Oceanography

The Life In Orkney's Shipwreck Graveyard

Across the North Atlantic, shipwrecks scatter the seabed like the carcasses of prehistoric creatures. Bygone relics of sea exploration, trade, migration and conflict, these historical monuments are important sites of cultural interest. But they also form ...

Article - The Conversation - May 9 2018 - 3:05pm

Polar Ice May Be Softer Than Thought, Which Could Speed Up Sea Level Rise

Ice seems solid to the eye, but it is really a material that flows like a viscous liquid. In the polar ice sheets, it flows towards the oceans under its own weight. Knowing how fast the ice flows is of crucial importance to predict future sea level rises, ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 23 2018 - 9:53pm

Oxygen Loss In The Coastal Baltic 'Unprecedentedly Severe'

The Baltic Sea is home to some of the world's largest areas of oxygen-starved waters where most marine animals can't survive- dead zones- and it has been that way for as long as records have been kept, but a new study estimates that oxygen loss ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 6 2018 - 4:26pm

Rivers Are More Important To Coastal Sea Level Than Previously Believed

Barometric pressure, tides, winds, waves, they all play a role in the ebb and flow of the ocean. A new study finds that that river outflow could play a role in sea level change as well.  By examining decades' worth of river level and tidal data from g ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 10 2018 - 11:47am

How To Reduce Seabirds In Fishing Nets- LEDs

Seabirds love fish and fishing nets are a ready source of food. Peru's gillnet fleet comprises the largest component of that nation's small-scale fleet and is conservatively estimated to set 100,000 kilometers of net per year in which thousands o ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 11 2018 - 2:31pm

Global Warming Could Ruin The Internet

At the Applied Networking Research Workshop, a meeting of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Internet Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, one group claimed critical communications infrastructure, buried fiber optic ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 17 2018 - 6:43pm

Large Antarctic Penguin Colony May Have Shrunk 88%

The National Nature Reserve of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands is home to the world's biggest colony of king penguins and if satellite images are being interpreted accurately, they have seen a massive 88% reduction in the size of their colony, ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2018 - 12:23pm

Encounters With Giant Sharks In The Arctic

It was one of these extremely rare days of calms seas far north in the world. When visiting the Arctic coasts of Norway, I often joke and say that the climate here is the same all year around, low temperatures, windy and in general very unpredictable weath ...

Article - Bente Lilja Bye - Aug 2 2018 - 11:56am

Watch Venice Under Third Biggest Flood In Recorded History

Right now (3PM Central European Time), Venice is being hit by the third biggest flood in over a century- in fact I think it is the third biggest flood ever recorded. The water is predicted to surge to 1.60 meters above average sea level, which means that m ...

Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Oct 29 2018 - 3:51pm

Marine Policy Journal Refuses To Retract Article They Must Know Is Bogus

If the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), independent scientists, and fisheries experts all know a claim in an article is hopelessly flawed why would the journal Marine Policy dig in their heels, doing irreparable harm to the mari ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 2 2018 - 4:20pm