Oceans

Viruses survive in fresh water by ' hitchhiking ' on plastic, according to a new study.
  Researchers discovered that dangerous viruses can survive in fresh water for up to three days by hitchhiking on plastic . Human enteric,...
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Megalodons may have been driven to extinction by great white sharks.
 Shark tooth analysis suggests that the two ocean predators battled for food. Megalodons may have been driven to extinction by great white s...
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Some deep-sea octopuses aren’t the long-haul moms scientists thought they were
 Laying eggs in the warmer water of geothermal springs accelerates the hatching process. In the "Octopus Garden" (pictured) off th...
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Sunlight helps clean up oil spills in the ocean more than previously thought
 Up to 17% of the surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon may have been dissolved by solar light. This US Coast Guard boat recovered spilled ...
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The past’s extreme ocean heat waves are now the new normal
 More than half of the world's oceans are experiencing extreme temperatures that were unheard of a century ago. Between 2013 and 2016, t...
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Climate change intensified deadly storms in Africa in early 2022
 Hundreds of people died as a result of the heavy rains, which also caused severe damage. In late January, Tropical Storm Ana dumped heavy r...
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Forests help reduce global warming in more ways than one
There's more to the effect than just carbon dioxide absorption. Beyond their well-known ability to capture carbon, which helps trees com...
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How some sunscreens damage coral reefs
 Sea anemones and coral turn a common sunscreen ingredient into a toxin activated by light According to a study, oxybenzone, a common ingred...
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