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Worldwide expedition finds 200,000 types of viruses in the oceans

The Tara sails in the Arctic. Photo: Tara Ocean After a world voyage that sampled the ocean from pole to pole, scientists have discovered nearly 200,000 inhabitants of marine viruses. In the marine ecosystem, tiny creatures called microbes account for most of the ocean's biodiversity and over half of its biomass. However, much less is known about the viruses – …

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Scientists discover Cthulhu sea cucumber, which terrorized the oceans 430 million years ago

A picture of Sollasina cthulhu showing what it would have looked like on the seabed. Elissa Martin, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Scientists have discovered a new species of ancient sea cucumber after making a 3D computer reconstruction of the creature from a 430-million-year-old fossil. The discovery was made by a team of international paleontologists led by the Oxford …

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The oceans of the earth save us from "absurd heat"

CLOSE The weight of ice-cream lakes in the Antarctic is causing buckets of ice shelves to break, causing fractures and fractures, such as the Larsen B ice shelf. Buzz60 Next time you're on the beach, thank the ocean a big thank you. For decades, Earth's oceans have absorbed huge amounts of carbon dioxide that would have remained in the atmosphere. …

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Oceans absorb carbon four times faster than the 1980s – Axios

What They Have Done: For a new study published Thursday in the journal Science an international research team has determined how much carbon dioxide the oceans have absorbed. What they found: The study shows that between 1994 and 2007, the oceans had absorbed more than 100 billion tons of CO2, which represents about one third of the total emissions during …

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The heatwaves sweeping the oceans end up as "fires," scientists reveal environment

The number of heat waves affecting the planet's oceans has greatly increased, as scientists have revealed. They killed habitats like "forest fires that spew huge forest areas". The damage caused in these hotspots is also damaging to humanity, which relies on the oceans to bring oxygen, food, windstorm and the removal of climate-warming carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, they say. …

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New fabrics grown in fermentation tanks could prevent tiny plastic fibers polluting the oceans

New materials grown in laboratories may be an alternative to the materials currently dumping large quantities of plastic into the world's oceans. Synthetic textiles such as polyester are a permanent substitute for natural fabrics such as wool and cotton, but they also contribute to the trillions of microplastics that populate the world's oceans. Concern about this form of pollution is …

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Climate change will soon change the color of our oceans. Here is how

By the end of the century, the oceans of the world will become bluer and greener thanks to a warming climate, scientists said Monday. And the color shift will be almost imperceptible to the human eye could give an indication of the profound changes for a wide range of marine life. At the center of the phenomenon are tiny marine …

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Scientists warn that oceans will change color in less than 100 years

Oceans will change their color by the end of the century as climate change significantly changes phytoplankton in the world's oceans, according to a new study. With rising sea temperatures, the aforementioned period increases by up to 4.8 degrees Fahrenheit – Plankton growth is increased, bringing the blues and greens of the ocean to life as sunlight interacts with water …

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