Squid may use light-up organs to ‘talk’ in dark oceans

There's evidence that squid communication can be broken down into distinct units that squid recombine to form different messages, like letters in the alphabet.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford
March 24, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology communication light oceans squid

There’s life 2,600 feet below the Indian Ocean seafloor

Ocean cores from 2,600 feet below the Indian Ocean seafloor contain tiny microbes, researchers report.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M
March 24, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology microbes oceans

‘Sushi parasites’ have spiked 283-fold in 40 years

The next time you eat sashimi, nigiri, or other forms of raw fishi, consider doing a quick check for worms.

Michelle Ma-Washington
March 19, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment fish food oceans parasites

Soft coral survivors can’t replace stony coral decline

Soft corals in the US Virgin Islands recovered from back-to-back hurricanes in 2017, but stony corals haven't—and one species can’t just replace the other.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo
March 17, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured climate-change conservation coral-reefs ecosystems oceans

Soft coral survivors can’t replace stony coral decline

Soft corals in the US Virgin Islands recovered from back-to-back hurricanes in 2017, but stony corals haven't—and one species can’t just replace the other.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo
March 17, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured climate-change conservation coral-reefs ecosystems oceans

Acidic oceans mess with oysters passing on ‘memories’

Ocean acidification limits the ability of some oysters to pass on "memories" of environmental trauma to their offspring.

U. Washington
March 16, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment acidity conservation oceans oysters

Warming seas threaten mid-Atlantic sea snails

Climate change could threaten the survival of the common whelk, a sea snail with the misfortune of living in one of Earth's fastest warming marine areas.

Todd Bates-Rutgers
March 11, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change fisheries fishing oceans snails

Algorithm points to best way to deal with ocean plastic

It's possible to design plastic that can break down in the ocean but is it practical? Researchers used machine learning to find out.

Matthew Swayne-Penn State
March 3, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment algorithms machine-learning oceans plastics recycling

Aussie rocks show early Earth was a ‘water world’

Early Earth 3.2 billion years ago was a world of vast oceans and submerged continents. The new findings could have implications for the origins of life.

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State
March 2, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology early-earth evolution oceans oxygen water

Pollution cuts can prevent coral bleaching when things get hot

"...it is possible to take some local actions such as reducing nutrient pollution to give reefs a chance, at least in the near term."

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara
Feb. 25, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change conservation corals nitrogen oceans pollution temperature

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