Oceans

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  1. Life

    Why some whales become giants and others are only big

    Being big helps whales access more food. But just how big a whale can get is influenced by whether it hunts or filter-feeds.

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  2. Animals

    The moon has power over animals

    The moon is known for its tidal effects. But its light also can exert a powerful influence on animals large and small.

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  3. Oceans

    Cool Job: This ecologist is studying an ocean of changes

    A young marine ecologist is studying how warming is changing the oceans and what people can do to minimize the harm.

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  4. Climate

    Report sums up climate’s already dramatic impact on oceans and ice

    Melting glaciers, stronger storms and acidifying oceans are signs of climate change today, a new IPCC report says. Putting a brake on greenhouse emissions could limit how dire things get.

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  5. Earth

    Record seaweed belt spanned from Africa to Gulf of Mexico

    Blooms of Sargassum seaweed used to form at the mouth of the Amazon River each year. In 2011, they mushroomed in size to where they now span from South America across to Africa.

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  6. Tech

    Ocean energy could be the wave of the future

    Energy systems that turn the power of ocean waves into electrical energy could be on the horizon — or pumping away near the sea floor.

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  7. Oceans

    Oceans’ fever means fewer fish

    Warming oceans have caused fish populations to plummet since 1930. In some regions, the number of fish that can be caught without depleting populations has dropped by more than one-third.

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  8. Chemistry

    Shell shocked: Emerging impacts of our acidifying seas

    As Earth’s climate changes, the oceans are becoming more acidic. Here’s how oysters and reefs are responding to their acidifying bath.

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  9. Animals

    Ocean acidification may ground swimming skates

    Fish might seem immune to acidic waters, but check their skeletons. They can be vulnerable and eventually alter how fish behave.

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