Vadim Levin – Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Jennifer Francis – Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Benjamin Horton – Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences.
Drawing the crabs’ blue blood for vital medical testing can condemn the animals to die, even after they are returned to the sea… “There’s not very good science-based information on the mortality of the crabs. I’ve seen figures range from 15 percent to 40 percent but nobody has a really good handle on that,” says Michael De Luca, senior associate director at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University.
A melting Antarctica alone could raise oceans by more than 3 feet by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions continued unabated, roughly doubling previous total sea-level rise estimates, according to new research… “We’ve been waiting for this paper. It has societal implications right off the bat,” said Ben Horton, a sea-level rise researcher at Rutgers University. He advises Delaware on sea-level rise, he said, and suggested to colleagues that they wait on a policy proposal to include projections from the new models.
Every winter, the Arctic Ocean’s sea ice cover reaches a peak and then declines with the onset of spring. That peak, recorded this year on Thursday, was the lowest seen in 37 years of record keeping, federal scientists said yesterday… El Niño,…
Scientists working to improve storm intensity forecasting have identified a more accurate means of predicting a hurricane’s strength as it approaches landfall, using sea temperature readings that they say will help forecasters better prepare communitie…