An invisible flow of groundwater seeps into the ocean along coastlines all over the world. Scientists have tended to disregard its contributions to ocean chemistry, but a new study finds groundwater discharge plays a more significant role than had been thought.
Original story from UCSC Newscenter.
Ocean scientist Raphael Kudela is a lead author of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean & Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, which provides new evidence for the benefits of limiting global warming.
CNN — Ocean scientist Michael Beck wrote an opinion article for CNN about the importance of coral reefs and wetlands in protecting coastlines from storms.
PhysOrg — “The concentration of mercury in the surface level of the ocean is probably three or four times higher today than it was 500 years ago,” said Dr. Carl Lamborg, an associate professor from the Department of Ocean Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz.