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Reconstructed ancient ocean reveals secrets about the origin of life

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have published details about how the first organisms on Earth could have become metabolically active. The results, which...

Ocean food web is key in the global carbon cycle

Nothing dies of old age in the ocean. Everything gets eaten and all that remains of anything is waste. But that waste is pure...

An ancient ‘Great Leap Forward’ for life in the open ocean

University of Bristol researchers study genomic data of cyanobacteria to shed new light on how complex life evolved on Earth Plankton in the Earth's oceans...

Is there an ocean beneath our feet?

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that deep sea fault zones could transport much larger amounts of water from the Earth’s oceans...

When Will Earth Lose Its Oceans?

The natural increase in solar luminosity-a very slow process unrelated to current climate warming-will cause the Earth's temperatures to rise over the next few...

Researchers quantify toxic ocean conditions during major extinction 93.9 million years...

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Oxygen in the atmosphere and ocean rose dramatically about 600 million years ago, coinciding with the first proliferation of animal life....

Oxygen-Poor ‘Boring’ Ocean Challenged Evolution of Early Life

A research team led by biogeochemists at the University of California, Riverside has filled in a billion-year gap in our understanding of conditions in...

Fragments of Continents Hidden Under Lava in Indian Ocean

The islands Reunion and Mauritius, both well-known tourist destinations, are hiding a micro-continent, which has now been discovered. The continent fragment known as Mauritia...

Underwater River of Mud and Sand Tells Tale of Climate Change...

Mediterranean bottom currents and the sediment deposits they leave behind offer new insights into global climate change, the opening and closing of ocean circulation...

Methane May Be Answer to 56-Million-Year Question

The release of massive amounts of carbon from methane hydrate frozen under the seafloor 56 million years ago has been linked to the greatest...

Multibeam sonar can map undersea gas seeps

A technology commonly used to map the bottom of the deep ocean can also detect gas seeps in the water column with remarkably high...

Heavy metal meets hard rock: Battling through the ocean crust’s hardest...

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 335 Superfast Spreading Rate Crust 4 recently completed operations in Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Hole 1256D, a deep...

Ocean currents speed melting of Antarctic ice

Stronger ocean currents beneath West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf are eroding the ice from below, speeding the melting of the glacier as...

‘Fool’s Gold’ from the deep is fertilizer for ocean life

Similar to humans, the bacteria and tiny plants living in the ocean need iron for energy and growth. But their situation is quite different...

Scientists delve into ‘hotspot’ volcanoes along Pacific Ocean Seamount Trail

Nearly half a mile of rock retrieved from beneath the seafloor is yielding new clues about how underwater volcanoes are created and whether the...

Widespread ancient ocean ‘dead zones’ challenged early life

The oceans became oxygen-rich as they are today about 600 million years ago, during Earth's Late Ediacaran Period. Before that, most scientists believed until...

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