Oceans
NASA-NOAA satellite catches last burst before demise of Tropical Depression 17E  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Mexico and found two small areas of very strong thunderstorms near two different coastlines. One area was in Potential Tropical... more
Germany calls crisis meet over Shell North Sea platforms  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Germany said Wednesday it had called a special meeting of international partners this week to pressure Royal Dutch Shell to remove old rigs containing crude oil in the North Sea. more
3-D printed coral could help endangered reefs  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Threats to coral reefs are everywhere -- rising water temperatures, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, fishing and other human activities. But new research shows that 3-D printed coral can provide a structural starter kit for... more
What Is a Sea Cucumber?  LIVE SCIENCE · 9 hours
Nope, these cucumbers aren't plants. Sea cucumbers are colorful, squishy sea creatures that live on the ocean floor. more
Venus May Never Have Been Wet and Warm World  SCI-NEWS.COM · 10 hours
A team of planetary researchers from the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and elsewhere has found that a... more
Marine Biologists Discover Two New Species of Porcelain Crabs  SCI-NEWS.COM · 9 hours
A duo of marine biologists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and the Justus-Liebig-Universität in Germany... more
Ocean's deep-water may be corroding Byron Bay's coastal ecosystems  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Cold ocean waters, the sort that gives relief to beachgoers in the heat of summer, may in fact be corroding coastal ecosystems according to new research from Southern Cross University. more
Geologists reveal anoxia caused loss in biodiversity in ancient seas  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Since 2016, the researchers of the Department of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology have been engaged in a research project analyzing the causes of Silurian biodiversity crisis.... more
Two new porcelain crab species discovered  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Two new porcelain crab species have been described in the ZooKeys journal by scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and the Institut fur Tierokologie und Spezielle Zoologie der Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen. One of the new... more
Two new porcelain crab species discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Two new symbiotic porcelain crab species have been described. One of them, from the South China Sea of Vietnam, inhabits the compact tube-like shelters built by the polychaete worm with other organisms. The other inhabits the... more
NASA's Terra satellite catches a glimpse of a fleeting Ema  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Tropical Storm Ema had a very short life, but NASA's Terra satellite caught a glimpse of the storm before it dissipated in the Central Pacific Ocean. more
NASA provides a farewell infrared view of extra-tropical storm Melissa  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over North Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 14 and provided forecasters with an infrared view of Tropical Storm Melissa that revealed wind shear was... more
Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researcher have uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. more
Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. more
Achieving a safe and just future for the ocean economy  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The economic potential of the oceans is expected to double from US$1.5 trillion in 2010 to US$3 trillion by 2030. Yet managing this growth should be undertaken in... more
Many cooks don't spoil the broth: Manifold symbionts prepare the host for any eventuality  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Deep-sea mussels, which rely on symbiotic bacteria for food, harbor a surprisingly high diversity of these bacterial 'cooks': Up to... more
The makeup of mariculture: Global trends in seafood farming  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The process of farming seafood in the ocean, known as mariculture, is a growing trend yet little is known about the trajectories of its development. That's why a team of... more
New study on human-clam relationships informs modern marine resource management  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new study on the long-term relationship between humans and clams in B.C."s Salish Sea is helping to inform modern marine resource management. more
New research suggests global ice age changed the face of the planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Curtin University researchers have discovered that a global ice age more than 600 million years ago dramatically altered the face of the planet, leaving... more
Achieving a safe and just future for the ocean economy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
much attention has been given to the growth of the 'Blue Economy' -- a term which refers to the sustainable use of ocean and marine resources for economic... more
Mussels harbor strains of bacteria in their gills, keeping them prepared for environmental changes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Deep-sea mussels, which rely on cooperative symbiotic bacteria for their food, harbor a surprisingly high diversity of these bacterial "cooks":... more
Clay minerals call the shots with carbon  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Clay minerals suspended in seawater binds sedimentary organic carbon to their mineral surfaces. But the quantity of carbon that is bound and the source of that carbon very much depends on the clay mineral... more
Marshall Islands, low-lying US ally and nuclear testing site, declares a climate crisis  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Marshall Islands, a low-lying chain of atolls and key U.S. ally in the Central Pacific, has declared a national climate crisis... more
Hubble snaps spiral's profile  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sees galaxies of all shapes, sizes, luminosities and orientations in the cosmos. Sometimes, the telescope gazes at a galaxy oriented sideways—as shown here. The spiral galaxy featured in this Hubble image is called NGC 3717,... more
Best way to protect ocean fisheries? Let nations profit from them  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Overfishing is a major problem for the world's oceans, but a strategy adopted nearly 50 years ago has helped protect fisheries: giving nations exclusive rights to... more
