- Changing Ocean Conditions Led To Decline In Alaska's Sea Lion Population
A new study out of Alaska points out the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems, and the need for increased research and stronger science based management to address future concerns. Studies by a team of scientists at the North Pacific Universitie ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 22 2007 - 10:41pm
- Is Solar UV Frying Fish?
Marine and freshwater organisms could be facing damage due to increasing levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, according to a United Nations (UN) commissioned review. The news is reported in the latest edition of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Pho ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2007 - 9:54pm
- 32-mile Cable Installed For First Deep-sea Observatory
Oceanographers have completed an important step in constructing the first deep-sea observatory off the continental United States. Workers in the multi-institution effort laid 32 miles (52 kilometers) of cable along the Monterey Bay sea floor that will pro ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 7 2007 - 6:10pm
- Zeppelin Expedition Will Survey Sea Ice In The Arctic
In 2008, scientists will, for the very first time, create a continual profile of ice thickness in the Artic, extending from the Canadian coast across the North Pole to Siberia. At the core of the project lies the crossing of the North Pole by zeppelin. Th ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 12 2007 - 5:13pm
- Scientists Discover First Seafloor Vents On Ultraslow-spreading Ridge
Scientists have found one of the largest fields of seafloor vents gushing super-hot, mineral-rich fluids on a mid-ocean ridge that, until now, remained elusive to the ten-year hunt to find them. "The discovery of the first active vents ever found on ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2007 - 11:28pm
- Medusa 8500 Feet Below Sea Level
A new "black smoker"-- an undersea mineral chimney emitting hot, iron-darkened water that attracts unusual marine life-- has been discovered at about 8,500 feet underwater by an expedition currently exploring a section of volcanic ridge along th ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2007 - 2:11pm
- Global Warming, Antarctic Ice Is Focus Of FSU Workshop
As the national repository for geological material from the Southern Ocean, the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility at Florida State University houses the premier collection of Antarctic sediment cores-- and a hot new acquisition will offer an inte ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2007 - 4:32pm
- Ocean's 'twilight Zone' Plays Important Role In Climate Change
A major study has shed new light on the dim layer of the ocean called the "twilight zone"—where mysterious processes affect the ocean's ability to absorb and store carbon dioxide accumulating in our atmosphere. The results of two internatio ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2007 - 1:28pm
- Arctic Ice Retreating More Quickly Than Computer Models Project
Arctic sea ice is melting at a significantly faster rate than projected by even the most advanced computer models, a new study concludes. The research, by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Colorado' ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2007 - 2:08pm
- 'Short-circuit' Found In Ocean Circulation
Scientists have discovered how ocean circulation is working in the current that flows around Antarctica by tracing the path of helium from underwater volcanoes. The details are published in Nature this week. The team, led by Alberto Naveira Garabato of the ...
Article - News Staff - May 10 2007 - 11:51am