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Posts tagged oceans

November 21, 2017

 

Tardigrades, also called water bears, as viewed on a microscope.

Life Persists

If the origin of life is at all common, scientists may soon be finding lots of life-bearing worlds.

July 7, 2016

 

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Ocean Storage of CO2 Increasing

The ocean is increasingly absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, raising the water's acidity and endangering sea life.

June 6, 2016

 

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Dead Zones and Ocean Warming

Global warming is depleting oxygen in the water, creating and expanding "dead zones" toxic to sea life.

May 3, 2016

 

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Motional Induction 2

The ocean generates its own magnetic field, which peaks everty 12.5 hours along with the rising tides.

May 2, 2016

 

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Motional Induction

Sea currents create electric currents through a process called motional induction.

May 25, 2012

 

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The Ocean’s Salt Shaker

If salts are constantly washing into rivers, lakes and oceans, why aren't inland lakes salty as well?

March 28, 2012

 

Don't worry... there is plenty of Oxygen.

How Much Breathable Oxygen Gas Is There In The Atmosphere?

I have a friend who says there's not much oxygen on earth. Ever since I heard that I can't catch my breath! What's the truth?

December 20, 2011

 

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Shells On Mountains

Where is the last place you would expect to find a seashell? Probably on the top of a mountain right?

September 21, 2009

 

The Hammerhead’s Hammerhead

These unique sharks have heads resembling flattened, T shaped hammers. But how would such a weird head evolve?

June 17, 2009

 

How Whales Became Sailors

Learn how whales became sailors on this Moment of Science.

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