported nearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea creatures hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, washing ashore alive in the United States. (John W. Chapman via AP)
September 28, 2017 - 8:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, washing ashore alive in the United States, researchers reported Thursday. It is the largest and longest marine migration ever documented,...
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