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Tags results for 'Ocean'

Pacific ocean now warming 15 times faster than in past 10,000 years

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2013 02:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A study finds the ocean is taking in heat at the most rapid rate in thousands of years, yet another indicator of global warming.

Can Marine Life Survive More Acid Oceans?

Posted in Science on 11th Nov, 2013 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
As the seas absorb more carbon dioxide, their pH drops.

Construction of the SeaOrbiter slated for spring 2014

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2013 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
It has been well over a decade since the SeaOrbiter was first dreamed up. Thirty years of research has gone into the project, and still it does not exist.

English seas get new marine conservation zones

Posted in Science on 22nd Nov, 2013 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The government has announced it will create 27 new marine conservation zones to protect wildlife in the seas around the English coast.

Australian Sharks Now Tweet When They are Too Close to a Beach

Posted in Hardware on 30th Dec, 2013 02:18 AM
by AlexMuller
A unique approach to stop shark attacks by tagging sharks with an electronic device that sends out auto tweets.

Great white sharks 'live for 70 years'

Posted in Science on 10th Jan, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Great white sharks live far longer than was previously thought.

Fish Fluorescence Widespread: 180 Species Found To Glow

Posted in Science on 11th Jan, 2014 05:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Fluorescence is surprisingly common in many different kinds of fish.

Respirator concept could give you your own set of gills

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jan, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Called the Triton, this diminutive respirator is designed to offer you an indefinite stay under the waves.

Seafloor Marine Life Face Major Threat from Climate Change

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Creatures which live deep beneath the ocean surface are likely to be badly hit by climate change over the next century, a new study says.

One quarter of the world's cartilaginous fish, namely sharks and rays, face imminent extinction

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2014 04:42 AM
by AlexMuller
There are no real sanctuaries for sharks where they are safe from overfishing.

Climate change 'could be making fish smaller'

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2014 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
A decline in the length of fish in the North Sea could be linked to climate change, according to researchers.

Unprecedented trade wind strength is shifting global warming to the oceans, but for how much longer?

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2014 11:25 PM
by AlexMuller
New research attributes the surface warming slowdown to accelerating trade winds mixing more heat into the oceans.

Deep-sea mining 'must responsibly respect ecosystems'

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2014 03:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have made an impassioned plea for humanity to pause and think before making a headlong rush to exploit the deep sea.

Theory on origin of animals challenged:

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2014 03:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Studies show that animals can live and grow even with very limited oxygen supplies.

Ninety-five per cent of world's fish hide in mesopelagic zone

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
An international team of marine biologists has found mesopelagic fish in the earth's oceans constitute 10 to 30 times more biomass than previously thought.

Global Warming Slows Antarctica's Coldest Currents

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2014 02:35 AM
by AlexMuller
The deep, salty currents that carry oxygen and nutrients to the ocean depths have been disappearing over the past few decades.

Spinning With the Fishes:

Posted in Science on 13th Mar, 2014 04:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Underwater Turbines Tap Moon’s Gravity to Generate Power.

Gem discovery points to vast oceans deep beneath Earth’s crust

Posted in Science on 16th Mar, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
There is water, possibly massive oceans of it, deep beneath the Earth’s surface.

Navy aim to predict weather three months in advance with robot subs

Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2014 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Within the next ten years, Navy scientists will be able to predict the weather up to 90 days in the future, which should handily best your local TV weatherman.

Can science stop sharks attacking humans?

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2014 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Sharks have patrolled the oceans for at least 400 million years and evolved into a huge range of remarkable species.

Lockheed Martin Pioneers Ocean Energy in China

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
A 10-megawatt ocean thermal energy conversion plant is under way:

Earth has a fever, but the heat is sloshing into the oceans

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2014 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study finds that surface temperatures are a poor measurement of global warming, which continues undeterred.

New water desalination tech makes ocean water drinkable

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2014 02:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Incredibly this technique requires little more than a store-bought battery.

