Oceans
Lobster digestion of microplastics could further foul the food chain  PHYS.ORG · 22 minutes
Tiny fragments of plastic waste are dispersed throughout the environment, including the oceans, where marine organisms can ingest them. However, the subsequent fate of these microplastics in animals... more
Lobster digestion of microplastics could further foul the food chain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
Tiny fragments of plastic waste are dispersed throughout the environment, including the oceans, where marine organisms can ingest them. However, the subsequent fate of these microplastics in animals... more
A rapidly changing Arctic  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
A new study found that freshwater runoff from rivers and continental shelf sediments are bringing significant quantities of carbon and trace elements into parts of the Arctic Ocean via the Transpolar Drift -- a major surface current that moves water... more
Deep-sea animal communities can change dramatically and erratically over time  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A 30-year study off the California coast has revealed dramatic fluctuations in deep-sea animal communities. Despite decades of research, scientists are still not sure what drives these changes.... more
Shelf sediments, freshwater runoff from rivers brings more carbon, nutrients to North Pole  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A new study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and their international colleagues found that freshwater runoff from rivers and... more
Indigenous knowledge could reveal ways to weather climate change on islands  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Some islands have such low elevation, that mere inches of sea-level rise will flood them, but higher, larger islands will also be affected by changes in... more
NASA study adds a pinch of salt to El Niño models  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
When modeling the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) ocean-climate cycle, adding satellite sea surface salinity—or saltiness—data significantly improves model accuracy, according to a new NASA study. more
Researchers use big data to identify biodiversity hotspots  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Often considered desolate, remote, unalterable places, the high seas are, in fact, hotbeds of activity for both people and wildlife. Technology has enabled more human activity in areas once difficult to reach,... more
Climate change to affect fish sizes and complex food webs  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Global climate change will affect fish sizes in unpredictable ways and, consequently, impact complex food webs in our oceans, a new study has shown. The study analyzed three... more
Adding a pinch of salt to El Niño models  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
When modeling the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) ocean-climate cycle, adding satellite sea surface salinity -- or saltiness -- data significantly improves model accuracy, according to a new study. more
Protecting the high seas: Identify biodiversity hotspots  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Researchers use big data to identify biodiversity hotspots that could become the first generation of high seas marine protected areas. more
Scientists develop new way to identify the sex of sea turtle hatchlings  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new minimally invasive technique greatly enhances the ability to measure neonate turtle sex ratios. This is the first time that differences in sex-specific... more
A new method to correct systematic errors in ocean subsurface data  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A homogeneous, consistent, high-quality in situ temperature dataset covering a period of decades is crucial for the detection of climate changes in the ocean. more
How the Cold War is helping the biggest fish in the sea  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
It might surprise you to learn that nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War are now helping conserve whale sharks, the largest living fish. more
New genetic tools expand capacity to investigate microbes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A team of international scientists has developed a suite of more than 200 new genetic techniques for using marine microbes to investigate a host of questions in biology. The new tools are... more
Scientists develop new way to identify the sex of sea turtle hatchlings  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Unlike humans, sea turtles and other reptiles like crocodiles do not have sex chromosomes. Their sex is defined during development by the incubation environment.... more
Indigenous knowledge could reveal ways to weather climate change on islands  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Some islands have such low elevation, that mere inches of sea-level rise will flood them, but higher, larger islands will also be affected by changes in... more
NASA finds heavy rainfall in powerful tropical cyclone Harold  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
One of NASA's satellites that can measure the rate in which rainfall is occurring in storms passed over powerful Tropical Cyclone Harold just after it made landfall in Vanuatu in... more
The ocean's 'biological pump' captures more carbon than expected  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Every spring in the Northern Hemisphere, the ocean surface erupts in a massive bloom of phytoplankton. Like plants, these single-celled floating organisms use photosynthesis to turn light into energy, consuming... more
Researchers make breakthrough in unlocking genetic potential of ocean microbes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers have made a breakthrough in developing gene-editing tools to improve understanding of an important ocean microbe. more
Breakthrough in unlocking genetic potential of ocean microbes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have made a major breakthrough in developing gene-editing tools to improve our understanding of one of the most important ocean microbes on the planet. The international project unlocks the potential of... more
The ocean responds to a warming planet  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
We're familiar with how climate change is impacting the ocean's biology, from bleaching events that cause coral die-offs to algae blooms that choke coastal marine ecosystems, but it's becoming clear that a warming planet... more
