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Half Mile Down, 1934

By | July 1, 2015

In his bathysphere, William Beebe plumbed the ocean to record-setting depths.

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Orb-iters

By | July 1, 2015

See how William Beebe and Otis Barton descended to the ocean's depths in an early submersible designed to allow access to the mysterious lifeforms inhabiting the deep sea.

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Study: Acidic Oceans Behind Extinctions

By | April 13, 2015

Massive die-offs of just about every marine species millions of years ago are thought to have resulted from a surge of carbon dioxide.

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Mistakes Sunk Research Ship

By | March 30, 2015

Investigators say human error caused a Taiwanese research vessel to drift off course and sink last year, claiming the lives of two aboard.

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Complexities of Carbon Lowering

By | December 2, 2014

Iron fertilization might be less efficient at storing carbon in the deep ocean than previously reported.

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Research Boat Sinks, Two Die

By | October 15, 2014

Several dozen researchers and crewmembers aboard an oceanographic research vessel survived capsizing near Taiwan.

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Tiny Animals May Drive Motion in the Ocean

By | October 2, 2014

The collective swimming of brine shrimp markedly impacts water currents, a study shows.

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Patchy Plankton

By | December 1, 2013

Turbulence interacts with the stabilizing efforts of motile phytoplankton to create small-scale patches of toxic, bloom-forming organisms.

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A Briny Paradise

By | October 1, 2013

Hypersaline, anoxic basins on the Mediterranean seafloor harbor pockets of unique and diverse life.

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US Research Fleet Bottoming Out

By | June 12, 2013

Without major investment, the federal oceanographic fleet will shrink to a third of its current size over the next 20 years.

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