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NASA Observes Large Saharan Dust Plume Over Atlantic Ocean

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite observed a huge Saharan dust plume streaming over the North Atlantic Ocean, beginning on June 13. Satellite data showed the...

Surprising growth rates found in world’s deepest photosynthetic corals

New research published in the journal Coral Reefs revealed unexpectedly high growth rates for deep water photosynthetic corals. The study, led by Samuel Kahng,...

Small Arctic coastal waterbodies, with big carbon release

Arctic coastal watersheds are some of the most threatened regions on Earth, having undergone substantial climatic, physical and biological changes with the warming of...

“Dead Urchin Walking” on the ocean floor

enckenberg scientist Max Wisshak and his colleague Christian Neumann from the Museum of Natural History in Berlin documented the struggle for survival of a...

Sea snakes first entered the marine environment 15 million years ago

Sea snakes first entered the marine environment 15 million years ago and have been evolving ever since to survive in its changing light conditions,...

Researchers developed search-and-rescue algorithm identifies hidden “traps” in ocean waters

The ocean is a messy and turbulent space, where winds and weather kick up waves in all directions. When an object or person goes...

Sea ice extent in the Southern Ocean may increase with glacial...

Tucked away at the very bottom of the globe surrounding Antarctica, the Southern Ocean has never been easy to study. Its challenging conditions have...

Rising ocean temperatures threaten seagrass meadows and their ability to retain...

As carbon dioxide emissions continue to increase, scientists have recognized that seagrass meadows are important to mitigation because they have high rates of carbon...

Warming climate undoes decades of knowledge of marine protected areas

Climate change and warming seas are transforming tropical coral reefs and undoing decades of knowledge about how to protect these delicate and vital ecosystems. Many...

Marine heatwaves and their impact on marine mammals

n recent years, anomalously warm ocean temperatures known as “marine heatwaves” have sparked considerable attention and concern around the world. Marine heatwaves (MHW) occur when...

New natural gas eaters discovered at hot springs

Unlike animals, which only digest proteins, carbohydrates and fats, microorganisms also feed on a variety of other organic compounds. Even natural gas does not...

Unprecedented single-cell studies in virtual embryo

Researchers from EMBL Heidelberg and from the University of Padua School of Medicine have created the first complete description of early embryo development, accounting...

NASA Study Adds a Pinch of Salt to El Niño Models

When modeling the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) ocean-climate cycle, adding satellite sea surface salinity — or saltiness — data significantly improves model accuracy, according...

Breakthrough in unlocking genetic potential of ocean microbes

Researchers have made a major breakthrough in developing gene-editing tools to improve our understanding of one of the most important ocean microbes on the...

East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has retreated almost 3 miles over last...

East Antarctica’s Denman Glacier has retreated 5 kilometers, nearly 3 miles, in the past 22 years, and researchers at the University of California, Irvine...

Scientists quantify how wave power drives coastal erosion

Over millions of years, Hawaiian volcanoes have formed a chain of volcanic islands stretching across the Northern Pacific, where ocean waves from every direction,...

Ocean acidification impacts the oysters memories of environmental trauma

Ocean acidification impacts the oysters memories of environmental trauma, As oceans absorb more carbon dioxide, they are becoming increasingly acidic and shifting the delicate...

A new study shows that glacier ice walls are vital for...

A new study shows that glacier ice walls are vital for the climate, Inland Antarctic ice contains volumes of water that can raise global...

Melting Arctic ice changes ocean currents

Melting Arctic ice changes ocean currents, A new NASA study shows that large ocean currents in the Arctic are faster and more volatile due...

New Earth Mission Will Track Rising Oceans Into 2030

Earth's climate is changing, and the study of oceans is vital to understanding the effects of those changes on our future. For the first time,...

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