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New forecasting tools may help predict impact of marine heatwaves on ocean life up to a year in advance

Scientists may have figured out a way to forewarn how acute ocean warming events will affect whale and sea turtle habitat up to a year in advance, giving fishers time to avoid catastrophic human-wildlife conflicts.

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Ocean warming rates to quadruple by 2090 if climate change not mitigated: Study

A new comprehensive review of global ocean temperature data has allowed researchers to paint a clear picture of ocean warming since the 1950s, and predict future warming scenarios, according to a new study.

Massive marine die-off in Russian Far East threatens endangered species
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Massive marine die-off in Russian Far East threatens endangered species

Now believed to be caused by an unprecedented algae bloom, the decimation of bottom-dwelling sea life may have devastating ripple effects.
Saharan dust plumes are a crucial part of Earth's biology and climate
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Saharan dust plumes are a crucial part of Earth's biology and climate

The Saharan dust plume is a supersized version of ones that cross the Atlantic all the time, ferrying particles that irritate lungs but also fertilize plant and ocean life.
The world’s coral reefs are dying—here’s how scientists plan to save them

The world’s coral reefs are dying—here’s how scientists plan to save them

Without these interventions, scientists say the Earth’s coral reefs as we know them could disappear before the next century.
California’s critical kelp forests are disappearing in a warming world. Can they be saved?
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California’s critical kelp forests are disappearing in a warming world. Can they be saved?

The “sequoias of the sea” suck up carbon and shelter special species. They’ve been hit hard, but scientists, surfers, and more are banding together to save them.
Red abalone season closure may be a canary in the coal mine for Northern California

Red abalone season closure may be a canary in the coal mine for Northern California

The red abalone is dying off as its food source - the California kelp forests - are decimated. Experts fear the die-off may be a sign of what's to come.

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