Oceans
Salt takes a quick step before falling out of water  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When a drop of sea spray lands on a rock and heats under the midday sun, the salt crystalizes and falls out of the evaporating water as a... more
Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle last fall, was actually stronger than initially measured, prompting forecasters to posthumously upgrade it from a Category 4 storm to a... more
Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study suggests reefs suffering coral bleaching can still be productive, as fish dependent on reefs get a bulk of their food delivered via the currents flowing past. more
Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers have discovered some good news for fish populations living on coral reefs hit by climate change. more
Groundbreaking Indian Ocean science mission reaches an end  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region... more
Ocean circulation likely to blame for severity of 2018 red tide around Florida  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
2018 was the worst year for red tide in more than a decade. A new study reveals what made it so severe. more
Warm, dry winds may be straining Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Wind-induced melting that occurred during the Antarctic autumn may be accelerating the Larsen C ice shelf’s collapse, which could raise sea levels. more
Predicting tvariable carbon dioxide uptake by the ocean  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Ocean CO2 uptake is predictable for two years in advance, according to new paper in Science Advances by Dr. Hongmei Li, Dr. Tatiana Ilyina, Dr. Wolfgang A. Müller, and Dr. Peter Landschützer,... more
Lessons learnt from the drift analysis of MH370 debris  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The precise last position of Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines (MH370) that disappeared from radar screens on 8 March 2014 is still unknown. Multiple large-scale search missions have failed. The... more
A Living 'Balloon on a String' Discovered in the Deepest Part of the Indian Ocean  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Explorers captured a video of this gelatinous creature in a recent dive to the Java Trench in the... more
Ocean circulation likely to blame for severity of 2018 red tide  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The harmful algae that causes red tide is currently at near undetectable levels in Florida waters compared with the much higher concentrations at this time last... more
Solution to riddle of ocean carbon storage  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Research by a team of the world's leading oceanographers has proposed a new explanation for how the ocean absorbs and stores carbon, solving a riddle that has long puzzled scientists. It's well established that... more
Balancing the ocean carbon budget  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
How exactly does the ocean -- the Earth's largest carbon sink -- capture and store carbon? The answer to this question will become increasingly important as the planet warms and as we try to get ahead of a... more
Predicting the variable ocean carbon sink  Science Magazine · 4 days
Strong decadal variations in the oceanic uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) observed over the past three decades challenge our ability to predict the strength of the ocean carbon sink. By assimilating atmospheric and oceanic observational data... more
New research offers solution to riddle of ocean carbon storage  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
However, researchers have identified that this process—the biological gravitational pump (BGP) - cannot account for all of the carbon reaching the deep ocean, and a range of additional... more
Deep sea scientist breaks British depth record  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Dr. Alan Jamieson, Chief Scientist on the Five Deeps Expedition and a senior lecturer at Newcastle University, UK, was part of the team to reach one of the most isolated points on the planet:... more
Climate Change Was The Engine That Powered Hurricane Maria's Devastating Rains  NPR · 4 days
Maria was the rainiest hurricane known to have hit the island. Scientists say a storm of its severity is nearly five times more likely to occur... more
What's happened to all the plastic rubbish in the Indian Ocean?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that although the Indian Ocean is the world's biggest dumping ground for plastic waste, nobody seems to... more
Sea sick: Plastic garbage in the North Atlantic Ocean skyrocketing  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Sure, we all know there's always more fish in the sea. But there's also plenty more plastic garbage. more
How inland waters 'breathe' carbon—and what it means for global systems  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For a long time, scientists evaluating the global carbon cycle considered rivers and streams akin to pipes, channeling carbon and other solutes from the land to... more
SpaceX's recovered core booster damaged in rough seas  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A SpaceX rocket booster that landed on an ocean platform after last week's launch has been damaged in rough seas. more
Corals in the Red Sea offer long-term view of the south Asian summer monsoon  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
When it comes to understanding future climate, the south Asian summer monsoon offers a paradox. Most climate models predict that... more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass... more
White sharks flee feeding areas when orcas present  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New research challenges the notion that great white sharks are the most formidable predators in the ocean. The research team documented encounters between white sharks and orcas at Southeast Farallon Island off... more
Corals in the Red Sea offer long-term view of south Asian summer monsoon  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When it comes to understanding future climate, the south Asian summer monsoon offers a paradox. Most climate models predict that as human-caused... more
