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Maiden Voyage, 1872–1876
Ashley Yeager | Jul 1, 2018
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
Claire Asher | Jul 17, 2017
Scientists bring marine plankton back to life to study past climate change.
Lubchenco on Conservation
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
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2016
Data collected by elephant seals in Antarctic waters provide a closer look at the processes driving ocean circulation.
Sealing the Deal
Staff | Oct 31, 2016
Irish researchers convert seals into remote oceanographic sensors by attaching tags containing temperature probes and other technologies to their heads.
Staff | Oct 1, 2015
See the volunteers and veterinarians who are helping to rehabilitate wayward penguins that wash up on the coast of Brazil.
Elizabeth Fiedler | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers are struggling to understand shifts in the migratory patterns of penguins in the Southwest Atlantic.
Half Mile Down, 1934
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2015
In his bathysphere, William Beebe plumbed the ocean to record-setting depths.
Staff | Jul 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.
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.