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Current rate of ocean acidification not seen in 300 million years

November 19, 2017 - New York City (Bernd F. Laeschke – December 2012): Oceans around the globe may be acidifying faster today than they did...
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Squids: Scientists study sense of hearing

November 19, 2017 - Woods Hole (Bernd F. Laeschke – November 2010): Ordinary squid may provide clues about the origin and evolution of the s...
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Titanic: Expedition captures images and hi-def video

December 04, 2016 - St. John’s (Bernd F. Laeschke – August 2010): During an expedition to the wreck of the Titanic, stunning 3-D images have...
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Hermit crabs congregate to find a larger snail shell

December 04, 2016 - Berkeley (Bernd F. Laeschke – October 2012): Terrestrial hermit crabs congregate to kick another crab out of its shell a...
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Pearse Resurgence: Cave divers discover three new species

December 04, 2016 - New Zealand (Bernd F. Laeschke – June 2012): Cave divers discovered several new species - a transparent amphipod, a worm...
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Tahiti: Corals hold evidence of ancient mega flood

December 04, 2016 - French Polynesia (Bernd F. Laeschke – March 2012): Coral around Tahiti, the largest island in the Windward group of Fren...
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The Marine Biosecurity Porthole

December 04, 2016 - Auckland (Bernd F. Laeschke – Juli 2011): "The Marine Biosecurity Porthole" is a website that publishes previously unsee...
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U-550: Divers discover German U-boat on US East Coast

December 04, 2016 - Nantucket (Bernd F. Laeschke – Juli 2012): Divers did locate U-550, a World War II German submarine, in deep water about...
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Arctic sea ice coverage at a record low

December 04, 2016 - Arctic (Bernd F. Laeschke – August 2012): In 2012, sea ice coverage in the Arctic has fallen to its lowest extent ever r...
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Dolphins: Mothers teach female offspring how to use tools

January 30, 2016 - Australia (Bernd F. Laeschke – October 2012): A group of female dolphins has been learning from their mothers to use spo...
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Global warming: Ice core reveals climate change in Greenland’s past

January 30, 2016 - Nuuk (Bernd F. Laeschke – January 2013): The last great warming period dates back more than 120,000 years ago, Ice cores...
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Ocean eddies transport marine life

January 30, 2016 - Woods Hole (Bernd Laeschke – Mai 2011): Massive, swirling ocean eddies that can measure up to 311 miles (500 kilometers)...
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Divers examine 64 shipwrecks in submerged Egyptian city

January 30, 2016 - Thonis-Heracleion (Bernd F. Laeschke – March 2013): 64 Egyptian shipwrecks, dating between the eighth and second centuri...
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Southern Ocean: Snail shells dissolve due to ocean acidification

December 06, 2015 - Antarctica (Bernd F. Laeschke – 26.11.2012): Antarctica’s marine snails are one of the first known victims of ocean acid...
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Garbage patch: 22 year study collects data

December 06, 2015 - Woods Hole (Bernd F. Laeschke – 19.08.2010): Scientists are still trying to figure out how large amounts of marine debri...
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Polar Regions: Does sea ice affect the exchange of CO2?

December 06, 2015 - Narragansett (Bernd F. Laeschke – 14.11.2012): By creating an artificial frosty environment with temperatures hovering a...
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Since 1950: Phytoplankton declines 40 percent

September 03, 2015 - Halifax (Bernd F. Laeschke – 29.07.2010): Plankton, a synonym for drifting organisms that inhabit the top layers of the...
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Antarctica: Flow accelerates as glacier melts

September 03, 2015 - Antarctica (Bernd F. Laeschke – 29.06.2010): Melting ice in West Antarctica is contributing a substantial and increasing...
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Biosecurity Porthole: Website focuses on threats to the marine environment

September 03, 2015 - Auckland (Bernd F. Laeschke – 29.07.2011): "The Marine Biosecurity Porthole" is a website that publishes previously unse...
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NOAA: Expedition focuses on plankton, debris

August 12, 2015 - Silver Spring (Bernd F. Laeschke – 29.10.2010): The great Pacific garbage patch, a concentrated area of marine debris in...
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Southern Ocean: Eddies transport carbon into deep water

August 09, 2015 - Southern Ocean (Bernd F. Laeschke – July 2012): Carbon is not absorbed into the deep ocean uniformly in vast areas; it i...
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Climate change: Undercurrents could protect tropical coral reefs

August 09, 2015 - Woods Hole (Bernd F. Laeschke – April 2012): Undercurrents may help to protect some islands and habitats in the equatori...
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Marine snails: Gene duplication speeds up evolution of conotoxins

August 09, 2015 - Ann Arbor (Bernd F. Laeschke – March 2012): Tropical marine cone snails, also known as Conus, are usually shaped like ge...
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Kermadec Arc: Havre volcanic eruptions change seafloor landscape

August 09, 2015 - New Zealand (Bernd F. Laeschke – October 2012): Undersea volcanic activity is constantly changing the topography of the...
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Jellyfish affect tourism in Mediterranean Sea

August 09, 2015 - Mediterranean Sea (Bernd F. Laeschke – September 2011): Jellywatch is a website that tracks the sighting of many differe...
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Ocean currents: Deepwater moorings deployed

August 09, 2015 - Canberra (Bernd F. Laeschke – July 2011): Three deep-ocean moorings have become the foundation for a new drive to measur...
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Titanic: Images and hi-def video captured

August 09, 2015 - St. John’s (Bernd F. Laeschke – August 2010): During an expedition to the wreck of the Titanic, stunning 3-D images have...
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Ocean currents: Tasman Sea a global warming hot spot

August 09, 2015 - Canberra (Bernd F. Laeschke - January 2012): The Tasman Sea, a 1,200 mile (2,000 kilometer) body of water between Austra...
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Pacific Climate Futures: Website simulates rainfall, cyclones

August 08, 2015 - Melbourne (Bernd F. Laeschke – November 2011): The most comprehensive scientific analysis of climate change in the Pacif...
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Invasive species triggered mass extinction

August 08, 2015 - Arlington (Bernd F. Laeschke – December 2010): Mass extinction events can be triggered by an influx of invasive species.
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Greenland ice sheet melts at record levels

August 08, 2015 - Greenland (Bernd F. Laeschke – January 2011): Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet is expected to be a major contributor t...
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Decompression sickness: Dolphins can manage bubbles

August 08, 2015 - Woods Hole (Bernd F. Laeschke – October 2011): Can dolphins and other marine mammals suffer from decompression sickness?...
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Invasive species: Lionfish, Black Tiger Shrimp in Gulf of Mexico

August 08, 2015 - College Station (Bernd F. Laeschke – December 2011): More than 40 non-indigenous species are spreading through the Gulf...
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Franklin Arctic expedition remains a mystery

August 08, 2015 - King William Island (Bernd F. Laeschke – August 2010): The search for the two ships of the Franklin Arctic expedition en...
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