Ancient shark discovery may rewrite our evolutionary history

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2014 11:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Sharks are often seen as "living fossils," examples of evolutionary excellence that have not altered their design significantly since they came into existence.

Agreement reached on deep sea mining

Posted in Business on 26th Apr, 2014 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
The project will extract ores of copper, gold and other valuable metals from a depth of 1,500m.

Nereus deep sea sub 'implodes' 10km-down

Posted in Science on 12th May, 2014 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the world's most capable deep-sea research subs has been lost.

Humans caused nearly 90 percent of sea level rise

Posted in Science on 20th May, 2014 06:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Human generated emissions are largely responsible for warming the top layer of the ocean over the past four decades, causing water to expand and sea level to rise.

Using Google Street View to Study the Great Barrier Reef

Posted in Software on 26th May, 2014 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The team pilots a motorized camera rig that mounts three cameras for a 360-degree view of the sea floor, and records nearly a mile of the floor at a time.

Coral reefs are better at coping with rising sea temperatures than we thought

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2014 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
It was found that certain types of coral are able to adapt to tolerate higher sea temperatures by changing the genes they express.

Modern ocean acidification is outpacing ancient upheaval: Rate may be ten times faster

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2014 01:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The oceans are on track to acidify at least as much as they did in ancient times, only at a much faster rate.

What’s The World To Do About Water?

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2014 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's water problem, and how to solve it.

What Happens To A Human Who Spends A Month Under The Sea?

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2014 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Fabien Cousteau and his team are setting out to break the record for living in an underwater habitat.

Removing Salt To Relieve The World’s Thirst

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2014 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is liquid, yet water scarcity affects more than a billion people each year.

Link between climate and ocean currents over 6 million years

Posted in Science on 13th Jun, 2014 01:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered a relationship between climate change and ocean currents over the past six million years after analyzing an area of the Atlantic.

Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth's surface.

Futuristic sea vessel could explore indefinitely

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
SeaOrbiter: An underwater home, laboratory and observation hub.

Look Out, Great White Sharks May be Making a Comeback

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Great white sharks are among the largest, most widespread predators in the ocean.

Expansion of US marine protected zone could double world reserves

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2014 03:54 AM
by AlexMuller
The US plans to create the world's biggest marine protected area (MPA) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Hurdles for attempting to reduce excess carbon or feed the people

Posted in Business on 24th Jun, 2014 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Ocean iron fertilization helps restore fish populations and captures excess carbon from the atmosphere.

'Immediate protection' needed for Pitcairn's marine bounty

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2014 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
"Immediate protection" is required for the waters of the Pitcairn Islands, home to one of the world's most valuable collections of marine species.

Caribbean coral reefs 'could vanish in 20 years'

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Healthy coral reefs have declined by about 50% in the past 40 years.

Rogue Geoengineering Project May Have Increased Salmon Numbers

Posted in Science on 20th Jul, 2014 04:55 AM
by AlexMuller
The salmon population in an area dosed with iron has doubled. This may be the solution to over-fishing.

Research shows oceans are vital for the possibility of alien life

Posted in Science on 21st Jul, 2014 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The number of planets being discovered outside our solar system is rapidly increasing.

Sea Level Rise in the Tropical Pacific Ocean isn't Natural:

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2014 01:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Human Activity is to Blame.

Chemicals from sunscreen are poisoning the ocean

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
When beachgoers go for a dip, the traces of sunscreen that wash off into the ocean poison phytoplankton, the microscopic plant life that anchor the marine food web.

'Widespread methane leakage' from ocean floor off US coast

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
There are concerns that these new seeps could be making a hitherto unnoticed contribution to global warming.

Antarctic coastal waters 'rising faster'

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2014 07:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report in Nature Geoscience finds.

