Stanford researchers have gotten a glimpse into an uncertain future where increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere will lead to higher levels in the ocean as well, leaving the water more acidic and altering underwater ecosystems. The glimpse comes from waters near Ischia, Italy, where unusual shallow-water volcanic vents in the floor [...]
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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — Preserving just 4% of the ocean could protect crucial habitat for the vast majority of marine mammal species, from sea otters to blue whales, according to researchers at Stanford University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Their findings were published in the Aug. 16 edition of the Proceedings of the National [...]