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Just down the road from the world’s tallest tower, in the shadow of monster sand dunes, marine biologists from around the world clamored onboard a boat for a visit to some of the Persian Gulf’s coral reefs.
A study of how climate change has affected emperor penguins over the last 30,000 yrs found that only three populations may have survived during the last ice age, and that the Ross Sea in Antarctica was likely the refuge for one of these populations.
With many projects under development in coastal regions such as New England, tidal power — which extracts “hydrokinetic” energy from marine environments — seems poised to join other U.S. commercial power sources.
There will be a 7-day training workshop at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for students and early-career scientists who want to gain experience with the analysis of multichannel seismic reflection data from June 22-29, 2015.
When the expansion of the Panama Canal is completed in 2016, giant ships that now must dock at West Coast ports after crossing the Pacific will be able to deliver cargo directly to ports on the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast.