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. Our modern tsunami detection networks reliably detect these events hours in advance and provide warning of their arrivals, but predicting the exact size and … [Read more...]

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 surface of the water to the upper reaches of the ocean at night, only to then float back down once the sun rises. This huge movement of organisms – ranging from … [Read more...]

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 deep off the North Carolina coast. Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date to the American Revolution. Marine scientists from Duke University, North Carolina … [Read more...]

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 their 52-day expedition were spent mapping the uncharted seafloor. In April, during the mission’s third and final leg, the scientists’ focus shifted to better … [Read more...]