Rising acid in oceans is worsening industry toxins
Acidification of UK waters may make industrially-contaminated sediments more toxic over time, say scientists.
Japan scientists study oyster 'language'
Scientists in Japan have begun studying the "language" of oysters in an effort to find out what they are saying about their environment.
Expedition to undersea mountain yields new information about sub-seafloor structure
Scientists recently concluded an expedition aboard the research vessel JOIDES Resolution to learn more about Atlantis Massif, an undersea mountain, or seamount, that formed in a very different way than the ...
Shimmering water reveals cold volcanic vent in Antarctic waters
The location of an underwater volcanic vent, marked by a low-lying plume of shimmering water, has been revealed by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.
Extreme work clothes for the Artic
Roughnecks working on oil and gas installations in the Arctic need clothes that monitor the health. Research scientists at SINTEF are developing a jacket with built-in sensors. It will monitor both body t ...
Evidence suggests Antarctic crabs could be native
A new study has cast doubt on the claim that crabs may have disappeared from Antarctica only to return due to warming seas.
Tiny plants devour reefs in warming, acidic oceans
(Phys.org) —A world-first scientific study has found that, weakened by microscopic borers, the world's coral reefs will erode more rapidly as the oceans warm and acidify.
Single-cell marine organisms offer clues to how cells interact with the environment
From a bucket of seawater, scientists have unlocked information that may lead to deeper understanding of organisms as different as coral reefs and human disease. By analyzing genomes of a tiny, single-celled marine animal, ...
Researchers make oysters safer to eat with improved purification method
(Phys.org) —Oregon State University has improved an old method of making oysters safer to eat so that more bacteria are removed without sacrificing taste and texture.
Deep sedimentation of acantharian cysts -- a reproductive strategy?
Spore-like reproductive cysts of enigmatic organisms called acantharians rapidly sink from surface waters to the deep ocean in certain regions, according to new research. Scientists suspect that this is part of an extraordinary ...
Dissolved iron in North Atlantic traced to sources
Iron is present in tiny concentrations in seawater. On the order of a few billionths of a gram in a liter.
Microbes on the menu
The functioning of marine ecosystems depends on the size and flavor of microbes at the base of the food chain. Changes to the Earth's atmosphere might rearrange that microscopic menu. Microbes that currently ...
Increased acidity not an even test for coral reefs
Coral reefs can both positively and negatively influence the acidity of their surrounding seawater. That is the take-home message of two papers recently published in the international journal Global Change Bi ...
Hot rocks fire up energy from the depths
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Newcastle University have completed the first phase of a giant central heating system that will harness heat from deep underground.