Oceans
Simulating Red Sea water exchanges  PHYS.ORG · 52 minutes
Powerful computer simulations are revealing new insights into water exchanges between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. more
Paper thin: Thai summit recycling drive mocked by environmentalists  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Despite offering chairs and notebooks made from recycled paper at a Bangkok summit, Thailand and its Southeast Asian allies were accused Sunday of a "greenwash" with their oceans and communities... more
Ocean swimming alters skin microbiome, increasing vulnerability to infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Swimming in the ocean alters the skin microbiome and may increase the likelihood of infection, according to new research. more
Ocean swimming alters skin microbiome, increasing vulnerability to infection  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Swimming in the ocean alters the skin microbiome and may increase the likelihood of infection, according to research presented at ASM Microbe 2019, the annual meeting of the American Society... more
Scientists map huge undersea fresh-water aquifer off U.S. Northeast  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the U.S. Northeast coast, scientists have made a surprising discovery: a gigantic aquifer of relatively fresh water trapped in porous sediments lying... more
Scientists map huge undersea fresh-water aquifer off US Northeast  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the U.S. Northeast coast, scientists have made a surprising discovery: a gigantic aquifer of relatively fresh water trapped in porous sediments lying... more
Marshall Islanders 'sitting ducks' as sea level rises, says president  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine stressed Friday the need for dramatic climate action and international support to ensure her people are not left as "sitting ducks" when sea... more
Emaciated polar bear found in Russia taken for treatment  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An emaciated polar bear seen roaming around an industrial city in Russia far south of its normal sea ice hunting grounds is being transported to a zoo for examination and... more
Whales freed from Russia 'jail' head to sea in trucks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Whales captured to perform in aquariums and held in cramped pens in far eastern Russia on Friday were journeying in trucks back to their home waters after President... more
Rot in peace: Sites lacking for whale corpses amid die-off  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers dealing with the putrid carcasses have an urgent request for coastal residents: Lend... more
Marine microbiology: Successful extremists  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In nutrient-poor deep-sea sediments, microbes belonging to the Archaea have outcompeted bacterial microorganisms for millions of years. Their ability to efficiently scavenge dead cells makes them the basal producers in the food chain. more
New study maps how ocean currents connect the world's fisheries  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study published in the journal Science finds that the world's marine fisheries form a single network, with over $10 billion worth of fish each year being... more
Mother sperm whale and baby dead in fishing net off Italy  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A mother sperm whale and its baby have died after becoming tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Italy's western coast, an Italian... more
Methods and models  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
It's a well-known fact that the ocean is one of the biggest absorbers of the carbon dioxide emitted by way of human activity. What's less well known is how the ocean's processes for absorbing that carbon change over time, and... more
How climate change impacts the economy  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Fourth National Climate Assessment, published in 2018, warned that if we do not curb greenhouse gas emissions and start to adapt, climate change could seriously disrupt the U.S. economy. Warmer temperatures, sea level rise and... more
Following the ocean's flow  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The dramatic sight of Atlantic waves crashing onto UK shores from the vast, surging ocean illustrates perfectly the joke behind its nickname of 'The Pond'. more
Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley Talks JFK, Moonshots and Apollo 11  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley addressed a crowd seated beneath the space shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum to discuss his latest book, "American Moonshot." more
Marine extremophiles: The basal level of the food chain  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In nutrient-poor deep-sea sediments, microbes belonging to Archaea have outcompeted bacterial microorganisms for millions of years. Efficiently scavenging dead cells makes them the basal producers in the food chain. more
All eyes on a new worm species  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
There's a worm at the bottom of the sea—and it's been discovered off the Scottish coast by a team of scientists from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), Marine Scotland Science (MSS) and Thomson... more
Deep submersible dives shed light on rarely explored coral reefs  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Just beyond where conventional scuba divers can go is an area of the ocean that still is largely unexplored. In waters this deep—about 100 to at least 500... more
Meet the Scottish Sea Worm with Eyes on Its Butt  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The teensy marine worm Ampharete oculicirrata has a tangle of tentacles near its mouth — oh, and a pair of eyes on its butt. more
Oceanographers investigate the ocean's carbon-absorbing processes over time  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
It's a well-known fact that the ocean is one of the biggest absorbers of the carbon dioxide emitted by way of human activity. What's less well known is how the ocean's processes... more
