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Ten years after the disaster: Tsunami-Early Warning System for the Indian...

The day after Christmas this year will mark the 10 anniversary of the tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean. On 26 December 2004, a...

New sulfate-breathing species discovered beneath ocean crust

Two miles below the surface of the ocean, researchers have discovered new microbes that "breathe" sulfate. The microbes, which have yet to be classified and...

The living, breathing ocean

The ocean is a complex ecosystem. The ocean carbon cycle is governed by the relationship among carbon, nutrients and oxygen, and the ratio between...

Life in Earth’s primordial sea was starved for sulfate

Earth's ancient oceans held much lower concentrations of sulfate -- a key biological nutrient -- than previously recognized, according to research published this week...

Earthquakes in the ocean: Towards a better understanding of their precursors

Published on 14 September in Nature Geoscience, the study conducted by researchers from several institutes, including IFREMER (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the...

Scientists discover seamount in Pacific ocean

University of New Hampshire scientists on a seafloor mapping mission have discovered a new seamount near the Johnson Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The...

Oceans vital for possibility for alien life

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have made an important step in the race to discover whether other planets could develop and sustain...

A global view of oceanic phytoplankton

University of Maine oceanographer Ivona Cetinic is participating in a NASA project to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base...

Ancient ocean currents may have changed pacing and intensity of ice...

For decades, climate scientists have tried to explain why ice-age cycles became longer and more intense about 900,000 years ago, switching from 41,000-year cycles...

New understanding of ocean passageway could aid climate change forecasts

The passageway that links the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean is acting differently because of climate change, and now its new behavior could,...

Scientists discover link between climate change and ocean currents over 6...

Scientists have discovered a relationship between climate change and ocean currents over the past six million years after analysing an area of the Atlantic...

Geologists confirm oxygen levels of ancient oceans

Geologists in the College of Arts and Sciences have discovered a new way to study oxygen levels in Earth's oldest oceans. Zunli Lu and Xiaoli...

Warming climates intensify greenhouse gas given out by oceans

Rising global temperatures could increase the amount of carbon dioxide naturally released by the world's oceans, fuelling further climate change, a study suggests. Fresh insight...

Asymmetric continental margins and the slow birth of an ocean

When South America split from Africa 150 to 120 million years ago, the South Atlantic formed and separated Brazil from Angola. The continental margins...

Modern Ocean Acidification Is Outpacing Ancient Upheaval, Study Suggests

Some 56 million years ago, a massive pulse of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere sent global temperatures soaring. In the oceans, carbonate sediments dissolved,...

The Red Sea — an ocean like all others, after all

GEOMAR researchers specify models for the birth of the youngest world ocean Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Ocean, with the land masses of the Americas, Europe,...

Seeding oceans with iron may not confer promised climate benefits

Adding iron to the Southern Ocean may not have the climate benefits that advocates of geoengineering have hoped for, a new study suggests. The theory...

The Red Sea: An ocean like all others, after all

The Red Sea has turned out to be an ideal study object for marine geologists. There they can observe the formation of an ocean...

Jupiter’s moon Ganymede may have ‘club sandwich’ layers of ocean

(Reuters) - As club sandwiches go, this undoubtedly is the biggest one in the solar system. Scientists said on Friday that Jupiter's moon Ganymede may...

What lies beneath modern New England? Mountain-building and the end of...

When and where did the ancient Iapetus Ocean suture (the most fundamental Appalachian structure) form? Is part of New England made up of ancient...

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