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Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘ocean’

Powerful ocean currents off Antarctica factor in climate change

Powerful ocean currents off Antarctica factor in climate change

Oceanographers said on Sunday they had measured a system of mighty currents off Antarctica that are a newly-discovered factor in the equation of climate change. The system, known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW), is generated in clockwise movement in four big sea shelves that abut Antarctica – the Weddell Sea, Prydz Bay, Adelie Land and […]

Coral ‘cryobank’ saves reef species

Coral ‘cryobank’ saves reef species

SHOULD the Great Barrier Reef perish as a result of rising ocean temperatures and acidity levels, it appears scientists will have, at least, a small consolation prize. The Zoological Society of London is planning the world’s first coral “cryobank”, which would preserve hundreds of samples of each species in liquid nitrogen. Samples taken from the […]

‘Lost Seabird’ Seturns To Ocean

‘Lost Seabird’ Seturns To Ocean

One of the world’s rarest and most elusive birds has finally been seen flying in its natural habitat. The Fiji petrel, a seabird that once “went missing” for 130 years, has been sighted flying at sea, near the island of Gua in the Pacific Ocean. The culmination of a meticulously planned bird hunt, Birdlife International […]

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