Study finds white sharks flee feeding areas when orcas present  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New research from Monterey Bay Aquarium and partner institutions published today in Nature Scientific Reports challenges the notion that great white sharks are the most formidable predators in... more
Employing 3-D coral reef remote sensing to predict fish biomass  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Coral reefs offer many tropical fish a vibrantly encrusted locale of refuge – a respite from the intense pressures of the sea – providing an opportunity for protection,... more
Three things to know as Germany opens massive ocean wind park  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be joined by French and Norwegian ministers Tuesday to officially open a massive wind farm in the Baltic Sea, a key... more
Seals, caviar and oil: Caspian Sea faces pollution threat  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Seals waddling along the waterfront were once a common sight in Baku Bay, the Caspian Sea home of Azerbaijan's capital. more
Falcon Heavy center core toppled after landing  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The center core of the Falcon Heavy rocket that launched a communications satellite April 11 fell over after landing in rough seas,... more
What makes a jellyfish?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Genomic study reveals how jellyfish develop into floating beauties, rather than staying stationary like corals or sea anemones. more
Plastic's carbon footprint  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect plastic has on the world's oceans. However, its effect on the air is far less obvious. Plastic production, use, and... more
Researchers conduct first global assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from plastics  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect... more
North Atlantic warming hole impacts jet stream  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH), a region of reduced warming located in the North Atlantic Ocean, significantly affects the North Atlantic jet stream in climate simulations of the future. more
North Atlantic warming hole impacts jet stream  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH), a region of reduced warming located in the North Atlantic Ocean, significantly affects the North Atlantic jet stream in climate simulations of the future, according to a team... more
Newly drilled sediment cores could reveal how fast the Antarctic ice sheet will melt  Science Magazine · 6 days
First deep cores from the Amundsen Sea floor record how the West Antarctic Ice Sheet retreated millions of years ago more
Apollo 11 Spacecraft on Display in Seattle for 50th Anniversary  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Fifty years after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean, the spacecraft that carried the first astronauts to land on the moon has again returned to the United States'... more
Necrophagy: A means of survival in the Dead Sea  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have examined the sediments in the Dead Sea. The geologists drilled a 400-meter hole before analyzing each layer of sediment and the traces of a strategy that enables bacteria... more
Sharks more vulnerable than originally thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study reveals in excess of 2.5 million sharks are caught annually in the South West Indian Ocean - 73% more than officially reported. Experts say that similar underreporting is happening in small scale fisheries... more
What makes a jellyfish?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Translucent jellyfish, colorful corals and waving sea anemones have very different bodies but all fall on the same big branch in the animal family tree. Jellyfish actually start out anchored to the sea floor, just like corals and anemones. Researchers... more
Seeking innovative ideas: space for the oceans  ESA · 6 days
ESA seeks your ideas for applying space technology to Earth-based problems. Through the Open Space Innovation Platform, a new challenge-based website, the... more
Seychelles chief calls from the deep for ocean protection  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Seychelles President Danny Faure dived deep into the Indian Ocean Sunday to call for protection of "the beating blue heart of our planet." more
Beresheet Spacecraft Fails to Land Safely on the Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
Israel almost succeeded in rewriting lunar history on Thursday evening but fell short after spacecraft Beresheet (Hebrew for... more
Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms. more
Bering Sea changes startle scientists, worry residents  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms. more
Predicting heat waves? Look half a world away  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100°F in four to... more
Earliest life may have arisen in ponds, not oceans  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Primitive ponds may have provided a suitable environment for brewing up Earth's first life forms, more so than oceans, a new MIT study finds. more
Unique oil-eating bacteria found in world's deepest ocean trench, Mariana Trench  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Research that reveals what lies at the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean -- the Mariana Trench. Until now, scientists knew more about Mars... more
Earliest life may have arisen in ponds, not oceans  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Primitive ponds may have provided a suitable environment for brewing up Earth's first life forms, more so than oceans, a new study finds. Researchers report that shallow bodies of water,... more
Israel’s first moon mission lost moments before landing  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
The spacecraft’s engine cut out just before it was to touch down in the Sea of Serenity. more
Getting ready to chart sea level  ESA · 1 week
