Oceans
Red Sea huge source of air pollution, greenhouse gases: study  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Hydrocarbon gases bubbling from the bottom of the Red Sea are polluting the atmosphere at a rate equivalent to the emissions of some large fossil fuel exporting countries,... more
Research links sea ice retreat with tropical phenomena, including a new kind of El Nino  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Two researchers present evidence today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the accelerating... more
Marine heat wave linked with spike in whale entanglements  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of marine heat waves -- warm water anomalies that disrupt marine ecosystems -- and this is creating new challenges for fisheries management... more
Sentinel-6 satellite renamed in honour of renowned US scientist  ESA · 6 hours
ESA, NASA, the European Commission, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and the National... more
The long-term effects of wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
The recent massive wildfires in Australia have killed more than 30 people and an estimated 1 billion animals, and burned 2,500 homes and millions of acres. And the human toll is expected to rise even after the blazes... more
Scientists drill for first time on remote Antarctic Glacier  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Teams from the US and UK have successfully completed scientific fieldwork in one of the most remote and hostile areas of West Antarctica—coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the discovery... more
Microbe screening and sorting device created by researchers  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Researchers have made a device that could sour the waters of the seas for microbes and also detect which of these could develop antimicrobial resistance. This could quantify the threat they pose... more
NASA finds Tropical Cyclone Diane's quick fade  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Tropical Cyclone Diane formed late on January 24 and by the next day it was reduced to a remnant low-pressure system in the Southern Indian Ocean. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at its... more
Oceanographers predict increase in phytoplankton by 2100  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
A neural network-driven Earth system model has led oceanographers to a surprising conclusion: phytoplankton populations will grow in low-latitude waters by the end of the 21st century. more
NASA catches the dying remnants of Tropical Cyclone 12P  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Tropical Cyclone 12P formed in the Southern Pacific Ocean on January 25 and two days later, NASA's Aqua satellite observed the storm's demise. more
NASA's Aqua satellite reveals Tropical Cyclone Esami's dissipation  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Tropical Cyclone Esami formed in the Southern Indian Ocean and just three days later, visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite confirmed the storm had dissipated. more
Sea level rise to cause major economic impact in the absence of further climate action  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
Rising sea levels, a direct impact of the Earth's warming climate, is intensifying coastal flooding. The findings of... more
How widespread is illegal fishing? Albatrosses may provide the answer  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Using albatrosses fitted with loggers, researchers at the CNRS and La Rochelle Université have made a first estimation of the number of non-declared fishing boats operating without an... more
Oceanographers predict increase in phytoplankton by 2100  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A neural network-driven Earth system model has led University of California, Irvine oceanographers to a surprising conclusion: phytoplankton populations will grow in low-latitude waters by the end of the 21st century. more
CryoSat sheds new light on Antarctica’s biggest glacier  ESA · 1 day
Ice loss from Pine Island Glacier has contributed more to sea-level rise over the past four decades than any other... more
New clues of the Zanclean megaflood found in the Alboran Sea  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
New research has identified a body of sediments that may have been deposited by a giant flood ending the Messinian Salinity Crisis. These sediments were transported... more
New portable tool analyzes microbes in the environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Imagine a device that could swiftly analyze microbes in oceans and other aquatic environments, revealing the health of these organisms - too tiny to be seen by the naked eye - and... more
New portable device could be used to assess microbes in the environment  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Imagine a device that could swiftly analyze microbes in oceans and other aquatic environments, revealing the health of these organisms - too tiny to... more
Study connects marine heat wave with spike in whale entanglements  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of marine heat waves—warm water anomalies that disrupt marine ecosystems—and this is creating new challenges for fisheries management and ocean... more
New portable tool analyzes microbes in the environment  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Imagine a device that could swiftly analyze microbes in oceans and other aquatic environments, revealing the health of these organisms—too tiny to be seen by the naked eye—and their response to threats... more
Going with the flow: New insights into mysterious fluid motions  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Water issuing from an ordinary faucet tells a complex tale of its journey through a pipe. At high velocities, the faucet's gushing stream is turbulent: chaotic, disorderly—like the... more
Crab larvae off Oregon and Washington suffering shell damage from ocean acidification, new research shows  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Ocean acidification is damaging the shells of young Dungeness crab in the Northwest, an impact that scientists did... more