NOAA Fisheries biologists record singing by rare right whale  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say they have recorded singing by a rare right whale for the first time. more
Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Greenland's melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate,... more
Greenland's Summer Melts Have Started Early, and They're Very Bad This Year  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Summer doesn't begin for two more days, but oceanographers and climatologists are already sounding the alarm about stunning ice melts going on now in... more
Contribution of the Greenland Ice Sheet to sea level over the next millennium  Science Magazine · 5 days
The Greenland Ice Sheet holds 7.2 m of sea level equivalent and in recent decades, rising temperatures have led to accelerated mass... more
Metals likely promoted protometabolism in early ocean alkaline hydrothermal systems  Science Magazine · 5 days
One of the most plausible scenarios of the origin of life assumes the preceding prebiotic autotrophic metabolism in sulfide-rich hydrothermal vent environments. However, geochemical mechanisms to harness the... more
Investigating coral and algal 'matchmaking' at the cellular level  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
What factors govern algae's success as "tenants" of their coral hosts both under optimal conditions and when oceanic temperatures rise? A Victoria University of Wellington-led team of experts that includes... more
Frog protein may mitigate dangers posed by toxic marine microbes  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study from UC San Francisco suggests that a protein found in the common bullfrog may one day be used to detect and neutralize a poisonous compound... more
Finding 'Nemo's' family tree of anemones  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Thanks in part to the popular film Finding Nemo, clownfishes are well known to the public and well represented in scientific literature. But the same can't be said for the equally colorful sea anemones—venomous, tentacled animals—that... more
Archaea dominate oxic subseafloor communities over multimillion-year time scales  Science Magazine · 5 days
Ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) dominate microbial communities throughout oxic subseafloor sediment deposited over millions of years in the North Atlantic Ocean. Rates of nitrification correlated with the abundance of these dominant... more
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in our future  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in the future. If worldwide greenhouse gas emissions remain on their current trajectory, Greenland may be ice-free by... more
Human migration in Oceania recreated through paper mulberry genetics  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The migration and interaction routes of prehistoric humans throughout the islands of Oceania can be retraced using genetic differences between paper mulberry plants, a tree native to Asia cultivated for... more
Ediacaran dinner party featured plenty to eat, adequate sanitation, computer model shows  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Earth's first dinner party wasn't impressive, just a bunch of soft-bodied Ediacaran organisms sunk into sediment on the ocean floor, sharing in scraps of... more
Investigating coral and algal 'matchmaking' at the cellular level  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
What factors govern algae's success as 'tenants' of their coral hosts both under optimal conditions and when oceanic temperatures rise? more
Good viruses and bad bacteria: A world-first green sea turtle trial  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers at the JCU Turtle Health Research Facility have conducted a first-of-its-kind study using what's known as phage therapy as an option for bacterial infections in... more
Why tiny microbes may be a big factor in how climate change unfolds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Climate change is about big things: melting ice sheets, rising seas, the feverish temperature of the planet. more
Good viruses and bad bacteria: A world-first green sea turtle trial  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A world-first study has found an alternative to antibiotics for treating bacterial infections in green sea turtles. more
Antarctic marine life recovery following the dinosaurs' extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study shows how marine life around Antarctica returned after the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. A team studied just under 3000 marine fossils collected from Antarctica to understand... more
NEEMO: Testing space gear under the sea  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operations takes place more than 18 meters below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. For nine days, astronauts, engineers, and scientists live and work underwater, testing new technologies for space. more
The satellite with X-ray vision  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In the early hours of October 23, 2011, ROSAT was engulfed in the waves of the Indian Ocean. This was the end of a success story that is unparalleled in German space exploration research. The satellite, developed and... more
First book published on fishes of the Salish Sea  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The first book documenting all of the known species of fishes that live in the Salish Sea is now available. more
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur,... more
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur,... more
Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Sea otters have very low genetic diversity, scientists report. Their findings have implications for the conservation of rare and endangered species, in which a... more
Table Salt Compound Spotted on Europa  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
A familiar ingredient has been hiding in plain sight on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Using a visible light spectral analysis, planetary scientists... more