Records show that, on average, global sea level rose by 3.2 mm a year between 1993 and 2018, but hidden within this average is... more
Driving a wedge into historic gaps of climate science  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean. more
Earliest life may have arisen in ponds, not oceans  MIT · 1 week
Study finds shallow bodies of water were probably more suitable for Earth’s first life forms. more
Football-Size 'Bugs' Feast on an Alligator in This Creepy Deep-Sea Video  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
In the food deserts of the deep ocean, it doesn't take long for scavengers to find a bonanza when it lands. more
Here's What Happens When You Put Giant Sea Spiders into Boot Camp  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The realization that giant sea spiders have Swiss cheese-like holes in their exoskeletons has shed light on a decades-old mystery about how underwater creatures... more
Predicting heat waves? Look half a world away  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100°F in four to... more
Fossils of Silurian Sea Cucumber Found in UK  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An international team of paleontologists has found the remains of an extinct sea cucumber in 430 million-year-old (Silurian period) fossil-rich... more
Off the Seychelles, a dive into a never-seen landscape  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The submersible dropped from the ocean's surface faster than I had expected. With a loud "psssssss" the air escaped from the ballast tanks and the small craft suddenly tilted forward. more
Peak break: China to add 'eco' toilet on Mount Everest  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Climbers with pressing needs on Mount Everest will soon find an "eco-friendly" toilet at a Chinese campsite 7,028 metres (23,058 feet) above sea level in an ongoing campaign... more
New research adds to work of Prandtl, father of modern aerodynamics  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers used both linear stability theory and direct numerical simulations to uncover, for the first time, fluid instabilities in the Prandtl model for katabatic slope flows.... more
Unique oil-eating bacteria found in world's deepest ocean trench  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists from the University of East Anglia have discovered a unique oil eating bacteria in the deepest part of the Earth's oceans—the Mariana Trench. more
NASA sees El Nino conditions prevail in the Central Pacific Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An El Niño that began to form last fall has matured and is now fully entrenched across the Pacific Ocean. Changes in sea surface temperatures (SSTs)... more
Advanced virtual technology captures how coral reefs recover after bleaching  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and engineers at UC San Diego have used new imaging software to detect dramatic recovery after a bleaching event on the reefs... more
New species of deep-sea corals discovered in Atlantic marine monument  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
DNA analysis recently confirmed that Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists and their collaborators at OceanX, the University of Connecticut (UConn), and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) discovered... more
Driving a wedge into historic gaps of climate science  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean. more
Measuring iceberg production with earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Global warming is significantly reducing the volume of ice sheets—like the one covering Greenland—through melting or by shearing away blocks of ice that tumble into the ocean and become icebergs, a process known as calving. more
Archaeology is unravelling new stories about Indigenous seagoing trade on Australia's doorstep  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It has long been assumed that Indigenous Australia was isolated until Europeans arrived in 1788, except for trade with parts of present day Indonesia... more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Wallace dissipating  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical Cyclone Wallace was dissipating in the Southern Indian Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead. Wallace was located off the northwestern coast of Western Australia. more
Giant Antarctic sea spiders weather warming by getting holey  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have wondered for decades why marine animals that live in the polar oceans and the deep sea can reach giant sizes there, but nowhere else. Zoologists went to Antarctica... more
Giant Antarctic sea spiders weather warming by getting holey  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists have wondered for decades why marine animals that live in the polar oceans and the deep sea can reach giant sizes there, but nowhere else. University of Hawai'i at... more
Nordic countries call for global treaty on ocean plastic pollution  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a major step forward in the fight against marine plastic pollution, Nordic governments have become the first in the world to formally call for a global treaty... more
Robots to the rescue of the Great Barrier Reef  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists use undersea robots and 3-D printing to help coral reefs survive the damaging effects of rising ocean temperatures. more
'Cthulhu' fossil reconstruction reveals monstrous relative of modern sea cucumbers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An exceptionally preserved fossil from Herefordshire in the UK has given new insights into the early evolution of sea cucumbers. Paleontologists from the UK and USA created a... more
Single-cell sequencing sheds light on landscape of myeloid cells in lung tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The recent emergence of immunotherapy has marked a sea change in research and care for many forms of cancer, bringing new hope to patients... more
