oceanography
Mistakes Sunk Research Ship
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.
Complexities of Carbon Lowering
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.
Research Boat Sinks, Two Die
Research Boat Sinks, Two Die
Kerry Grens | Oct 15, 2014
Several dozen researchers and crewmembers aboard an oceanographic research vessel survived capsizing near Taiwan.
Tiny Animals May Drive Motion in the Ocean
Tiny Animals May Drive Motion in the Ocean
Molly Sharlach | Oct 2, 2014
The collective swimming of brine shrimp markedly impacts water currents, a study shows.
Patchy Plankton
Patchy Plankton
Chris Palmer | Dec 1, 2013
Turbulence interacts with the stabilizing efforts of motile phytoplankton to create small-scale patches of toxic, bloom-forming organisms.
A Briny Paradise
A Briny Paradise
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2013
Hypersaline, anoxic basins on the Mediterranean seafloor harbor pockets of unique and diverse life.
US Research Fleet Bottoming Out
US Research Fleet Bottoming Out
Chris Palmer | Jun 12, 2013
Without major investment, the federal oceanographic fleet will shrink to a third of its current size over the next 20 years.
Seals Reveal Ocean Secrets
Seals Reveal Ocean Secrets
Dan Cossins | Feb 26, 2013
Oceanographers deployed elephant seals to discover a new source of Antarctic bottom water, cold deep-ocean currents that play a key role in global ocean circulation.
 
Life on the Ocean Floor, 1977
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 1, 2012
The discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal vents along the Galápagos Rift revealed a biological Garden of Eden.
Some Like It Cold
Sabrina Richards | Aug 1, 2012
A hint of green leads researchers to an ocean phenomenon that could counteract the effect of climate change on some corals.