Oceans
Salish seafloor mapping identifies earthquake and tsunami risks  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
The central Salish Sea of the Pacific Northwest is bounded by two active fault zones that could trigger rockfalls and slumps of sediment that might lead to tsunamis. more
'Catastrophic' breeding failure at one of world's largest emperor penguin colonies  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Emperor penguins at the Halley Bay colony in the Weddell Sea have failed to raise chicks for the last three years, scientists have discovered. more
Vast diversity of ocean microbes revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Advanced molecular techniques have revealed the diversity of a little-understood group of ocean microbes called protists, according to a new publication. The project analyzed samples collected by the global Tara Oceans expedition, documenting genomes that will... more
Eclogitic diamonds formed from oceanic crust  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Eclogitic diamonds formed in Earth's mantle originate from oceanic crust, rather than marine sediments as commonly thought, according to a new study. more
Global warming hits sea creatures hardest  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique study found. The greater vulnerability of sea creatures may significantly impact human communities that rely on fish... more
Immense Pacific coral reef survey shows green sea turtle populations increasing  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Densities of endangered green turtles are increasing in Pacific coral reefs, according to the first comprehensive in-water survey of turtle populations in the Pacific. more
Eclogitic diamonds formed from oceanic crust, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Eclogitic diamonds formed in Earth's mantle originate from oceanic crust, rather than marine sediments as commonly thought, according to a new study from University of Alberta geologists. more
Microbes may act as gatekeepers of Earth's Deep Carbon  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Two years ago a team of scientists visited Costa Rica's subduction zone, where the ocean floor sinks beneath the continent and volcanoes tower above the surface. They wanted to find... more
Ice-stream demise dynamically conditioned by trough shape and bed strength  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Ice sheet mass loss is currently dominated by fast-flowing glaciers (ice streams) terminating in the ocean as ice shelves and resting on beds below sea level. The factors... more
Global warming hits sea creatures hardest  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique Rutgers-led study found. more
Immense Pacific coral reef survey shows green sea turtle populations increasing  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Densities of endangered green turtles are increasing in Pacific coral reefs, according to the first comprehensive in-water survey of turtle populations in the Pacific. The study,... more
NASA's Aqua Satellite catches Tropical Cyclone Lorna organizing  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Visible satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the recently formed Tropical Storm Lorna was getting organized in the Southeastern Indian Ocean. more
Salish seafloor mapping identifies earthquake and tsunami risks  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
The central Salish Sea of the Pacific Northwest is bounded by two active fault zones that could trigger rockfalls and slumps of sediment that might lead to tsunamis, according to a presentation... more
Microbes may act as gatekeepers of Earth's Deep Carbon  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Two years ago a team of scientists visited Costa Rica's subduction zone, where the ocean floor sinks beneath the continent and volcanoes tower above the surface. They wanted to find... more
Study reveals vast diversity of ocean microbes  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Advanced molecular techniques have revealed the diversity of a little-understood group of ocean microbes called protists, according to a new publication in Scientific Reports. The project analyzed samples collected by the global Tara Oceans... more
When males live longer: Resource-driven territorial behavior drives sex-specific survival in snakes  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Phylogenetic analysis has shown that males’ propensity to engage in aggressive encounters is associated with females having greater longevity. Here, we confirm the causal... more
43-year-old mystery of Polynya in Antarctica unraveled  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A new study has unraveled the four decade long mystery surrounding the occurrence of a mid-sea Polynya -- a body of unfrozen ocean that appeared within a thick body of ice during Antarctica's winter... more
Uncovering Polynya: Research unravels 43-year-old mystery in Antarctica  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A study led by NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Research Scientist Diana Francis has unraveled the four decade long mystery surrounding the occurrence of a mid-sea Polynya - a body of unfrozen ocean... more
Researchers to develop prebiotics from non-edible forest and sea resources  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
With the help of forest residues such as sawdust, branches and tops and cellulose from sea squirts, researchers in Biochemical Process Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, want... more
Simple sea anemones not so simple after all  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
New research on tube anemones is challenging everything that evolutionary biologists thought they knew about sea animal genetics. The mitochondrial DNA of the tube anemone, or Ceriantharia, is a real head scratcher,... more
Carbon dioxide from Silicon Valley affects the chemistry of Monterey Bay  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
MBARI researchers recently measured high concentrations of carbon dioxide in air blowing out to sea from cities and agricultural areas, including Silicon Valley. In a new... more
