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Ocean Acidification robs reef fish of their fear of predators

Research on the behaviour of coral reef fish at naturally-occurring carbon dioxide seeps in Milne Bay in eastern Papua New Guinea has shown that continuous exposure to increased levels of carbon dioxide dramatically alters the way fish respond to predators.

 

This finding from a collaboration among scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), James Cook University and the Georgia Institute of Technology is particularly concerning not just for conservationists but for fisheries around the world and other industries dependent on the survival of fish species.

Seeking nominations for OCB Ocean Time-Series Advisory Committee

OCB are currently seeking nominations for the OCB Ocean Time-Series Advisory Committee. This subcommittee was established by the OCB SSC in 2007 to facilitate OCB community input to future ocean observing initiatives and activities; ensure that existing ocean time-series and observing systems are meeting community needs; and to keep the OCB community integrated with ongoing international ocean observing activities.

Study Tests Theory that Life Originated at Deep Sea Vents

One of the greatest mysteries facing humans is how life originated on Earth. Scientists have determined approximately when life began (roughly 3.8 billion years ago), but there is still intense debate about exactly how life began. One possibility has grown in popularity in the last two decades - that simple metabolic reactions emerged near ancient seafloor hot springs, enabling the leap from a non-living to a living world.

GEO Appathon 2014

GEO is pleased to announce the launch of the first Group on Earth Observations GEO Appathon 2014 - an exciting new worldwide data science competition to be launched on 7 May 2014. See www.geoappathon.org 


The GEO Appathon is a global applications (App) development competition that aims to develop new, exciting and - most importantly - useful Apps using Earth observation data from the open and expansive Earth Observation data sets in the GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI). See www.geoportal.org  

The Ocean - The Long-Term Memory of Our Climate System

International expert meeting on ocean modeling in Kiel

The oceans are a vital component of our climate system. Nevertheless, they are often represented at a very limited resolution in today's climate models, and important physical processes are sometimes missing entirely. 60 experts from 10 different countries will be in Kiel this week as part of an international workshop on the future developments in the field of ocean modeling. The meeting of the international CLIVAR research program is supported by the Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel.

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