The salinity of the waters around Greenland plays an important role in driving the Gulf Stream. There are concerns that a freshening by the increasing ice losses from the Greenland ice sheet could weaken the current system. ...
If you've been on social media then perhaps you've seen the "Ancient Aliens" meme; a wild-haired alien aficionado Giorgio A. Tsoukalos attributing all manner of things to aliens.
Scientists have discovered the cause of a mass extinction of sea-floor marine organisms 800,000 years ago—which also provides insight into how climate change can impact on deep ocean biota.
Nearly 400 scientists have signed a letter urging President Obama to eliminate the possibility of Arctic offshore drilling in the near future by taking the Arctic Ocean out of the next federal offshore lease sale plan.
Undersea explorers who spent several days studying the wreck of the Andrea Doria off Nantucket are planning to share their findings.
A new project will use global ocean models to identify the most effective way for low income countries, such as Madagascar, to adapt to climate change.
When the HMS Challenger set sail in 1872, researchers made discoveries that laid the foundation of the science of oceanography. Those early scientists couldn't have imagined that more than a century later, the secrets of ...
The latest leg of a solar-powered airplane's around-the-world journey has been postponed due to weather conditions.
A study of the eight main Hawaiian Islands shows that ocean debris regularly accumulates around the archipelago, and that most of it is not linked to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, state officials said Tuesday.
Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to heal places ...