Carbon dioxide from Silicon Valley affects the chemistry of Monterey Bay  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide in air flowing out to sea from Silicon Valley and the Salinas Valley could increase the amount of carbon dioxide dissolving... more
NASA catches formation of Tropical Cyclone Kenneth near Aldabra  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Visible satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the formation of Tropical Storm Kenneth in the Southern Indian Ocean. Kenneth formed north of Madagascar and east of the Aldabra Atoll. more
Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice... more
Soft tissue makes coral tougher in the face of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Climate change and ocean warming threaten coral reefs and disrupt the harmonious relationship between corals and their symbiotic algae, a process known as "coral bleaching." However,... more
Scientists create largest collection of coral reef maps ever made  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A study from scientists at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science offers a new... more
Students develop acoustic device to detect whales near offshore wind farm  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A group of six ocean engineering students at the University of Rhode Island has developed an acoustic device that successfully detects the sounds made by whales... more
Simple sea anemones not so simple after all  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The tube-dwelling anemone is an ancient sea creature that resembles a prehistoric flower. The animals live slow, long and predictable lifestyles and look fairly similar from species to species. more
Will ocean seafood farming sink or swim? Study evaluates its potential  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Seafood farming in the ocean—or marine aquaculture—is the fastest growing sector of the global food system, and it shows no sign of slowing. Open-ocean farms have... more
Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice... more
Oldest southern sea otter in captivity dies in California  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Charlie, the oldest southern sea otter held by any zoo or aquarium, has died in California. more
Marine Skin dives deeper for better monitoring  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new and greatly improved version of an electronic tag, called Marine Skin, used for monitoring marine animals could revolutionize our ability to study sea life and its natural environment, say KAUST researchers. more
Greek researchers enlist EU satellite against Aegean sea litter  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Knee-deep in water on a picture-postcard Lesbos island beach, a team of Greek university students gently deposits a wall-sized PVC frame on the surface before divers moor it at sea. more
Salt takes a quick step before falling out of water  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When a drop of sea spray lands on a rock and heats under the midday sun, the salt crystalizes and falls out of the evaporating water as a... more
Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle last fall, was actually stronger than initially measured, prompting forecasters to posthumously upgrade it from a Category 4 storm to a... more
Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study suggests reefs suffering coral bleaching can still be productive, as fish dependent on reefs get a bulk of their food delivered via the currents flowing past. more
Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers have discovered some good news for fish populations living on coral reefs hit by climate change. more
Groundbreaking Indian Ocean science mission reaches an end  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region... more
Ocean circulation likely to blame for severity of 2018 red tide around Florida  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
2018 was the worst year for red tide in more than a decade. A new study reveals what made it so severe. more
Warm, dry winds may be straining Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf  SCIENCE-NEWS · 7 days
Wind-induced melting that occurred during the Antarctic autumn may be accelerating the Larsen C ice shelf’s collapse, which could raise sea levels. more
Predicting tvariable carbon dioxide uptake by the ocean  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Ocean CO2 uptake is predictable for two years in advance, according to new paper in Science Advances by Dr. Hongmei Li, Dr. Tatiana Ilyina, Dr. Wolfgang A. Müller, and Dr. Peter Landschützer,... more
Lessons learnt from the drift analysis of MH370 debris  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The precise last position of Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines (MH370) that disappeared from radar screens on 8 March 2014 is still unknown. Multiple large-scale search missions have failed. The... more
A Living 'Balloon on a String' Discovered in the Deepest Part of the Indian Ocean  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
Explorers captured a video of this gelatinous creature in a recent dive to the Java Trench in the... more
Ocean circulation likely to blame for severity of 2018 red tide  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The harmful algae that causes red tide is currently at near undetectable levels in Florida waters compared with the much higher concentrations at this time last... more
Solution to riddle of ocean carbon storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Research by a team of the world's leading oceanographers has proposed a new explanation for how the ocean absorbs and stores carbon, solving a riddle that has long puzzled scientists. It's well established that... more
Balancing the ocean carbon budget  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
How exactly does the ocean -- the Earth's largest carbon sink -- capture and store carbon? The answer to this question will become increasingly important as the planet warms and as we try to get ahead of a... more
Predicting the variable ocean carbon sink  Science Magazine · 1 week
Strong decadal variations in the oceanic uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) observed over the past three decades challenge our ability to predict the strength of the ocean carbon sink. By assimilating atmospheric and oceanic observational data... more
