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Study reveals changing patterns in globally important algae

August 23, 2019

Globally important ocean algae called coccolithophores are mysteriously scarce in one of the most productive regions of the…
‘Lost’ 99% of microplastics to be identified with dye?

November 23, 2017

The smallest microplastics present in our oceans – which go largely undetected and are potentially harmful – could…
Acidified ocean water widespread along North American West Coast

May 31, 2017

A three-year survey of the California Current System along the West Coast of the United States found persistent,…
Ocean Absorption of Carbon Dioxide More than Makes Up for Methane Emissions from Seafloor Methane Seeps

May 9, 2017

U.S., Norwegian, and German scientists report back on the surprising results of an Arctic Ocean research expedition. The…
Using data science to understand global climate systems

April 23, 2017

Climate scientists at the University of Rochester are using data science to understand what drives the global climate…
Enormous Caribbean Waves Before 1492

March 21, 2017

Geologists have discovered evidence that unusual seas detached living corals from a Caribbean reef and scattered them far…
FSU technology tracks the ocean current

March 14, 2017

A Florida State University researcher has developed a new technology that can track the oceans’ currents and surface…
Greenland ice sheet melting can cool subtropics, alter climate

February 10, 2017

A new study finds evidence that the last time Earth was as warm as it is today, cold…
Florida Corals Tell of Cold Spells and Dust Bowls Past, Foretell Weather to Come

January 26, 2017

Scientists seeking an oceanic counterpart to the tree rings that document past weather patterns on land have found…
Release of water shakes Pacific Plate at depth

January 12, 2017

Tonga is a seismologists’ paradise, and not just because of the white-sand beaches. The subduction zone off the…
Megathrust earthquakes

December 22, 2016

The raggedness of the ocean floors could be the key to triggering some of the Earth’s most powerful…
‘Mixed Results’

December 9, 2016

The results are in, and while the world’s oceans show no significant decline over the past year, their…
Scientists to study impact of climate change on Arctic ecosystem

September 1, 2016

Scientists from the University’s School of Environmental Sciences are leading a £2.6M project to explore how the ecosystems…
Study maps hidden water pollution in U.S. coastal areas

August 5, 2016

Researchers have uncovered previously hidden sources of ocean pollution along more than 20 percent of America’s coastlines. The…
Global Warming, a Dead Zone and Mysterious Bacteria

August 4, 2016

In ocean expanses where oxygen has vanished, newly discovered bacteria are diminishing additional life molecules.  They help make…
Opinion: Closing parts of the ocean to fishing not enough to protect marine ecosystems

July 14, 2016

A University of Washington fisheries professor argues that saving biodiversity in the world’s oceans requires more than banning…
Warming pulses in ancient climate record link volcanoes, asteroid impact and dinosaur-killing mass extinction

July 6, 2016

A new reconstruction of Antarctic ocean temperatures around the time the dinosaurs disappeared 66 million years ago supports…
Understanding Rogue Ocean Waves May be Simple After All

June 22, 2016

An international team of scientists has developed a relatively simple mathematical explanation for the rogue ocean waves that…
Study finds native Olympia oysters more resilient to ocean acidification

June 13, 2016

Native Olympia oysters, which once thrived along the Pacific Northwest coast until over-harvesting and habitat loss all but…
Polluted Dust Can Impact Ocean Life Thousands of Miles Away, study says

May 17, 2016

As climatologists closely monitor the impact of human activity on the world’s oceans, researchers at the Georgia Institute…
Study finds Saharan dust affects marine bacteria, potential pathogen Vibrio

May 11, 2016

Iron, a critical element for living organisms, can be hard to hard to come by in open marine…
Sweet spot found for foraging manta rays

May 5, 2016

A team of international scientists has unlocked the foraging secrets of manta rays at Lady Elliot Island, which…
How Deep Does Life Go?

April 14, 2016

One of the startling discoveries about life on Earth in the past 25 years is that it can…
The Ocean Below

April 1, 2016

Vast and amorphous, the ocean covers more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. It is a key…
Warming ocean water undercuts Antarctic ice shelves

March 15, 2016

“Upside-down rivers” of warm ocean water threaten the stability of floating ice shelves in Antarctica, according to a…
Mariana Trench: Seven miles deep, the ocean is still a noisy place

March 7, 2016

For what may be the first time, scientists have eavesdropped on the deepest part of the world’s oceans…
Plankton communities key to carrying carbon to safe resting spot, ocean study reveals

February 11, 2016

The ocean’s power to rein in carbon and protect the environment is vast but not well-understood. But now,…
Harnessing wave energy to light up coastal communities

February 9, 2016

There’s a new renewable energy player in town and it’s about to make waves in the industry. Despite…
Study Shows Large Variability in Abundance of Viruses that Infect Ocean Microorganisms

January 27, 2016

Viruses infect more than humans or plants. For microorganisms in the oceans – including those that capture half…
Scientists to study role of zinc in the open ocean

January 20, 2016

Ocean Scientists from the University’s School of Environmental Sciences have been awarded over £650k to better understand how…
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