Climate change could leave sharks and other fish unable to hunt

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2014 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
We found that the acidification of their water disrupted the fish's ability to perceive different chemical cues, or their sense of smell

First ban on shark and manta ray trade comes into force

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
All trade in five named species of sharks is to be regulated from now on, in a significant step forward for conservation.

Four Enormous Projects That Could Save Coastal Cities in Our Flooded Future

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2014 07:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The tides are rising. The only question that remains is how, and whether, we prepare our cities for it.

Obama creates vast Pacific Ocean marine reserve

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2014 09:58 PM
by AlexMuller
US President Barack Obama has signed a memorandum to expand a vast marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean.

Big robot fleet takes to UK waters

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Oct, 2014 08:01 PM
by AlexMuller
A fleet of marine robots is being launched in the largest deployment of its kind in British waters.

Satellites detect 'thousands' of new ocean-bottom mountains

Posted in Science on 4th Oct, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
It is not every day you can announce the discovery of thousands of new mountains on Earth, but that is what a US-European research team has done.

Different depths reveal ocean warming trends

Posted in Science on 5th Oct, 2014 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The deeper half of the ocean did not get measurably warmer in the last decade, but surface layers have been warming faster than we thought since the 1970s.

Ocean acidification causes US$1trn of damage a year

Posted in Science on 9th Oct, 2014 08:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Some 400 million people depend on threatened coral reefs for their livelihoods, British scientists warn at UN meeting.

Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6,000 years

Posted in Science on 14th Oct, 2014 01:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Research finds 20cm rise since start of 20th century, caused by global warming and the melting of polar ice, is unprecedented.

Dutch team is developing crops fed by sea water

Posted in Science on 20th Oct, 2014 01:00 AM
by AlexMuller
"We don’t see salination as a problem, we see it as an opportunity."

Science chief warns on acid oceans

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.

Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere.

31 days living at the bottom of the sea

Posted in Science on 27th Oct, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
We set our sights on the stars as the next great adventure for mankind, and yet we've only managed to explore 5 per cent of the world's oceans.

This Electric Fence System Could Safely Segregate Swimmers and Sharks

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2014 06:02 PM
by AlexMuller
The system is assembled by simply stringing a 328-foot cable between a series of risers affixed to the seabed and turning it on.

Ocean gliding robots used to study melting Antarctic sheet ice

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
The use of "ocean gliders" for conducting research in oceanic conditions not ideal for regular methods has been catching on in the scientific community.

A new gravity map from the Goce satellite traces ocean circulation

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have produced what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.

The Chinese scientific revolution aims to tackle climate change

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2014 10:04 PM
by AlexMuller
While in many parts of the world funding for basic research is decreasing, in China things are different. Funding is increasing in critical scientific areas.

Virgin is Cancelling its Deep-Ocean Mission

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
It seems that quietly, and with none of the fanfare surrounding the original launch, Virgin has shelved its current deep-sea project.

Microplastic deposits found deep in world's oceans and seas

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have previously been puzzled by why they found much less plastic on the ocean surface than they expected.

UK Environment Agency: 7,000 properties to be lost to sea

Posted in Business on 29th Dec, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
An estimated 7,000 properties around England and Wales will be sacrificed to rising seas over the next century, according to the Environment Agency.

Greenland Meltwater May Be a Major Contributor to Rising Sea Levels

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2015 08:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The massive Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the world, has long been considered a threat to global sea level rise.

Sea level rise accelerating more than once thought

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2015 07:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's oceans are now rising far faster than they did in the past, a new study says.

Oceans facing wildlife Armageddon:

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2015 06:22 PM
by AlexMuller
'We are falling off a mass extinction cliff, but we're not there yet'

Huge reserves of freshwater lie beneath the ocean floor

Posted in Science on 26th Jan, 2015 03:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in Australia have reported the discovery of huge freshwater reserves preserved in aquifers under the world's oceans.