Boaty McBoatface mission gives new insight into warming ocean abyss  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The first mission involving the autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (better known as 'Boaty McBoatface') has for the first time shed light on a key process linking... more
Egg-sucking sea slug from Florida's Cedar Key named after Muppets creator Jim Henson  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Feet from the raw bars and sherbet-colored condominiums of Florida's Cedar Key, researchers discovered a new species of egg-sucking sea slug, a... more
Boaty McBoatface, Internet-Adored Sub, Makes Deep-Sea Discovery On Climate Change  NPR · 6 days
Since the delightful snafu that led to the research vessel's goofy moniker, the autonomous submarine has been off gathering deep-sea data on the effects of Antarctic winds. more
Egg-sucking sea slug from Florida's Cedar Key named after Muppets creator Jim Henson  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Feet from the raw bars and sherbet-colored condominiums of Florida's Cedar Key, researchers discovered a new species of egg-sucking sea slug, a... more
New insight from Great Barrier Reef coral provides correction factor to climate records  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Newly developed geological techniques help uncover the most accurate and high-resolution climate records to date, according to a new study. The research... more
New insight from Great Barrier Reef coral provides correction factor to climate records  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Newly developed geological techniques help uncover the most accurate and high-resolution climate records to date, according to a new study. The research... more
Scientists studying how large-scale environmental disruptions affected ancient societies  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
John Day, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in LSU's College of the Coast & Environment, has collaborated on a new analysis of societal development with Joel Gunn of the University of North... more
Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Sea otters have low genetic diversity, which could endanger their health as a species, a UCLA-led team of life scientists has discovered. The findings... more
Tackling plastic pollution for communities and coral reefs in coastal Cambodia  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Take a moment to imagine yourself on a sun-kissed beach on Koh Rong, watching the sea foam onto the white sand and hearing the gentle rustle... more
Changing how we predict coral bleaching  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A remote sensing algorithm offers better predictions of Red Sea coral bleaching and can be fine tuned for use in other tropical marine ecosystems. more
Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study. more
Earthquake swarms reveal missing piece of tectonic plate-volcano puzzle  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Deep under the ocean bed, a sinking tectonic plate causes a "swarm" of earthquakes, feeding molten rock into newly forming volcanoes, new research has discovered. more
Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study in the Seychelles. more
'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria May Be Spreading to Beaches Once Thought Off-Limits. Here's Why.  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
"Flesh-eating" bacteria that live in the ocean may be spreading to previously unaffected beach waters thanks to climate change, according to a new report. more
Boaty McBoatface mission gives new insight into warming ocean abyss  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The first mission involving the autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (better known as "Boaty McBoatface") has for the first time shed light on a key process linking... more
Harvard chemists' breakthrough in synthesis advances a potent anti-cancer agent  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Chemists have achieved what a new article calls a 'landmark in drug discovery' with the total synthesis of 11.5g of halichondrin. Known to be a potent anti-cancer agent... more
The complex fate of Antarctic species in the face of a changing climate  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Oxygen concentrations in both the open ocean and coastal waters have declined by 2-5% since at least the middle of the 20th... more
Chemists' breakthrough in synthesis advances a potent anti-cancer agent  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's a feat three decades in the making: Harvard University chemists have achieved what a new paper calls a "landmark in drug discovery" with the total synthesis of halichondrin. Known... more
Palau changes ocean sanctuary plan to allow Japan fishing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Pacific nation of Palau has amended plans to create a huge marine reserve so Japanese trawlers still have partial access to its waters. more
G20 agrees marine plastic pollution deal (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Group of 20 major economies said they agreed a deal to reduce plastic waste that is choking the seas at a meeting in Japan on Sunday. more
Strong quake hits island chain off New Zealand; no tsunami  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck an arc of islands off New Zealand on Sunday, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it may cause only minor sea level... more
Audubon intervenes to protect ocean monument for puffins  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The National Audubon Society is getting involved in a lawsuit over the future of a national monument in the ocean off New England because of the area's importance to seabirds, especially colorfully... more
Medical News Today: How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis  MNT · 1 week
In the midst of the opioid crisis, scientists are searching for nonaddictive alternatives. Some have turned to a toxin present in certain... more
No direct link between north Atlantic currents, sea level along New England coast  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) clarifies what influence major currents in the North Atlantic have on sea... more
