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Written By: grant on June 9, 2014 No Comment

Aquaman may have had more going for him than he gets credit for. Scientific American reveals the amazing power fish have to reverse global warming:

By assigning a dollar value to carbon stored in ocean ecosystems, two recent scientific reports are attempting to make nations reconsider the true worth of their fishing activities.

The first, [...]

Written By: grant on May 13, 2014 No Comment

Actually, gone. Imploded. BBC has more on the tragic end of the deep-sea submersible Nereus:

The robotic vehicle Nereus went missing while exploring one of the ocean’s deepest spots: the Kermadec Trench, which lies north east of New Zealand.

Surface debris was found, suggesting the vessel suffered a catastrophic implosion as a result of the [...]

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Written By: grant on July 9, 2013 No Comment

Nature reports on a new initiative to crowdsource oceanography:

Just about the first action involved in any experiment at sea is the casting overboard of a conductivity, temperature and depth instrument, known as a CTD.

From the Arctic to the tropics, every year CTDs sink through the water beneath the keels of research vessels. As [...]

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Written By: grant on June 26, 2013 No Comment

Nature bemoans the fact that America’s technological prowess is on the wane – and it’s getting really obvious that our science fleet has seen better days:

“The community is deeply concerned that the ability to go to sea will be significantly reduced in the next decade, as research ships are retired or laid up,” says [...]

Written By: grant on November 20, 2012 No Comment

I’m not sure when this happened, but NOAA thinks they’ve finally identified the mysterious underwater sound known as ‘The Bloop’:

The broad spectrum sounds recorded in the summer of 1997 are consistent with icequakes generated by large icebergs as they crack and fracture. NOAA hydrophones deployed in the Scotia Sea detected numerous icequakes with [...]

Written By: grant on September 17, 2012 No Comment

The Atlantic reports on a record-breaking experiment that is reaching a conclusion nearly a century after it started… when a Scottish fisherman found a message in a bottle tossed into the North Atlantic in 1914:

It is 98 years old, and was cast into the ocean by Captain C. Hunter Brown, a scientist at [...]

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Written By: grant b on April 8, 2011 No Comment

You might have heard the phrase “acceptable losses” being tossed around in corporate contexts, but Singularity Hub’s taken a closer look at a shipping phenomenon that’s really going overboard:

It’s estimated that 10,000 of these large containers are lost at sea each year, and our understanding of what happens to them afterwards is scant [...]

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Written By: grant b on February 28, 2011 No Comment

The US Navy, Nature reports, is taking some time out to give scientists a look at what goes on beneath the Arctic Circle:

Nature talked to two of the researchers involved in the next phase of the project, biologist Raymond Sambrotto and chemist Bill Smethie, both of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia [...]

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Written By: grant b on October 11, 2010 No Comment

Science News reports on an Antarctic project that’s been hiring a crew of oceanographers who *really* feel at home in the water:

Seals, walruses, whales and other large marine creatures have moonlighted as oceanographers before. Scientists typically glue sensors to the animals’ bodies that measures factors like temperature and salinity. Researchers have used this [...]

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