Oceans
Coastal waters are unexpected hotspots for nitrogen fixation  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Nitrogen fixation is surprisingly high in the ocean's coastal waters and may play a larger role than expected in carbon dioxide uptake, a new study shows. The findings -- based on thousands... more
NASA infrared image shows powerful center of Typhoon Wutip  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at the temperatures in Tropical Cyclone Wutip as it threatens Chuuk and Yap States in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Wutip has strengthened into a... more
Physicists get thousands of semiconductor nuclei to do 'quantum dances' in unison  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A team of Cambridge researchers have found a way to control the sea of nuclei in semiconductor quantum dots so they can operate as... more
NASA takes an infrared analysis of Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
An infrared look by NASA's Aqua satellite revealed where the strongest storms were located within the Southern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Cyclone Oma. more
Simulated ocean mesoscale structures induce air-sea interaction  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The mesoscale activities (or mesoscale structures) in the ocean possess immense energy. Such structures (including oceanic fronts and eddies) can induce mesoscale air-sea interaction (MASI) and then greatly impact oceanic circulation. MASI is distinct... more
Radio-tracking dolphins reveals intimate details about their behavior  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Using telemetry units in hospitals to monitor patient health is standard practice. Now, a similar approach is proving to be invaluable for dolphins, too. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic... more
Good news: Habitats worthy of protection in Germany are protected  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The world's largest coordinated network of protected areas is not located at the South Pole or in Australia, Africa, Asia or on the American continents – but in... more
Half-a-billion-year-old weird wonder worm finally gets its place in the tree of life  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Amiskwia was originally described by the famous palaeontologist Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927) in 1911 who compared it to the modern arrow worms... more
Solar wind fills research sails at space weather center  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Researchers at CU Boulder are starting work on a new collaborative grant from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that will improve solar wind modeling. more
Ocean acidification shown to have negative impact on fish skeletons  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
For more than a century, the world's oceans have been becoming steadily more acidic as they soak up ever-increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and the... more
New study—how to save a seabird  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
In the 1990s, the endangered status of the short-tailed albatross catalyzed efforts to reduce the number of birds accidentally killed as bycatch in Alaska, home to the country's biggest fisheries. Marine fisheries scientist Ed Melvin, at... more
Sharks reel in fans in Eastern Mediterranean winter waters  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
The wind was blowing, clouds blocked the sun and the sea was choppy and cold, but Hagai Mayer and his two friends didn't care. They wanted to see the sharks. more
What the Heck Is a Blobfish?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
The blobfish may be ugly on land, but it's rather handsome where it belongs — deep under the ocean. more
Copepods drive large-scale trait-mediated effects in marine plankton  Science Magazine · 1 day
Fear of predation may influence food webs more than actual predation. However, the mechanisms and magnitude of nonconsumptive predator effects are largely unknown in unicellular-dominated food webs such as marine plankton. We... more
NASA-NOAA satellite looks at large-eyed Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical Cyclone Oma is a large hurricane with a big eye. The storm appeared well-organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the Southern Pacific Ocean. more
International research collaboration computes climate past, present, and future  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Many of the world's largest cities are built near coasts, whether along rivers or oceans. Humanity relies on waterways for transportation, trade and sustenance. However, waterways can also unleash devastating... more
Carbon Capture and Storage project publishes findings  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The ACT Acorn project, an international research project which involves University geology experts, has announced the findings of its research into the feasibility of establishing a carbon capture and storage facility in the North... more
Banning plastic bags, town by town: A guide  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Since plastic carryout bags were introduced in the 1960s, people have used trillions of them, and, for the most part, thrown them away. And whether they're sitting in a landfill, hung up... more
Ocean acidification harms cod larvae more than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Next to rising temperatures and dwindling oxygen concentrations, acidification is one of the major threats to marine life due to the changing global climate. Carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere... more