Tracking the sources of plastic pollution in world's oceans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Plastic pollution in the world's oceans is now widely recognized as a major global challenge -- but we still know very little about how these plastics are actually reaching the... more
'Cthulhu' fossil reconstruction reveals monstrous relative of modern sea cucumbers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An exceptionally-preserved fossil from Herefordshire in the UK has given new insights into the early evolution of sea cucumbers, the group that includes the sea pig and its... more
New insight into how climate change is transforming Virginia's barrier islands  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study of Virginia's barrier islands off the coast of the Eastern Shore provides a fundamental understanding of how barrier islands will change in the... more
Clues emerge in 'missing' ocean plastics conundrum  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It's a puzzle that has perplexed scientists for years: humanity dumps millions of tonnes of plastics into the world's oceans annually, yet only a tiny fraction remains visible on the surface. more
Study gives new insight into how climate change is transforming Virginia's barrier islands  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study of Virginia's barrier islands off the coast of the Eastern Shore provides a fundamental understanding of how barrier islands... more
Tracking the sources of plastic pollution  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Plastic pollution in the world's oceans is now widely recognised as a major global challenge—but we still know very little about how these plastics are actually reaching the sea. A new global initiative, led by the... more
Glaciers lose 9 trillion tonnes of ice in half a century  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When we think of climate change, one of the first things to come to mind is melting polar ice. However, ice loss isn't just restricted to... more
Fearless sea urchins stripping underwater forests  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study led by The University of Western Australia and the Centre of Advanced Studies of Blanes in Spain has found that sea urchins' fear of predators plays a key role in the health of... more
Squid team finds high species diversity off Kermadec Islands, part of stalled marine reserve proposal  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Squids and octopuses could be considered the "parrots of the ocean". Some are smart, and many have complex... more
After cyclone ruin, back to square one for Mozambique's Beira  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Daviz Simango, mayor of Beira on the Mozambican coast, had worked to shore up the city's climate defences, drawing on World Bank help to build deterrents against rising... more
Carbon lurking in deep ocean threw ancient climate switch, say researchers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A million years ago, a longtime pattern of alternating glaciations and warm periods dramatically changed, when ice ages suddenly became longer and more intense. Scientists have... more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds a more circular Tropical Cyclone Wallace  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and captured a visible image of what appeared to be a more organized Tropical Cyclone Wallace, off the coast of... more
Melting glaciers causing sea levels to rise at ever greater rates  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic as well as ice melt from glaciers all over the world are causing sea levels to rise. Glaciers... more
Official stats mask shark and ray species caught in the Mediterranean and Black seas  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Shark and ray species commonly caught in the Mediterranean and Black seas are not being reported in official statistics, new... more
Melting glaciers causing sea levels to rise at ever greater rates  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic as well as ice melt from glaciers all over the world are causing sea levels to rise. Glaciers... more
Carbon lurking in deep ocean threw ancient climate switch, say researchers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A million years ago, a longtime pattern of alternating glaciations and warm periods dramatically changed, when ice ages suddenly became longer and more intense. Scientists have... more
Poisons flow in toxic levels through the veins of great white sharks, new study shows  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Great white sharks—one of the ocean's most fearsome apex predators—thrive with toxic levels of poisons flowing in their... more
More dolphins die in Aegean Sea, group suspects navy drills  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A Greek marine conservation group says a "very unusual" increase in Aegean Sea dolphin deaths in recent weeks may be linked to Turkish naval exercises in the area. more
Official stats mask shark and ray species caught in the Mediterranean and Black seas  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study reveals that 97 per cent of the sharks and rays caught and brought to market domestically by... more
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Sea creatures store carbon in the ocean – could protecting them help slow climate change?
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Deep sea scientist breaks British depth record
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Employing 3-D coral reef remote sensing to predict fish biomass
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Robots to the rescue of the Great Barrier Reef
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Will the ocean benefit from the battle of the microbeads bans?
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Breeding baby corals for warmer seas
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Deep-sea drillers investigate shedding of Antarctic icebergs
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MBARI design used in ocean-acidification experiments around the world
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