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Plankton carries carbon to safe resting spot, ocean study reveals
The ocean's power to rein in carbon and protect the environment is vast but not well-understood. (2016-02-10)
Invisible waves shape continental slope
A class of powerful, invisible waves hidden beneath the surface of the ocean can shape the underwater edges of continents and contribute to ocean mixing and climate, researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have found. (2008-06-30)
Visiting scientists to test-drive Rutgers' advanced coastal and ocean data gathering system
Over the next month, more than 200 visiting ocean scientists with share the experience of observing and operating Rutgers' high-tech marine and coastal data gathering system. (2001-07-09)
Studying global warming events from millions of years ago for insight into climate change
A team of scientists led by researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington is examining global warming events that happened millions of years ago in order to gain new insights into present-day climate change. (2016-05-11)
Media advisory -- 2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting
The 2008 Ocean Sciences meeting takes place March 2 to March 7 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. (2008-01-22)
Explosive underwater volcanoes were a major feature of 'Snowball Earth'
Around 720-640 million years ago, much of the Earth's surface was covered in ice during a glaciation that lasted millions of years. (2016-01-18)
Whales as ecosystem engineers
A review of research on whales shows that they have more a powerful influence on the function of oceans, global carbon storage, and the health of commercial fisheries than has been commonly assumed. (2014-07-03)
It's not just fish, plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help us breathe
Ten percent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. (2019-05-14)
New understanding of ocean turbulence could improve climate models
Researchers have developed a new statistical understanding of how turbulent flows called mesoscale eddies dissipate their energy, which could be helpful in creating better ocean and climate models. (2018-02-26)
Scientists uncover the source of an almost 2 billion year delay in animal evolution
A deficiency of oxygen and the heavy metal molybdenum in the ancient deep ocean may have delayed the evolution of animal life on Earth for nearly two billion years, scientists report in Nature. (2008-03-26)
UBC study may solve age-old mystery of missing chemicals from Earth's mantle
Observations about the early formation of Earth may answer an age-old question about why the planet's mantle is missing some of the matter that should be present, according to UBC geophysicist John Hernlund. (2007-12-05)
Surf's up -- and one coastal microbe has adapted
California beachgoers may look lazy. But just a few miles off shore, scientists have discovered that a common coastal strain of cyanobacteria works diligently to thrive in choppy, polluted waters. (2006-08-25)
Deep-sea corals may be oldest living marine organism
Deep-sea corals from about 400 meters off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands are much older than once believed and some may be the oldest living marine organisms known to man. (2009-03-23)
Decades of data on world's oceans reveal a troubling oxygen decline
A new analysis of decades of data on oceans across the globe has revealed that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water -- an important measure of ocean health -- has been declining for more than 20 years. (2017-05-04)
Arctic expeditions find giant mud waves, glacier tracks
Scientists gathering evidence of ancient ice sheets uncovered a new mystery about what's happening on the Arctic sea floor today. (2007-12-12)
Locating tsunami warning buoys
Australian researchers describe a mathematical model in the International Journal of Operational Research that can find the ten optimal sites at which tsunami detection buoys and sea-level monitors should be installed. (2010-04-28)
Phytoplankton, reducing greenhouse gases or amplifying Arctic warming?
