Thursday, February 22, 2018
FIU: Search for vanishing frogs leads to discovery of new species

FIU biologist Alessandro Catenazzi went in search of vanishing frogs in the Amazon. What he found was an entirely new species. ..

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Monday, February 12, 2018
USF: New Satellite Data Confirm Accelerated Sea Level Rise

USF marine science professor Gary Mitchum is part of a team using statistical analysis of satellite data to enhance previous studies based on tide gauge data  ..

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Hydropower development alters the Amazon, FIU researchers find

The Andean Amazon is being rapidly altered by a wave of hydropower development and the consequences have been underestimated, according to newly released research.  ..

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
UM: Study Finds New “Ocean” Link Between Florida and Cuba

UM researchers uncover eddies that may hold key to transport of larvae, pollutants across the Straits of Florida  ..

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
FAU: Study shows male sea turtles are vanishing closer to home

FAU researchers have been studying and documenting sea turtles in Palm Beach County since 2002, and found that 97 to 100 percent of the hatchlings have been female. Unlike humans, sea turtles don’t have sex chromosomes. Their sex is determined by the nest’s environment: warmer temperatures produce females and cooler temperatures produce males. ..

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Friday, January 19, 2018
USF: Oxygen Levels Continue Dropping In World's Waters

Scientists say that climate change is having an effect on the levels of the world’s oceans. But it’s also apparently affecting the oxygen levels throughout the oceans, as well as our coastal waters including the Gulf of Mexico. ..

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Friday, January 19, 2018
UF: Study suggests climate models may underestimate future polar warming

A new international analysis of marine fossils shows that warming of the polar oceans during the Eocene, a greenhouse period that provides a glimpse of Earth’s potential future climate, was greater than previously thought. ..

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Friday, January 19, 2018
FIU: Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips

A team of scientists that included shark biologists, an aerospace engineer and statisticians spent several years developing precise calculations based on the oceanic whitetip’s average size, swimming location, water temperatures, location of prey in the water and daily activities. ..

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Friday, January 12, 2018
New UM Study Suggests Shark Declines Can Lead to Changes in Reef Fish Body Shapes

Scientists found fish with significantly smaller eyes and tails on coral reefs where sharks have been depleted  ..

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
UF: An X-factor in coastal flooding: Natural climate patterns create hot spots of rapid sea level rise

A UF engineer and a UF geologist demonstrate how ‘hot spots’ along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are further magnifying floods, exacerbating global sea level rise caused by climate change. ..

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