Image of the Day: Jetpack Jellyfish
Image of the Day: Jetpack Jellyfish
Jellyfish fitted with energy efficient controllers could one day find a job on ocean explorations.
Image of the Day: Jetpack Jellyfish
Image of the Day: Jetpack Jellyfish

Jellyfish fitted with energy efficient controllers could one day find a job on ocean explorations.

Jellyfish fitted with energy efficient controllers could one day find a job on ocean explorations.

oceanography
Global Ocean Circulation Is Speeding Up
Global Ocean Circulation Is Speeding Up
Ruth Williams | Feb 5, 2020
The movements of water within the ocean basins has been increasing in speed over the last 20 years, a new study shows, conflicting with prior models of climate change.
Blue-Green Algae Produce Methane
Blue-Green Algae Produce Methane
Ruth Williams | Jan 15, 2020
Biological production of this greenhouse gas, once thought to be the reserve of anaerobic microbes, occurs in these widespread, photosynthesizing cyanobacteria.
Oceanic Bacteria Trap Vast Amounts of Light Without Chlorophyll
Oceanic Bacteria Trap Vast Amounts of Light Without Chlorophyll
Abby Olena | Aug 8, 2019
Microbes that dwell in nutrient-poor waters use a photopigment called retinal to harvest energy from sunshine at levels at least equal to those stored by chlorophyll-based systems.
GPS-Tagged Seabirds Track the Tides
GPS-Tagged Seabirds Track the Tides
Jef Akst | Feb 28, 2019
Birds drifting on the surface of the sea could provide valuable data for oceanographers.
Maiden Voyage, 1872–1876
Maiden Voyage, 1872–1876
Ashley Yeager | Jun 30, 2018
The Challenger expedition's data on ocean temperatures and currents, seawater chemistry, life in the deep sea, and the geology of the seafloor spurred the rise of modern oceanography.
Nine Decades of Environmental Change Resurrected From Swedish Seas
Nine Decades of Environmental Change Resurrected From Swedish Seas
Claire Asher | Jul 16, 2017
Scientists bring marine plankton back to life to study past climate change.
Lubchenco on Conservation
Lubchenco on Conservation
The Scientist Staff | Jul 16, 2017
Former NOAA administrator and environmental scientist Jane Lunchenco discusses the importance of science in the face of climate change.
Seals Help Oceanographers Explore Underwater
Seals Help Oceanographers Explore Underwater
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2016
Data collected by elephant seals in Antarctic waters provide a closer look at the processes driving ocean circulation.
Sealing the Deal
Sealing the Deal
The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2016
Irish researchers convert seals into remote oceanographic sensors by attaching tags containing temperature probes and other technologies to their heads.