Posts tagged marine
Microsubmarines: small technology for a big problem.

With around 14,000 oils spills reported each year in the United States, it is important to have effective tools in our arsenal to deal with this problem. Oil spills can have a myriad of impacts from hurting fragile marine ecosystems affecting tourism and the seafood industry. Because of this, experts are looking to develop alternate methods to manage these spills.

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Climate Change: The Impact on Marine Ecosystems.

Marine ecosystems are particularily affected by climate change because of the effects of warming water, increasing acidification, and lowering oxygen levels. It is difficult to monitor some marine animals due to their unseen habitat or their sizes. This causes many food chains to be threatened, life cycles and migrations routes to be altered, and helps increase habitat suitable for invasive species. 

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