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First mass extinction linked to marine anoxia
The end-Ordovician mass extinction, killing roughly 86 percent of all marine species, is now linked to nutrient-driven anoxia in the global ocean. (2012-04-11)
A New Wave In Education -- Bringing The Ocean To The Classroom
Students may be able to dive into their schoolwork in a whole new way with an educators' guide NOAA is providing to teachers. (1998-03-11)
The Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic
The eastern Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic Ocean, a new study combining remote sensing and local data finds. (2017-04-06)
PSA To Debut At National Oceans Conference
A new public service announcement will make its debut at the National Oceans Conference in Monterey June 11 - 12. (1998-06-03)
ICES Journal of Marine Science publishes special issue on ocean acidification
Today, the ICES Journal of Marine Science publishes a special issue on ocean acidification, the most-studied single topic in marine science. (2016-02-29)
Climate change affects Southern Ocean carbon sink
The first evidence that recent climate change has weakened one the Earth's natural carbon (2007-05-17)
Carbon release from ocean helped end Ice Age
Scientists have found a release of carbon dioxide stored deep in the ocean helped warm the planet and bring it out of the last ice age. (2015-02-11)
Indian eddies supply Atlantic Ocean with warm water
Water from the Indian Ocean does not reach the South Atlantic Ocean continuously, but in separate packages. (2005-10-10)
York survey highlights ocean research priorities
Declines in ocean productivity, increases in ocean acidification, and the cumulative effects of multiple stressors on ocean health are among the most pressing issues facing coastal and maritime countries, according to a survey of scientists by a University of York researcher. (2014-08-13)
Big data reveals glorious animation of Antarctic bottom water
A remarkably detailed animation of the movement of the densest and coldest water in the world around Antarctica has been produced using data generated on Australia's most powerful supercomputer, Raijin. (2015-11-23)
Ocean salinities show an intensified water cycle
Evidence that the world's water cycle has already intensified is contained in new research to be published in the American Journal of Climate. (2010-04-16)
NOAA announces funding to support ocean observing in Alaska
NOAA's Integrated Ocean Observing System is awarding over $1.39 million in competitive grant funding to support ocean observing efforts in Alaska. (2009-08-12)
Hops to it
The Harvard Ocean Prediction System is a modular system that can be deployed to any region of the ocean to provide forecasts of ocean weather, as well as information about ocean life, from whales to algae. (2000-07-05)
Exceptional view of deep Arctic Ocean methane seeps
Close to 30.000 high definition images of the deep Arctic Ocean floor were captured on a recent research cruise. (2015-06-24)
Scientists find that of tons of carbon dioxide get stored in the subtropical oceans
The cold Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica soaks up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere like a sponge, but scientists have discovered that the greenhouse gas doesn't stay there. (2000-01-26)
Giant larvaceans transfer ocean pollution by ingesting plastic waste
Pinkie-sized plankton called giant larvaceans can ingest tiny pieces of plastic and pass them in their fecal pellets, which then sink to the bottom of the ocean. (2017-08-16)
Oceans' increasing mercury levels may be harming fish
Mercury contamination of ocean fish is a serious global health issue, and a new analysis of published reports reveals that the concentration of mercury in yellowfin tuna caught near Hawai'i is increasing at a rate of 3.8 percent per year. (2015-02-02)
NOAA announces funding to support ocean observing in the Northeast
NOAA's Integrated Ocean Observing System has awarded $2.46 million in competitive grant funding to support ocean observing efforts in the Northeast. (2009-08-12)
Decoding ocean signals
Geographer Tim DeVries and colleagues determine why the ocean has absorbed more carbon over the past decade. (2017-02-08)
Ocean carbon uptake more variable than thought
The Earth's oceans are thought to have taken up about one quarter of the carbon dioxide that humans pumped into the atmosphere in the past two decades. (2014-11-13)
International honor for University of East Anglia ocean researcher
An environmental scientist from the University of East Anglia has won a prestigious international prize for her outstanding contribution to oceanography. (2009-04-21)
NOAA announces funding to support ocean observing in the Pacific Islands