By not evolving, deep sea microbes may prove Darwin right

Posted in Science on 4th Feb, 2015 04:34 PM
by AlexMuller
'If evolution is a product of changes in the physical and biological environment, and there are no changes, then there will be no evolution.'

Seafloor volcano pulses may alter climate:

Posted in Science on 7th Feb, 2015 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
These underwater volcanoes erupt during the first six months of each year. The pulses, tied to changes in Earth's orbit, and to sea levels, may trigger climate swings.

Ocean carbon release 'ended last Ice Age'

Posted in Science on 12th Feb, 2015 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon dioxide escaping from the depths of the ocean heralded the end of the last Ice Age, a study suggests.

We're Dumping Much More Plastic Into the Ocean Than We Thought

Posted in Science on 14th Feb, 2015 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Eight million tonnes is like covering an area 34 times the size of New York's Manhattan Island to ankle depth.

Japan's Shimizu announced a plan to build an underwater city

Posted in Hardware on 17th Feb, 2015 05:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Shimizu visualized the underwater life in a way that the main part of the city is represented by a dome, which has glass and metal construction deep in the ocean.

Evolution 'favors bigger sea creatures'

Posted in Science on 20th Feb, 2015 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The animals in the ocean have been getting bigger, on average, since the Cambrian period; and not by chance.

Megascale Desalination

Posted in Hardware on 16th Mar, 2015 08:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The world’s largest and cheapest reverse-osmosis desalination plant is up and running in Israel.

UK to Create World's Largest Marine Reserve

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2015 01:13 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK is planning to create the world's largest marine reserve in the South Pacific, offering unprecedented protections to the more than 1,200 species that live there.

Aurora shift confirms Ganymede has an ocean

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2015 01:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Shifts in Ganymede’s version of the Northern Lights suggest that a saltwater ocean lurks beneath the icy crust of Jupiter’s largest moon.

Oceans might take 1,000 years to recover from climate change

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2015 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
'We have to come to terms with the things that we are going to sacrifice if we do not reduce our greenhouse gas footprint.'

Oxygen-depleted oceans had key role in mass extinction

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2015 12:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Changes in the chemical balance of the ocean were crucial in the end-Triassic extinction, during which half of all plant, animal and marine life on Earth perished.

Why Ocean Energy Needs Digital Technology to Create Our Power

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2015 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Almost one third of electricity needs can be met by a predictable, renewable and yet largely untapped resource: ocean waves.

MIT invention turns salt water into drinking water using solar power

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2015 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Winners of the Desal Prize have been announced, part of a competition to see who could create an affordable desalination solution for developing countries.

Sentinel to measure ocean height

Posted in Science on 12th May, 2015 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Sentinel-6a is likely to go into orbit in 2020 on an American rocket. It will measure changes in the height of the oceans, a key indicator for understanding weather and climate.

The world's first ocean cleaning system will be deployed in 2016

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2015 09:40 PM
by AlexMuller
There are five gigantic patches of swirling plastic throughout the Earth's oceans, known as gyres.

Google Street View now takes you under the sea

Posted in Online on 6th Jun, 2015 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The new underwater panoramic views reveal the beauty beneath the sea but also call attention to the damage being done to Earth's oceans.

Quest to Mine Seawater for Lithium Advances

Posted in Science on 8th Jun, 2015 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Predicted lithium shortages for batteries are leading to novel technologies for recovering the element.

Tiger Sharks Behave like Birds?

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2015 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Research has shown that these predators boast migration patterns more similar to birds, turtles and some marine mammals than other fishes.

Rapidly Acidifying Arctic Ocean Threatens Species

Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2015 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Trouble for the food chain in some of the world's most productive fisheries and a preview of what is in store for the rest of the world's oceans down the road.

CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2015 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.

Wave generator supplies US electrical grid for the first time

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2015 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Though it can only produce 20 kilowatts, the DoE said that similar devices could eventually provide large amounts of clean power to coastal cities.

