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Into the abyss: Scientists explore one of Earth’s deepest ocean trenches

"Telepresence" capability will bring mysteries of The Deep to the computer screen What lives in the deepest part of the ocean--the abyss? A team of researchers...

NASA’s OCO-2 Brings Sharp New Focus on Global Carbon

Simply by breathing, humans have played a small part in the planet-wide balancing act called the carbon cycle throughout our existence. However, in the...

Deep-diving sub Alvin cleared to return to service

After a three-year overhaul and major upgrade, the United States' deepest-diving research submersible, Alvin, has been cleared to return to work exploring the ocean's...
Stealh secrets of sharks revealed

Study finds white sharks can live 70 years and longer

Adult white sharks, also known as great whites, may live far longer than previously thought, according to a new study that used radiocarbon dating...

The ocean’s hidden waves show their power

Their effect on the surface of the ocean is negligible, producing a rise of just inches that is virtually imperceptible on a turbulent sea....

Seeing in the Dark: How porpoises hear in one of the...

The Yangtze finless porpoise, which inhabits the high-traffic waters near the Three Gorges Dam in China, is highly endangered, with only about 1,000 animals...

First harmful algal bloom species genome sequenced

The microscopic phytoplankton Aureococcus anophagefferens, which causes devastating brown tides, may be tiny but it's proven to be a fierce competitor. In the first genome sequencing of a harmful algal bloom species, researchers found that Au...

Scientists find part of New Zealand’s submerged ‘Pink Terraces’

They were called the Eighth Wonder of the World. Until the late 19th century, New Zealand's Pink and White Terraces along Lake Rotomahana on the North Island, attracted tourists from around the world, interested in seeing the beautiful natural...

First study of dispersants in Gulf spill suggests a prolonged deepwater...

To combat last year's Deepwater Horizon oil spill, nearly 800,000 gallons of chemical dispersant were injected directly into the oil and gas flow coming out of the wellhead nearly one mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, as scientists begin to ass...

‘Hot-bunking’ bacterium recycles iron to boost ocean metabolism

In the vast ocean where an essential nutrient -- iron -- is scarce, a marine bacterium that launches the ocean food web survives by using a remarkable biochemical trick: It recycles iron. By day, it uses iron in enzymes for photosynthesis to make ...

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