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Surviving at the Bottom of the Ocean

Photo: Mark Thiessen/National Geographic

Surviving at the Bottom of the Ocean

Source: BBC/Jasmin Fox-Skelly - January 30, 2015

On 26 March 2012, film director James Cameron was hunched in the cramped cabin of a submersible, far out in the Pacific Ocean. His vessel, more…

Climate Change Could Cause Massive Ocean Dead Zones

Diagram: Lothar Stramma, Sunke Schmidtko, Lisa A. Levin, & Gregory C. Johnson

Climate Change Could Cause Massive Ocean Dead Zones

Source: The Verge/Josh Dzieza - January 29, 2015

In 2002, fishermen off the Oregon coast pulled up their traps to find them full of dead crabs. Baby octopuses were climbing up their lines, more…

1,000 Foot Waves are Moving Across the Ocean

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1,000 Foot Waves are Moving Across the Ocean

Source: TakePart/Zachary Slobig - January 28, 2015

Right now, two research vessels carrying some 40 marine scientists are battling stormy conditions in the Tasman Sea to learn more about gigantic subsurface waves—some more…

Floating Artificial Reef Concepts

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Floating Artificial Reef Concepts

Source: Gizmodo/Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan - January 27, 2015

This month, a grim study in the journal Science reported what we've feared for decades: That the ocean may "be sitting on a precipice of a major extinction more…

Troubling Conclusions from Great Barrier Reef Study

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Troubling Conclusions from Great Barrier Reef Study

Source: ScienceDaily/National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) - January 26, 2015

The coverage of living corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could decline to less than 10 percent if ocean warming continues, according to a new more…

Surprise! Tags Reveal New Secrets about Jellyfish

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Surprise! Tags Reveal New Secrets about Jellyfish

Source: BBC News/Victoria Gill - January 23, 2015

Jellyfish can sense the ocean current and actively swim against it, according to a study that involved tagging and tracking the creatures.
The research, more…

Dust on Ocean Floor may come from Space

Photo: Woods Hole Ocean and Climate Change Institute

Dust on Ocean Floor may come from Space

Source: Nature World News/Jenna Iacurci - January 22, 2015

When we picture the ocean floor, we might see lots of smooth sand, colorful corals, and schools of fish swimming in unison. We would hardly more…

Antarctic Algae Mapped by Underwater Drones

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Antarctic Algae Mapped by Underwater Drones

Source: LiveScience/Kelly Dickerson - January 21, 2015

Although the surface of Antarctica is almost completely white, a field of green and brown algae clings to the underside of the sea ice around more…

SpaceX to Attempt Another Rocket Landing

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SpaceX to Attempt Another Rocket Landing

Source: Full-Time Whistle/David Jackman - January 20, 2015

After a minor setback, SpaceX next month will again try to land a reusable booster rocket returning from outer space onto a barge in more…

New Microbes Found Under Ocean’s Crust

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New Microbes Found Under Ocean’s Crust

Source: DailyMail/Mark Prigg - January 16, 2015

Two miles below the surface of the ocean, researchers have discovered new microbes that 'breathe' sulfate.
The microbes, which have yet to be classified and more…

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