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20

Oct

Fabien Cousteau talks about living under the seaThe underwater veteran and his team were able to collect three years’ worth of data outside of the 21-year-old Aquarius Reef Base.

Fabien Cousteau talks about living under the sea
The underwater veteran and his team were able to collect three years’ worth of data outside of the 21-year-old Aquarius Reef Base.

16

Oct

Methane munching microbes live in deep-sea rocksResearchers only took samples the first few inches of rock, so they aren’t sure how deep the microbial communities penetrate below the surface.

Methane munching microbes live in deep-sea rocks
Researchers only took samples the first few inches of rock, so they aren’t sure how deep the microbial communities penetrate below the surface.

03

Oct

The ocean floor is a geological wonderland of volcanoes and continental gashesScientists have also found evidence of deep water hills that were likely created by a combination of faulting and volcanism.

The ocean floor is a geological wonderland of volcanoes and continental gashes
Scientists have also found evidence of deep water hills that were likely created by a combination of faulting and volcanism.

01

Oct

Tiny sea monkeys create giant ocean currentsWith their 11 pairs of legs each, two or more of these creatures swimming side by side create eddies that interact with larger currents, altering the ocean’s flow.

Tiny sea monkeys create giant ocean currents
With their 11 pairs of legs each, two or more of these creatures swimming side by side create eddies that interact with larger currents, altering the ocean’s flow.

25

Sep

Obama hangs ‘no fishing’ sign on huge ocean sanctuaryThe U.S. is expanding a marine sanctuary near Hawaii by 500 percent, creating ‘the largest marine reserve in the world that is completely off limits to commercial resource extraction,’ including fishing.

Obama hangs ‘no fishing’ sign on huge ocean sanctuary
The U.S. is expanding a marine sanctuary near Hawaii by 500 percent, creating ‘the largest marine reserve in the world that is completely off limits to commercial resource extraction,’ including fishing.

25

Aug

Hundreds of methane plumes erupting in AtlanticResearchers were surprised to find so many methane seeps and can’t say for sure why there are so many along the Atlantic coastline.

Hundreds of methane plumes erupting in Atlantic
Researchers were surprised to find so many methane seeps and can’t say for sure why there are so many along the Atlantic coastline.

23

Aug

Young coral won’t move into smelly ocean neighborhoodsDeciding where to live is important for the continuation of marine species, and coral and fish have evolved so that they can identify polluted areas.

Young coral won’t move into smelly ocean neighborhoods
Deciding where to live is important for the continuation of marine species, and coral and fish have evolved so that they can identify polluted areas.

22

Aug

Is heat trapped in the ocean responsible for the global warming ‘pause’?A new study puts a lot of the focus on the Atlantic Ocean, but some scientists remain convinced that the Pacific has played a larger role.

Is heat trapped in the ocean responsible for the global warming ‘pause’?
A new study puts a lot of the focus on the Atlantic Ocean, but some scientists remain convinced that the Pacific has played a larger role.

18

Aug

The Terminators of the high seas: Lionfish’s ruthless killing alarms scientistsThe lionfish has proven a successful invasive species due to its venomous spikes, high rate of reproduction, and their willingness to eat everything in their path.

The Terminators of the high seas: Lionfish’s ruthless killing alarms scientists
The lionfish has proven a successful invasive species due to its venomous spikes, high rate of reproduction, and their willingness to eat everything in their path.

15

Aug

The Terminators of the high seas: Lionfish’s ruthless killing alarms scientists

The lionfish has proven a successful invasive species due to its venomous spikes, high rate of reproduction, and their willingness to eat everything in their path.

The Terminators of the high seas: Lionfish’s ruthless killing alarms scientists

The lionfish has proven a successful invasive species due to its venomous spikes, high rate of reproduction, and their willingness to eat everything in their path.