Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Taking to the Air and Sea to Study Ocean Eddies

Using scientific instruments aboard a self-propelled ocean glider and several airplanes, this first deployment of the Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamics Experiment (S-MODE) mission will deploy its suite of water- and air-borne...

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 653

Thursday, June 10, 2021

National Geographic Recognizes Earth’s 5th Ocean

It took over 100 years, but starting now National Geographic will recognize the body of water around Antarctica and below the 60th parallel as the Southern Ocean after cartographers determined...

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 10128

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

500 Robots Released To Float The World’s Oceans

by Nathan Frandino (Reuters) – After years studying the icy waters of the Southern Ocean with floating robotic monitors, a consortium of oceanographers and other researchers is deploying them across...

April 21, 2021
Total Views: 4792

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Can Seagrass Help Prevent Climate Change?

By Alessandra Prentice and Christophe Van Der Perre (Reuters) – Hundreds of miles from the nearest shore, ribbon-like fronds flutter in the ocean currents sweeping across an underwater mountain plateau the size...

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 1021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Robots Penetrate Massive South Atlantic Iceberg

By Isla Binnie (Reuters) – For the next four months, robotic submersible vehicles will swim the frigid, choppy waters around South Georgia island, gathering evidence to determine whether a massive...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 2774

Monday, August 17, 2020
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Marine Autonomy Continues As A Huge Growth Market During COVID-19

While the maritime world struggles with COVID-19, one industry segment continues to grow at a rapid pace: Marine Autonomy. With companies like the MIT startup, Blksail completing autonomous trials remotely,...

August 17, 2020
Total Views: 176

Friday, August 2, 2019
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Icebreaker Salvages Lost Recordings Of Beluga whales

by Matthew Green (Reuters) – A year-long recording of the songs of Beluga whales has been salvaged from the Arctic after the crew of a Swedish icebreaker chanced upon a...

August 2, 2019
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Maritime News

Study Shows Rogue Waves Are Becoming More Extreme

They are every mariner’s worst nightmare. A wave twice the height of the average sea state that seemingly comes out of nowhere. Rogue waves have been blamed for countless lost...

March 20, 2019
Total Views: 53

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Maritime News

Mappers Look to Chart World’s Ocean Floor by 2030

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) – Using data collected from underwater drones, merchant ships, fishing boats and even explorers, a new scientific project aims to map the ocean...

May 22, 2018
Total Views: 67

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

MH370 Search Data Unveils Fishing Hotspots, Ancient Geological Movements

By Tom Westbrook and Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY, July 19 (Reuters) – Detailed sea-floor maps made during the unsuccessful search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, released by Australia on Wednesday,...

July 19, 2017
Total Views: 33

Monday, March 13, 2017
Maritime News

‘Boaty McBoatface’ AUV to Hit the Water on First Research Mission

The UK National Oceanography Centre’s new Autosub Long Range, bearing the name ‘Boaty McBoatface’, is getting ready to hit the water on its first Antarctic mission to study some of...

March 13, 2017
Total Views: 23

Monday, August 22, 2016

New Science: Using Ships For Tsunami Warning

  by James Foster, University of Hawaii (TheConversation) Racing across ocean basins at speeds over 500 miles per hour, tsunamis can wreak devastation along coastlines thousands of miles from their origin....

August 22, 2016
Total Views: 16

Friday, August 19, 2016

Ocean Hosts World’s Largest Migration

by Oliver Milman (TheGuardian) The largest migration on Earth is very rarely seen by human eyes, yet it happens every day. Billions of marine creatures ascend from as far as 2km below the...

August 19, 2016
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Centuries-Old Shipwreck Discovered Off North Carolina Coast

Scientific sonar spots unknown shipwreck, possibly dating to the American Revolution Scanning sonar from a scientific expedition has revealed the remains of a previously unknown shipwreck more than a mile...

July 21, 2015
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Keppel Unit Wins Seabed Exploration Contract in Search of Mineral Resources

A unit of Keppel Corp. has signed a 15-year seabed exploration contract in its search for rare minerals on the seabed of the Pacific Ocean.

June 16, 2015
Total Views: 36

Monday, June 15, 2015
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Stunning VIDEO Of Newly Discovered Deep Sea Creatures

A team of scientists aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer have mounted a unique crowd-sourced exploration of the largely unknown deep sea off the coast of Puerto Rico. The first two legs of...

June 15, 2015
Total Views: 24

Saturday, March 21, 2015
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French Atlantic Coast Hit By Giant Tide

France's North Atlantic coast was experiencing its first giant tide of the millennium on Saturday as the full moon and this week's solar eclipse combined to help create an ocean surge not seen there since 1997.

March 21, 2015
Total Views: 20

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nightmarish Black Seadevil Caught on Video

Researchers with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have capture what is being called the best-ever footage of the elusive and nightmarish-looking Black Seadevil.

November 25, 2014
Total Views: 6

Friday, October 3, 2014
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Scientists Map Ocean Floor From Space in Unprecedented Detail

Scientists have devised a new map of the Earth's seafloor using satellite data, revealing massive underwater scars and thousands of previously uncharted sea mountains residing in some of the deepest, most remote reaches of the world's oceans.

October 3, 2014
Total Views: 17

Thursday, May 1, 2014

I’ve Never Really Wanted a Microscope, Until Now

The following image may make you hesitate a bit the next time you open your mouth while swimming in the ocean.  Photographer David Littschwager shows one example of all the...

May 1, 2014
Total Views: 41