The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) office would like to welcome Dr. Margaret Leinen, Executive Director of Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, to her new role as Chair of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (ORRAP).
Scientists are reporting for the first time that previously unrecognized substances released by algae blooms have the potential to act as endocrine disruptors, which can interfere with the normal activity of reproductive hormones.
Amid concerns about the lagging math and science performance of American children, American adults are actually scoring higher than they did 20 years ago on a widely used index of civic scientific literacy, according to a University of Michigan researcher.
Research into a chain of submarine volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean will lay the groundwork for scientists to reconstruct the geography of the Earth as it was millions of years ago, according to the results of a two-month expedition.
Over 800 meters (nearly half a mile) of rock pulled from below the seafloor near the coast of New Zealand may yield new clues to understanding how some hotspot volcanoes are created and whether and how the sources of these volcanoes have moved over time deep within the Earth.