Researchers have shown for the first time that some corals surviving bleaching events can acquire and host new types of algae from their environment, which may make the coral more heat-tolerant and enhance their recovery.
Ever since a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) head-butted and sunk a whaler’s ship in 1821, whalers and scientists have theorized that the mammals’ uniquely boxy foreheads might be adapted for use as battering rams.
New U.S. IOOS Ocean Enterprise Industry Study: Report details $7 billion in U.S. economic activities related to collection, use of ocean data.
The earliest instrumental records of Earth’s climate, as measured by thermometers and other tools, start in the 1850s. To look further back in time, scientists investigate air bubbles trapped in ice cores, which expands the window to less than a million years.
Thousands of years ago, the Earth was going through an ice age and conditions were harsh: it was much colder and windier compared to today, and large amounts of dust were being scattered in the …
The bottom of the ocean just keeps getting better. Or at least more interesting to look at.
(From Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) — In an ongoing project, mappers at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory have been gathering data from …
Earlier today Sherri Goodman announced her resignation from the position of President/CEO of Ocean Leadership.
Scientists from the University of Sydney’s School of Geosciences have led the creation of the world’s first digital map of the seafloor’s geology. It is the first time the composition of the seafloor, covering 70 percent of Earth’s surface, has been mapped in 40 years; the most recent map was hand drawn in the 1970s.
Rivers transport 200 million tons of carbon to the oceans every year, according to new research that calculates the role of rivers in carbon storage.
Beyond the pounding surf loved by novelists and beachgoers alike, the ocean contains rolling internal waves beneath the surface that displace massive amounts of water and push heat and vital nutrients up from the deep ocean.
If you think rivers are what send terrestrial rainfall back into the oceans, you don’t know the half of it. And that fraction keeps shrinking.
A new study led by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) points to the deep ocean as a major source of dissolved iron in the central Pacific Ocean.