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underwater volcanic eruption

Largest Recorded Underwater Volcanic Eruption Sheds Light on Deep-Sea Events

They knew it was big when satellite images showed that the pumice bobbing to the surface had created a floating raft covering 400 square...
corals

Newly Described Algae Species Toughens up Corals to Endure Warming Oceans

Global climate change has increased water temperatures in the world's oceans, often causing mass coral bleaching and mortality, which harms not only corals, but...
climate change

Rapid Decline of Arctic Sea Ice a Combination of Climate Change...

Arctic sea ice in recent decades has declined even faster than predicted by most models of climate change. Many scientists have suspected that the...
sharks

Counting Sharks

Many shark populations around the world are known to have declined over the past several decades, yet marine scientists lack important baseline information about...
pollution

Discovery of Industrial Chemicals 10 Km below Sea Surface ‘Disturbing’

The discovery of extremely high levels of pollution at the bottom of two of the Earth’s deepest oceanic trenches is a disturbing development that...
Plate tectonics

Plate Tectonics Go to the Core

The heat from Earth's core has a significant effect on tectonic plate movement. The new research challenges the previous school of thought that movement of...
greenhouse

Pacific Ocean’s response to greenhouse gases could extend California drought for...

Warming forces have caused millennia of dryness in California’s prehistory, and greenhouses gases could do the same
rare earth

Circumstances Leading to Formation of Rare Earth Resources on the Sea...

A research group at the University of Tokyo has demonstrated that sufficiently slow build-up of deposits on the sea floor is necessary for mineral...
supernovae

Evidence Found: Supernovae Showered Earth with Radioactive Debris

Scientists use highly sensitive techniques to detect radioactive iron as evidence to a series of massive stellar explosions 2-3 million years ago
Global warming

NASA: Record Warmth in February

February 2016 was the warmest February in 136 years of modern temperature records. That month deviated more from normal than any month on record. According...
currents

Discovery of new pathways of Pacific sea water currents through radiotracer...

JRC scientists, in close collaboration with Japanese research organisations, investigated the dissolution of radioactivity in the Pacific Ocean following the Fukushima incident. The accident in...
ocean circulation

Catastrophic failure of ice age dam changed ocean circulation and climate

This study is important because of current concerns about the volumes of fresh water entering the oceans from the melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica 
El Niño

El Niño has effects all the way to the edge of...

The warm El Niño conditions affecting weather around the Pacific Ocean are also affecting conditions in space, according to University of California, Berkeley scientists. El...

California 2100: More frequent and more severe droughts and floods likely

In the future, the Pacific Ocean's temperature cycles could disrupt more than just December fishing. A study published in Nature Communications suggests that the...