Oceans
Deep submersible dives shed light on rarely explored coral reefs  PHYS.ORG · 57 minutes
Just beyond where conventional scuba divers can go is an area of the ocean that still is largely unexplored. In waters this deep—about 100 to at least 500... more
NOAA Fisheries biologists record singing by rare right whale  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say they have recorded singing by a rare right whale for the first time. more
Greenland's Summer Melts Have Started Early, and They're Very Bad This Year  LIVE SCIENCE · 13 hours
Summer doesn't begin for two more days, but oceanographers and climatologists are already sounding the alarm about stunning ice melts going on now in... more
Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Greenland's melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate,... more
Oceanographers investigate the ocean's carbon-absorbing processes over time  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
It's a well-known fact that the ocean is one of the biggest absorbers of the carbon dioxide emitted by way of human activity. What's less well known is how the ocean's processes... more
Meet the Scottish Sea Worm with Eyes on Its Butt  LIVE SCIENCE · 11 hours
The teensy marine worm Ampharete oculicirrata has a tangle of tentacles near its mouth — oh, and a pair of eyes on its butt. more
Human migration in Oceania recreated through paper mulberry genetics  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The migration and interaction routes of prehistoric humans throughout the islands of Oceania can be retraced using genetic differences between paper mulberry plants, a tree native to Asia cultivated for... more
Archaea dominate oxic subseafloor communities over multimillion-year time scales  Science Magazine · 14 hours
Ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) dominate microbial communities throughout oxic subseafloor sediment deposited over millions of years in the North Atlantic Ocean. Rates of nitrification correlated with the abundance of these dominant... more
Finding 'Nemo's' family tree of anemones  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Thanks in part to the popular film Finding Nemo, clownfishes are well known to the public and well represented in scientific literature. But the same can't be said for the equally colorful sea anemones—venomous, tentacled animals—that... more
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in our future  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in the future. If worldwide greenhouse gas emissions remain on their current trajectory, Greenland may be ice-free by... more
Investigating coral and algal 'matchmaking' at the cellular level  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
What factors govern algae's success as "tenants" of their coral hosts both under optimal conditions and when oceanic temperatures rise? A Victoria University of Wellington-led team of experts that includes... more
Investigating coral and algal 'matchmaking' at the cellular level  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
What factors govern algae's success as 'tenants' of their coral hosts both under optimal conditions and when oceanic temperatures rise? more
Metals likely promoted protometabolism in early ocean alkaline hydrothermal systems  Science Magazine · 14 hours
One of the most plausible scenarios of the origin of life assumes the preceding prebiotic autotrophic metabolism in sulfide-rich hydrothermal vent environments. However, geochemical mechanisms to harness the... more
Ediacaran dinner party featured plenty to eat, adequate sanitation, computer model shows  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Earth's first dinner party wasn't impressive, just a bunch of soft-bodied Ediacaran organisms sunk into sediment on the ocean floor, sharing in scraps of... more
Contribution of the Greenland Ice Sheet to sea level over the next millennium  Science Magazine · 14 hours
The Greenland Ice Sheet holds 7.2 m of sea level equivalent and in recent decades, rising temperatures have led to accelerated mass... more
Frog protein may mitigate dangers posed by toxic marine microbes  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
A new study from UC San Francisco suggests that a protein found in the common bullfrog may one day be used to detect and neutralize a poisonous compound... more
Good viruses and bad bacteria: A world-first green sea turtle trial  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Researchers at the JCU Turtle Health Research Facility have conducted a first-of-its-kind study using what's known as phage therapy as an option for bacterial infections in... more
Why tiny microbes may be a big factor in how climate change unfolds  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Climate change is about big things: melting ice sheets, rising seas, the feverish temperature of the planet. more
Good viruses and bad bacteria: A world-first green sea turtle trial  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A world-first study has found an alternative to antibiotics for treating bacterial infections in green sea turtles. more
Antarctic marine life recovery following the dinosaurs' extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
A new study shows how marine life around Antarctica returned after the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. A team studied just under 3000 marine fossils collected from Antarctica to understand... more
NEEMO: Testing space gear under the sea  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operations takes place more than 18 meters below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. For nine days, astronauts, engineers, and scientists live and work underwater, testing new technologies for space. more
The satellite with X-ray vision  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
In the early hours of October 23, 2011, ROSAT was engulfed in the waves of the Indian Ocean. This was the end of a success story that is unparalleled in German space exploration research. The satellite, developed and... more
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur,... more
First book published on fishes of the Salish Sea  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The first book documenting all of the known species of fishes that live in the Salish Sea is now available. more
Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Sea otters have very low genetic diversity, scientists report. Their findings have implications for the conservation of rare and endangered species, in which a... more
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur,... more
Boaty McBoatface mission gives new insight into warming ocean abyss  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The first mission involving the autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (better known as 'Boaty McBoatface') has for the first time shed light on a key process linking... more
Table Salt Compound Spotted on Europa  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
A familiar ingredient has been hiding in plain sight on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Using a visible light spectral analysis, planetary scientists... more
Egg-sucking sea slug from Florida's Cedar Key named after Muppets creator Jim Henson  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Feet from the raw bars and sherbet-colored condominiums of Florida's Cedar Key, researchers discovered a new species of egg-sucking sea slug, a... more
Boaty McBoatface, Internet-Adored Sub, Makes Deep-Sea Discovery On Climate Change  NPR · 1 day
Since the delightful snafu that led to the research vessel's goofy moniker, the autonomous submarine has been off gathering deep-sea data on the effects of Antarctic winds. more
Egg-sucking sea slug from Florida's Cedar Key named after Muppets creator Jim Henson  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Feet from the raw bars and sherbet-colored condominiums of Florida's Cedar Key, researchers discovered a new species of egg-sucking sea slug, a... more
New insight from Great Barrier Reef coral provides correction factor to climate records  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Newly developed geological techniques help uncover the most accurate and high-resolution climate records to date, according to a new study. The research... more
Scientists studying how large-scale environmental disruptions affected ancient societies  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
John Day, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in LSU's College of the Coast & Environment, has collaborated on a new analysis of societal development with Joel Gunn of the University of North... more
Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Sea otters have low genetic diversity, which could endanger their health as a species, a UCLA-led team of life scientists has discovered. The findings... more
New insight from Great Barrier Reef coral provides correction factor to climate records  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Newly developed geological techniques help uncover the most accurate and high-resolution climate records to date, according to a new study. The research... more
Tackling plastic pollution for communities and coral reefs in coastal Cambodia  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Take a moment to imagine yourself on a sun-kissed beach on Koh Rong, watching the sea foam onto the white sand and hearing the gentle rustle... more
Changing how we predict coral bleaching  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A remote sensing algorithm offers better predictions of Red Sea coral bleaching and can be fine tuned for use in other tropical marine ecosystems. more
Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study. more
Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study in the Seychelles. more
Earthquake swarms reveal missing piece of tectonic plate-volcano puzzle  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Deep under the ocean bed, a sinking tectonic plate causes a "swarm" of earthquakes, feeding molten rock into newly forming volcanoes, new research has discovered. more
'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria May Be Spreading to Beaches Once Thought Off-Limits. Here's Why.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
"Flesh-eating" bacteria that live in the ocean may be spreading to previously unaffected beach waters thanks to climate change, according to a new report. more
Boaty McBoatface mission gives new insight into warming ocean abyss  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The first mission involving the autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (better known as "Boaty McBoatface") has for the first time shed light on a key process linking... more
Harvard chemists' breakthrough in synthesis advances a potent anti-cancer agent  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Chemists have achieved what a new article calls a 'landmark in drug discovery' with the total synthesis of 11.5g of halichondrin. Known to be a potent anti-cancer agent... more
The complex fate of Antarctic species in the face of a changing climate  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Oxygen concentrations in both the open ocean and coastal waters have declined by 2-5% since at least the middle of the 20th... more
Chemists' breakthrough in synthesis advances a potent anti-cancer agent  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
It's a feat three decades in the making: Harvard University chemists have achieved what a new paper calls a "landmark in drug discovery" with the total synthesis of halichondrin. Known... more
Palau changes ocean sanctuary plan to allow Japan fishing  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Pacific nation of Palau has amended plans to create a huge marine reserve so Japanese trawlers still have partial access to its waters. more
G20 agrees marine plastic pollution deal (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Group of 20 major economies said they agreed a deal to reduce plastic waste that is choking the seas at a meeting in Japan on Sunday. more
Strong quake hits island chain off New Zealand; no tsunami  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck an arc of islands off New Zealand on Sunday, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it may cause only minor sea level... more
Audubon intervenes to protect ocean monument for puffins  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The National Audubon Society is getting involved in a lawsuit over the future of a national monument in the ocean off New England because of the area's importance to seabirds, especially colorfully... more
Medical News Today: How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis  MNT · 5 days