Climate change to affect fish sizes and complex food webs  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Global climate change will affect fish sizes in unpredictable ways and, consequently, impact complex food webs in our oceans, a new IMAS-led study has shown. more
Upper ocean water masses shrinking in changing climate: Less efficient CO2 sink  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The oceans help buffer the Earth from climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide and heat at the surface and transporting it to the deep... more
Ten years to save world's most threatened sea turtle population  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Eastern Pacific leatherback turtle will be lost forever if insufficient conservation action is taken over the next ten years, a new study by conservation scientists has warned. more
Breakthrough in unlocking genetic potential of ocean microbes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers have made a major breakthrough in developing gene-editing tools to improve our understanding of one of the most important ocean microbes on the planet. more
Stronger Atlantic currents drive temperate species to migrate toward the Arctic Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Arctic Ocean increasingly resembles the Atlantic in its temperature and the species that live there. However, scientists from the CNRS and Université Laval,... more
Viruses don't have a metabolism; but some have the building blocks for one  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In satellite photos of the Earth, clouds of bright green bloom across the surface of lakes and oceans as algae populations explode... more
Coronavirus pandemic affecting the Earth's movement  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic has changed many things across the globe bringing chaos to lives and economies. However, efforts to curb the spread of the virus, have lowered pollution levels, carbon emissions, and oceans... more
Deep-sea worms and bacteria team up to harvest methane  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists at Caltech and Occidental College have discovered a methane-fueled symbiosis between worms and bacteria at the bottom of the sea, shedding new light on the ecology of deep-sea environments. more
NASA-NOAA satellite catches Tropical Cyclone Harold develop near Solomon Islands  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean and provided forecasters with a visible image of newly formed Tropical Cyclone Harold. Harold formed near the Solomon... more
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Irondro developing an eye  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As Tropical Cyclone Irondro continues to move through the Southern Indian Ocean, NASA's Terra satellite saw the storm developing an eye as it continued to intensify. more
As Africa locks down, some deliveries of aid are threatened  ABC NEWS · 5 days
More than half of Africa’s 54 countries have closed their land, air and sea borders, while fears rise that the coronavirus-related restrictions are delaying access to critical aid more
3 Questions: Greg Britten on how marine life can recover by 2050  MIT · 5 days
Committing to aggressive conservation efforts could rebuild ocean habitats and species populations in a few decades. more
Experiments lead to slip law for better forecasts of glacier speed, sea-level rise  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Backed by experimental data from a laboratory machine that simulates the huge forces involved in glacier flow, glaciologists have written an equation... more
Coastal pollution reduces genetic diversity of corals, reef resilience  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study by researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) found that human-induced environmental stressors have a large effect... more
Bacteria in rock deep under sea inspire new search for life on Mars  nanowerk · 5 days
Newly discovered single-celled creatures living deep beneath the seafloor have given researchers clues about how they might find life on Mars. These... more
Cruise ships still struggling to dock as coronavirus spreads  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
As Florida allows two ships carrying COVID-19 passengers to dock, questions remain about more than a dozen other ships still at sea. more
2 cruise ships arrive in Florida after days of negotiations  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A cruise ship that's been floating at sea with coronavirus patients aboard for two weeks after being turned away from South American ports has finally been allowed to... more
Six decades of change in plankton communities  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research shows that some species have experienced a 75% population decrease in the past 60 years, while others are more than twice as abundant due to rises in sea surface temperatures. more
Experiments lead to slip law for better forecasts of glacier speed, sea-level rise  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Backed by experimental data from a laboratory machine that simulates the huge forces involved in glacier flow, glaciologists have written an equation... more
Scientists find a fluctuating rising trend of open agricultural straw burning in Northeast China  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Open biomass burning (OBB) has a significant impact on regional air quality, especially on the heavy haze pollution in Northeast... more
A slip law for glaciers on deformable beds  Science Magazine · 6 days
Slip of marine-terminating ice streams over beds of deformable till is responsible for most of the contribution of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to sea level rise. Flow models of the ice... more
As ships move north with climate change, their noise scares Arctic cod away  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When people who haven't been to the Arctic think of this remote and cold region, they may picture animals, such as polar... more
As COVID-19 halts climate expeditions, scientists grapple with uncertainties  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Around 128,000 years ago, the temperatures in the Bahamas were one to two degrees higher than they are today. A group of geologists and geodynamicists from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth... more
Researchers team up with U.S. Coast Guard to release three baby sea turtles  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
