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Until the late 19th century, New Zealandâ€™s Pink and White Terraces along Lake Rotomahana on the North Island, attracted tourists from around the world, interested in seeing the beautiful natural formations created by a large geothermal system.
Plume detected 22 miles long and more than 3,000 feet below surface.
An international team of scientists and technicians are participating in a groundbreaking buoy deployment that will help them to better understand interactions between the ocean and atmosphere during typhoons.
Scientists plan to launch a new Titanic expedition next month to create a detailed three-dimensional map that will "virtually raise the Titanic" for the public.
The first expedition to search for deep-sea hydrothermal vents along the Mid-Cayman Rise has turned up three distinct types of hydrothermal venting, reports an interdisciplinary team led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
An expedition partially funded by NASA, part of a program to search extreme environments for geological, biological and chemical clues to the origins and evolution of life, has discovered the deepest known hydrothermal vent in the world, nearly 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) below the surface of the western Caribbean Sea.
The NOAA-funded Gulf of Maine Toxicity (GOMTOX) project issued an outlook for a significant regional bloom of a toxic alga that can cause 'red tides' in the spring and summer of this year, potentially threatening the New England shellfish industry.
In a technological advance that its developers are likening to the cell phone and wireless Internet access, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists and engineers have devised an undersea optical communications system thatâ€”complemented by acousticsâ€”enables a virtual revolution in high-speed undersea data collection and transmission.
In a striking finding that raises new questions about carbon dioxideâ€™s (CO2) impact on marine life, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists report that some shell-building creaturesâ€”such as crabs, shrimp and lobstersâ€”unexpectedly build more shell when exposed to ocean acidification caused by elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2).
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- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.