Video: The krill factor in ocean mixing  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists have long chalked up ocean mixing of salt, heat, nutrients and gases, such as oxygen and carbon dioxide, to wind and tides. New research is investigating another possible contributor: krill. Mixing ocean water... more
Northern Red Sea coral reefs may survive a hot, grim future  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As the outlook for coral reefs across a warming planet grows grimmer, scientists in Israel have discovered a rare glimmer of hope: The corals of the... more
20-million-year-old tusked sea cow is Central America's oldest marine mammal  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A researcher searching the shoreline of the Panama Canal for fossil plants instead found an ancient sea cow. An 'emergency fossil excavation' due to rising water levels yielded... more
Fishing and pollution regulations don't help corals cope with climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations cope with climate change. The study also concludes that... more
Ocean acidification harms cod larvae more than previously thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The Atlantic cod is one of the most important commercial fish species in the world. Recent studies have shown that ocean acidification threatens the early life stages of this species.... more
A NASA infrared look at Tropical Depression 02W, warnings posted  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical Depression 02W formed in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on February 19 and the National Weather Service in Guam has issued warnings for Pohnpei, Chuuk and Yap States.... more
Total synthesis of marine antitumor agents trabectedin and lurbinectedin  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
With its vast numbers of different lifeforms, the sea is a largely unexplored source of natural products that could be starting points for new pharmaceuticals, such as the antitumor drugs... more
Former UN leader tours climate adaptation projects in Miami  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he's impressed with Miami's efforts to cope with rising sea levels— and he wishes President Donald Trump were paying attention, too. more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees powerful Tropical Cyclone Oma affecting New Caledonia  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical Cyclone Oma appeared well-organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the Southern Pacific Ocean, just northwest of New Caledonia. more
Why North Carolinian boats are fishing off New Jersey's coast  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As the oceans warm in response to climate change, fishing boats in the Mid-Atlantic that focus on only one or two species of fish are traveling more than... more
Fishing and pollution regulations don't help corals cope with climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reports that protecting coral reefs from fishing and pollution does not help coral populations... more
'Phantom' volcanoes discovery signals new hope for North Sea oil and gas exploration  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Geologists at the University of Aberdeen have discovered a huge swathe of the North Sea left unexplored for oil and gas because... more
20-million-year-old tusked sea cow is Central America's oldest marine mammal  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Steven Manchester didn't set out to discover Central America's oldest known marine mammal. He was hoping to find fossil plants. more
Tidal floods driven by climate change may hurt small businesses  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Parking data from Annapolis, Md.’s historic downtown shows how tidal flooding, driven by sea rise, can hurt local business. more
Total synthesis of marine antitumor agents trabectedin and lurbinectedin  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
With its vast numbers of different lifeforms, the sea is a largely unexplored source of natural products that could be starting points for new pharmaceuticals, such as the antitumor drugs... more
The real 'Jaws': Great white shark's genetic secrets revealed  REUTERS · 3 days
The great white shark, one of the most fearsome predators in the world's oceans in both fact and... more
Great white shark genome decoded  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The great white shark is one of the most recognized marine creatures on Earth, generating widespread public fascination and media attention, including spawning one of the most successful movies in Hollywood history. This shark possesses notable characteristics, including... more
New Species of Aloe Discovered in Somaliland  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
A species of aloe believed to be new to science has been found in Somaliland, a self-declared state, internationally considered to be... more
High-tide flooding disrupts local economic activity  Science Magazine · 6 days
Evaluation of observed sea level rise impacts to date has emphasized sea level extremes, such as those from tropical cyclones. Far less is known about the consequences of more frequent high-tide flooding. Empirical analysis of the... more
NASA tracks Tropical Cyclone Oma as warnings remain for Vanuatu  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Tropical Cyclone Oma continued to stay just west of Vanuatu in the Southern Pacific Ocean as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured an image of the... more
