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Rip in Crust Drives Undersea Volcanism, Study Says

Scientists analyzing a volcanic eruption at a mid-ocean ridge under the Pacific have come up with a somewhat contrarian explanation for what initiated it....

Discovery of ancient undersea spirals may improve understanding of climate change

A researcher from the University of Manchester has discovered 430,000 year-old spiral-shaped landforms beneath the seafloor of the North Atlantic Ocean, which may help...

Delving into the spread of marine life: Understanding deep-sea limpets

A paper by Dr. Masako Nakamura of the OIST Marine Biophysics Unit on the ecology of one of deep-sea limpets called Lepetodrilus nux has...

Undersea warfare: Viruses hijack deep-sea bacteria at hydrothermal vents

More than a mile beneath the ocean's surface, as dark clouds of mineral-rich water billow from seafloor hot springs called hydrothermal vents, unseen armies...

Study tests theory that life originated at deep sea vents

One of the greatest mysteries facing humans is how life originated on Earth. Scientists have determined approximately when life began (roughly 3.8 billion years...

Scientists explore world’s largest undersea canyon

A joint British-German team has returned from a five-week research expedition, mapping and sampling a giant submarine canyon off northwest Morocco. The expedition was...

Scientists discover vast undersea freshwater reserves

Australian researchers said Thursday they had established the existence of vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor which could sustain future generations as...

Undersea Volcano Gave Off Signals Before Eruption in 2011

A team of scientists that last year created waves by correctly forecasting the 2011 eruption of Axial Seamount years in advance now says that...

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