News tagged with ocean science

The Asian monsoon is getting predictable

(Phys.org) —For much of Asia, the pace of life is tuned to rhythms of monsoons. The summer rainy season is especially important for securing the water and food supplies for more than a billion people. Its variations can ...

dateApr 23, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Trident submarine robot successfully tested at sea

In its final assessment, the European project Trident has submerged its I-AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle for intervention) in the Port of Sóller (Mallorca). The vehicle has been able to find and retrieve independently ...

dateApr 19, 2013 in Engineering
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Ocean acidification as a hearing aid for fish?

Ocean acidification, which occurs as CO2 is absorbed by the world's oceans, is known to negatively impact a wide variety of marine animals ranging from massive corals to microscopic plankton. However, there is much less information ...

dateApr 19, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Did diamonds begin on the ancient ocean floor?

(Phys.org) —Geology professor Dan Schulze calls this singular gem from the remote Guaniamo region of Venezuela the "Picasso" diamond. The blue luminescent, high-resolution image of a diamond formed over a billion years ...

dateApr 18, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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