What rising seas mean for local economies  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Impacts from climate change are not always easy to see. But for many local businesses in coastal communities across the United States, the evidence is right outside their doors—or in their parking lots. more
'Seeing' tails help sea snakes avoid predators  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
New research has revealed the fascinating adaptation of some Australian sea snakes that helps protect their vulnerable paddle-shaped tails from predators. more
Image: Jewels of the Maldives  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Copernicus Sentinel-2 brings you some of the jewels of the Maldives for Valentine's week. Arguably one of the most romantic destinations in the world, the Maldives lie in the Indian Ocean about 700 km southwest of Sri Lanka.... more
Earth first origins project seeks to replicate the cradle of life  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The evolution of planet Earth and the emergence of life during its first half-billion years are inextricably linked, with a series of planetwide transformations—formation of the... more
'Seeing' tails help sea snakes avoid predators  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New research has revealed the fascinating adaptation of some Australian sea snakes that helps protect their vulnerable paddle-shaped tails from predators. more
NASA's Aqua Satellite eyes Tropical Cyclone Oma near Vanuatu  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the center of Tropical Cyclone Oma was just northwest of the island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean. more
Existing climate models useful in forecasting, model testing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of scientists has figured out a shortcut way to produce skillful seasonal climate forecasts with a fraction of the computing power normally needed. The technique involves searching within existing global... more
Polar bear 'invasion': how climate change is making human-wildlife conflicts worse  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The ten hottest years on record were all during the past two decades and the hottest global ocean temperatures ever were recorded in 2018 – a heat increase... more
New clues to predict tipping points for marsh survival  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Sea-level rise, sediment starvation and other environmental woes pose increasing threats to coastal wetlands worldwide. But a new study could help stem the losses by giving scientists a broader understanding... more
New NASA research consortium to tackle life's origins  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Did life on Earth originate in Darwin's warm little pond, on a sunbaked shore, or where hot waters vent into the deep ocean? And could a similar emergence have played out on... more
Less nutritious diet on offer for Southern Ocean fish  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A changing, less nutritious menu for Southern Ocean marine life could reduce the seafood appearing on the dinner plates of people around the world, according to Tasmanian scientists. more
Bioluminescent deep-sea creatures illuminate the effectiveness of new cancer therapies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new tool can improve development and effectiveness of leading-edge cancer therapies derived from patients' immune systems. more
NASA finds Tropical Cyclone Gelena in the middle of the Southern Indian Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite showed a weaker Tropical Storm Gelena far from land areas, and in the middle of the... more
Tropical Cyclone Oma threatens Vanuatu, seen by Suomi NPP satellite  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tropical Cyclone Oma continued to move southeast in the Southern Pacific Ocean, and continue affecting Vanuatu. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the storm. more
Latest weather satellite will improve forecasts for western U.S., Alaska, HawaiiFebruary 12, 2019  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Today, GOES-17, the second of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) next-generation geostationary weather satellites, has completed its checkout phase and... more
Study yields new clues to predict tipping points for marsh survival  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Sea-level rise, sediment starvation and other environmental woes pose increasing threats to coastal wetlands worldwide. But a massive new Duke University study could help stem these... more
Undersea gases could superheat the planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Geologic carbon and hydrate reservoirs in the ocean pose a climate threat beyond humanmade greenhouse gases. more
Undersea gases could superheat the planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The world's oceans could harbor an unpleasant surprise for global warming, based on new research that shows how naturally occurring carbon gases trapped in reservoirs atop the seafloor escaped to superheat the planet in prehistory. more
Turning desalination waste into a useful resource  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The rapidly growing desalination industry produces water for drinking and for agriculture in the world's arid coastal regions. But it leaves behind as a waste product a lot of highly concentrated brine, which is... more
Giant 'megalodon' shark extinct earlier than previously thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