In the midst of the opioid crisis, scientists are searching for nonaddictive alternatives. Some have turned to a toxin present in certain... more
No direct link between north Atlantic currents, sea level along New England coast  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) clarifies what influence major currents in the North Atlantic have on sea... more
NASA finds Tropical Cyclone's Vayu getting stretched  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean, it captured an infrared image that revealed Tropical Cyclone Vayu was elongating. That's never a good sign for a tropical cyclone, because they need... more
NOAA: 279 dolphins dead on Gulf Coast, triple usual number  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
At least 279 dolphins have stranded across much of the U.S. Gulf Coast since Feb. 1, triple the usual number, and about 98 percent of them have died,... more
No direct link between North Atlantic currents, sea level along New England coast  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study clarifies what influence major currents in the North Atlantic have on sea level along the northeastern United States. more
Table salt may be hiding in Europa’s underground sea  SCIENCE-NEWS · 6 days
Observations of Europa by the Hubble Space Telescope suggest that the moon’s ice-covered ocean may hold sodium chloride, or common table salt. more
From rain to flood  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Extreme weather events such as thunderstorms, heavy rainfall and resulting floods, influence Earth and environmental systems in the long term. To study the impacts of hydrological extremes holistically—from precipitation to water entering the ground to discharge to flow into the... more
Small steps, big leaps – how marram grass builds dunes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The size and shape of dunes varies greatly around the world: in Europe they're tall and narrow, while in the US they're low and wide. A new study... more
Giant Cambrian Trilobite Species Unearthed in Australia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Paleontologists have unearthed fossils of a giant trilobite species that inhabited Australian waters approximately 500 million years ago (Cambrian period). Trilobites are... more
Thai vets nurture lost baby dugong with milk and sea grass  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A baby dugong that has developed an attachment to humans after being separated from its mother and getting lost in the ocean off southern Thailand is... more
Seaweed and sea slugs rely on toxic bacteria to defend against predators  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Plants, animals and even microbes that live on coral reefs have evolved a rich variety of defense strategies to protect themselves from predators. Some have physical... more
Squid could thrive under climate change  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Squid will survive and may even flourish under even the worst-case ocean acidification scenarios, according to a new study published this week. more
Cassini-Huygens exploration of the Saturn system: 13 years of discovery  Science Magazine · 7 days
The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn provided a close-up study of the gas giant planet, as well as its rings, moons, and magnetosphere. The Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn... more
Warming waters in western tropical Pacific may affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the stability of the West Antarctic Ice... more
Determining the Earth's gravity field more accurately than ever before  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The Earth's gravity fluctuates from place to place. Geodesists use this phenomenon to observe geodynamic and climatological processes. Using satellite-supported recordings, they document the strong fluctuations and the... more
How fish skins and algae could help solve the plastic pollution crisis  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A University of Sussex student has taken inspiration from the seas to find a solution to the man-made plastic pollution contaminating the world's oceans. more
New 'king' of fossils discovered in Australia  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. more
Hubble Spots Sodium Chloride on Jupiter’s Moon Europa  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the yellow color visible on portions of the surface of... more
Warming waters in western tropical Pacific may affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the stability of the West Antarctic Ice... more
Solving the mystery of why atmospheric carbon dioxide was lower during ice ages  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Since scientists first determined that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) was significantly lower during ice age periods than warm phases, they have sought... more
New 'king' of fossils discovered on Kangaroo Island  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. more
Harvesters of light  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
They fan out into lily-pad-shaped disks, branch haphazardly like the antlers of deer, and hold fast to the sea floor in squat little spheres. Corals come in many shapes and sizes—and this diversity in form is driven by sunlight. more
Why Noah's Ark won't work  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Many species will need large population sizes to survive climate change and ocean acidification, a new study finds. more
Future tsunamis possible in the Red Sea's Gulf of Elat-Aqaba  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers who took a closer look at a 1995 tsunami in the Gulf of Elat-Aqaba, at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea, say that the gulf's surrounding... more
Rising sea levels destroyed evidence of shell middens at many prehistoric coastal sites  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In a new study, researchers confirm a theory from the 1970s that coastal hunter-gatherers processed much of their shellfish at the beach... more
Table salt compound spotted on Europa  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A familiar ingredient has been hiding in plain sight on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Using a visible light spectral analysis, planetary scientists at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which Caltech manages for NASA,... more
