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deepwater horizon drifters
2014-08-22 03:30:49

A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants.

New Study Suggests Saharan Dust Is Key To The Formation Of The Bahamas Islands
2014-07-29 03:25:35

A new study suggests that Saharan dust played a major role in the formation of the Bahamas islands.

2014-07-28 10:21:49

They are something we take very seriously in Florida – hurricanes.

2014-07-21 09:49:35

A Florida-based marine research team has developed a unique formal process and modeling framework to help manage South Florida's economically important coastal marine environments.

New Information Will Help Improve Tropical Storm Forecasting
2014-07-14 03:53:08

New research from University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science suggests that physical conditions at the air-sea interface, where the ocean and atmosphere meet, is a key component to improve forecast models.

2014-05-13 16:22:45

Celebrity Equinox becomes third Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Large Magma Chamber Sits Below World’s Most Active Volcano
2014-01-29 13:29:50

A team of researchers have discovered a large magma chamber deep under the most active volcano in the world. It is the first time research has been able to confirm such a discovery in Kilauea's depths.

Determining Mississippi River's Role In 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
2013-10-24 08:29:04

The complex circulation from the Mississippi River plume played a substantial role in the transport and fate of the oil following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident, according to a new study.

Epic Ocean-spanning Voyages Of Coral Larvae Revealed
2013-08-20 15:44:55

A new computer simulation conducted at the University of Bristol (UB) and University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has revealed the epic, ocean-spanning journeys traveled by millimetre-sized coral larvae through the world's seas.

Protecting Spiny Lobster Larvae
2013-06-13 13:04:09

The commercial value of spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) in the Caribbean reaches $1 billion annually, thus making it one of the most valuable fisheries in the region.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.