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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.
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
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
Molly Sharlach | Oct 2, 2014
The collective swimming of brine shrimp markedly impacts water currents, a study shows.
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
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2013
Hypersaline, anoxic basins on the Mediterranean seafloor harbor pockets of unique and diverse life.
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
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.