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Scientists Explore One Of Earths Deepest Ocean Trenches

Scientists Explore One Of Earth's Deepest Ocean Trenches

National Science Foundation "Telepresence" capability will bring mysteries of The Deep to the computer screen A team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will use the world's only full-ocean-depth, hybrid,...

Latest Oceanography Stories

2014-04-14 12:26:01

STE announces SAVE THE EARTH DAY song, guitar auction, co sponsorship of symposium with Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, endorses new book EMOTION FOR THE OCEAN PALM DESERT, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Earth Foundation (STE) has released SAVE THE EARTH DAY a new song and video with the message that every day is Earth Day. Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3VgzBLhIrE to watch and listen. PSA versions of the new song can also be heard on...

2014-04-04 23:28:59

Study abroad programs provide rare opportunity for undergraduates to conduct hands-on, field-based research in growing field of ocean plastics. Woods Hole, MA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The recent discovery of the ocean “Plastisphere” an ecological community of microbial organisms living on plastic debris in the oceans, resulted from the samples collected by undergraduate students studying abroad with SEA Semester®, operated by Sea Education Association (SEA) in Woods Hole,...

2014-03-20 16:25:24

3D Entertainment Distribution To Release Film Worldwide As Of March 2015 LOS ANGELES and LONDON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Famous ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau is currently directing his first film for IMAX® theaters and giant screen cinemas, "Secret Ocean 3D" (working title). Co-produced by Ocean Futures Society (OFS) and 3D Entertainment Films, the 40-minute documentary will allow audiences to discover the ocean as never before. It is slated for release worldwide in 3D...

2014-03-19 23:30:18

OMICS Group Conferences, a leading scientific event organizer, is pleased to announce its 2nd International conference on Oceanography, July 21-23, 2014 at Las Vegas, USA Henderson, Nevada (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 2nd International conference on Oceanography, an OMICS Group Conference, will be held from July 21-23, 2014 in Las Vegas, USA. Oceanography-2014 will be a three day event. Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, Managing Director and CEO, OMICS Group International, addressed that “Oceanography-...

Unstable Atlantic Deep Ocean Circulation Under Future Climate Conditions
2014-02-21 11:46:51

The University of Bergen A new study looking at past climate change, asks if these changes in the future will be spasmodic and abrupt rather than a more gradual increase in the temperature Today, deep waters formed in the northern North Atlantic fill approximately half of the deep ocean globally. In the process, this impacts on the circum-Atlantic climate, regional sea level, and soak up much of the excess atmospheric carbon dioxide from industrialization — helping to moderate the...

2014-02-20 12:03:42

Study authors mull solutions for addressing less support for protected areas and species restrictions Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and other groups have found that the fishing villages of Madagascar—a country with little history of natural resource regulation—are generally supportive of fishing regulations, an encouraging finding that bodes well for sustainable strategies needed to reduce poverty in the island...

Deep Ocean Management Needed To Protect Earth's Last Frontier
2014-02-17 13:48:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Advancements in extraction technology have made minerals and other resources in the deep sea more accessible than ever, yet knowledge of how the pursuit of these resources might affect the surrounding deep-sea ecosystem is somewhat limited. Now, a group of scientists is calling for a new "stewardship mentality" across countries, economic sectors, and disciplines that is focused on maintaining future health and integrity of the deep...

Could Global Warming Be Hiding Underwater?
2014-02-10 09:17:24

ESA Satellite observations of global sea-surface temperature show that a 30-year upward trend has slowed down within the last 15 years. Climate scientists say this is not the end of global warming, but the result of a rearrangement in the energy flow of the climate system and, in particular, how the ocean stores heat. Like flying thermometers, some satellites carry instruments that provide a global view of the surface temperature of oceans and seas. Measuring the sea-surface temperature...

Mesopelagic Fish Biomass Is 10 Times Higher Than Estimated
2014-02-10 06:40:49

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) The stock of mesopelagic fish changes from 1,000 to 10,000 million tons With a stock estimated at 1,000 million tons so far, mesopelagic fish dominate the total biomass of fish in the ocean. However, a team of researchers with the participation of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has found that their abundance could be at least 10 times higher. The results, published in Nature Communications journal, are based on the acoustic...

Ocean Acidification Long Term Research
2014-01-28 13:43:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More research is necessary for an accurate determination of how marine species will cope long-term with ocean acidification, according to a new research review in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution. "We can't measure evolutionary responses in all organisms, so we need to choose carefully to get the most bang for our buck," said review author Jennifer Sunday, a post-doctoral researcher at The University of British Columbia in...


Latest Oceanography Reference Libraries

Baffin Bay
2013-04-18 13:21:50

Baffin Bay, which is located between Baffin Island and the southwest coast of Greenland, is a marginal sea of the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s connected to the Atlantic by Davis Strait and the Labrador Sea. A narrower Nares Strait connects the Baffin Bay with the Arctic Ocean. The Baffin Bay is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that is bordered by Baffin Island towards the west, Greenland towards the east, and Ellesmere Island towards the north. It is connected to the Atlantic through the Davis...

Current Sea Level Rise
2013-04-01 10:39:21

The sea levels all around the world are rising. Current sea-level rise has the potential to affect human populations and the natural environment. Two key factors have contributed to the observed sea level rise. The first is thermal expansion: as the ocean water warms, it expands. The second is from the influence of land-based ice because of increased melting. The major store of water on land is found in the glaciers and the ice sheets. The rising of sea levels is one of several lines of...

Ocean Acidification
2013-04-01 10:32:20

Ocean acidification is the name that was given to the ongoing decrease in the pH of Earth’s oceans, a cause of the uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. About 30 to 40 percent of the carbon dioxide that is released by humans into the atmosphere dissolves into the lakes, oceans, and rivers. To maintain the chemical equilibrium, some of it reacts with the water to create carbonic acid. Some of these extra carbonic acid molecules react with a water molecule to provide a...

Basic Ocean Terms
2013-02-05 12:52:11

Image Credit: Meteorologist Joshua Kelly When meteorologists are forecasting for ocean-going vessels, there are a few terms that we need to understand. The first term is wavelength. Wavelength is defined as the distance between two crests or between two troughs as seen in the image above. The example above highlights the crest to crest concept of wavelength. The next term that we use is wave height, and to determine this, we first must look at the wave when it passes our station. When...

Ocean Analysis for November 17, 2012
2012-11-17 08:24:58

Point #1: Warm finger- This region inside the area marked number 1, represents a warm finger of the ocean temperatures. What is occurring is that the warmer air is being pushed faster in this region than the surrounding locations giving us this little finger of warmer temps in that region. Point #2: Warm Eddie- This is a region of warmer temps surrounded on all sides by colder water. Eddies are a closed circulation of water in the ocean that has in this case warmer temps around it. These...

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