New research offers solution to riddle of ocean carbon storage  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
However, researchers have identified that this process—the biological gravitational pump (BGP) - cannot account for all of the carbon reaching the deep ocean, and a range of additional... more
Deep sea scientist breaks British depth record  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Dr. Alan Jamieson, Chief Scientist on the Five Deeps Expedition and a senior lecturer at Newcastle University, UK, was part of the team to reach one of the most isolated points on the planet:... more
Climate Change Was The Engine That Powered Hurricane Maria's Devastating Rains  NPR · 1 week
Maria was the rainiest hurricane known to have hit the island. Scientists say a storm of its severity is nearly five times more likely to occur... more
What's happened to all the plastic rubbish in the Indian Ocean?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that although the Indian Ocean is the world's biggest dumping ground for plastic waste, nobody seems to... more
Sea sick: Plastic garbage in the North Atlantic Ocean skyrocketing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Sure, we all know there's always more fish in the sea. But there's also plenty more plastic garbage. more
How inland waters 'breathe' carbon—and what it means for global systems  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For a long time, scientists evaluating the global carbon cycle considered rivers and streams akin to pipes, channeling carbon and other solutes from the land to... more
SpaceX's recovered core booster damaged in rough seas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A SpaceX rocket booster that landed on an ocean platform after last week's launch has been damaged in rough seas. more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass... more
Corals in the Red Sea offer long-term view of the south Asian summer monsoon  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
When it comes to understanding future climate, the south Asian summer monsoon offers a paradox. Most climate models predict that... more
Study finds white sharks flee feeding areas when orcas present  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New research from Monterey Bay Aquarium and partner institutions published today in Nature Scientific Reports challenges the notion that great white sharks are the most formidable predators in... more
White sharks flee feeding areas when orcas present  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research challenges the notion that great white sharks are the most formidable predators in the ocean. The research team documented encounters between white sharks and orcas at Southeast Farallon Island off... more
Corals in the Red Sea offer long-term view of south Asian summer monsoon  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When it comes to understanding future climate, the south Asian summer monsoon offers a paradox. Most climate models predict that as human-caused... more
Employing 3-D coral reef remote sensing to predict fish biomass  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Coral reefs offer many tropical fish a vibrantly encrusted locale of refuge – a respite from the intense pressures of the sea – providing an opportunity for protection,... more
Three things to know as Germany opens massive ocean wind park  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be joined by French and Norwegian ministers Tuesday to officially open a massive wind farm in the Baltic Sea, a key... more
Seals, caviar and oil: Caspian Sea faces pollution threat  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Seals waddling along the waterfront were once a common sight in Baku Bay, the Caspian Sea home of Azerbaijan's capital. more
Falcon Heavy center core toppled after landing  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The center core of the Falcon Heavy rocket that launched a communications satellite April 11 fell over after landing in rough seas,... more
What makes a jellyfish?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Genomic study reveals how jellyfish develop into floating beauties, rather than staying stationary like corals or sea anemones. more
Researchers conduct first global assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from plastics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect... more
North Atlantic warming hole impacts jet stream  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH), a region of reduced warming located in the North Atlantic Ocean, significantly affects the North Atlantic jet stream in climate simulations of the future. more
Plastic's carbon footprint  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect plastic has on the world's oceans. However, its effect on the air is far less obvious. Plastic production, use, and... more
North Atlantic warming hole impacts jet stream  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH), a region of reduced warming located in the North Atlantic Ocean, significantly affects the North Atlantic jet stream in climate simulations of the future, according to a team... more
Apollo 11 Spacecraft on Display in Seattle for 50th Anniversary  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Fifty years after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean, the spacecraft that carried the first astronauts to land on the moon has again returned to the United States'... more
Newly drilled sediment cores could reveal how fast the Antarctic ice sheet will melt  Science Magazine · 1 week
First deep cores from the Amundsen Sea floor record how the West Antarctic Ice Sheet retreated millions of years ago more
What makes a jellyfish?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Translucent jellyfish, colorful corals and waving sea anemones have very different bodies but all fall on the same big branch in the animal family tree. Jellyfish actually start out anchored to the sea floor, just like corals and anemones. Researchers... more
Sharks more vulnerable than originally thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study reveals in excess of 2.5 million sharks are caught annually in the South West Indian Ocean - 73% more than officially reported. Experts say that similar underreporting is happening in small scale fisheries... more
