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The Next Gold Rush Is Where?

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The Next Gold Rush Is Where?

Source: The Center for Investigative Reporting/Rachael Bale - October 17, 2014

Another gold rush is on the way. It’s not in California, a developing country or even on asteroids.

It’s under the sea.

There’s a lot more…

ISS RapidScat Monitors Ocean Storms From Space

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ISS RapidScat Monitors Ocean Storms From Space

Source: Phys.org/NASA - October 16, 2014

On Sept. 20, NASA launched a sequel to a classic Earth science mission that was a hit with researchers and forecasters of hurricanes and other more…

How Much Do We Know About The Seafloor

Photo: Institute for Exploration/URI Institute for Archeological Oceanography

How Much Do We Know About The Seafloor

Source: The Conversation/Jon Copley - October 15, 2014

As ships resume the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the depths of the Indian Ocean this week, we often hear that the oceans are more…

Measuring Ocean Temperature, Is It Warming?

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Measuring Ocean Temperature, Is It Warming?

Source: NBC News/John Roach - October 14, 2014

Nearly a quarter century ago, Greg Johnson was a freshly minted PhD in oceanography puttering north in the South Pacific Ocean. About every 35 miles, the boat more…

Icebergs Once Found Off Florida Coast

Icebergs Once Found Off Florida Coast

Source: LiveScience/Becky Oskin - October 13, 2014

Imagine icebergs as tall as the Eiffel Tower silently drifting by Florida's balmy beaches.

Add a few braying walruses, and mammoths grazing nearby on a more…

Underwater Tourism Should Be The Next Frontier

Illustration: Phil Pauley

Underwater Tourism Should Be The Next Frontier

Source: Huffington Post/Phil Pauley - October 10, 2014

73 years after the Titanic's sinking, Robert Ballard and his team finally spotted the ship's last resting place using a remotely controlled deep-sea vehicle called Argo. The haunting wreckage more…

British Submarine Can Stay Underwater For 25 Years Without Surfacing

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British Submarine Can Stay Underwater For 25 Years Without Surfacing

Source: Metro/Rob Waugh - October 9, 2014

If the world ever descends into nuclear war, or indeed if this autumn’s spider plague gets REALLY out of control, the last survivors of the more…

New Technologies Renew Scientific Arguments On Ocean Warming

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New Technologies Renew Scientific Arguments On Ocean Warming

Source: E&E Publishing/Gayathri Vaidyanathan - October 8, 2014

When British Capt. James Cook undertook his second voyage in the Southern Ocean in 1772, scientists on board measured the temperature 183 meters below the more…

How Air Pollution Impacts The Ocean

Photo: Guilherme Cecílio

How Air Pollution Impacts The Ocean

Source: Penn State News/Douglas Martins - October 7, 2014

Scientists have a good understanding of how air pollution impacts human health and the terrestrial biosphere, but what impact does air pollution have on oceans? more…

Saving the Rarest Fish on Earth, By Hand

Photo: Laura Conaway

Saving the Rarest Fish on Earth, By Hand

Source: LA Times/Louis Sahagun - October 6, 2014

Olin Feuerbacher took a deep breath and plunged into the warm aquamarine water of a 100,000-gallon concrete and fiberglass tank in the middle of the more…