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Atlantic and Pacific Ocean DO NOT MIX

Why do the two oceans not mix? It's not two oceans meeting, its glacial melt water meeting the off shore waters of gulf of Alaska....

Why did the Earth’s ancient oceans disappear?

We think of oceans as being stable and permanent. However, they move at about the same speed as your fingernails grow. Geoscientists at CEED,...

How a ‘shadow zone’ traps the world’s oldest ocean water

New research from an international team has revealed why the oldest water in the ocean in the North Pacific has remained trapped in a...

The oceans were colder than we thought

A team of researchers has discovered a flaw in the way past ocean temperatures have been estimated up to now. Their findings could mean...

Geologists study the drying up of the Mediterranean Sea 5.96 million...

We already know that climate change influences such Earth processes as erosion and fluctuations in sea levels. But do surface processes in turn have...

Biodiversity loss from deep-sea mining will be unavoidable

Biodiversity losses from deep-sea mining are unavoidable and possibly irrevocable, an international team of 15 marine scientists, resource economists and legal scholars argue in...

Jurassic drop in ocean oxygen lasted a million years

Dramatic drops in oceanic oxygen, which cause mass extinctions of sea life, come to a natural end -- but it takes about a million...

First oceans may have been acidic

One way to understand how ocean acidity can change, for example, in response to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, is to look to the...

Massive, computer-analyzed geological database reveals chemistry of ancient ocean

A study that used a new digital library and machine reading system to suck the factual marrow from millions of geologic publications dating back...

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...

Sediments control methane release to the ocean

Methane is stored under the sea floor, concentrated in form of hydrates, crystalline ice structures that stay stable under high pressure and in low...

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