As the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic escalates, marine biologists at Florida Atlantic University acknowledge that "wild" life must go on. Three... more
Our oceans are suffering, but we can rebuild marine life  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
It's not too late to rescue global marine life, according to a study outlining the steps needed for marine ecosystems to recover from damage by 2050. The study... more
Virus-host coexistence in phytoplankton through the genomic lens  Science Magazine · 7 days
Virus-microbe interactions in the ocean are commonly described by "boom and bust" dynamics, whereby a numerically dominant microorganism is lysed and replaced by a virus-resistant one. Here, we isolated a microalga strain... more
Most of Earth's carbon was hidden in the core during its formative years  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Carbon is essential for life as we know it and plays a vital role in many of our planet's geologic processes --... more
Smaller than expected phytoplankton may mean less carbon sequestered at sea bottom  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A study that included the first-ever winter sampling of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic revealed cells smaller than what scientists expected, meaning a key... more
Most of Earth's carbon was hidden in the core during its formative years  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Carbon is essential for life as we know it and plays a vital role in many of our planet's geologic processes—not to... more
Ocean deoxygenation: A silent driver of coral reef demise?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The existence of coral reefs, in all their abundant biodiversity and beauty, relies largely on a complex symbiosis between reef-building corals and microalgae. This finely tuned, fragile, partnership is constantly... more
Using sound and environmental DNA to find an elusive, endangered whale  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In an ongoing effort to detect endangered Bryde's whales, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and MBARI have teamed up to deploy an Environmental Sample... more
Study shows large ocean predators are more active in temperate regions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of researchers has found that large ocean predators such as tuna, marlin and sharks are more active in temperate regions. In their paper... more
Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to remain at sea where they may be sequestered “indefinitely" and be prepared to send any ill... more
An affordable and fast clinical test that can save human lives and spares at-risk population  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Horseshoe crabs are remarkable animals, beautiful in their weirdness. These "living fossils" evolved 450 million years ago and... more
Early Mars Had Multiple Water Sources, New Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An analysis of two Martian meteorites — Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034 and Allan Hills (ALH) 84001 — shows... more
Why communities must be at the heart of conserving wildlife, plants and ecosystems  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A little more than a year ago, the Haida Nation released the Land-Sea-People plan to manage Gwaii Haanas, off the coast of... more
Ocean data portal maps show significant shifts by mid-Atlantic fish species  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A series of interactive maps published on the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal illustrates the shifts that have taken place over the last five decades by several... more
Stranded cruise ship hit by virus begs Florida to dock  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Passengers from a cruise ship stranded at sea with coronavirus cases and deaths are pleading with Florida officials to let them disembark more
A Martian mash up: Meteorites tell story of Mars' water history  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers probed Martian meteorites to reconstruct Mars' chaotic history. Their findings suggest that Mars might not have had a global magma ocean. more
Intensity of past methane release measured with new, groundbreaking methods  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A novel approach to geochemical measurements helps scientists reconstruct the past intensity of the methane seeps in the Arctic Ocean. Recent studies show that methane emissions fluctuated, strongly,... more
New metabolism discovered in bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
They make sauerkraut sour, turn milk into yogurt and cheese, and give rye bread its intensive flavour: bacteria that ferment nutrients instead of using oxygen to extract their energy. Acetobacterium woodii (short: A. woodii) is one of these... more
Seafloor of Fram Strait is a sink for microplastic from Arctic and North Atlantic Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Working in the Arctic Fram Strait, scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine... more
The Latest: Phuket closes land and sea entry and exit points  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Thailand's popular seaside resort island of Phuket has closed all land and sea entry and exit points until April 30 to try to limit the spread... more
Animals keep viruses in the sea in balance  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A variety of sea animals can take up virus particles while filtering seawater for oxygen and food. Sponges are particularly efficient. That was written by marine ecologist Jennifer Welsh from NIOZ this... more
Animals keep viruses in the sea in balance  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A variety of sea animals can take up virus particles while filtering seawater for oxygen and food. Sponges are particularly efficient. more
Seafloor of Fram Strait is a sink for microplastic from Arctic and North Atlantic Ocean  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Working in the Arctic Fram Strait, scientists have found microplastic throughout the water column with particularly high concentrations... more
Control of anthropogenic atmospheric emissions can improve water quality in seas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new research highlighted the importance of reducing fossil fuel combustion not only to curb the trend of global warming, but also to improve the quality... more