Under the sea: Study reveals secret building blocks of northern algae  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research from U of T 's Mississauga and Scarborough campuses reveals fascinating secrets about the complex structure of a marine organism found around the globe.... more
New tool enables Nova Scotia lobster fishery to address impacts of climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers use long-term survey data sets and climate models to help fishing communities plan for a warmer ocean. Researchers have developed a... more
New tool enables Nova Scotia lobster fishery to address impacts of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
U.S. and Canadian researchers have developed a tool that incorporates projected changes in ocean climate onto a geographic fishery management area. Now... more
CO2 emissions cause lost labor productivity, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The planet's warming climate has led to countless changes that are affecting all of us. Droughts, hurricanes, rising sea levels and forest fires—all are now regular events in a world that saw... more
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite needed 3 orbits to see all of Super Typhoon Hagibis  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a composite visible image of the very large Super Typhoon Hagibis in the... more
Food comas and long-term memories: New research points to an appetizing connection  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
There may be a connection between food comas -- resting after eating -- and the formation of long-term memories, a team of neuroscientists concludes... more
Warm ocean water attacking edges of Antarctica's ice shelves  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Upside-down 'rivers' of warm ocean water are eroding the fractured edges of thick, floating Antarctic ice shelves from below, helping to create conditions that lead to ice-shelf breakup and sea-level... more
Offering solutions to Ice Age ocean chemistry puzzle  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
New research into the chemistry of the oceans during ice ages is helping to solve a puzzle that has engaged scientists for more than two decades. more
Infectious disease in marine life linked to decades of ocean warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research shows that long-term changes in diseases in ocean species coincides with decades of widespread environmental change. more
Solution to Ice Age ocean chemistry puzzle  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research into the chemistry of the oceans during ice ages is helping to solve a puzzle that has engaged scientists for more than two decades. At issue is how much of the CO2... more
Online prototype could improve ocean migratory species governance  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An online mapping and knowledge platform prototype could soon offer free and easily accessible information on the migratory patterns of endangered species in the ocean. more
Stormy waters ahead for coastal towns: what are the options?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Australians love property and being near water. But fast forward 30 years and the two may be incompatible, judging by global forecasts warning of sea level rises that... more
Sunlight degrades polystyrene faster than expected  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A study published by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that polystyrene, one of the world's most ubiquitous plastics, may degrade in decades or centuries when exposed to sunlight, rather than thousands of years... more
For sea creatures, baseline shows disease as sentinel of change  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The health of Earth's oceans is rapidly worsening, and newly published Cornell-led research has examined changes in reported diseases across undersea species at a global scale over a... more
Troughs developed in ice-stream shear margins precondition ice shelves for ocean-driven breakup  Science Magazine · 1 week
Floating ice shelves of fast-flowing ice streams are prone to rift initiation and calving originating along zones of rapid shearing at their margins. Predicting... more
Warm ocean water attacking edges of Antarctica's ice shelves  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Upside-down "rivers" of warm ocean water are eroding the fractured edges of thick, floating Antarctic ice shelves from below, helping to create conditions that lead to ice-shelf breakup and sea-level... more
Global analysis of submarine canyons may shed light on Martian landscapes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Submarine canyons are a final frontier on planet Earth. There are thousands of these breathtaking geological features hidden within the depths of the ocean—yet scientists have... more
Grim projections for the ocean—and the life within it  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The chain of causation that connects rising concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to the marine biota has been made clearer by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)... more
Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with devastating consequences. While our vast oceans are helping to take the heat... more
From Med's biggest nesting ground, turtles swim to uncertain future  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Freed from its eggshell by a volunteer, the tiny turtle hatchling clambers across a pebble-strewn sandy Greek beach in a race to the sea, the start of a... more
The deeper these octopuses live, the wartier their skin  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Deep beneath the ocean's surface, surprisingly cute pink octopuses creep along the seafloor. Some of them have super warty skin, and some are smooth. Scientists weren't sure if these octopuses... more
The deeper these octopuses live, the wartier their skin  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Deep beneath the ocean's surface, surprisingly cute warty pink octopuses creep along the seafloor. But not all these octopuses look alike. While we humans love a good "Is your skin... more
Dual approach needed to save sinking cities and bleaching corals  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Local conservation can boost the climate resilience of coastal ecosystems, species and cities and buy them time in their fight against sea-level rise, ocean acidification and warming temperatures,... more
Controlling robots across oceans and space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This Autumn is seeing a number of experiments controlling robots from afar, with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano directing a robot in The Netherlands and engineers in Germany controlling a rover in Canada. more
