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Predator-prey interaction study reveals more food does not always mean more consumption

(NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center) Decades of data allow researchers at the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center to look at predator-prey interactions in a different way: among multiple species throughout the water column. They have developed an unusually rich picture of who is eating whom off the Northeastern United States.

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Marine heatwaves are human-made

Heatwaves in the world’s oceans have become over 20 times more frequent due to human influence. This is what researchers are now able to demonstrate. Marine heatwaves destroy ecosystems and damage fisheries.

Marine heatwaves are human-made

Heatwaves in the world’s oceans have become over 20 times more frequent due to human influence. This is what researchers are now able to demonstrate. Marine heatwaves destroy ecosystems and damage fisheries.

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Can pumping up cold water from deep within the ocean halt coral bleaching?

Rising ocean temperatures cause marine heat waves, which place stress on living coral animals, as well as the photosynthetic algae on which they depend for energy. A new study is showing potential for the use of artificial upwelling (AU)– or the application of cooler, deep water — as a way to mitigate the thermal stress on corals.

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Extremely social robotic fish helps unravel collective patterns of animal groups

Using state-of-the-art robotics, a research team shows that animals’ speed is fundamental for collective behavioral patterns, and that ultimately it is the faster individuals that have the strongest influence on group-level behavior.

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Welsh seagrass meadow sows hope for global restoration

Seagrass is a wonder plant but unrecognised and sorely neglected. This is a flowering plant with long ribbon-like leaves that often grows in the sea in lush underwater meadows. It is an unsung hero in the fight to clean up…

NOAA taps David Legates, professor who questions the seriousness and severity of global warming, for top role – The Washington Post

The agency, which oversees weather forecasting, climate research and fisheries, has until now continued its climate research and communications activities unfettered by political influence. For that, NOAA stands in stark contrast to the Environmental Protection Agency and science agencies at…

California offshore winds show promise as power source

One of the challenges of moving toward fully renewable energy in California by 2045 is matching production to demand. Consumer demand peaks in the evening when solar energy is no longer available. Offshore wind energy has the potential to help meet this demand.