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Arctic Ocean started getting warmer decades earlier than we thought

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The Arctic Ocean has been getting warmer since the beginning of the 20th century – decades earlier than records suggest – due to warmer water flowing into the delicate polar ecosystem from the Atlantic Ocean.…

Floating ocean plastic can get a boost to its wave-induced transport because of its size

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The FINANCIAL -- Plastic pollution and other ocean debris are a complex global environmental problem. Every year, ten million tonnes of plastic are estimated to be mismanaged, resulting in entry into the ocean, of which half will float initially. Yet, only 0.3 million tonnes of plastic can be found floating on the surface of the…

Tiny crustaceans could play a crucial role in climate regulation

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The FINANCIAL -- Understanding the feeding habits of zooplankton has the potential to dramatically improve the ability of scientists to predict changes in ocean carbon storage and our future climate, a new study has found.The atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) continues to increase, year on year, playing a major role in warming the oceans…

More than 3 billion people rely on the ocean for their livelihoods

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The FINANCIAL -- Countries need to work together to defend the ocean from a steady rise in temperature, pollution and overfishing that threatens its ability to continue supporting marine life and providing food and income to billions of people, according to a new OECD report.…

Healthy oceans: keeping Asia and the Pacific afloat

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Memories of idyllic beaches and sonorous waves may seem far away while we remain at home. Yet, we need not look far to appreciate the enduring history of the ocean in Asia and the Pacific. For generations, the region has thrived on our seas. Our namesake bears a nod to the Pacific Ocean, a body…