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2014-12-11 06:54:50

The effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster are still being felt across the globe, after it was recently announced that traces of radiation were detected off the west coast of America.

california drought researchers
2014-12-08 04:00:58

As California finally experienced the arrival of a rain-bearing Pineapple Express last week, two climate scientists have shown that the drought of 2012-2014 has been the worst in 1,200 years.

AUV SeaBED robot
2014-11-25 07:07:44

Scientists have created the first detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice.

Meteorites
2014-10-31 07:14:22

The water that covers over 70 percent of the Earth formed just 14 million years after the formation of the solar system – much earlier than previously believed, according to a new study published online Friday in the journal Science.

Three Times More Mercury In Upper Ocean Since Industrial Revolution: Study
2014-08-07 03:05:46

Although the days of odd behavior among hat makers are a thing of the past, the dangers mercury poses to humans and the environment persist today.

whale shark
2014-08-05 06:11:35

The largest fish in the world, at more than 30 feet long, are the whale sharks. Researchers have gained a rare look into the world of these behemoths with a newly-discovered aggregation of juvenile whale sharks off the coast of Saudi Arabia.

deepwater horizon
2014-07-17 05:07:50

When the Deepwater Horizon released about 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, 1.84 million gallons of chemical dispersants were pumped into the Gulf to break up the oil and eliminate oil slicks across the surface of the water.

2014-07-16 23:02:06

Thirteen undergraduate students from colleges across the country join renowned science and policy experts in SEA Semester's unprecedented research voyage. Woods

Chilean Devil Rays Found To Be Among The Deepest Sea Divers
2014-07-02 07:30:09

Researchers have always believed that Chilean devil rays (Mobula tarapacana) mostly lived near the ocean's surface because they are most often observed gliding through shallow, warm waters.

Analyzing The Role Of The Ocean In Greenland Ice Sheet Melting
2014-06-24 06:51:19

Ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has increased four-fold over the past four decades, and scientists now report that oceans play a vital role in how quickly the ice sheet will melt and how much total mass will be lost.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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