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ocean Gravity model
2014-10-04 07:47:52

An international team of researchers has developed a new, vivid map illustrating the world’s seafloor with twice the detail and accuracy of the previous version, which was created over 20 years ago.

2014-08-26 12:21:39

STARKVILLE, Miss., Aug.

New View Of Area Where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Might Lie
2014-05-27 03:26:48

A new illustration of the seafloor, created by two of the world’s leading ocean floor mapping experts that details underwater terrain where the missing Malaysia Airlines flight might be located, could shed additional light on what type of underwater vehicles might be used to find the missing airplane and where any debris from the crash might lie.

Int'l Researchers Find Deep Ocean Waters Littered With Human Trash
2014-05-01 09:01:44

A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE has revealed that even the deepest ocean depths is home to bottles, plastic bags, fishing nets and other types of human litter.

Hydrothermal Vent Supply Routes Explained With Computer Simulations
2014-04-25 03:00:09

Hydrothermal vents in the deep sea, the so-called "black smokers", are fascinating geological formations. They are home to unique ecosystems, but are also potential suppliers of raw materials for the future.

Water Crisis Could Be Averted By Newly-Discovered Undersea Freshwater Reserves
2013-12-09 05:16:17

A team of Australian researchers have reportedly located massive freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor – a discovery that could help delay or prevent a burgeoning global water crisis, according to research published Thursday in the journal Nature.

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.

Unexpected Plume Challenges Iron Estimates
2013-08-20 08:47:27

A vast plume of iron and other micronutrients more than 620 miles long has been discovered billowing from hydrothermal vents in the South Atlantic Ocean. Teams of scientists say their findings call into question past estimates of iron abundances in the world’s seas.

USGS Maps California Seafloor In Unprecedented Detail
2013-08-12 14:59:57

While California offers an impressive shoreline, new research has been able to look beyond just the surface and has been used to reveal the hidden seafloor in unprecedented detail.

Underwater Volcano System Proposed As National Park For Norway
2013-08-05 05:11:28

Off the coast of Norway, on the floor of the Arctic Ocean, lies a largely unexplored world of undersea volcanoes. This system, with the fanciful name of Loki's Castle, contains rich metal deposits and unique wildlife.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.