Thursday, December 19, 2013
deepwater horizon dolphins oil

Study Shows Gulf Dolphins in Poor Health following Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

By NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration Barataria Bay, located in the northern Gulf of Mexico, received heavy and prolonged oiling after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This area is also home...

December 19, 2013
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Research Shows Where Deep Sea Trash Accumulates

We've all heard about the vast amounts of plastic accumulating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. We've all seen trash washed up on our beaches. But what about below the surface, out of sight to any normal person? For most of us, this question has remained a mystery.

June 27, 2013
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Monday, June 3, 2013
Press Releases

Ocean Big Data – Marinexplore Hires New VP

Marinexplore, the ocean’s big data platform, today announced that Dr. Christopher W. Clark, Director of the Bioacoustic Research Program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will join the Silicon Valley...

June 3, 2013
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

OCEARCH and Caterpillar: a Partnership to Save the Great Ocean Predators

The following images depicts a tragedy which is quietly unfolding around the world. On top of a factory building in Hong Kong, over ten thousand shark fins are being dried...

February 14, 2013
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Friday, October 12, 2012
eyeball pompano beach

Giant Eyeball Washes Up on Shore

Any of you scurvy dogs missing an eye?  A beachcomber in Pompano Beach, Florida may have found it.  Doesn’t look human though. Any guesses where it came from?

October 12, 2012
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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Brian Lam Diving With WaveGlider

Crossing The Pacific With A Crew Of Zero

During an overcast and foggy day on November 17 four robots departed San Francisco on a voyage across the Pacific to ports in Japan and Australia. The crossing, a partnership...

June 7, 2012
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Shipwrecks, Oil Seeps, and Salt “Volcanoes” | NOAA Films All Sorts of Cool Stuff in the Gulf of Mexico

[vimeo][/vimeo] Video courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program In crystal clear high definition video, NOAA’s Little Hercules remotely operated vehicle (ROV) flies over the remnants of a copper-sheathed sailing ship that disappeared at...

May 16, 2012
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Atlantis Found (then lost again!) on Google Earth

The National Ocean Service, has a minor problem they wish to address.  While ‘navigating’ the ocean floor in Google Earth, countless amateur  oceanographers have emailed the service thinking they, by...

February 9, 2012
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Thursday, February 2, 2012
Google Ocean Update

Update Marks The 3rd Anniversary of Google Oceans With High Definition Cartography

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the three years since Google earthexpanded its reach into the ocean the company has focused with enthusiasm on building great relationships with the world’s leading oceanographers, people like David...

February 2, 2012
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
ioos Ocean Wave

NOAA’s Top 7 US Ocean Data Services By Region

The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, or IOOS®, is a vast, coordinated network of people and technology working together to deliver data on our coastal waters and oceans. Sponsored by NOAA, this...

February 1, 2012
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Neptune Canada subsea installation network ROV

The Ocean Network: Oceanographers enable a high speed connection to the mysteries of the deep sea

By Captain Patrick Donovan, R/V Thomas G. Thompson, University of Washington   As mariners we encounter them all the time… a yellow buoy, a white ship, the daily routine of transmitting...

October 4, 2011
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Today is World Hydrography Day!

Today, June 21st, is World Hydrography Day, a day to recognize our ocean surveyors.  Check out this video from Mary Glackin, NOAA’s Deputy Under Secretary, as she explains how hydrography...

June 21, 2011
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Manned submersible “Alvin” to receive major upgrades

Alvin, the manned submersible perhaps most famous for such exploits as locating a lost H-bomb in the Mediterranean Sea in 1966, exploring the first known hydrothermal vent sites in the...

December 16, 2010
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Scripps Research Platform FLIP – A Most Unusual Ship

In 2002, when my wife was working aboard the Robert G. Sproul at Scripps Institute Of Oceanography, we had the chance to tour FLIP and it is one of the most...

September 17, 2010
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Eye Of The Sea – World’s First Live Underwater Webcam

Wired Science brings us news of MBARI‘s Eye Of The Sky, the world’s first deepwater webcam: The first deep-sea webcam was successfully installed on the floor of California’s Monterey Bay...

October 6, 2009
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Friday, July 25, 2008
Ship Design

R/V Aurora Borealis, Drillship

  The most technologically advanced drillship in the world is not on lovaton in the gulf of mexico or in a Korean shipyard. Actually it’s not even built yet. Meet...

July 25, 2008
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Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Awful Racket Of Fish

The New York Times ran a great feature last week: “What’s Making That Awful Racket? Surprisingly, It May Be Fish” Steven Senne/Associated Press Mating calls of the black drum can...

April 19, 2008
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Jason and Argo, Together Again forcasting Ocean Climate

(Ed. note: Thanks to colleague and regular gCaptain commenter, Capt. Jack Richards pointing me to information on Argo.) Brief History of Argo The name Argo was chosen to emphasize the...

April 2, 2008
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Perfectly Dangerous – A Waterspout At Sea

Robin Storm points us to this photo of this spectacular waterspout off New Zealand’s Kapiti Coast. Be sure to check out the photo slideshow and article and stay tuned for...

February 19, 2008
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