'Megalodon' -- a giant predatory shark that has inspired numerous documentaries, books and blockbuster movies -- likely went extinct at least one million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.... more
On a remote island, a lost part of the world is found  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On a remote tropical island in the Indian Ocean lies a geologic enigma. Some 4 million years ago, volcanic eruptions on the seabed piled... more
Shrinking heart  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This heart-shaped body of water may look cute for Valentine's Day but just as love sometimes fades, this emerald sea is withering away. more
Ice shelves buckle under weight of meltwater lakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For the first time, a research team co-led by CIRES-based scientists, has directly observed an Antarctic ice shelf bending under the weight of ponding meltwater on top, a phenomenon that may have... more
Shrinking heart  ESA · 1 week
This heart-shaped body of water may look cute for Valentine’s Day but just as love sometimes fades, this emerald sea is withering away.  more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds Tropical Cyclone Gelena sheared  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Wind shear can push tropical cyclones apart and satellite imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed that is what is happening to Tropical Cyclone Gelena in the Southern Indian Ocean. more
Aqua satellite catches development of Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Oma. Oma formed northwest of Vanuatu. more
Wreckage Of WWII Aircraft Carrier Found In The South Pacific Ocean  NPR · 1 week
The Hornet played a role in several key events in the war – including the Doolittle Raid on Japan and the Battle of Midway. Researches have... more
Marine life typically thrives in the tropics – so why do whales prefer the poles?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Life in the sea isn't easy. Talk to most people about the ocean and they are likely to... more
Climate change is killing off Earth's little creatures  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Climate change gets blamed for a lot of things these days: inundating small islands, fueling catastrophic fires, amping-up hurricanes and smashing Arctic sea ice. more
Longest-ever eDNA study offers important insights into ocean health  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tiny genetic 'breadcrumbs' left behind by marine organisms offer unprecedented insights into ocean biodiversity and how it changes over time and in response to our changing climate, new research at... more
New deep sea animal discoveries warrant expanded protections in Costa Rican waters  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists surveyed deep-sea seamounts outside Isla del Coco UNESCO World Heritage site revealing coral communities with surprising diversity. more
Arctic sea ice loss in the past linked to abrupt climate events  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study on ice cores shows that reductions in sea ice in the Arctic in the period between 30-100,000 years ago led to... more
Cities turn to desalination for water security, but at what cost?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Removing salts and other impurities from water is really difficult. For thousands of years people, including Aristotle, tried to make fresh water from sea water. In... more
NASA catches the 1-day life of Tropical Cyclone Neil  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tropical Cyclone Neil had a short life in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean. It developed on February 9 and dissipated on February 10. NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the... more
New deep sea animal discoveries warrant expanded protections in Costa Rican waters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A three week expedition off the coast of Costa Rica has just expanded our knowledge of deep sea ecosystems in the region. Led by... more
Geologists Figured Out Where the Most Remote Part of the Ocean Came From  SPACE.COM · 1 week
The Australian-Antarctic Ridge was expected to have emerged with the Pacific to its East. The real story was a surprise to geologists. more
Study of Arctic fishes reveals the birth of a gene—from 'junk'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Though separated by a world of ocean, and unrelated to each other, two fish groups—one in the Arctic, the other in the Antarctic—share a surprising survival... more
Arctic sea ice loss in the past linked to abrupt climate events  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study on ice cores shows that reductions in sea ice in the Arctic in the period between 30-100,000 years ago led to... more
Geologists Figured Out Where the Most Remote Part of the Ocean Came From  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The Australian-Antarctic Ridge was expected to have emerged with the Pacific to its East. The real story was a surprise to geologists. more
What Is the Coral Triangle?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The Coral Triangle is the most biodiverse ecosystem in the world and is home to a variety of sea creatures, including sharks, colorful corals and vibrant tropical fish. more
Aqua satellite shows winds shear affecting Tropical Cyclone Gelena  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the effects of wind shear on Tropical Cyclone Gelena in the Southern Indian Ocean. The storm weakened to a tropical storm. more
