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Ocean Science

Life Discovered In Lake That Hasn't Seen Sunlight For Millions Of Years

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 08.21.2014 | Science

Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, teems with microscopic life. Tiny organisms dwell on the ice and live inside glaciers, and now, researchers c...

Life in a Drop

Peter Neill | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Recently via social media, the World Ocean Observatory received an astonishing photograph taken of a single drop of ocean water at 25 times magnificat...

It's Beach Season. What About Sharks?

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Dr. Ellen Prager

Bottom line -⎯ Humans are not on the menu.

Little-Known Creatures May Point Way To Big Medical Advances

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 07.21.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exotic sea creatures called comb jellies may reshape how scientists view early evolution — as their genes suggest nature created...

Research Sub Lost While Diving In Deep Trench

LiveScience | Jeanna Bryner | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science

A hybrid remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dubbed Nereus was lost while diving 6.2 miles (10 km) beneath the sea surface in a deep trench northeast of...

Manicurist Helps Solve Mystery Of Turtles' 'Lost Years'

| Beth Skwarecki | Posted 03.08.2014 | Science

On hatching, loggerhead turtles make a beeline under cover of darkness from nests in the sand to the open ocean. The turtles will return to the same b...

Decades-Old 'Treasure' Resurfaces In Beach Trash

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 02.07.2014 | Science

BOSTON (AP) — It was April 1956, and the No. 1 song was Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel." At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod,...

Weird Underwater 'Fairy Rings' Explained At Last

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 02.02.2014 | Science

They're not the work of World War II bombs or aliens or fairies. Instead, mysterious underwater rings spotted off the coast of Denmark are the resul...

Mysterious Shipwreck May Rewrite History Of Island Nation

natureheader | Ewen Callaway | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Scraps of wood salvaged off New Zealand’s coast probably come from a Dutch ship built in the early 1700s, a study based on carbon dating, tree rings...

Water Was Locked Away Beneath Bay For HOW MANY Years?

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 11.25.2013 | Science

When scientists drilled deep into the center of a huge crater beneath the Chesapeake Bay, they discovered ancient seawater that had been locked up in ...

Scientists Warn Of Hot, Sour, Breathless Oceans

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Greenhouse gases are making the world's oceans hot, sour and breathless, and the way those changes work together is creating a gri...

Twenty-Three Days in Madagascar

Peter Gardett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Peter Gardett

Over 23 days, despite mobilization of an international team to one of the planet's most remote locations and efforts to herd them out, an estimated 50 whales would die, largely of exposure, in the Loza Lagoon.

New Sub's Giant 'Eye' To Probe Deep Ocean Mysteries

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 10.15.2013 | Science

A manned submersible named Cyclops is being built to dive nearly 2 miles (3 kilometers) below the ocean's surface, deeper than most existing subs, an...

Ocean Relevance: Maritime Museums in a Modern World

Peter Neill | Posted 12.08.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

Let me say it without hesitation or equivocation: The face of the maritime landscape has not changed in significance, and there is without question a self-evident presence of the maritime experience in modern life.

WATCH: Are There Black Holes In The Ocean?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

Astronomers may peer deep into the cosmos to study mysterious black holes, but would you believe there are "black holes" right here on Earth? Well,...

Evolutionary 'Big Bang' Caused By Cascade Of Events, Scientists Argue

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 09.20.2013 | Science

The Cambrian explosion, the evolutionary "big bang" that led to the emergence of a trove of complex life forms, was caused by multiple events, resea...

Drillers Make Surprising Discovery In Icy Muck

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

Researchers have found signs of life in mud pulled from the bottom of an ice-covered lake in Antarctica. Studying microbes in such extreme and closed-...

Citizen Science

Peter Neill | Posted 11.04.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

The new and ever increasing interest in robotics among students young and old suggests real potential for future ocean science.

SOLVED: 14,000-Year-Old Ocean Mystery

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.16.2013 | Science

It's long been known that after the last Ice Age, the northern reaches of the Pacific Ocean erupted with life, but scientists were at a loss to explai...

WATCH: Sharks Slap Prey Silly, Scientists Say

natureheader | Josh Howgego | Posted 07.12.2013 | Science

Thresher sharks can use their lengthy tail fins to swat sardines from shoals, researchers have found by taking underwater footage. Such tactical use o...

Did Hurricane Katrina Uncover Primeval Underwater Forest?

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 07.09.2013 | Science

Scuba divers have discovered a primeval underwater forest off the coast of Alabama. The Bald Cypress forest was buried under ocean sediments, protec...

REVEALED: Secret Of Salamander's Amazing Limb Regrowth

Posted 05.21.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/20/2013 03:14 PM EDT on LiveScience Salamanders can regrow entire limbs and regenerate par...

Survey Ship Spies Huge Undersea Canyon

Posted 02.27.2013 | Science

By: Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet Managing Editor Published: 02/27/2013 11:32 AM EST on LiveScience A canyon more than 800-foot-deep has been ...

WATCH: Scenes From The 'Alien Deep'

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 09.14.2012 | Science

A rare deep-sea cusk eel comes to feed inches from the camera, as a scientist marvels: "I've never seen that guy." Looking on is Dr. Robert Ballar...