Friday, February 5, 2021
RoRo vessel whale fluke
Environment

Science Publishes Ocean Noise Pollution Warning

By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) – Far beneath the ocean surface, a cacophony of industrial noise is disrupting marine animals’ ability to mate, feed and even evade predators, scientists warn. With...

February 5, 2021
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Monday, June 22, 2020
Maritime News

Map of World’s Uncharted Ocean Floor Takes Shape Despite Crisis

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Plans to map the entire ocean floor by 2030 are going ahead despite the challenges of the coronavirus crisis, officials leading the...

June 22, 2020
Total Views: 60

Friday, January 3, 2020
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gCaptain

How strong is your favorite knot? MIT Scientists Invent New Rope Fibers To Study Knots

  How secure is your favorite knot? “Although knots have been around for thousands of years,”  says applied mathematician Vishal Patil of MIT, “not much is known about why they...

January 3, 2020
Total Views: 172

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The spine of Volume 1 of the USS Rodgers logbooks is pictured at the National Archives building in Washington
Maritime News

Icebound: The Climate-Change Secrets of 19th Century Ship’s Logbooks

By Andrew R.C. Marshall OXFORD, England, Dec 11 (Reuters) – On November 14, 1881, an American called George Melville limped across a frozen delta in Siberia and pulled a pole...

December 11, 2019
Total Views: 48

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Maritime News

Research Icebreaker Parks on Arctic Ice Floe for Year-Long Drift Around the North Pole

German research icebreaker Polarstern is now parked Arctic Ocean ice floe where researchers will set up camp for a one-year-long drift around the North Pole in the name of climate...

October 8, 2019
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
hurricane Harvey flooding
Maritime News

UN Report Warns Climate Change Is Accelerating Ice Melt

By Eric Roston (Bloomberg) –Days after millions of climate protesters called for international action and global leaders convened at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, the world’s top climate-science body...

September 25, 2019
Total Views: 2

Friday, September 20, 2019
Start of the Arctic research expedition in Norway
Maritime News

Arctic Expedition to Investigate ‘Epicenter of Climate Change”

For the first time ever, scientists will use a modern research icebreaker to drift in the ice for an entire year, allowing scientists to investigate the Arctic winter from the...

September 20, 2019
Total Views: 12

Monday, February 4, 2019
world magnetic model
Maritime News

Scientists Make Unplanned Update to World Magnetic Model as ‘North Pole’ Shifts Towards Siberia

Scientists with the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) have made an early update to World Magnetic Model (WMM), which helps navigation systems used by ships, planes, and submarines in...

February 4, 2019
Total Views: 120

Thursday, January 24, 2019
rogue wave
Maritime News

Researchers Recreate Rogue Wave in Lab, Shedding Light on How They Form in Open Ocean

Researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh have worked out the unique set of conditions that allow for the creation of ‘freak’ or ‘rogue’ waves that can seemingly appear...

January 24, 2019
Total Views: 300

Friday, January 11, 2019
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Interesting

Shifting North Magnetic Pole Forces Unprecedented Navigation Fix

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Rapid shifts in the Earth’s north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation...

January 11, 2019
Total Views: 53

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Longest Sailable Straight Line on Earth
Blog

This is the Longest Sailable Straight Line Path on Earth

In 2012, reddit user kepleronlyknows posted a map claiming to show the longest straight line a vessel could theoretically sail on earth without hitting land. The map showed a route...

May 3, 2018
Total Views: 114

Monday, April 30, 2018
Thwaites Glacier
News

Scientists Study Antarctic Glacier, Hoping to Crack Sea Level Risks

OSLO, April 30 (Reuters) – Britain and the United States launched a $25 million project on Monday to study the risks of a collapse of a giant glacier in Antarctica...

April 30, 2018
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
News

New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Has Accelerated

Global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data. This...

February 13, 2018
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Solar Eclipse Over Pacific Ocean
Blog

Scientists Discover Bow Waves In Space

In August 2017 the “Great American Eclipse” crossed the Pacific Ocean and the continental United States. Most Americans witnessed a spectacular view but MIT a few scientists witnessed much more.  MIT researchers found...

January 30, 2018
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
arctic ice
News

Arctic Sea Ice May Be Declining Faster Than Expected -Study

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Arctic sea ice may be thinning faster than predicted because salty snow on the surface of the ice skews the accuracy of satellite measurements,...

October 24, 2017
Total Views: 26

Friday, May 12, 2017
News

Scientists Discover Narwhals Use Unicorn-Like Tusk to Stun Prey

Narwhal’s have been called some of the world’s strangest animals, with their unicorn-like tusks that can reach over 8 feet long. Over the years unique feature has attracted a lot of attention...

May 12, 2017
Total Views: 8

Thursday, March 9, 2017
News

Study Finds Massive Rogue Waves Aren’t as Rare as Previously Thought

UM Rosenstiel scientist and colleague’s findings are critical for safe operations at sea University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientist Mark Donelan and his Norwegian Meteorological...

March 9, 2017
Total Views: 57

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
World's Largest Pearl
Maritime News

Filipino Fisherman May Have Kept the World’s Largest Pearl Under His Bed for Years Without Realizing It

More than 10 years ago a fisherman from the Philippines scooped up a giant pearl from the seafloor and kept it under his bed for good luck. Now experts are trying...

August 24, 2016
Total Views: 8

Friday, August 19, 2016
Environment

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: 4

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Maritime News

Humanoid Robotic Diver OceanOne May Revolutionize Subsea Exploration

Some really, really smart people at Stanford University have built human-like robot that they hope could one day revolutionize subsea exploration and other underwater tasks considered far too dangerous for human divers. ...

April 28, 2016
Total Views: 53