European fish stocks on the move  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Many European fish populations are on the move due to warming oceans and increasing numbers, according to new research from an international team of scientists led by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea... more
The Blue Acceleration: Recent colossal rise in human pressure on ocean quantified  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Human pressure on the world's oceans accelerated sharply at the start of the 21st century and shows no sign of slowing, according to a... more
Geochemical Model Reveals Inner Complexity of Enceladus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Enceladus, an ocean-harboring moon of Saturn, erupts a plume that contains gases and frozen sea spray into space. By understanding the composition... more
NASA finds wind shear affected new Tropical Cyclone 09S  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Tropical Cyclone 09S formed on Jan. 22 in the Southern Indian Ocean despite being affected by vertical wind shear and one day later, wind shear caused its demise. The end... more
Researchers Discover Bubbling CO2 Hotspot in Philippines  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Groundwater flow from land to sea could have important coastal impacts but it is usually unrecognized. Delicate reefs may be particularly sensitive... more
Bending with the wind, coral spawning linked to ocean environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A research team has utilized modeling analysis to indicate that environmental factors act as a determinant in the timing of mass spawning. more
How moon jellyfish get about  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
With their translucent bells, moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) move around the oceans in a very efficient way. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now used a mathematical model to investigate how these cnidarians manage to use their... more
How moon jellyfish get about  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
With their translucent bells, moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) move around the oceans in a very efficient way. Scientists have now used a mathematical model to investigate how these cnidarians manage to use their neural networks to control their... more
Bending with the wind, coral spawning linked to ocean environment  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
During the early summer, corals simultaneously release tiny balls composed of sperms and eggs, known as bundles, that float to the ocean surface. Here the bundles open, allowing... more
Your plane travel destroys polar bear habitat  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A group of polar bear researchers wants you to do more than worry about the fate of these beautiful animals. They've calculated how much summer sea ice is melted per metric tonne of CO2... more
Sea level rise could reshape the United States, trigger migration inland  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New study is the first to use machine learning to project migration patterns resulting from sea-level rise. Researchers found the impact of rising oceans will ripple... more
Deep diving scientists discover bubbling CO2 hotspot  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Diving 200 feet under the ocean surface to conduct scientific research can lead to some interesting places. For University of Texas at Austin Professor Bayani Cardenas, it placed him in the middle of a... more
Inner complexity of Saturn moon, Enceladus, revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A team developed a new geochemical model that reveals that carbon dioxide (CO2) from within Enceladus, an ocean-harboring moon of Saturn, may be controlled by chemical reactions at its seafloor. Studying the plume of... more
Quo vadis Antarctic bottom water?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Ocean currents are essential for the global distribution of heat and thus also for climate on earth. For example, oxygen is transferred into the deep sea through the formation of new deep water around Antarctica. Weddell Sea sourced... more
Quo vadis Antarctic bottom water?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The formation of deep water, which is an important component of the climate system, takes place in only a few parts of the ocean: In the subpolar North Atlantic and in a few places in the Southern Hemisphere.... more
Most rehabilitating sea turtles with infectious tumors don't survive  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Fibropapillomatosis (FP) is the most significant infectious disease affecting sea turtle populations worldwide. FB leads to tumors on the turtles' eyes, flippers and internal organs and is widespread in warmer... more
Deep-sea osmolyte makes biomolecular machines heat-tolerant  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have discovered a method to control biomolecular machines over a wide temperature range using deep-sea osmolyte trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO). This finding could open a new dimension in the application of artificial machines fabricated from biomolecular... more
Sea level rise could reshape the United States, trigger migration inland  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast in 2017, displaced residents flocked inland, trying to rebuild their lives in the disaster's aftermath. Within decades, the... more
New models reveal inner complexity of Saturn moon  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A Southwest Research Institute team developed a new geochemical model that reveals that carbon dioxide (CO2) from within Enceladus, an ocean-harboring moon of Saturn, may be controlled by chemical reactions at its... more
Most rehabilitating sea turtles with infectious tumors don't survive  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Caused by a herpesvirus, fibropapillomatosis (FP) is the most significant infectious disease affecting sea turtle populations worldwide. It is widespread in warmer climates like Florida, where almost 70 percent of... more