Necrophagy: A means of survival in the Dead Sea  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have examined the sediments in the Dead Sea. The geologists drilled a 400-meter hole before analyzing each layer of sediment and the traces of a strategy that enables bacteria... more
Seeking innovative ideas: space for the oceans  ESA · 1 week
ESA seeks your ideas for applying space technology to Earth-based problems. Through the Open Space Innovation Platform, a new challenge-based website, the... more
Seychelles chief calls from the deep for ocean protection  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Seychelles President Danny Faure dived deep into the Indian Ocean Sunday to call for protection of "the beating blue heart of our planet." more
Beresheet Spacecraft Fails to Land Safely on the Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Israel almost succeeded in rewriting lunar history on Thursday evening but fell short after spacecraft Beresheet (Hebrew for... more
Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms. more
Bering Sea changes startle scientists, worry residents  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms. more
Predicting heat waves? Look half a world away  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100°F in four to... more
Earliest life may have arisen in ponds, not oceans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Primitive ponds may have provided a suitable environment for brewing up Earth's first life forms, more so than oceans, a new MIT study finds. more
Unique oil-eating bacteria found in world's deepest ocean trench, Mariana Trench  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Research that reveals what lies at the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean -- the Mariana Trench. Until now, scientists knew more about Mars... more
Earliest life may have arisen in ponds, not oceans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Primitive ponds may have provided a suitable environment for brewing up Earth's first life forms, more so than oceans, a new study finds. Researchers report that shallow bodies of water,... more
Driving a wedge into historic gaps of climate science  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean. more
Earliest life may have arisen in ponds, not oceans  MIT · 2 weeks
Study finds shallow bodies of water were probably more suitable for Earth’s first life forms. more
Israel’s first moon mission lost moments before landing  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
The spacecraft’s engine cut out just before it was to touch down in the Sea of Serenity. more
Getting ready to chart sea level  ESA · 2 weeks
Records show that, on average, global sea level rose by 3.2 mm a year between 1993 and 2018, but hidden within this average is... more
Football-Size 'Bugs' Feast on an Alligator in This Creepy Deep-Sea Video  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
In the food deserts of the deep ocean, it doesn't take long for scavengers to find a bonanza when it lands. more
Here's What Happens When You Put Giant Sea Spiders into Boot Camp  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The realization that giant sea spiders have Swiss cheese-like holes in their exoskeletons has shed light on a decades-old mystery about how underwater creatures... more
Fossils of Silurian Sea Cucumber Found in UK  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An international team of paleontologists has found the remains of an extinct sea cucumber in 430 million-year-old (Silurian period) fossil-rich... more
Predicting heat waves? Look half a world away  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100°F in four to... more
Off the Seychelles, a dive into a never-seen landscape  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The submersible dropped from the ocean's surface faster than I had expected. With a loud "psssssss" the air escaped from the ballast tanks and the small craft suddenly tilted forward. more
Peak break: China to add 'eco' toilet on Mount Everest  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Climbers with pressing needs on Mount Everest will soon find an "eco-friendly" toilet at a Chinese campsite 7,028 metres (23,058 feet) above sea level in an ongoing campaign... more
Unique oil-eating bacteria found in world's deepest ocean trench  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists from the University of East Anglia have discovered a unique oil eating bacteria in the deepest part of the Earth's oceans—the Mariana Trench. more
New research adds to work of Prandtl, father of modern aerodynamics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers used both linear stability theory and direct numerical simulations to uncover, for the first time, fluid instabilities in the Prandtl model for katabatic slope flows.... more
NASA sees El Nino conditions prevail in the Central Pacific Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An El Niño that began to form last fall has matured and is now fully entrenched across the Pacific Ocean. Changes in sea surface temperatures (SSTs)... more
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Microbes may act as gatekeepers of Earth's Deep Carbon
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NASA catches formation of Tropical Cyclone Kenneth near Aldabra
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Sea creatures store carbon in the ocean – could protecting them help slow climate change?
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Deep sea scientist breaks British depth record
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Employing 3-D coral reef remote sensing to predict fish biomass
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Robots to the rescue of the Great Barrier Reef
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Will the ocean benefit from the battle of the microbeads bans?
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Video: A successful mission starts with nutrition
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The space we travel through
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Breeding baby corals for warmer seas
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Deep-sea drillers investigate shedding of Antarctic icebergs
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