Researchers find global ocean methane emissions dominated by shallow coastal waters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is being added to the atmosphere through both natural processes and human activities, such as energy production and agriculture. more
Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?  ESA · 1 week
As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with... more
Dual approach needed to save sinking cities and bleaching corals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Local conservation can boost the climate resilience of coastal ecosystems, species and cities and buy them precious time in their fight against sea-level rise, ocean acidification and warming... more
Archaea hold clues to ancient ocean temperatures  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Solving a decades-old mystery, Stanford researchers have discovered proteins that enable hardy microbes called archaea to toughen up their membranes when waters are overly warm. Finding these proteins could help scientists piece together the... more
Medical News Today: How whales and dolphins evolved for life at sea  MNT · 1 week
New research identifies 85 genes, the loss of which may have allowed whales, dolphins, and other cetaceans to adapt to life in an aquatic... more
New method gives first global picture of mutual predictability of atmosphere and ocean  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
University of Maryland (UMD) scientists have carried out a novel statistical analysis to determine for the first time a global picture of... more
New method gives first global picture of mutual predictability of atmosphere and ocean  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have carried out a novel statistical analysis to determine for the first time a global picture of how the ocean helps... more
Matryoshka-inspired hierarchically structured triboelectric nanogenerators for wave energy harvesting  nanowerk · 1 week
Ocean wave energy is an abundant resource of clean energy. However, having been explored for decades, there is still lacking efficient and economical technologies to convert water wave energy into... more
Proximity to paths and roads is a burden for white-tailed sea eagles  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A research team has now measured concentrations of the hormone corticosterone and its metabolic products in white-tailed sea eagles in northern Germany and correlated... more
Was Venus once warm and wet? New study of lava flow suggests not  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study of the Ovda Fluctus lava flow on Venus indicates that it is made of basaltic lava. This discovery weakens... more
A fortress of ice and snow  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
After only a few days of searching, experts from the MOSAiC expedition have now found a suitable ice floe where they will set up the research camp for their one-year-long drift through the Arctic Ocean. Consequently,... more
Successful ocean-monitoring satellite mission ends  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Jason-2/Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), the third in a U.S.-European series of satellite missions designed to measure sea surface height, successfully ended its science mission on Oct. 1. NASA and its mission partners made the decision to... more
Literature sheds light on the history and mystery of the Southern Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
If you look at a globe, you'll see that the Southern Hemisphere is bluer than the Northern Hemisphere. A huge 80% of it is... more
The last mammoths died on a remote island  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The last woolly mammoths lived on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean; they died out 4,000 years ago within a very short time. An international research team from the Universities of Helsinki... more
Proximity to paths and roads is a burden for white-tailed sea eagles  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The white-tailed sea eagle is known for reacting sensitively to disturbances. However, research into which factors have which effects on the animals and how... more
This Bizarre, Eel-Like Shark Prowled the Oceans 350 Million Years Ago  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Paleontologists discovered the first nearly complete skeleton of an ancient shark belonging to the genus Phoebodus. more
Global bank urges cities to invest in new infrastructure to adapt to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The impacts of climate change on weather, sea levels, food and water supplies should be seen as an investment opportunity... more
We're Pulling Tuna Out Of The Ocean At Unprecedented — And Unsustainable — Rates  NPR · 2 weeks
A new study finds that tuna harvests, including of some species considered "vulnerable," have increased by an astonishing 1,000% in... more
Mineralogical control on the fate of continentally derived organic matter in the ocean  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
First-order relationships between organic matter content and mineral surface area have been widely reported and are implicated in stabilization and long-term preservation... more
NASA finds a transitioning cyclone Mitag filling the sea of Japan  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Sea of Japan on Oct. 3 and captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Mitag. Clouds associated with the storm... more
Laser precision: NASA flights, satellite align over sea ice  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The skies were clear, the winds were low, and the lasers aligned. In April, instruments aboard NASA's Operation IceBridge airborne campaign and the Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 succeeded... more
Laser precision: NASA flights, satellite align over sea ice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The skies were clear, the winds were low, and the lasers aligned. In April, instruments aboard NASA's Operation IceBridge airborne campaign and the Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 succeeded... more
NASA sees Post-tropical Cyclone Lorenzo affecting Ireland  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the eastern North Atlantic Ocean early on Oct. 3 and captured a visible image of Post-tropical Cyclone Lorenzo as it neared Ireland. Lorenzo's eastern side is already affecting Ireland,... more
