Thursday, April 19, 2012

NOAA Releases New Viewer for Earth’s Ocean Floor

NOAA this week has released a new viewing tool that allows easier access to sea floor maps and other data on the world’s coasts, continental shelves and

April 19, 2012
Total Views: 24

Monday, March 26, 2012

James Cameron Completes Record Breaking Trip to Challenger Deep

After seven years of preparation James Cameron has become the first person in history to solo dive the Challenger Deep, the deepest point of the Marianas

March 26, 2012
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
El Hierro Submarine Volcano Eruption

Underwater Volcano Off Canary Islands Continues to Erupt [VIDEO]

Four months after it began, the underwater volcanic eruption off El Hierro Island persists. This natural-color satellite image, collected on February 10,

February 15, 2012
Total Views: 52

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fire in the Sky – What Causes Auroras?

The following article originally appeared on,’s sister site and the leading ski and snowboard industry website. By

February 8, 2012
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Antarctica About to Calve Massive Iceberg – Photos and Video

In recognition of the start of the 2012 Ice Season, which typically runs from February through July, we bring you this photo showing a massive crack across the

February 2, 2012
Total Views: 25

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
WHOI beach debris riser flotation deepwater horizon

Riser Flotation Debris from Deepwater Horizon Puzzles Scientists, Provides New Insight

Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, mysterious honeycomb material was found floating in the Gulf of Mexico and along coastal beaches. Using

January 31, 2012
Total Views: 23

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
zubair ali volcano red sea new island

The Red Sea Sprouts a New Island in a Volcanic Plume of Ash and Steam [IMAGES]

A new island is forming in the Red Sea. About 60 kilometers (40 miles) from the coast of Yemen, an undersea eruption began in mid-December 2011. Local

January 10, 2012
Total Views: 27

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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High Tech Equipment Unveils Ancient Sunken Islands in the Depths Off Australia

(University of Sydney)  In the remote waters of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth, scientists have just discovered two sunken islands, almost the size of

December 7, 2011
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Damaged by the Tsunami, A Drillship Fights Back

Reaching from Chile up to the Bering Sea, then down again to New Zealand, the fault lines circling the Pacific Ocean are named The Pacific Ring of Fire and

November 2, 2011
Total Views: 47

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

“We’ll take all of it” – Siem Offshore grabs full ownership of drillship from Transocean

Siem Offshore has taken over the remaining 50% ownership interest in Overseas Drilling Ltd (ODL) from a subsidiary of Transocean, including full management of

August 3, 2011
Total Views: 16

Monday, August 1, 2011

What happened to the oil in the Gulf? WHOI answers in new study

NOTE: Last week the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute taught us about the chemical makeup of the oil plume created after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. 

August 1, 2011
Total Views: 35

Monday, July 25, 2011

Largest water reservoir found (but you won’t be sailing there)

An artist’s illustration of a quasar similar to APM 08279+5255. Credit NASA/ESA Two teams of scientists at the California Institute of Technology

July 25, 2011
Total Views: 3

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

December 16, 2010
Total Views: 24

Friday, October 15, 2010

Health Effects Of Working The Night Shift – A Cause Of Concern

Photo by OneEighteen We have some bad news to report for mates working the 00-04 watch. Like UV rays and diesel exhaust fumes, working the graveyard shift will

October 15, 2010
Total Views: 35

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

James Cameron to Explore Challenger Deep: Are you really THAT surprised?

It really did not surprise us when it was revealed in the most recent Maritime Monday that James Cameron is planning a nearly 7 mile voyage to the Mariana

September 21, 2010
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Greenland’s Peterman Glacier calves large iceberg – PHOTOS

The ASTER instrument on NASA’s Terra spacecraft captured this image of a massive iceberg from Greenland’s Petermann Glacier on Aug. 12, 2010. Image

August 13, 2010
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Raising The Titanic…. In 3-D

25 years after the discovery of the Titanic shipwreck, a team of scientists and organizations are getting ready to embark on an expedition of, well, titanic

July 28, 2010
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

NASA Hurricane Forecasting – GRIP

The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes mission, or GRIP, will use 15 cutting edge instruments, a Global Hawk UAV, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8 and a

July 27, 2010
Total Views: 1

Friday, July 16, 2010

Ship Tracks Seen From Space

This is pretty cool.  The photo above is from National Geographics collection of “Space Photos This Week” and is titled Ship Tracks in Sky. 

July 16, 2010
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The World’s First Nuclear Merchant Ship – NS Savannah

The United States’ first and only nuclear-powered merchant vessel was designed in hopes of finding peaceful uses for nuclear energy as part of President

July 13, 2010
Total Views: 350