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MBARI Study Describes Deep-sea Animal Communities On And Around Sunken Shipping Container
2014-05-09 03:31:56

In the first-ever survey of its kind, researchers from MBARI and the sanctuary recently described how deep-sea animal communities on and around the container differed from those in surrounding areas.

Researchers Discover Four New Species Of 'Killer Sponges' From The Deep Sea
2014-04-15 11:33:24

Killer sponges sound like creatures from a B-grade horror movie. In fact, they thrive in the lightless depths of the deep sea.

WWII-Era Pacific Munitions Dump Site Found To Be Chemical-Free
2013-12-10 07:24:15

Between San Francisco and the Mexican border, US nautical charts have shown seven "chemical munitions dumping areas" along the Pacific Coast since World War II. Little to no information is available, however, about the amount, location or nature of the materials dumped at most of these sites.

Mapping The Dinosaur-Killing Yucatan Peninsula Asteroid Impact Site
2013-12-10 06:29:28

An asteroid or comet crashed into a shallow sea near what is now the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico approximately 65 million years ago. A firestorm and global dust cloud resulted, causing the extinction of many land plants and large animals, including most of the dinosaurs.

Feast And Famine For Animals Living On The Abyssal Plain
2013-11-12 11:57:06

Animals living on the abyssal plains, miles below the ocean surface, don’t usually get much to eat.

Deep Sea Trash
2013-06-06 11:39:00

For years, people have known about the amount of human-generated trash that ends up in the ocean, but a new study showed just how deep our detritus sinks, particularly in the waters around Monterey, California.

Warning Signs Of The 2011 Axial Seamount Eruption
2012-06-11 02:53:32

A team of scientists that last year created waves by correctly forecasting the 2011 eruption of Axial Seamount years in advance now says that the undersea volcano located some 250 miles off the Oregon coast gave off clear signals just hours before its impending eruption.

The Secret Sex Life Of The Promiscuous Deep-Sea Squid
2011-09-21 09:55:59

Researchers on an 18-year study of the Octopoteuthis deletron, a species of squid that is found at a depth of 1300 to 2600 feet in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, found that males mate as often with their own gender as they do with females.

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2011-05-23 09:56:04

New robotic labs are now going mobile to collect ocean samples.

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2011-04-14 13:57:09

Recently discovered worm with bone-eating lifestyle not exclusive to whale carcasses.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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