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Ocean tipping points research launched

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Scientists from around the world have come together to take on new research into tipping points in our…
First global analysis of submarine canyons, which may shed light on Martian landscapes

5 days ago

Submarine canyons are a final frontier on planet Earth. There are thousands of these breathtaking geological features hidden…
Successful Ocean-Monitoring Satellite Mission Ends

October 5, 2019

The Jason-2/Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), the third in a U.S.-European series of satellite missions designed to measure…
Warming Impedes a Coral Defense, but Hungry Fish Enhance It

October 3, 2019

Corals create potions that fight bacterial attackers, but warming appears to tip the scales against the potions as…
Multifactor models reveal worse picture of climate change impact on marine life

October 2, 2019

Rising ocean temperatures have long been linked to negative impacts for marine life, but a Florida State University…
Atlantic Ocean circulation may get a jump-start from the other side of the world

September 30, 2019

A key question for climate scientists in recent years has been whether the Atlantic Ocean’s main circulation system…
Two UW ice researchers to participate in year-long drift across Arctic Ocean

September 30, 2019

When the German icebreaker Polarstern leaves Norway’s coast, it will embark on a year-long drift across the Arctic…
Less genes for a life in water

September 26, 2019

While whales and dolphins spend their entire life in the ocean, these air-breathing mammals actually evolved from terrestrial…
Ocean acidification and hypoxia plan outlines Oregon’s commitment to addressing climate impacts

September 26, 2019

Oregon has a new roadmap for addressing rising ocean acidification and hypoxia – two climate change-induced conditions that…
Atlantic Ocean may get a jump start from the other side of the world

September 19, 2019

A key question for climate scientists in recent years has been whether the Atlantic Ocean’s main circulation system…
Study reveals new patterns of key ocean nutrient

September 11, 2019

The nutrient phosphate may be less abundant in the global ocean than previously thought, according to a new…
Deep-sea sediments lead to new understanding of solar system

September 9, 2019

A day is the time for Earth to make one complete rotation on its axis, and a year…
In the Seattle lab, the team cultured 36 species of marine microbes and then tested their ability to produce sulfonates. Each phytoplankton type has its own unique set of pigments that absorb and reflect different wavelengths of light, creating the range of colors in the test tubes. Image credit: Bryndan Durham/University of Washington
New study tracks sulfur-based metabolism in the open ocean

September 5, 2019

One of the planet’s most active ecosystems is one most people rarely encounter and scientists are only starting…
Underwater soundscapes reveal differences in marine environments

September 5, 2019

Storms, boat traffic, animal noises and more contribute to the underwater sound environment in the ocean, even in…
Team creates first high-resolution global map of surface ocean phosphate

August 29, 2019

An international team of Earth system scientists and oceanographers has created the first high-resolution global map of surface…
Study Finds Big Increase in Ocean Carbon Dioxide Absorption Along West Antarctic Peninsula

August 29, 2019

Climate change is altering the ability of the Southern Ocean off the West Antarctic Peninsula to absorb carbon…
When will we observe significant changes in the ocean due to climate change? New study offers road map

August 21, 2019

Sea temperature and ocean acidification have climbed during the last three decades to levels beyond what is expected…
Doubling Down

August 19, 2019

Over the recent decade, total human impacts to the world’s oceans have, on average, nearly doubled and could…
Modeling the Future of a Sea

August 18, 2019

Study tests resilience of the Salish Sea to climate change impacts. What will the ecology of the Salish…
Scientists uncover deep-rooted plumbing system beneath ocean volcanoes

August 9, 2019

Cardiff University scientists have revealed the true extent of the internal ‘plumbing system’ that drives volcanic activity around…
Tiny snapping worms make one of the loudest noises in the ocean, study shows

August 8, 2019

When marine biologist Richard Palmer saw a video of sea-dwelling worms snapping at each other and making one…
Geoengineering versus a volcano

August 6, 2019

Major volcanic eruptions spew ash particles into the atmosphere, which reflect some of the Sun’s radiation back into…
New study finds offshore aquaculture has low environmental impact

July 24, 2019

A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science…
A Toxic Chemical in Marine Ecosystems Turns Out to Play a Beneficial Role

July 23, 2019

Advocates of healthy eating often extol the benefits of adding antioxidants to one’s diet. These compounds are thought…
Study finds warming waters drove collapse of Mexico’s jumbo squid fishery

July 19, 2019

The culprit responsible for the decline of Mexico’s once lucrative jumbo squid fishery has remained a mystery, until…
New research shows how melting ice is affecting supplies of nutrients to the sea

June 26, 2019

The findings of a research expedition to coastal Greenland which examined, for the first time, how melting ice…
Methods and models: oceanographers investigate the ocean’s carbon-absorbing processes over time

June 21, 2019

It’s a well-known fact that the ocean is one of the biggest absorbers of the carbon dioxide emitted…
Turquoise Water Off California

June 21, 2019

It was June of 2015, and the turquoise water lapping at the shores of Santa Barbara was more…
Investigating coral and algal “matchmaking” at the cellular level

June 20, 2019

What factors govern algae’s success as “tenants” of their coral hosts both under optimal conditions and when oceanic…
Deep submersible dives shed light on rarely explored coral reefs

June 20, 2019

Just beyond where conventional scuba divers can go is an area of the ocean that still is largely…
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