Climate change may destroy tiger's home  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A James Cook University scientist says the last coastal stronghold of an iconic predator, the endangered Bengal tiger, could be destroyed by climate change and rising sea levels over the next 50 years. more
Climate change may destroy tiger's home  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A scientist says the last coastal stronghold of an iconic predator, the endangered Bengal tiger, could be destroyed by climate change and rising sea levels over the next 50 years. more
Climate change is already making Atlantic hurricanes more fierce, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Climate change has already made Atlantic hurricanes more fierce, driving up the number of storms that rapidly intensify, become more lethal and difficult to forecast, according... more
Sea Snakes Drink from Oceanic Freshwater Lenses, New Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Acquisition of freshwater is problematic for sea snakes living in oceanic environments that are distant from... more
Macaque fossils discovered at the bottom of the North Sea  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Together with two colleagues from the Netherlands, Senckenberg scientist Ralf-Dietrich Kahlke examined the teeth of several macaques from the bottom of the North Sea. They constitute the first... more
Chemicals can change their identity, thanks to the liquids where they reside  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Toss a few whole almonds in a jar full of hazelnuts. Shake. The nuts bounce against each other, but they don't react. That's how... more
Munitions at the bottom of the Baltic Sea  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The bottom of the Baltic Sea is home to large quantities of sunken munitions, a legacy of the Second World War—and often very close to shore. Should we simply leave them where... more
Earth Once Swallowed Its Own Superocean. Could It Happen Again?  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
An ancient supercontinent turned inside out as the Earth swallowed its own ocean some 700 million years ago, new research suggests. more
Researchers help define Southern Ocean's geological features  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists present data from the region that show the Australian-Antarctic Ridge has isotopic compositions distinct from both the Pacific and Indian mantle domains. more
'X-ray gun' helps researchers pinpoint the origins of pottery found on ancient shipwreck  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
About 800 years ago, a ship sank in the Java Sea. There are no written records saying where the ship was going... more
Life thrived on Earth 3.5 billion years ago, research suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
3.5 billion years ago Earth hosted life, but was it barely surviving, or thriving? A new study led by researchers at the Earth-Life Science Institute of Tokyo Tech... more
Unusual microbes hold clues to early life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study has revealed how a group of deep-sea microbes provides clues to the evolution of life on Earth. Researchers used cutting-edge molecular methods to study these microbes, which thrive in the hot,... more
Aqua Satellite finds Tropical Cyclone Gelena's strongest side  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and captured an infrared image of Tropical Cyclone Gelena that revealed strongest storms were northwest of the eye. more
NASA looks at Tropical Cyclone Funani's rainfall rates  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical Cyclone Funani continued tracking southeast through the Southern Indian Ocean on Feb. 7, 2019. When the GPM satellite passed overhead, it revealed that Funani's strongest rains wrapped around the center and... more
Researchers help define Southern Ocean's geological features  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New data collected by University of Wyoming researchers and others point to a newly defined mantle domain in a remote part of the Southern Ocean. more
Sea snakes that can't drink seawater  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Surrounded by salty water, sea snakes sometimes live a thirsty existence. Previously, scientists thought that they were able to drink seawater, but recent research has shown that they need to access freshwater. A new study published... more
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Earth first origins project seeks to replicate the cradle of life
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Shrinking heart
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Climate change is killing off Earth's little creatures
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Millions of tons of plastic waste could be turned into clean fuels, other products
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Steaming lakes and thundersnow: 4 questions answered about weird winter weather
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The world's shellfish are under threat as our oceans become more acidic
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Live cargo: How scientists pack butterflies, frogs and sea turtles for safe travels
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One year into the mission, autonomous ocean robots set a record in survey of Antarctic ice shelf
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Expedition to Antarctica finds signs of life—researchers investigating if it still exists
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Young emperor penguins brave icy, winter waters in their first year
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