Ocean Acidification Poses Little Threat to Whales’ Hearing, Study Suggests

More-acidic conditions reduce the amount of borate in seawater, whichled some researchers to suggest that ocean acidification will lead to lessabsorption of sound energy,allowing wavesto travel father in the ocean thenthey do at present. WHOI scientists showed that the effect will be minimal. Photo Credit: Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ScienceDaily, Oct. 11, 2010
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New Deep-Sea Hot Springs Discovered in Atlantic: Hydrothermal Vents May Contribute More to Oceans’ Thermal Budget

Chimney-like structures spew hot fluids of up to 300 degrees Celsuis that contain large amounts of methane and hydrogen sulfidePhoto Credit: MARUM Science Daily, October 7, 2010 Scientists from the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen on board the German research vessel Meteor have discovered
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Global Census of Marine Life reveals thousands of new species, other discoveries

Photo Credit: Gary Cranitch-Queensland Museum By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff, October 4, 2010 A lone deep-sea snail living within a hydrothermal vent. The migratory tracks of great white sharks crossing ocean basins. Audio recordings of schools of fish the size of Manhattan, swimming in concert.hese are just a handful of the discoveries that came
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