NOAA's Integrated Ocean Observing System has awarded more than $2.09 million in competitive grant funding to support ocean observing efforts in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. (2009-08-12)
Statement from the Pew Environment Group on the Hilborn/Worm study published in Science
Rebecca Goldburg, director of Marine Science at the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to a paper published in the journal Science. (2009-07-30)
Climate change will affect carbon sequestration in oceans, scientists say
The direct injection of unwanted carbon dioxide deep into the ocean is one suggested strategy to help control rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and mitigate the effects of global warming. (2002-12-03)
Listening for an ocean
Things are cracking up on the Jovian moon Europa, but nobody's laughing. (2001-09-26)
Volcano fuels massive phytoplankton bloom
New study shows that 2008 volcano in North Pacific fueled largest phytoplankton bloom in the region since satellite measurements began in 1997. (2010-10-05)
Research cruise to understand major changes in Atlantic
Scientists at the University of Liverpool are embarking on a research cruise to help them understand recent major changes in the temperature of the Atlantic. (2005-05-10)
International meeting on the Southern Ocean
Over 80 experts from around the world will meet next week (14-16 July) to discuss the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica. (2003-07-14)
Did ocean acidification cause marine mollusc extinction?
New research, led by the University of Southampton, has questioned the role played by ocean acidification, produced by the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs, in the extinction of ammonites and other planktonic calcifiers 66 million years ago. (2015-05-11)
Climate change will affect carbon sequestration in oceans, model shows
An Earth System model developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign indicates that the best location to store carbon dioxide in the deep ocean will change with climate change. (2005-09-07)
Ocean currents disturb methane-eating bacteria
Bacteria that feed on methane can control its concentration once it is released from the ocean floor. (2015-05-04)
National Academies Advisory: March 5 lecture on ocean acidification
The lecture, presented by the National Research Council's Ocean Studies Board, will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, in the Baird Auditorium of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. (2007-02-27)
Estimates of anthropogenic nitrogen in the ocean may be high
Inundation of nitrogen into the atmosphere and terrestrial environments, through fossil fuel combustion and extensive fertilization, has risen tenfold since preindustrial times according to research published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles. (2014-12-01)
New discovery of how carbon is stored in the Southern Ocean
A team of British and Australian scientists has discovered how carbon is drawn down from the surface of the Southern Ocean to the deep waters beneath. (2012-07-29)
'Smoke rings' in the ocean spotted from space
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have spotted the equivalent of smoke-rings in the ocean which they think could 'suck-up' small marine creatures and carry them at high speed and for long distances across the ocean. (2017-12-11)
Deep-ocean sentinels on northern climate watch
Three deep-ocean moorings have become the foundation for a new drive to measure change in currents linking the Pacific and Indian Oceans through the Indonesia Archipelago -- a key factor influencing Australia's climate. (2011-08-09)
Scientists discover new life in the Antarctic deep sea
Scientists have found hundreds of new marine creatures in the vast, dark deep-sea surrounding Antarctica. (2007-05-16)
Why we see red when looking at ocean plants
Green was the dominant color for plants both on land and in the ocean until about 250 million years ago when changes in the ocean's oxygen content - possibly sparked by a cataclysmic event - helped bring basic ocean plants with a red color to prominence - a status they retain today. (2003-09-17)
Southern Ocean iron cycle gives new insight into climate change
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found unique aspects of iron cycling in the Southern Ocean which will better inform scientists about the effects of climate change. (2014-03-16)
Only 4 percent of the ocean is protected: UBC research
Despite global efforts to increase the area of the ocean that is protected, only four per cent of it lies within marine protected areas (MPAs), according to a University of British Columbia study. (2015-10-26)
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