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Image of the Day: Deep Sea Fangs
Staff | Dec 1, 2017
Scientists are taking a close look at fish skeletons for inspiration to solve engineering problems.
Sea Spiders Breathe with Their Guts
Diana Kwon | Jul 10, 2017
These ocean-dwelling arthropods move oxygen through a digestive system in their legs.
Ocean Viruses Cataloged
Jef Akst | Sep 21, 2016
An international research team triples the number of known virus types found in marine environments.
Identifying Resilient Reefs
Jef Akst | Jun 16, 2016
Researchers identify areas where marine ecosystems are faring better or worse than predicted in hopes of saving the world’s corals.
Study: Arctic Warming Will Snowball
Jef Akst | Apr 28, 2015
Phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean could amplify warming near the North Pole.
Study: Acidic Oceans Behind Extinctions
Kerry Grens | Apr 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.
Mistakes Sunk Research Ship
Kerry Grens | Mar 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.
Jef Akst | Dec 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.
An Ocean of Plastic
Jef Akst | Dec 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.
Complexities of Carbon Lowering
Joe Turner | Dec 2, 2014
Iron fertilization might be less efficient at storing carbon in the deep ocean than previously reported.