Scientists with Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, and Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, presented on Monday, April 20, in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences online, the geophysical impact of phytoplankton that triggers positive feedback in the Arctic warming when the warming-induced melting of sea ice stimulates phytoplankton growth. (2015-04-21)
Methods and models
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. (2019-06-19)
Europe must not lose momentum in marine biodiversity research
A new Marine Board Future Science Brief presents a roadmap for marine biodiversity science in Europe and warns against complacency. (2012-11-20)
2006 was Earth's 5th warmest year
Climatologists at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City have found that 2006 was the fifth warmest year in the past century. (2007-02-13)
Stevens professor to speak during Princeton lecture series
Michael S. Bruno, Director of the Center for Maritime Systems and Professor of Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, will present the talk, (2006-02-10)
Protecting the ocean
Benjamin Halpern, director of NCEAS, to receive the 2017 Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in Science. (2017-01-12)
Sunlight has more powerful influence on ocean circulation and climate than North American ice sheets
A study reported in today's issue of Nature disputes a longstanding picture of how ice sheets influence ocean circulation during glacial periods. (2008-11-06)
Internal climate variability masks climate-warming trends
Amid climate change debates revolving around limited increases in recent global mean surface temperature rates, Kevin Trenberth argues that natural climate fluxes -- larger than commonly appreciated -- can overwhelm background warming, making plateaued rates, or hiatuses, deceiving in significance. (2015-08-13)
Atlantic warming turbocharges Pacific trade winds
Rapid warming of the Atlantic Ocean, likely caused by global warming, has turbocharged Pacific Equatorial trade winds. (2014-08-03)
Scientists find that tons of oil seep into the gulf of mexico each year
Twice an Exxon Valdez spill worth of oil seeps into the Gulf of Mexico every year, according to a new study that will be presented January 27 at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. (2000-01-25)
Ice Age Antarctic Ocean gives clue to 'missing' atmospheric carbon dioxide
Syracuse University Earth sciences Assistant Professor Zunli Lu and international collaborators explored the question of carbon dioxide storage in the oceans. (2016-04-01)
Melting Arctic ice cap at record
With Arctic ice cap at record low this summer, University of Calgary geography professor John Yackel predicts serious consequences for the planet. (2012-09-24)
Study: Deep-ocean creatures living a 'feast-or-famine' existence because of energy fluxes
Scientists for the first time have tracked how much energy from plants and animals at the surface of the open ocean survives as particles drop to the seafloor more than two miles below, where they say a surprisingly robust ecosystem eagerly awaits. (2019-04-26)
Tracing the process of nitrous oxide formation in the ocean
26 March 2019/Kiel. Nitrogen is an essential element for both the life on land and in the oceans. (2019-03-26)
Latest Southern Ocean research shows continuing deep ocean change
New research by teams of Australian and US scientists has found there has been a massive reduction in the amount of Antarctic Bottom Water found off the coast of Antarctica. (2012-05-20)
MIT prof: Oceans at risk if policy tool not restricted
A policy tool key to arresting global warming could potentially wreak havoc on the oceans if instituted with no restrictions, warn an MIT professor and colleagues in the October 12 issue of Science. (2001-10-18)
Mid-atlantic states present ocean data products
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), a five state partnership of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, today released an ambitious and wide-ranging set of information on the vast natural resources and economically-important uses of the Mid-Atlantic Ocean, which contribute to the health and vibrancy of the region's coastal communities. (2016-01-29)
Tidewater glaciers: Melting underwater far faster than previously estimated?
A tidewater glacier in Alaska is melting underwater at rates upwards of two orders of magnitude greater than what is currently estimated, sonar surveys reveal. (2019-07-25)
Researchers link jellyfish, other small sea creatures to large-scale ocean mixing
The ocean's smallest swimming animals, such as jellyfish, can have a huge impact on large-scale ocean mixing, researchers have discovered. (2009-07-29)
Wave beams mix and stir the ocean to create climate
Waves deep within the ocean play an important role in establishing ocean circulation, arising when tidal currents oscillate over an uneven ocean bottom. (2017-06-20)
Bacterioplankton responses to desert dust in the (sub)tropical northeast Atlantic
Inputs of dust from the Sahara desert could change the composition of microbial communities in the (sub)tropical eastern North Atlantic say Southampton researchers writing this month in the journal FEMS Microbiology Letters. (2010-06-02)
Urgent action on international coral reef crisis
Coral reef scientists and policy makers from the world's most prominent coral reef nations are meeting in Australia this week to develop urgent action plans to rescue the world's richest center of marine biodiversity from gradual decline. (2008-11-09)
International fisheries conference bringing thousands of scientists to Portland
Thousands of fisheries scientists from around the world will gather in Portland Aug. (2015-07-09)
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