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How Do Corals Make The Most Of Their Symbiotic Algae?

January 9, 2020

Corals depend on their symbiotic relationships with the algae that they host. But how do they keep algal…
Double-checking the coral reef science

January 9, 2020

Sometimes it helps to check the facts. You may be surprised by what you find. Over the last…
Stanford experts help island nation revolutionize ocean conservation

December 20, 2019

Stanford experts help guide Palau’s initiative to create one of the world’s largest marine sanctuaries. The protected area…
Converging on Coastal Science

December 8, 2019

Advancing a more collective understanding of coastal systems dynamics and evolution is a formidable scientific challenge. PNNL is…
Ocean Observing Prize

November 29, 2019

Seeking innovators to integrate marine renewable energy with ocean observation platforms, ultimately revolutionizing our capability to collect oceanographic…
Ships are disturbing communication and socialization between humpback whales

November 28, 2019

Humpback whales are social animals. They typically stay alone, but sometimes gather in small groups, which separate after…
NASA Embarks on Five U.S. Expeditions Targeting Air, Land and Sea

November 27, 2019

NASA is sending five airborne campaigns across the United States in 2020 to investigate fundamental processes that ultimately…
Changes in oxygen concentrations in our ocean can disrupt fundamental biological cycles

November 26, 2019

New research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has shown that the feedback mechanisms that were…
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Underwater robotic gliders provide key tool to measure ocean sound levels

November 21, 2019

At a time when ocean noise is receiving increased global attention, researchers at Oregon State University and NOAA…
Unevenly distributed plankton activity

November 18, 2019

An international research consortium with ETH participation demonstrates that marine plankton is more diverse in warm oceans than…
How a warming world may alter functions of the oceans’ organisms

November 18, 2019

New research takes scientists a step closer to identifying important characteristics of the communities of ocean organisms we…
Shedding light on the dark cycle of iron in the oceans

November 6, 2019

New insights into the cycling of iron in the ocean’s twilight zone were revealed with the publication of…
Research On Large Storm Waves Could Help Lessen Their Impact On Coasts

October 29, 2019

When cyclones or other massive oceanic storms make landfall, their giant waves batter coastlines and sometimes cause widespread…
How ocean ecosystems recovered after mass extinction event 66 million years ago

October 21, 2019

An international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have produced an unprecedented record of the…
Ocean tipping points research launched

October 10, 2019

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

October 9, 2019

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…
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