Ocean Science

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  • New Study Outlines Range of Climate-Ready Options for Fisheries Managers

    Ocean warming and acidification are already having measurable effects on marine ecosystems, but their implications for the future are substantially more serious. They already appear to be changing productivity, shifting populations, and damaging the carbonate shells of plankton and shellfish. To date, however, fishery managers have faced challenges in incorporating these anticipated changes into... Read More

  • One Minute Dive

    The world's oceans are vitally important to all life on Earth. However, human activities are altering marine ecosystems in highly detrimental ways. To better protect our oceans, we need a greater understanding of how serious threats – overfishing, widespread pollution and global climate change – are altering these environments. Read More

  • Coral Reefs Reduce Risks From Natural Hazards

    A new study in Nature Communications provides the first global analysis of how coral reefs reduce risk from storms, flooding and sea level rise. Read More

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