Krill found to have hidden depths
Antarctic krill regularly feed on the seabed, scientists have found. Until now the tiny crustaceans were thought to live mainly near the ocean surface.
Underwater Antarctic volcanoes discovered in the Southern Ocean
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands. Using ship-borne sea-floor mapping ...
Russia bids to expand Arctic border to seek gas
Russia will submit a claim to the United Nations to expand its Arctic borders, a top official said Wednesday, as scientists embarked on a new expedition to prove its ownership of energy-rich territory.
Antarctic krill help to fertilize Southern Ocean with iron
A new discovery reveals that the shrimp-like creature at the heart of the Antarctic food chain could play a key role in fertilising the Southern Ocean with iron stimulating the growth of phytoplankton (microscopic ...
Scientists study earthquake triggers in Pacific ocean
(PhysOrg.com) -- New samples of rock and sediment from the depths of the eastern Pacific Ocean may help explain the cause of large, destructive earthquakes similar to the Tohoku Earthquake that struck Japan ...
Iron fertilisation would 'significantly' change deep-sea ecosystems
Adding iron to the oceans in an effort to curb growing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere would lead to 'significant changes' in deep-sea ecosystems, the latest study suggests.
Japan's mega-quake struck in small zone of fault: study
The deadly 9.0-magnitude quake that struck off northeastern Japan on March 11 ruptured a relatively small part of a notorious fault that straddles the Pacific seabed, Japanese scientists reported on Wednesday.
LLNL partners with SWAY to launch deep sea offshore wind demonstration
The amount of wind blowing off the California coast is teeming with potential.
Fossil find gives hope for animal life in 'lost cities'
(PhysOrg.com) -- The world's oceans could be littered with thousands of undiscovered 'lost cities' housing communities of creatures that thrive in some of the Earth's most extreme conditions, a new discovery ...
Unusual earthquake gave Japan tsunami extra punch
The magnitude 9 earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 were like a one-two punch first violently shaking, then swamping the islands causing tens of thousands of deaths ...
Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks
Hong Kong has banned trawl fishing in its waters, a decision welcomed by conservationists Friday as a crucial move to save fish stocks and revive the city's depleted marine environment.
Ancient bacterial mats may have been key to first mobile animals
Engineering tests leading the way for NASA's next neemo mission
To determine how best to explore asteroids in the future, NASA scientists and engineers are taking their experiments underwater in the 15th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO.
An enigmatic problem in marine ecology uncovered
A new research paper from an international and interdisciplinary team, published in the journal Ecography, has uncovered the mystery behind the relationship between the duration of the open water period and the geographic covera ...