The Ocean on Jupiter's Moon Europa Has Table Salt, Just Like Earth's Seas  SPACE.COM · 1 week
The huge ocean sloshing beneath the ice shell of the Jupiter moon Europa may be more similar to the seas of Earth... more
Air-sea disequilibrium enhances ocean carbon storage during glacial periods  Science Magazine · 1 week
The prevailing hypothesis for lower atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations during glacial periods is an increased efficiency of the ocean’s biological pump. However, tests of this and other hypotheses have... more
Rising sea levels destroyed evidence of shell middens at many prehistoric coastal sites  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Archaeological remains of coastal occupation in the form of shell middens are commonly found on today's shorelines, and evidence for shellfish as... more
Sodium chloride on the surface of Europa  Science Magazine · 1 week
The potential habitability of Europa’s subsurface ocean depends on its chemical composition, which may be reflected in that of Europa’s geologically young surface. Investigations using Galileo Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer data led to the prevailing... more
Future tsunamis possible in the Red Sea's Gulf of Elat-Aqaba  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers who took a closer look at a 1995 tsunami in the Gulf of Elat-Aqaba, at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea, say that the gulf's surrounding... more
Organic carbon hides in sediments, keeping oxygen in atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study from researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Harvard University may help settle a long-standing question—how small amounts of organic carbon become locked away in... more
Protecting coral reefs in a deteriorating environment  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Coral reefs around the world face growing danger from a changing climate, on top of the historic threats from local pollution and habitat destruction. In response, scientists are researching new interventions that have the... more
Scientists achieve first observation of three-dimensional quantum Hall effect  nanowerk · 1 week
In this study, researchers discovered that the carrier density wave induced by electron-electron interaction is the key factor for the appearance of 3D quantum Hall effect. Electrons in such a... more
Why Noah's ark won't work  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A Noah's Ark strategy will fail. In the roughest sense, that's the conclusion of a first-of-its-kind study that illuminates which marine species may have the ability to survive in a world where temperatures are rising and oceans are... more
Mysterious, Gaping Holes in Antarctic Ice Explained  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The bizarre holes have been popping up sporadically in the sea ice since the 1970s. more
NASA takes Tropical Cyclone's Vayu's temperature  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean and took the temperature of Tropical Cyclone Vayu as it moved northward in the Arabian Sea. NASA found the storm intensifying/ Warnings are now in effect for... more
In hot water? Study says warming may reduce sea life by 17%  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The world's oceans will likely lose about one sixth of its fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate... more
Consequences of Deepwater Horizon oil spill  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Marine snow is the phenomena of flakes of falling organic material and biological debris cascading down a water column like snowflakes. But an oil spill like Deepwater Horizon will add oil and dispersants to the mix,... more
Leatherback sea turtles likely to go extinct under Trump administration policy, lawsuit argues  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Leatherback sea turtles are likely to be "effectively extinct within 20 years" if two new federal permits for fishing off the coast... more
Skinny cod and grey seal reveals troubling changes to food web in the Baltic Sea  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The prime predators of the Baltic Sea at the top of the food web are losing weight, according... more
Could floating cities help people adapt to rising sea levels?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
By end of the century, rising seas will flood more than 500 coastal cities, affecting 1.5 billion people worldwide. Some estimates predict surging sea level rise of two... more
Why Cry for the Cryosphere?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The headline is actually a sentence that comes toward the end of Vanishing Ice, a new book that answers the question in encyclopedic detail. For those unfamiliar with the term, the cryosphere is the earth's natural ice in all its... more
Skinny cod and grey seal reveals troubling changes to food web in the Baltic Sea  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The prime predators of the Baltic Sea at the top of the food web are losing weight, according... more
Hypersonic matterwaves for ultrafast atomtronics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Atomtronics manipulates atoms much in the way that electronics manipulates electrons. It carries the promise of highly compact quantum devices which can measure incredibly small forces or tiny rotations. Such devices might one day be used to monitor... more
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Deep submersible dives shed light on rarely explored coral reefs
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Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice
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Tackling plastic pollution for communities and coral reefs in coastal Cambodia
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Why Noah's Ark won't work
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Floating cities: The future or a washed-up idea?
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First ICESat-2 global data released: Ice, forests and more
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High-tech fishing gear could help save critically endangered right whales
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Fish fences across the tropical seas having large-scale devastating effects
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