Expedition Directory - Oceanography
vanishing arctic: an environment at risk
This is primarily an oceanographic expedition. Dr. Pickart is returning to the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska’s North Slope to continue measuring the circulation and water characteristics of the contin...
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dive & discover expedition 11
For the first time in the history of humankind, a scientific team—using unique underwater and under-ice vehicles—will attempt to reach the bottom of the Arctic Ocean to find seafloor hydrothermal vent...
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the archaeology of inundated late pleistocene landscapes in the northeastern gulf of mexi...
In the fall of 1807, U.S. President Thomas Jefferson dispatched William Clark to the fossil quarry at Big Bone Lick in Kentucky to collect, if possible, a complete mastodon skeleton. This unusual miss...
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dive and discover: expedition 12 south atlantic
For years, ocean scientists have dreamt about sending small fleets of underwater robots to explore the ocean depths. But the ocean presents formidable obstacles to navigating and communicating with ro...
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discovering the hidden biodiversity of the gulf of california with deepsea
Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego returning from research expeditions in Mexico have captured unprecedented details of vibrant sea life and ecosystems in the Gulf of ...
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lophelia ii 2009: deepwater coral expedition: reefs, rigs and wrecks
This is the third cruise in a four-year project sponsored by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) and the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS), a division of the Department of the...
Duration : Aug 2009 - Sep 2009
bermuda: search for deep water caves 2009
Deep-water marine caves are one of the Earth\'s last largely unexplored frontiers of undiscovered fauna (animal life). More than 150 limestone caves are known to exist in or near the island of Bermuda...
Duration : Sep 2009 - Sep 2009
bioluminescence 2009:
Sudden blue flashes . . . Shooting beams of red light . . . An eerie green glow. These are just some of the surreal displays created by deep-sea animals that are bioluminescent, which means they can c...
Duration : Jul 2009 - Jul 2009
deep-water connections: octocorals at the southern distibution limits
Think of the word \"corals.\" What images come to mind? If you are like most people, you envision vivid, colorful mounds of impressive brain and staghorn corals: the kind of corals that make up tropic...
Duration : Mar 2009 - Mar 2009
expedition to the phoenix islands protected area
Join an international team of scientists, divers, photographers and officials heading to the Phoenix Islands, a remote archipelago of coral islands in the equatorial Pacific, on a 3-week research miss...
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Albany Daily Star: Science is trying unveil secrets of Deep Sea Sounds
As per researchers, the unique sound has been associated with the upward and downward movements of the organisms at dusk and dawn. The researchers for now cannot clearly differentiate which is creating the sound. The researchers s...
WHOI In The News
Online Tool Serves Up Ocean Science Studies
Updates to BOEM's Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS) tool, hosted by NOAA Digital Coast, now enable users to search, filter, map, discover, and download more than 40 years of studies and related data that can...
NOS News
Mystery Ocean Hum May be Migration Signal, or Fish Farting
Communities of deep-sea marine life cause a low-frequency humming in the ocean, as the creatures swim to and from the surface to feed. ...
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Discovery News: Seas Are Rising at Fastest Pace in 2,800 Years
The world’s oceans are rising at a faster rate than any time in the past 2,800 years, and might even have fallen without the influence of human-driven climate change, researchers say....
WHOI In The News
Solo Antarctic Explorer Dies Just Short of Goal
Even before the 55-year-old former army officer made the agonizing call, his journey was full of harrowing moments. ...
Discovery News - Top Stories
The Coxless Crew complete 9,200 mile rowing voyage across Pacific, in pictures
In pics: Female adventurers complete 9,200 mile rowing voyage ...
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What's the diving like around the UK?
The UK has some fabulous diving in her seas, not least on the hundreds of wrecks. There is also beautiful marine life and at times stunning visibility. Discover the secret dives of Britain. ...
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Diving Madagascar: is it any good?
Madagascar, the world's fourth largest island, hosts one of the world's longest continuous coral reefs. The country is famous for her unique land animals, but her seas are also full of life not found anywhere else. And she doesn't...
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The Pacific Ocean may have entered a new warm phase — and the consequences could be dramatic
Two new studies have just hit about the “warm blob” in the northeast Pacific ocean — a 2 degree C or more temperature anomaly that began in the winter of 2013-2014 in the Gulf of Alaska and later expanded. Scientists have been ast...
Coral Triangle could be last bastion for planet's beleaguered reefs
If humans are driving earth’s sixth great extinction event, coral reefs will be one of the first and most visible ecosystems to succumb. Scientists estimate that by 2050, the ocean could be largely devoid of reefs as climate chang...
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Small 'Underwater Pompeii' Found Off Greek Island
Remains of an ancient settlement, complete with a ruined pottery workshop, have been found on the bottom of the Aegean sea off the small island of Delos, the Greek ministry of culture has announced. Dubbed by the Greek media “a sm...
Technology Enables Historic Finds
An endeavor to employ a suite of oceanographic research instruments to find downed World War II aircraft and the remains of troops listed as missing in action for nearly 70 years are the subject of a film by camera maker GoPro and...
Fish failing to adapt to rising carbon dioxide levels in ocean
Rising carbon dioxide levels in oceans adversely change the behaviour of fish through generations, raising the possibility that marine species may never fully adapt to their changed environment, research has found. The study, p...
Around the Pier
Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, marine biologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has always had a dream of catching science up to the speed of communication. “Nowadays, how fast is communication happening? Inst...
Barack Obama to create world's largest ocean reserve in the Pacific
Barack Obama will use his presidential powers on Thursday to create the world’s largest marine reserve in the Pacific, banning fishing and other commercial activities across vast swaths of pristine sea populated by whales, dolphin...
Weird Green 'Eggs' Wash Up on Sydney Beach: Photos
Australian beachgoers got a surprise this week when strange balls of living green algae started washing up on Dee Why beach in Sydney. “I did poke it with my toes and it’s squishy, like a sponge,” Surf Life Saving Club patrol memb...
Scripps Oceanography/UC San Diego News at the Algae Biomass Summit
Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego will be featured prominently at the upcoming Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego. The eighth annual event, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2014, at the San Diego Marriott Marq...
Voyager: Why is China's Pollution Considered the "World's Pollution”?
China’s size and the magnitude of its industrial activities do indeed cause it to generate large amounts of air pollution, but every country contributes to the “world’s pollution.” The air travels across the Pacific Ocean from...
Southern Ocean's Role in Climate Regulation, Ocean Health Goal of $21 Million Federal Grant
The Southern Ocean that encircles Antarctica lends a considerable hand in keeping Earth's temperature hospitable by soaking up half of the human-made carbon in the atmosphere and a majority of the planet's excess heat. Yet, the in...
Massive Extinct Volcano Discovered Beneath Pacific
Lurking some 3.2 miles (5.1 kilometers) beneath the Pacific Ocean, a massive mountain rises up from the seafloor, say scientists who discovered the seamount using sonar technology. The seamount is about two-thirds of a mile hig...
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