Deep-sea osmolyte makes biomolecular machines heat-tolerant  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers have discovered a method to control biomolecular machines over a wide temperature range using deep-sea osmolyte trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO). This finding could open a new dimension in the application of artificial machines fabricated from biomolecular... more
Adidas bets on recycled material 'to combat ocean plastic'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
German sportswear giant Adidas said Tuesday more than half of the polyester used in its products this year would come from recycled material, including millions of shoes made from plastic... more
Arctic sea ice can't 'bounce back'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Arctic sea ice cannot 'quickly bounce back' if climate change causes it to melt, new research suggests. more
The little auks that lived in the Pacific  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Findings from a 700,000-year-old fossil bone indicate that a close relative of the most abundant seabird species in the North Atlantic, the modern dovekie, or 'little auk,' used to thrive in the... more
Corals' partnership with microalgae helps in stressful times but there's a trade-off  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the warmer and brighter shallow waters of Kāne'ohe Bay, O'ahu, the Hawaiian rice coral (Montipora capitata) hosts more heat-tolerant symbiotic microalgae in their... more
Arctic sea ice can't 'bounce back'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Arctic sea ice cannot "quickly bounce back" if climate change causes it to melt, new research suggests. more
New study reveals a life aquatic for many spider species  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
From sea shores to salt flats, a high incidence of spiders spin a life in or around water. Researchers at the California Academy of Sciences and William Paterson... more
The politics and cost of adapting to climate change in New York City  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This past week the New York Times reported on a set of studies now underway by the U.S. Corps of Engineers of... more
Warmer and acidified oceans can lead to 'hidden' changes in species behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have shown that the peppery furrow shell (Scrobicularia plana) makes considerable changes to its feeding habits when faced with warmer and more acidified... more
Warmer and acidified oceans can lead to 'hidden' changes in species behavior  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Projected ocean warming and acidification not only impacts the behavior of individual species but also the wider marine ecosystems which are influenced by them,... more
Crucial reef species may survive ocean changes under climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A seaweed species crucial to the survival of coral reefs may be able to gain resistance to ocean changes caused by climate change, new Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University... more
Iceye releases dark vessel detection product  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Radar satellite operator Iceye released a product to detect dark vessels, ships at sea that are not identifying themselves with Automatic Identification System transponders.... more
Measuring sulfur with satellites  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Seagoing vessels may emit fewer and fewer harmful substances, but how do you measure whether they comply with the standards? The Dutch Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) and the universities of Leiden and Wageningen are starting a joint study to... more
Miami sets ambitious emissions goal: carbon neutral by 2050. How to get there isn't clear  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
With sea level rise already lapping at its door, the city of Miami made its first significant commitment... more
Scientists were stumped when seabirds started dying. Now they have answers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the fall of 2015, two years into a heatwave in the Pacific Ocean colloquially known as "the Blob," an unusually large influx of common murres,... more
Rough seas delay escape test for SpaceX crew capsule  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Rough seas prompted SpaceX on Saturday to delay the emergency escape test of its new crew capsule by a day. more
A Hot Blob in the Pacific Ocean Caused 1 Million Seabirds to Die  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Five years ago, tens of thousands of emaciated seabirds washed ashore on the Pacific Coast. more
Out of Deep-Sea Mud, a Strange Blob May Hold Secrets to the Origins of Complex Life  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
This unassuming little critter may hold the secrets to how the first multicellular life-forms evolved. more
NASA water vapor imagery shows Tino's heavy rain potential over Fiji  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean it gathered water vapor data that provided information about the intensity of Tropical Cyclone Tino. more
Fins and limbs tell evolutionary tale  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
About 400 million years ago, our early ancestors took their first hesitant steps out of the primordial seas on to land. more
Sea lions yawn due to anxiety  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers have analysed these animals for 14 months, concluding that the frequency of their yawns increases immediately after a social conflict among members of the group. more
Image: Japanese archipelago and the western Pacific Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over the Japanese archipelago—a string of islands that extends about 3000 km into the western Pacific Ocean. more
Sea lions: Cash cows in the Bay Area, but farther south, fishermen say 'Shoot 'em'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sea lions are increasingly living in parallel universes along the California coast, a disparity best observed amid the... more
Japanese archipelago  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over the Japanese archipelago – a string of islands that extends about 3000 km into the western Pacific Ocean.While the archipelago is made up of... more
Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
