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Using magnetic data: Researcher uncovers 340 million year-old oceanic crust in...

A researcher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has identified that the eastern Mediterranean Sea contains the world's oldest oceanic crust still in...

Activity on seafloor linked to icy ebb and flow on surface

The last million years of Earth's history has been dominated by the cyclic advance and retreat of ice sheets over large swaths of North...

New Seafloor Map Helps Scientists Find New Features

An international scientific team recently published a new map of the ocean floor based on Earth’s gravity field, and it is a particularly useful...

The floor of the ocean comes into better focus

The bottom of the ocean just keeps getting better. Or at least more interesting to look at. In an ongoing project, mappers at Lamont-Doherty Earth...

Mariana Trench “Deepest Part of the Ocean”

The Mariana Trench or Marianas Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans. It is located in the western Pacific Ocean, to the...

New 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...

Ice ages made Earth’s ocean crust thicker

The Earth's ice ages have left their mark on the thickness of the planet's oceanic crust, scientists have discovered. During glacial periods, when sea...

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...

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...

Breathing Underwater: Evidence of Microscopic Life in Oceanic Crust

Although long thought to be devoid of life, the bottom of the deep ocean is now known to harbor entire ecosystems teeming with microbes....

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