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A glowing invasion of 'fire bodies' is underway in the Pacific
The massive bloom of bizarre, bioluminescent pyrosomes has marine scientists completely baffled. All MNN Content
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. Discovery News - Top Stories
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 UK news, breaking UK news, lat
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. SCUBA News...
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 SCUBA News...
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 be
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 cha Environment news, comment and
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
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? In
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, dolph
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 patro
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 Oc
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
Red tide still lingers off coast of Hernando County
large bloom of red tide continues to linger about 20 miles off the coast of Hernando County. Satellite images from the Optical Oceanography Laboratory at the University of South Florida showed a patchy bloom at least 20 miles offs
Geosciences lecturer dives deep into abyss on Pacific expedition
Dr. Ignacio Pujana, a senior lecturer in the Department of Geosciences, made two dives to the Mariana Trench as part of the expedition in July. The team used a three-person sub dubbed Shinkai 6500, which can dive to depths of abou
'Widespread methane leakage' from ocean floor off US coast
Researchers say they have found more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast. The unexpected discovery indicates there are large volumes of the gas contained in a type of sludgy ice called methane hyd
Study: Thinning Arctic Snow Could Alter North Pole Ecosystem
Snow has thinned significantly in the Arctic, especially on the sea ice near Alaska, finds a new study. Researchers at the University of Washington and NASA confirmed their findings by combining data collected by ice bouys and air
Research from 1960s shakes up understanding of West Coast earthquakes
Nearly forgotten research from decades ago questions a widely used method for estimating Pacific Northwest earthquake hazards. Sand and mud collected as part of University of Washington oceanographers’ graduate work in the late
Pacific Nation Bans Fishing in One of World's Largest Marine Parks
Anote Tong, the president of Kiribati—a chain of islands about halfway between Hawaii and Fiji—announced Monday that commercial fishing will end in the country's Phoenix Islands Protected Area on January 1, 2015. "We will
Mining the Bottom of the Ocean Is as Bad for the Environment as it Sounds
Have you ever wondered how much the ocean floor is worth? The answer is in the trillions. Metals and materials are the foundation of our life, but with seven billion people occupying the earth, supplies are rapidly dwindling. So m
From the Field: Explore the California Current with Scripps Researchers
Scientists and students from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego are exploring the California Current system and analyzing details of its varied components from August 6 to September 4, 2014, aboard the research ve
Huge, house-sized waves measured for first time in Arctic Ocean (Science Daily)
As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water which is predicted to extend across the whole Arctic Ocean before the middle of this century. Sto Ocean Today
Largest ever private award to UH funds microbial oceanography research
The Simons Foundation has awarded Drs. Edward DeLong and David Karl, both UH Mānoa professors in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), $40 million to lead the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes an
UH students return from final Schmidt Ocean Institute expedition
University of Hawaiʻi marine science students will return from the last of three student research expeditions aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor on Thursday, June 19. The group sailed to Station ALOHA, a long-term
Rare albino whale 'parades' off Australian coast
In a scene straight out of Moby Dick, a rare white whale is back and putting on a show for his fans off the eastern coast of Australia this week. First spotted on Tuesday, the albino humpback has been nicknamed "Migaloo" by re
Eighty sea turtles wash up dead on the coast of Guatemala
An assortment of marine animals and birds reside along the black volcanic sand beaches of Guatemala's Pacific coast, but lately both residents and visitors on the southeast beaches of the country have observed a tragic event – t Environment news, comment and
Puget Sound’s Killer Whales Continue to Remain Under the Endangered Species Act Protection
NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Services declined to strip the Endangered Species Act protection from the Puget Sound Orcas. This was announced in response to a petition filed by the Sacramento-based Pacific Legal Foundation, a p
Mercury Content in Fish Will Rise, Study Reports
Even though several studies have found that eating a good amount of fish could lead to better health, the risk of consuming excess amounts of mercury can be extremely detrimental. Mercury is a toxin created industrially that infec
Ocean Acidification Will Make Climate Change Worse
Given that they cover 70% of the Earth’s surface—and provide about 90% of the planet’s habitable space by volume—the oceans tend to get short shrift when it comes to climate change. The leaked draft of the forthcoming comi
Dolphins dying by the dozens along East Coast
What's killing the East Coast dolphins? The carcasses of dozens of the marine mammals, seven times more than normal, have been washing up on beaches this summer, and scientists are struggling for answers to the die-off. In
More Sea Turtles Are Dying From Eating Plastic
As an intern at an oceanography laboratory in a small beach town on the Brazilian coast, we came across many beached sea turtles–some alive, most dead. While collecting measurements and tissue samples, we would also inspect the
Autonomous ocean gliders improve environmental studies
Though 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans, 95 percent of these waters are currently unexplored, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Researchers at Texas A&M are working to discov
Scientists Build A Robot To Track Sharks
After receiving a grant from the NSF, the research team began work on developing a robotic shark tracking system. The primary robot is off-the-shelf – they use Ocean Server’s Iver2 autonomous underwater vehicle. But they’ve
Sharks flock to Cape Cod, but fishermen fear the seals
On any given day, in the waters off Cape Cod, you can see thousands of seals. Tourists line the shores, and gawk, drawn here by the promise of sighting the whiskered sea mammals. While visiting the Cape with her family, Alexa
Once bitten, twice shy: our exaggerated fear of shark attacks
With beach season in full swing, the question inevitably arises: what are the chances of getting attacked by a shark? In a phrase: extraordinarily low – though not nonexistent. It is higher in certain parts of the US (Florida to
The Basics of the Great White Shark
Nearly as long as a bus and weighing almost 2.5 tons, no fish is more fearsome or famous than the great white shark. From its torpedo-shaped body to its powerful jaws containing some 300 jagged teeth, the great white has evolved o
Shark Found Hanging Upside Down off Australian Coast
The six-foot mako shark was discovered by a local builder and marine photographer, Robbert Westerdyk, during a dive in the HMAS Adelaide marine reserve, about 60 miles north of Sydney. It had been stabbed in the chest, had its
Hammerhead Shark Study Shows Cascade of Evolution Affected Size, Head Shape
The ancestor of all hammerhead sharks probably appeared abruptly in Earth's oceans about 20 million years ago and was as big as some contemporary hammerheads, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Insight Into The Lives Of The Atlantic Great White Shark
1 month ago today we tagged and released Lydia: a 14 ft. 6 in. mature female Great White Shark weighing 2,000 lbs. Lydia was named after the founder of Bradley University, a long time friend of Caterpillar Inc. So far Lydia has re
Blood Samples: A Snapshot of a Shark’s Biology & Physiological Health
We are all starting to learn so much about the movement patterns of white sharks tagged so far by OCEARCH, and the SPOT tags are providing real-time information that allows us to track these sharks on a day-to-day basis! But whil
Great White Shark: The Basics
The legendary great white shark is far more fearsome in our imaginations than in reality. As scientific research on these elusive predators increases, their image as mindless killing machines is beginning to fade.
NECN: Shark Expedition Launches from Woods Hole, Mass.
"We embark today on the most ambitious white shark expedition in American history." In search of a bounty of information on an awesome, though much feared, and deeply mysterious fish. "This particular project will be the mo WHOI In The News
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