Neanderthals ate mussels, fish, and seals too  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Over 80,000 years ago, Neanderthals fed themselves on mussels, fish and other marine life. The first evidence has been found by an international team in the cave of Figueira Brava in Portugal. The excavated... more
Control of anthropogenic emissions can improve water quality in coastal seas  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study highlights the importance of reducing fossil fuel combustion, not only to curb the trend of global warming, but also to improve the quality... more
Scientists document seasonal migrations of fish across the deep-sea floor for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
We've all seen the documentaries that feature scenes of mass migrations on land. Those videos are pretty impressive showing all... more
Researchers document seasonal migration in deep-sea  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For the first time, researchers have documented seasonal migrations of fishes across the deep seafloor, revealing an important insight that will further scientific understanding of the nature of our planet. more
Coral tells own tale about El Nino's past  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
There is no longer a need to guess what ocean temperatures were like in the remote tropical Pacific hundreds of years ago. The ancient coral that lived there know all. more
Coral tells own tale about El Niño's past  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists use data from ancient coral to build a record of temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean over the last millennium. The data question previous links between volcanic eruptions and El Niño... more
How stable is deep ocean circulation in warmer climate?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
If circulation of deep waters in the Atlantic stops or slows due to climate change, it could cause cooling in northern North America and Europe - a scenario that has... more
As the ocean warms, marine species relocate toward the poles  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Since pre-industrial times, the world's oceans have warmed by an average of one degree Celsius (1°C). Now researchers report that those rising temperatures have led to widespread changes... more
How stable is deep ocean circulation in warmer climate?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If circulation of deep waters in the Atlantic stops or slows due to climate change, it could cause cooling in northern North America and Europe—a scenario that has occurred during... more
Great Barrier Reef suffers mass coral bleaching event  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Australia's Great Barrier Reef has suffered "very widespread" damage after rising sea temperatures caused the third mass coral bleaching events in five years, authorities said Thursday. more
As the ocean warms, marine species relocate toward the poles: study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A global analysis of over 300 marine species spanning more than 100 years, shows that mammals, plankton, fish, plants and seabirds have been changing in abundance... more
In Earth's largest extinction, land die-offs began long before ocean turnover  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The mass extinction at the end of the Permian Period 252 million years ago—one of the great turnovers of life on Earth—appears to have played out... more
'Submarine avalanches' are burying microplastics deep under the ocean  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Very little is known about how plastic moves under the ocean's surface. But that's where 99% of it ends up, and scientists are trying to model how it flows. more
A small forage fish should command greater notice, researchers say  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A slender little fish called the sand lance plays a big role as 'a quintessential forage fish' for puffins, terns and other seabirds, humpback whales and other marine... more
Emergence of a Neolithic in highland New Guinea by 5000 to 4000 years ago  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The emergence of agriculture was one of the most notable behavioral transformations in human history, driving innovations in technologies and... more
Slow slip source characterized by lithological and geometric heterogeneity  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Slow slip events (SSEs) accommodate a significant proportion of tectonic plate motion at subduction zones, yet little is known about the faults that actually host them. The shallow depth ( more
Underwater avalanches are trapping microplastics in the deep ocean  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A collaborative research project between the Universities of Manchester, Utrecht, and Durham, and the National Oceanography Centre has revealed for the first time how submarine sediment avalanches can transport microplastics... more
Starliner flight raises profile of Space Network  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The Space Network continues to offer reliable global coverage 24-hours a day for missions led by NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric... more
How squid communicate in the dark  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers begin to reveal how social squid communicate in the near-blackness of the deep sea. more
Deep Sea Squid May Communicate Through Glowing Pigmentation, Researchers Find  NPR · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered that deep-sea squid can communicate with glowing patterns on their bodies — basically turning themselves into e-readers. more
Researchers investigate how squid communicate in the dark  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the frigid waters 1,500 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, hundreds of human-sized Humboldt squid feed on a patch of finger-length lantern fish. Zipping past each other, the predators... more
The growth of an organism rides on a pattern of waves  MIT · 2 weeks
Study shows ripples across a newly fertilized egg are similar to other systems, from ocean and atmospheric circulations to quantum fluids. more
Simple framework helps future ocean studies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A range of information is collated through a simple framework that will help marine scientists to design more accurate experiments that will better help them understand the projected impact of global warming on marine life. more
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