Study finds iron from glacial melting serves as significant source of iron to North Atlantic Ocean
Rusty stirs up double trouble surprise
(Phys.org) —As Tropical Cyclone Rusty crossed the Pilbara coast last week, the ocean's turbidity levels exceeded the maximum range of scientists' instruments.
Magma in Earth's mantle forms deeper than once thought
Magma forms far deeper than geologists previously thought, according to new research results.
Japan to replace nuclear plant with world's largest wind farm
Falling up: DARPA to launch just-in-time payloads from bottom of sea
DARPA distributed systems are to hibernate in deep-sea capsules for years, wake up when commanded, and deploy to surface providing operational support and situational awareness.
Magma in mantle has deep impact: Study suggests rocks melt at a greater depth than once thought
Magma forms far deeper than geologists previously thought, according to new research at Rice University.
Scientists pinpoint great-earthquake hot spots
The world's largest earthquakes occur at subduction zones - locations where a tectonic plate slips under another. But where along these extended subduction areas are great earthquakes most likely to happen? Scientists have ...
Fish luring devices divide Asia-Pacific tuna meet
Tuna-harvesting nations of the Pacific argued at a key meeting in Manila Tuesday over how best to regulate devices that attract the giant fish, amid growing concern over depleted stocks, officials said.
Oceanic crust breakthrough: Solving a magma mystery
Oceanic crust covers two-thirds of the Earth's solid surface, but scientists still don't entirely understand the process by which it is made. Analysis of more than 600 samples of oceanic crust by a team including ...
Underwater robots smart enough to explore treacherous deep-ocean terrain
(Phys.org)—Engineers at Stanford's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have developed autonomous underwater vehicles that can photograph regions of ...
Invisibility cloaking to shield floating objects from waves
A new approach to invisibility cloaking may one day be used at sea to shield floating objects – such as oil rigs and ships – from rough waves. Unlike most other cloaking techniques that rely on transformation optics, ...
Researchers unravel the mystery of marine methane oxidation
(Phys.org)—Microbiologists and geochemists from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, along with their colleagues from Vienna and Mainz, show that marine methane oxidation coupled to sulfate ...
Researchers document new species of carnivorous sponge (w/ Video)
Biologists record increasing amounts of plastic litter in the Arctic deep sea
(Phys.org)—Biologists record increasing amounts of plastic litter in the Arctic deep sea: studies confirm that twice as much marine debris is lying on the seabed today compared to ten years ago