The Global Warming 'Pause' Never Actually Happened

Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2015 05:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth’s extra heat has spent the last 10 years sinking into the vast depths of the equatorial Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Ocean warming due to climate change is unstoppable

Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2015 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Seas will continue to warm for centuries even if manmade greenhouse gas emissions were frozen at today’s levels, say scientists.

A new study suggests that plankton keeps our planet cool

Posted in Science on 21st Jul, 2015 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Microscopic organisms that float in the oceans known as plankton may be helping our planet against the damaging effects of climate change.

Heat release from stagnant deep sea helped end last Ice Age

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2015 08:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region.

One-meter rise in sea levels inevitable, NASA says

Posted in Science on 28th Aug, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
We don't know whether it will happen within a century or somewhat longer, but the rise will have a 'profound impact' around the world.

Greenland's Ice Sheets Are Getting Cooked By Ocean Currents

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2015 05:06 PM
by AlexMuller
It turns out Greenland’s ice sheets are also melting faster than we thought, not on the visible surface, but due to currents deep below the ocean.

Climate change will alter ocean bacteria crucial to food chain

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Irreversible changes to microorganisms could effect species from plankton to whales that depend on products it consumes or produces.

Marine populations have halved since 1970

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2015 09:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Populations of marine mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have declined by 49% since 1970, a report says.

Cassini finds global ocean beneath Enceladus' icy crust

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2015 09:07 AM
by AlexMuller
A global ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn's geologically active moon Enceladus, according to new research using data from NASA's Cassini mission.

New tech converts sea water into drinking water in minutes

Posted in Science on 19th Sep, 2015 04:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Purifying dirty water is a notoriously difficult and expensive process, which is why a newly invented and ultra-cheap water cleaning process is looking so promising.

Tiny motors could suck carbon dioxide from the ocean

Posted in Science on 24th Sep, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have designed a new form of tiny motor that could be used to rid the sea of carbon dioxide pollution.

Deep-sea bacteria could help neutralize greenhouse gas

Posted in Science on 24th Oct, 2015 08:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Bacteria plucked from the bottom of the ocean could be put to work neutralizing large amounts of industrial carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere.

Scientists develop 'nanopores' that inexpensively filter the salt out of seawater

Posted in Hardware on 14th Nov, 2015 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A material that allows high volumes of water to pass through tiny holes called nanopores while blocking salt and contaminants.

A new study challenges assumptions about the origins of Earth's water

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2015 10:19 PM
by AlexMuller
If the new hypothesis is correct, it could mean better prospects of finding other rock-and-ocean worlds throughout the galaxy.

SAROS is a portable unit that turns seawater into drinking water

Posted in Hardware on 21st Nov, 2015 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A North Carolina startup has come up with a method of desalination powered by the sea itself.

Volcanic event caused ice age during Jurassic Period, new research suggests

Posted in Science on 12th Dec, 2015 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The team suggest that a volcanic event, preventing the ocean flow, rather than a change in CO2 in the atmosphere, led to an Ice age.

Scientists reveal that the rotation of Earth's core holds a clue to understanding global sea level rise

Posted in Science on 12th Dec, 2015 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are looking down to Earth's core to make accurate predictions of the consequence of climate change.

Xprize with $7M in prizes to map the ocean floor with robots

Posted in Hardware on 16th Dec, 2015 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
"Ninety-five percent of the deep sea remains a mystery to us; We have better maps of the surface of Mars than we do of our own seafloor."

El Nino weather: Worries grow over humanitarian impact

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2015 09:02 PM
by AlexMuller
The strongest El Nino weather cycle on record is likely to increase the threat of hunger and disease for millions of people in 2016.

Giant icebergs play 'major role' in ocean carbon cycle

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2016 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Giant icebergs could be responsible for the processes that absorb up to 20% of the carbon in the Southern Ocean's carbon cycle, a study suggests.

Sea level rise from ocean warming underestimated

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2016 06:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Thermal expansion of the oceans as they warm is likely to be twice as large as previously thought, according to researchers.

