The Ocean

Smart sharks have robust social networks and learn to avoid capture

Smart sharks have robust social networks and learn to avoid capture

Sharks form strong social networks that are relatively unaffected when several members leave the group, and members also learn how to avoid capture, new...
Iron deep in the ocean can travel 2,500 miles

Iron deep in the ocean can travel 2,500 miles

When scientists studied a deep hydrothermal plume of water in the Pacific Ocean, they were surprised to find that iron particles persist for more...
Oceans hold ‘endless’ uranium for nuclear power

Oceans hold ‘endless’ uranium for nuclear power

Trace amounts of uranium exist in seawater, but efforts to extract it for nuclear power haven’t produced enough to make it a viable source...
Ninety percent of predatory fish gone from Caribbean coral reefs due to overfishing

Ninety percent of predatory fish gone from Caribbean coral reefs due to overfishing

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that up to 90 percent of predatory fish are gone from Caribbean...
Study opens new questions on how the atmosphere and oceans formed

Study opens new questions on how the atmosphere and oceans formed

A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found seawater cycles throughout the Earth's interior down to 2,900km, much deeper than...
Ocean acidification spreads rapidly in Arctic Ocean

Ocean acidification spreads rapidly in Arctic Ocean

Ocean acidification (OA) is spreading rapidly in the western Arctic Ocean in both area and depth, according to new interdisciplinary research reported in Nature Climate...
Warming temperatures could trigger starvation, extinctions in deep oceans

Warming temperatures could trigger starvation, extinctions in deep oceans

Researchers from 20 of the world's leading oceanographic research centers today warned that the world's largest habitat - the deep ocean floor - may...
Counting 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...
Basking sharks seek out winter sun

Basking sharks seek out winter sun

The winter habits of Britain's basking sharks have been revealed for the first time. Scientists from the University of Exeter have discovered some spend their...
Mismatched eyes help squid survive ocean's twilight zone

Mismatched eyes help squid survive ocean’s twilight zone

From eyes the size of basketballs to appendages that blink and glow, deep-sea dwellers have developed some strange features to help them survive their...