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Study: Arctic Warming Will Snowball

By | April 28, 2015

Phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean could amplify warming near the North Pole.


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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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Life-Finding Expeditions

By | December 18, 2014

Researchers analyzing samples from the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition identify living microbes, while a team exploring the Arctic finds life thriving below the ice.


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An Ocean of Plastic

By | December 15, 2014

A new study surveys the extent of the plastic problem in the world’s oceans, estimating more than 5 trillion pieces weighing nearly 250,000 tons.


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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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The Whale That Quacked

By | April 23, 2014

An oceanic quacking sound—unidentified for 50 years—turns out to be minke whales.

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Sea Bugs

By | July 1, 2013

Ocean viruses can impact marine ecosystems in several ways.


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An Ocean of Viruses

By | July 1, 2013

Viruses abound in the world’s oceans, yet researchers are only beginning to understand how they affect life and chemistry from the water’s surface to the sea floor.


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Ocean Floor Holds Ancient DNA

By | May 8, 2013

Genetic material recovered from sediment beneath the sea floor reveals ancient species not contained in the fossil record and could shed light on climate change.


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