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Mass beaching of walruses in Alaska; a sign of things to come?

Oct 15, 2014 - 1:01 PM - by renjithvishnu

Adult Female Walruses on Ice Floe with Young. US waters of the Eastern Chukchi Sea,
AK, USA. Captions and Photo source: S.A. Sonsthagen / USGS


Compared to the photogenic polar bear, the walrus makes an unlikely poster species for climate change. In the last week, environmental campaigners have cried that the mass walrus beaching in Alaska, first spotted last month, is another clear signal of our warming world. Climate-change skeptics insist that the event is nothing unusual, and have dug out records of previous mass walrus ‘haul-outs’ to... [Read More]
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JRF & PhD positions at School of Earth, Ocean and CLimate Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar

Oct 10, 2014 - 1:53 PM - by deba
JRF positions in sponsored projects and PhD admissions are open at the School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar.

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http://www.iitbbs.ac.in/sric-application/ (JRF positions)

http://www.iitbbs.ac.in/pdf-application/index.php (PhD Admissions, Last Date: 15-Oct-2014)
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Undersea Volcanoes Discovered in MH370 Jet Search

Sep 26, 2014 - 8:39 PM - by renjithvishnu

Image Source: Australian Transport Safety Bureau

The collection of data from one of the most secret parts of the world is a by-product of the search. Extinct volcanoes and undersea depressions nearly a mile deep have been discovered as scientists search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Researchers looking for the Boeing 777 are creating 3-D maps of unexplored areas of the southern Indian Ocean in advance of submersible vehicles which will comb the area next month. The area has been deemed the most likely place to find the plane, after a series of brief electronic communications between MH370 and a satellite, the ... [Read More]
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