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April 30, 2016

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April 30, 2016

Cutting-Edge Telepresence Technology Helped Investigators Find the El Faro

Apr. 27, 2016 — Federal investigators found the “black box’’ that could reveal why the El Faro cargo ship sank off the Bahamas in a hurricane last ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — A study undertaken by scientists to understand swimming behavior in polar bears is showing an increase in this behavior related to changes in the amount and location of summer sea ice. The pattern of ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Ocean currents can carry objects to almost any place on the globe in less than a decade, faster than previously thought. While good for microorganisms such as phytoplankton that are essential to the ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A series of seismic surveys for oil and gas planned for the mid- and southeastern Atlantic coastal areas of the United States pose a substantial threat to one of the world’s most endangered whale ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Researchers visited Christmas Island, the world's largest coral atoll, to measure the effects of El Nino. Eighty percent of the coral is dead, they report. Corals are communities of animals that ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — New evidence has been provided to explain why deep sea creatures were able to survive the catastrophic asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Researchers have created a novel method using micro-computed tomography scans to expose how bioerosion and secondary accretion of corals -- critical processes for reef sustainability -- respond to ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A sticky spot the size of a small island once slowed down a large ice stream. It was comprised of gas hydrates, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Global carbon dioxide emissions are triggering permanent changes to ocean chemistry along the North American West Coast that require immediate, decisive action to combat. That action includes ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Thanks to millions of years' accumulation of the wind-deposited, highly-porous sediment from which China's Loess plateau takes its name, the region has been called the most erosion-prone on ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — A research team studying biodiversity at the Hannibal Bank Seamount off the coast of Panama has captured unique video of thousands of red crabs swarming in low-oxygen waters just above the ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — A new way of modeling the effects of climate change on islands shows that previous analyses underestimated the number of islands that would become substantially more arid by mid century -- 73 ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — A scientist has developed a hi-tech animation of millions of years of tectonic plate movements that could lead to new mineral discoveries and help predict volcanic ... read more

When Life Returned After a Volcanic Mass Extinction

Apr. 8, 2016 — A new study used fossils and mercury isotopes from volcanic gas deposited in ancient proto-Pacific Ocean sediment deposits in Nevada to determine when life recovered following the end-Triassic mass ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — For the first time, it has been shown that eels from the Mediterranean Sea are able find their way through the Strait of Gibraltar to the Atlantic and potentially reach the Sargasso Sea to spawn ... read more

Six to 10 Million Years Ago: Ice-Free Summers at the North Pole

Apr. 7, 2016 — A new window has been opened into the climate history of the Arctic Ocean. Using unique sediment samples from the Lomonosov Ridge, the researchers found that six to 10 million years ago the central ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — An interdisciplinary team of researchers has successfully measured both pH and carbonate ion concentration directly inside the calcifying fluid found in coral, an important development in the study ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — A new study offers the first description of an active microbial community buried in cold oceanic crust at North Pond, an isolated sediment pond on the western flank of the Mid-Atlantic ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Despite only being in orbit a matter of weeks, Sentinel-3A has already delivered some impressive first images. With the thermal-infrared channels now turned on, the satellite completes its set of ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — A new study has found that multiple stressors might be too much for corals. The findings have important implications for the resilience of coral reefs to climate ... read more

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