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News on Oceanography continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

5 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Plastics may pose a greater threat than climate change

The world's leading expert on the poisoning of the oceans has described how he was "utterly shocked" by the true amount of plastic floating on the sea, warning that it potentially posed a bigger threat to the planet than climate change.


Related Topix: Aquaculture, Science, Long Beach, CA

11 hrs ago | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Most Complete Antarctic Map for Climate Research Publicly Available

The University of Waterloo has unveiled a new satellite image of Antarctica, and the imagery will help scientists all over the world gain new insight into the effects of climate change.


Related Topix: Aerospace-Defense, Computers, IT Services, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, Retail, Household Products, Media Arts Group, Science

17 hrs ago | Science, Industry and Business

Geologist Discovers Natural Methane Seepage in an Unlikely Place

New questions about geology, oceanography and seafloor ecosystems are being raised because of research by a Mississippi State University geologist.


Related Topix: Geology, Science, Mississippi State University, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, North Carolina

18 hrs ago | Times-Herald

Climate change is happening, and it won't be denied

There is no doubt about it: human-driven climate change is a thing, and it's not going to stop unless we do something about it.


Related Topix: Science, Opinion

22 hrs ago |

A catch in TWO million: Mega rare blue lobster is snared by teenager

Meghan LaPlante, 14 was lobster fishing with her father Jay when they discovered "Skyler', who is an extremely unlikely colour for a crustacean Jay LaPlante and his 14-year-old daughter Meghan, were out at sea hauling traps off the coast, near Portland, Maine, when they unloaded a pot containing the spectacular two-pound azure lobster.


Related Topix: Portland, ME, Science, Weird

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Science Blog

An Ancient Story of Survival

The blast that killed the dinosaurs was assumed to have killed most other life as well; Scripps researchers find, however, that some fishes fared better than others Sixty-six million years ago, a giant rock from space crashed on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, throwing up a cloud of dust big enough to envelop the planet in darkness for at least several ... (more)


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, UC San Diego, Italy, World News, Yale University

Balloon Juice

From the frying pan

The planet Earth just had the hottest June on record and July was the 4th hottest in history .


Related Topix: Global Warming, Science, Hatteras, NC, US News, Liberal Political News


Sylvia Earle dives into 'Mission Blue' to save oceans

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: Short, Comedy Movies, Hero, War Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Musical Movies, Science, Key West, FL, Movies, Entertainment

CBS Local

Endangered Coral Reefs Launch Underwater Mapping Off Ocean City Coast

Coral reefs are early victims of climate change. Warming oceans and more acidic water are believed to have killed off 40 percent of the world's coral.


Related Topix: Science


New Study Provides More Evidence That Global Warming 'Pause' Is A Myth

In this Aug. 24, 2009 picture provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaks ice ahead of the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent in the Arctic Ocean.


Related Topix: Global Warming, US Coast Guard, US Military, US News, Boat Disaster, Canada, Science

Daily Mail

Beach looks like a scene from Tron as it lights up with beautiful...

Throwing shade! Shocked Rita Ora watches on as Nicki Minaj bends over to show off her famous derriere in tiny green shorts during raunchy performance at MTV VMAs Beach looks like a scene from Tron as it lights up with beautiful blue glowing algae signalling the start of spring cells glow when they senses a pressure change - like that of a wave ... (more)


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Oceania, Science

Scientific American

Hundreds of Methane Plumes Spotted on Sea Floor

Bubble streams off the U.S. East Coast could be methane-rich ices warming and releasing the potent greenhouse gas Plumes of bubbles streaming from hundreds of newly discovered sea-floor seeps between North Carolina and Massachusetts are likely to contain methane and could be adding as much as 90 tonnes of the planet-warming gas to the atmosphere or ... (more)


Related Topix: Hatteras, NC, Geology, Science, Mississippi State University

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Daily Kos

Worlds Turning

Take a few moments out your hectic schedule for a few fascinating "moments of Zen" ... .


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

Holtville Tribune

Severe Drought is Causing the Western U.S. to Rise

The severe drought gripping the western United States in recent years is changing the landscape well beyond localized effects of water restrictions and browning lawns.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science, UC San Diego, Geology, August, CA, Lone Pine, CA

San Diego NewsCape

Broadening the 'SCOPE' of microbial oceanography

The Simons Foundation, a New York-based philanthropic organization that supports a range of basic science research, has made its first venture into microbial oceanography with a $40 million award to fund the creation of the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology , a five-year program centered at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to ... (more)


Related Topix: Science, Ecology, Santa Cruz, CA, University of Washington

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Tehran Times

Iran plans to build glass Laboratory in Persian Gulf waters

The Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science has announced plans to establish a glass laboratory deep in the waters of the Persian Gulf, IRNA reported.


Related Topix: Science


Atlantic Depths May Hold Key to Heat Hiatus

For years, researchers have puzzled over the temperature rises that haven't happened - but scientists in China and the US believe they have cracked the mystery of the missing heat.


Related Topix: Science, University of Washington, Global Warming, US News, Liberal Political News

Malaysian National News Agency

Marudu Bay Dwindiling Marine And Coastal Resources Need Urgent Attention

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 23 -- Marudu Bay's dwindling marine and coastal resources need urgent attention to arrest further deterioration.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Science

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Coast News

Graduating from academia to comedy

As far as discoveries go, Tim Lee's own probably won't be written about in any of the scientific journals or entered into the annals of history.


Related Topix: UC San Diego, Science

ABC News

Chasing storms on the road to a life of meteorology

If you are a regular listener to the South Australian Country Hour you'd probably be able to name a couple of people from the Bureau of Meteorology.


Related Topix: Meteorology, Science