The Northern Hemisphere's human "footprint"
By: Jeffrey Graf
The term footprint has come to mean the balance of carbon dioxide (CO2) taken out of the atmosphere and carbon dioxide put into the atmosphere. CO2 is removed from the atmosphere primarily by photosynthesis and enters the atmosphere again either through respiration or combustion. It...
By: Elizabeth M Young
We would expect that he official causeof deterioration of coral reefs would be announced as human in origin. But that is not the case. There is much difficulty in relating deterioration in coral reefs to sizable human populations, with their water polluting ways. In one...
The anatomy of an ocean wave
By: Bill Georato
With summertime quickly coming upon us in the Northeast, thoughts will soon turn toward the beach. There are many beach and ocean activities we will be starting to prepare for—boating, swimming and surfing among them—and all have an important factor to think about:...
Mysterious underwater discoveries in the Bahamas
By: Silvia Dekumbis
Bimini, a small island group belonging to the Bahamas and located just to the east of Miami, Florida, is known as a vacation paradise and one of the world’s best deep sea fishing places. Old sports-fishermen all remember American author Ernest Hemingway, who caught...
Composition and sources of sand in the Wahiba Sand Sea
By: Lian Slayford-Wei
Composition and Sources of Sand in the Wahiba Sand Sea, Sultanate of Oman The Wahiba Sand Sea can be divided into two physiographic units, the northern and southern regions. The Northern Wahibai region is principally a huge megaridge arrangement, while the Southern Wahiba chiefly consists...
Difference between aquatic and marine life
By: James Johnson
What is the difference between aquatic and marine life? One is a subset of the other. All marine life is aquatic but all aquatic life is not marine. Perhaps it is best to start with defining the terms! Let's check out the definitions given by...
Endangered sea creatures
By: Nicole Wong
We have heard how modernisation is making our lives better. We have heard how constructing more buildings are financially improving our world. We have also heard how cars and trucks are making our everyday needs more convenient. However, we have not heard enough of how...
Ice loss in Greenland, Antarctica, and Alaska
By: L.B. Woodgate
So what’s a little ice lost in the frozen Arctic and Antarctica tundra to those of us who live in temperate and tropical zones? It doesn’t pose the immediate threat of fires, tornadoes, hurricanes or the creeping threat of millions of gallons of...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Animals and other species manage to thrive well in brackish water by adapting to the factors that differ between fresh and saline water. There are also physical forces, such the force of water that concentrates and becomes more powerful in channels and estuaries, and there...
Overview: Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
By: D. Vogt
The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (website here) is a unique research laboratory on the small 29-acre Coconut Island in Hawaii, and is owned by the University of Hawaii at Manoa. It studies sea life within the Hawaii Marine Laboratory Refuge, a sanctuary which includes...

 

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