As the United Nations rewrites the laws of the high seas, the new document should anticipate emerging technologies that allow protected areas to move as animals... more
Neanderthals Dived into Mediterranean Sea for Clam Shells  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Shell fishing was a common activity of Neanderthals, according to new research led by University of Colorado, Boulder archaeologists. In... more
Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
World leaders are currently updating the laws for international waters that apply to most of the world's ocean environment. This provides a unique opportunity, marine scientists... more
Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity to breathe in both... more
Researchers Sequence Genome of Elusive Giant Squid  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of the giant squid (Architeuthis dux), the species which has inspired generations to tell... more
Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity to breathe in both... more
NASA catches the dissipation of Tropical Cyclone Claudia  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical Cyclone Claudia was dissipating in the Southern Indian Ocean when NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of storm as it flew overhead in its orbit around the Earth. more
Cyanobacteria in water and on land identified as source of methane  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are among the most common organisms on Earth. A research team has now shown for the first time that Cyanobacteria... more
Worst marine heatwave on record killed one million seabirds in North Pacific Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The common guillemot (known as the common murre in North America) breeds in both the Pacific and the Atlantic and is among... more
How much microplastic is there in your laundry basket?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Every time you wash clothes, you are releasing microplastics into the sea, but we know little about the amount and distribution of such material from different types of textile. Research... more
Solar-powered barge a key 'interceptor' for plastic waste  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scooping waste from a Malaysian river to stop it reaching the sea, a solar-powered barge named the "Interceptor" is the latest weapon in a global battle to rid the world's waters of... more
Experts say Med Sea altered by Suez Canal's invasive species  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As Egypt marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal, marine biologists are bemoaning one of the famed waterway's lesser known legacies—the invasion of hundreds... more
Discovery reveals how remora fishes know when to hitch a ride aboard their hosts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Remoras are among the most successful marine hitchhikers, thanks to powerful suction discs that allow them to stay tightly fastened... more
NOAA signals strong appetite for radio occultation  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeks to dramatically increase the supply of radio occultation soundings it feeds into weather forecast models.... more
Discovery reveals how remora fishes know when to hitch a ride aboard their hosts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have detailed the discovery of a tactile-sensory system stowed within the suction disc of remora, believed to enable the... more
Deep-sea microbe sheds light on primordial evolutionary milestone  REUTERS · 2 weeks
A microorganism scooped up in deep-sea mud off Japan's coast has helped scientists unlock the mystery of one of the... more
Beach-combing Neanderthals dove for shells  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Did Neanderthals wear swimsuits? Probably not. But a new study suggests that some of these ancient humans might have spent a lot of time at the beach. They may even have dived into the cool waters of the... more
NASA, NOAA analyses reveal 2019 second warmest year on record  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began... more
NASA, NOAA analyses reveal 2019 second warmest year on record  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began... more
'The blob,' food supply squeeze to blame for largest seabird die-off  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
When nearly one million common murres died at sea and washed ashore from California to Alaska in 2015 and 2016, it was unprecedented -- both for... more
Scientists contribute to major new report on climate change impact on UK coasts and seas  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
University scientists have contributed to a major new publication by the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) which... more
Rising sea temperatures could threaten Atlantic salmon production  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 2017, aquaculture production in the EU reached a decade high thanks to increased production of high-value species like salmon and seabass, according to a report by the European Market Observatory for... more
Meet the narwhal, 'unicorn of the sea'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Narwhals are often called the unicorns of the sea. The long tusk of the male narwhal sets these whales apart, but it's not the only thing that makes Monodon monoceros among the most intriguing... more
Robotic gripping mechanism mimics how sea anemones catch prey  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers demonstrated a robotic gripping mechanism that mimics how a sea anemone catches its prey. The bionic torus captures and releases objects by crimping its skin. The grasper not only... more
Old fishing hooks are severe hazards for sharks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Startling data fresh off an eight-year tiger shark study in French Polynesia shows severe impacts the creatures of the sea face long after they are cut loose from fishing lines. more
Rising sea levels and increased storms pose threat to coastal communities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The rate of coastal erosion around the UK is expected to increase substantially in the future, according to a new study by the University of Plymouth. more
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