Ocean temperatures can predict US heat waves 50 days out, study finds

Posted in Science on 30th Mar, 2016 10:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Summertime heat waves are among the deadliest weather events, and can have big impacts on farming and energy use.

How did sea creatures survive the dinosaurs' extinction?

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2016 09:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Algae and microorganisms would have survived a massive asteroid and acted as a food source for other creatures.

Climate change will noticeably reduce oxygen in oceans by 2030

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2016 11:33 AM
by AlexMuller
There might be plenty of fish in the sea, but what about oxygen for those fish?

Giant icebergs play key role in removing CO2 from the atmosphere

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2016 01:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon sequestration contributes to the long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide, therefore helping to slow global warming.

Melting glacier could raise sea levels by almost 3 metres

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2016 11:03 AM
by AlexMuller
The study published in the journal Nature looked at the retreating ice levels of the Totten Glacier, a glacier in eastern Antarctica roughly the size of France.

After years of struggle, tidal power’s time may have arrived

Posted in Hardware on 31st May, 2016 05:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Entrepreneurs have tried everything from mill wheels in the 1600s to turbines in the 2000s, only to have their hopes dashed by the water’s crushing force.

Pluto could have liquid sub-surface ocean

Posted in Science on 22nd Jun, 2016 10:52 AM
by AlexMuller
New Horizons it revealed that the dwarf planet might have a liquid ocean sloshing around under its icy crust. According to a new analysis such an ocean likely still exists today.

Ocean sediment sample holds iron believed to be from a supernova

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2016 07:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Sediment layers may contain a type of iron that came from space millions of years ago, iron-60, which prior research has shown is spewed into space when supergiant stars explode.

Sea level rise may be accelerating

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2016 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found that the cooling from the Pinatubo eruption had effectively hidden the effects of climate change on sea level rise for decades.

Plumes on Europa Might Confirm Suspicions of Water Beneath Its Icy Crust

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2016 04:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Several missions are scheduled to investigate these findings.

World's largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica

Posted in Science on 29th Oct, 2016 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world's largest marine protected area.

Warming Ocean Waters Are Melting Antarctic Ice Shelves at an Unprecedented Rate

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2016 01:43 PM
by AlexMuller
What happens when Antartica’s glaciers flow into the sea?

Pluto 'has slushy ocean' below surface

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2016 02:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Pluto may harbour a slushy water ocean beneath its most prominent surface feature, known as the "heart".

Banned chemicals persist in deep ocean

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2017 06:33 PM
by Alex Muller
Chemicals banned in the 1970s have been found in the deepest reaches of the Pacific Ocean, a new study shows.

Earth's oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating

Posted in Science on 12th Mar, 2017 11:24 PM
by Alex Muller
Our new study improves estimates of the rate of ocean warming - a critical component of climate change.

Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2017 12:34 PM
by Alex Muller
A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater.

There’s a treasure trove of mineral resources on the seafloor

Posted in Business on 13th Apr, 2017 02:47 PM
by Alex Muller
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There's an Ocean Deep Inside the Earth

Posted in Science on 18th Sep, 2017 06:10 PM
by Alex Muller
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More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life'

Posted in Science on 23rd Oct, 2017 04:12 PM
by Alex Muller
All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say.

Desalination tech turns the oceans into unlimited lithium mine

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2018 05:40 AM
by Alex Muller
The earth’s ocean water is full of lithium salts and getting at it will simply be a byproduct of desalinating drinking water from seawater.

Ocean mappers line up for XPRIZE final

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2018 01:09 AM
by Alex Muller
'The teams will go to 4,000m depth where they will have 24 hours to map at least 250 sq km at 5m, or higher, horizontal resolution'.

Plan to find and explore Ocean Worlds and search for life

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The exploration of ocean worlds like Europa and Ceres over the next several decades.

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