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April 28, 2015

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April 28, 2015

Apr. 27, 2015 — Hot vents on the seabed could have spontaneously produced the organic molecules necessary for life, according to new research. The study shows how the surfaces of mineral particles inside ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Among soft-bodied cephalopods, vampire squid live life at a slower pace. At ocean depths from 500 to 3,000 meters, they don't swim so much as float, and they get by with little oxygen while ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Scientists synthesized decades of scientific discoveries to illuminate the common and unique patterns driving the extraordinary transitions that whales, dolphins, seals and other species underwent as ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Global climate has undergone periods of stability, but also instability, with abrupt, rapid and substantial climate changes occurring as a consequence of natural processes scientists still don't ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — A species of bone-eating worm that was believed to have evolved in conjunction with whales has been dated back to prehistoric times when it fed on the carcasses of giant marine ... read more

New Method Relates Greenland Ice Sheet Changes to Sea-Level Rise

Apr. 14, 2015 — Early schemes to model the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and their impact on sea levels failed to accurately account for changes caused by snowfall and snow melt. These changes depend on ice ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — They weren't in the delivery room, but researchers have discovered a new birth story for a gigantic marine lizard that once roamed the oceans. Thanks to recently identified specimens, ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — New evidence by geologists dates the closure of an ancient seaway at 13 to 15 million years ago and challenges accepted theories about the rise of the Isthmus of Panama and its impact on world ... read more

Dynamic Dead Zones Alter Fish Catches in Lake Erie

Apr. 9, 2015 — Lake Erie's dead zones are actually quite active, greatly affecting fish distributions, catch rates and the effectiveness of fishing gear, scientists report. "Our study shows that Lake Erie ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — An unusually warm patch of surface water, nicknamed 'the blob' when it emerged in early 2014, is part of a Pacific Ocean pattern that may be affecting everything from West Coast fisheries ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Changes to the Earth's oceans, caused by extreme volcanic activity, triggered the greatest extinction of all time, a study suggests. The amount of carbon added to the atmosphere that triggered ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — The onset of northern hemispheric glaciation cycles three million years ago has dramatically changed Arctic climate. Scientists have now for the first time reconstructed the history of Arctic climate ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — Predicting the types of clouds over the ocean is critical for climate projections. However, current climate models lack the spatial resolution necessary for accurate characterization of certain ... read more

Strategies Identified That Allow Marine Sponge to Survive in Antarctic, Tropical Latitudes

Apr. 7, 2015 — The marine sponge <em>Mycale acerata</em>, common in Antarctic waters, can produce yolk of entirely lipid nature which could favor quick larval development and increase species’ ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Temperature is one of the key variables in studying the ocean. A fiber-optic sensor can register significantly smaller temperature changes, roughly 30 times faster than existing commercial ... read more

Apr. 3, 2015 — A new study shows for the first time how carbon offered a mode of survival for some ocean life after one of the greatest mass extinctions in the history of ... read more

Natural Oil Dispersion Mechanism Found for Deep-Ocean Blowout

Apr. 2, 2015 — A first-of-its-kind study observed how oil droplets are formed and measured their size under high pressure. They further simulated how the atomized oil spewing from the Macondo well reached the ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — The Pacific Northwest is dotted by small, low-lying, coastal cities where populations tend to cluster. These communities can be isolated and are susceptible to devastation from major storms that ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — Changes in the biochemical balance of the ocean were a crucial factor in the end-Triassic mass extinction, during which half of all plant, animal and marine life on Earth perished, according to new ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — A better method for predicting the number of hurricanes in an upcoming season has been developed by atmospheric scientists. The team's new model improves the accuracy of seasonal hurricane ... read more

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