Beware the business opportunists: Climate breakdown is increasing the economic value of polar seas  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Our polar regions are in trouble. Sea ice is retreating, ice shelves are collapsing and the oceans are heating and... more
Urgency of climate change may be understated in intergovernmental panel report, expert says  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report last week warning of the mounting effects of global warming on... more
Thai marine biologist pleads for dugong conservation plan  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A top marine biologist has urged Thailand's government to speed up conservation plans for the dugong, an imperiled sea mammal, after their death toll for the year in Thai waters has already... more
Medical News Today: What is the difference between sea salt and table salt?  MNT · 2 weeks
Sea salt is a natural alternative to table salt. Some people mistakenly think it is better for their health. Learn more about... more
NASA examines extra-tropical large Lorenzo's rainfall  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lorenzo is still at hurricane force in the eastern North Atlantic has now transitioned to an extra-tropical cyclone and has grown in size. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at... more
Safeguarding the world's largest tuna fishery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research has used a combination of records from captains and scientific observers, FAD tracking data, ocean models and cutting edge simulation methods to reveal for the first time the trajectories and potential impact FADs may... more
Climate change could make borrowing costlier for states and cities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Someday soon, analysts will determine that a city or county, or maybe a school district or utility, is so vulnerable to sea level rise, flooding, drought or wildfire... more
'The Ocean Cleanup' ship sweeps first Pacific plastic  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A special ship designed to clean the oceans has harvested its first plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch since setting sail from San Francisco last month, its Dutch inventor said Wednesday. more
New criteria for bank loans and stock exchange listings could protect ocean resources  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two reforms in the finance sector have the potential to accelerate action towards a sustainable seafood industry, according to new research published... more
'Ocean Cleanup' ship sweeps first Pacific plastic  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A special ship designed to clean the oceans has harvested its first plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch since setting sail from San Francisco last month, its Dutch inventor said Wednesday. more
Safeguarding the world's largest tuna fishery  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Understanding the impact of modern fishing techniques is critical to ensure the sustainability of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) tuna fishery—the largest tuna fishery in the world that accounts for 55% of the total... more
Technology provides insight into the hunting behavior of white sharks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
White sharks are top predators in the marine environment, but unlike their terrestrial counterparts, very little is known about their predatory activity underwater, with current knowledge limited to... more
Technology provides insight into how white sharks hunt  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
White sharks are top predators in the marine environment, but unlike their terrestrial counterparts, very little is known about their predatory activity underwater, with current knowledge limited to surface predation events. Now,... more
Did a large meteorite hit the earth 12,800 years ago? Here's new evidence  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Just less than 13,000 years ago, the climate cooled for a short while in many parts of the world, especially in the... more
Living close to the sea may be beneficial to mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study has shown that living near to the coast may be beneficial to mental health among England’s lowest-income communities. more
Coastal living linked with better mental health  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers used survey data from nearly 26,000 respondents in their analysis, which marks one of the most detailed investigations ever into the well-being effects of being beside the sea. After taking other related factors... more
Glowing bacteria in anglerfish 'lamp' come from the water  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research shows that female deep-sea anglerfish's bioluminescent bacteria -- which illuminate their 'headlamp' -- most likely come from the water. more
Hurricane Lorenzo to bring 70-foot waves to Azores  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A hurricane packing a punch rarely witnessed in the mid-Atlantic Ocean is bearing down on the Azores Islands, placing emergency services on red alert for waves that could reach eight stories high,... more
Cracking how tardigrades survive the extremes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have gained a new understanding of how tiny, ultra-resilient invertebrates known as tardigrades, or 'water bears,' are protected in extreme conditions. Tardigrades are found in water environments around the world -- including mountainous, deep sea... more
Glowing bacteria in anglerfish 'lamp' come from the water  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research shows that female deep-sea anglerfish's bioluminescent bacteria—which illuminate their "headlamp"—most likely come from the water. more
NASA satellite shows Typhoon Mitag's large reach over East China Sea  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The bulk of Typhoon Mitag's clouds and precipitation has been pushed north of its center, extending its reach over the East China Sea. Mitag was centered... more
Scientists quantify global volcanic CO2 venting; estimate total carbon on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Volcanoes, colliding and spreading continental and oceanic plates, and other phenomena re-studied with innovative high-tech tools, provide important fresh insights to Earth's innermost workings, scientists say. more
How does climate change affect mountainous watersheds that provide water?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The image of huge chunks of ice breaking away from glaciers and ice sheets, then floating out to sea in Earth's most remote places, may be the most... more
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