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Evidence Suggests an Ocean on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Evidence Suggests an Ocean on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Source: Seeker/Irene Klotz - September 26, 2016

NASA on Monday will release additional evidence of an underground ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa, a prime candidate in the search for life beyond Earth.

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Scientists to Determine How Ocean Acidification Affects One of the Most Lucrative West Coast Fisheries: Dungeness Crabs

Photo: Kirsten Macintyre/California Department of Fish and Wildlife/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Scientists to Determine How Ocean Acidification Affects One of the Most Lucrative West Coast Fisheries: Dungeness Crabs

Source: ABC News/Phuong Le, AP - September 23, 2016

Millions of pounds of Dungeness crab are pulled from Pacific Northwest waters each year in a more than century-old ritual for commercial and recreational fishermen.

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Ocean Fossils on Mountainsides Point to Potential for Significant Sea Level Rise, Say Scientists

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Ocean Fossils on Mountainsides Point to Potential for Significant Sea Level Rise, Say Scientists

Source: Phys.org/Tom Parisi - September 22, 2016

Tiny ocean fossils distributed widely across rock surfaces in the Transantarctic Mountains point to the potential for a substantial rise in global sea levels under more…

Krill, the Ocean’s Fertilizer

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Krill, the Ocean’s Fertilizer

Source: Phys.org/British Antarctic Survey - September 21, 2016

Scientists have discovered that Antarctic krill – a tiny shrimp-like crustacean – plays a key role in fertilising the Southern Ocean with iron, which stimulates more…

Rendering the Ocean’s True Colors

Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Rendering the Ocean’s True Colors

Source: Phys.org/Mark Dwortzan - September 20, 2016

When she was 17, Stephanie Dutkiewicz set sail from her native South Africa to the Caribbean islands. Throughout a three-month journey, she noticed that the more…

The Ocean’s Renewable Energy Could Reduce Reliance on Dirty Fossil Fuels

Photo: Carnegie Wave Energy

The Ocean’s Renewable Energy Could Reduce Reliance on Dirty Fossil Fuels

Source: Las Vegas Review Journal/Cathy Bussewitz and Associated Press - September 19, 2016

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii — In the waters off the coast of Hawaii, a tall buoy bobs and sways in the water, using the rise and more…

Solar Powered Pipe Offshore Could Help California’s Drought

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Solar Powered Pipe Offshore Could Help California’s Drought

Source: Business Insider/Dana Varinsky - September 16, 2016

California’s five-year drought has become so serious that Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill earlier this month requiring water districts to start imposing penalties on more…

Scotland Welcomes Beginning Phase of World’s First and Largest Underwater Tidal Energy Farm

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Scotland Welcomes Beginning Phase of World’s First and Largest Underwater Tidal Energy Farm

Source: Electrek/Nathaniel Kobza - September 15, 2016

As I reported on the new offshore wind strategy by the United States yesterday, Scotland was busy welcoming the beginning phase of the world’s first, and largest more…

Magnetic Fields Help Explain the Motion Under the Ocean

Image: USGS

Magnetic Fields Help Explain the Motion Under the Ocean

Source: Phys.org/CORDIS - September 14, 2016

The EU GEOPLATE project uses magnetic sensing techniques to expand our understanding of the earth's tectonic past, while also offering tools to help locate future more…

3D Map of Great Barrier Reef Reveals Surprise

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3D Map of Great Barrier Reef Reveals Surprise

Source: Forbes/Mallory Pickett - September 13, 2016

In the summer of 2014, Mardi McNeil was an undergraduate student at the Queensland University of Technology. She was spending the summer helping a team more…

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