No direct link between North Atlantic currents, sea level along New England coast  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study clarifies what influence major currents in the North Atlantic have on sea level along the northeastern United States. more
NASA finds Tropical Cyclone's Vayu getting stretched  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean, it captured an infrared image that revealed Tropical Cyclone Vayu was elongating. That's never a good sign for a tropical cyclone, because they need... more
NOAA: 279 dolphins dead on Gulf Coast, triple usual number  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
At least 279 dolphins have stranded across much of the U.S. Gulf Coast since Feb. 1, triple the usual number, and about 98 percent of them have died,... more
Table salt may be hiding in Europa’s underground sea  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
Observations of Europa by the Hubble Space Telescope suggest that the moon’s ice-covered ocean may hold sodium chloride, or common table salt. more
Giant Cambrian Trilobite Species Unearthed in Australia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Paleontologists have unearthed fossils of a giant trilobite species that inhabited Australian waters approximately 500 million years ago (Cambrian period). Trilobites are... more
From rain to flood  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Extreme weather events such as thunderstorms, heavy rainfall and resulting floods, influence Earth and environmental systems in the long term. To study the impacts of hydrological extremes holistically—from precipitation to water entering the ground to discharge to flow into the... more
Small steps, big leaps – how marram grass builds dunes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The size and shape of dunes varies greatly around the world: in Europe they're tall and narrow, while in the US they're low and wide. A new study... more
Thai vets nurture lost baby dugong with milk and sea grass  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A baby dugong that has developed an attachment to humans after being separated from its mother and getting lost in the ocean off southern Thailand is... more
Seaweed and sea slugs rely on toxic bacteria to defend against predators  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Plants, animals and even microbes that live on coral reefs have evolved a rich variety of defense strategies to protect themselves from predators. Some have physical... more
Squid could thrive under climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Squid will survive and may even flourish under even the worst-case ocean acidification scenarios, according to a new study published this week. more
Cassini-Huygens exploration of the Saturn system: 13 years of discovery  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn provided a close-up study of the gas giant planet, as well as its rings, moons, and magnetosphere. The Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn... more
Warming waters in western tropical Pacific may affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the stability of the West Antarctic Ice... more
Determining the Earth's gravity field more accurately than ever before  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Earth's gravity fluctuates from place to place. Geodesists use this phenomenon to observe geodynamic and climatological processes. Using satellite-supported recordings, they document the strong fluctuations and the... more
How fish skins and algae could help solve the plastic pollution crisis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A University of Sussex student has taken inspiration from the seas to find a solution to the man-made plastic pollution contaminating the world's oceans. more
New 'king' of fossils discovered in Australia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. more
Hubble Spots Sodium Chloride on Jupiter’s Moon Europa  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the yellow color visible on portions of the surface of... more
Solving the mystery of why atmospheric carbon dioxide was lower during ice ages  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Since scientists first determined that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) was significantly lower during ice age periods than warm phases, they have sought... more
Warming waters in western tropical Pacific may affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the stability of the West Antarctic Ice... more
New 'king' of fossils discovered on Kangaroo Island  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. more
Harvesters of light  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
They fan out into lily-pad-shaped disks, branch haphazardly like the antlers of deer, and hold fast to the sea floor in squat little spheres. Corals come in many shapes and sizes—and this diversity in form is driven by sunlight. more
Table salt compound spotted on Europa  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A familiar ingredient has been hiding in plain sight on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Using a visible light spectral analysis, planetary scientists at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which Caltech manages for NASA,... more
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Deep submersible dives shed light on rarely explored coral reefs
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Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice
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Tackling plastic pollution for communities and coral reefs in coastal Cambodia
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Why Noah's Ark won't work
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Floating cities: The future or a washed-up idea?
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First ICESat-2 global data released: Ice, forests and more
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High-tech fishing gear could help save critically endangered right whales
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