Japan to replace nuclear plant with world's largest wind farm
Deep-sea corals discovered at Great Barrier Reef
Australian scientists mapping the Great Barrier Reef have discovered corals at depths never before thought possible, with a deep-sea robot finding specimens in waters nearly as dark as night.
Slab of Barrier Reef sea floor breaking off
A huge slab of sea floor near the Great Barrier Reef is in the early stages of collapse and could generate a tsunami when it finally breaks off, researchers warned Friday.
UK study highlights action needed to maximise economic recovery
(Phys.org)—A new study from the University of Aberdeen published today highlights the substantial remaining potential from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) but concludes that, if long term economic recovery is to be maximised, ...
Size matters for fish in a changing climate
A changing climate could have a drastic impact on fish populations in the tropics, but according to new research it's likely to boost stocks in some cooler waters.
Sandy's surge affected more than 1.4 million in 11 states
This map depicts the coastal areas likely to have been inundated by the storm surge resulting from Hurricane Sandy in relationship to residential population. It is based on a model used by the U.S. Federal ...
Researchers find undersea gas leaks off Israel's coast
(Phys.org)—The terms "gas" and "sea" for many will invoke associations of reserves, business, and a lot of money. Whatever the association, most of the efforts in Israel's energy field are being directed ...
Scientists uncover diversion of Gulf Stream path in late 2011
(Phys.org)—At a meeting with New England commercial fishermen last December, physical oceanographers Glen Gawarkiewicz and Al Plueddemann from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) were alerted ...
Expedition to study methane gas bubbling out of the Arctic seafloor
(Phys.org)—In the remote, ice-shrouded Beaufort Sea, methane (the main component of natural gas) has been bubbling out of the seafloor for thousands of years. MBARI geologist Charlie Paull and his colleagues ...
Clemson, Coastal Carolina universities to set hundreds of sensors in Savannah River
Clemson University researchers are teaming up with Coastal Carolina University (CCU) colleagues to deploy and monitor hundreds of sensors along the Savannah River to gather data for the $4-million Intelligent River project.
Huge phytoplankton bloom in ice-covered waters discovered
A team of researchers, including scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), discovered a massive bloom of phytoplankton beneath ice-covered Arctic waters. Until now, sea ice was thought to ...
Mauritius, Seychelles to jointly manage Indian Ocean shelf
Mauritius and the Seychelles on Tuesday signed a pact to jointly manage a continental shelf in the Indian Ocean spanning 396,000 square kilometres in what was described as a pathbreaking accord.
Some like it hot -- European fish stocks changing with warming seas
The first "big picture" study of the effects of rapidly rising temperatures in the northeast Atlantic Ocean shows that a major shift in fish stocks is already well underway. But it isn't all bad news. The research, published ...
Global warming brings crab threat to Antarctica
The sea floor around the West Antarctica peninsula could become invaded by a voracious king crab, which is on the march thanks to global warming, biologists reported on Wednesday.