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A Rusty Green Early Ocean?

Though they may seem rock solid, the ancient sedimentary rocks called iron formations -- the world's chief economic source of iron ore -- were...

New evidence on terrestrial and oceanic responses to climate change over...

A multidisciplinary research team in which the University of Granada (UGR) takes part has achieved a breakthrough on what we know about terrestrial and...

Magnetic oceans and electric Earth

Oceans might not be thought of as magnetic, but they make a tiny contribution to our planet's protective magnetic shield. Remarkably, ESA's Swarm satellites...

Life in ancient oceans enabled by erosion from land

As scientists continue finding evidence for life in the ocean more than 3 billion years ago, those ancient fossils pose a paradox. Organisms, including...

Ocean oxygen is key to animal evolution

Scientists have long been puzzled about why complex life forms began to appear some 550 million years ago – three billion years after life...

Exploring Oceanographer Canyon by mini-sub

Along the walls of Oceanographer Canyon, fish dart in and out of colorful anemone gardens and sea creatures send up plumes of sand and...

Tides stir up deep Atlantic Heat in the Arctic Ocean

Researchers have identified how warm Atlantic water that is flowing deep into the Arctic Ocean is mixing with colder waters above to contribute to...

Top 10 Worst Tsunamis

Sumatra, Indonesia - 26 December 2004 The 9.1 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra was estimated to occur at a depth of 30 km....

Pacific Ocean’s response to greenhouse gases could extend California drought for...

Clues from prehistoric droughts and arid periods in California show that today's increasing greenhouse gas levels could lock the state into drought for centuries,...

Magnetic attraction helps explain the motion under the ocean

The EU GEOPLATE project uses magnetic sensing techniques to expand our understanding of the earth's tectonic past, while also offering tools to help locate...

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