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Even though it's eparated from the rest of the world's oceans by a strong circulation of currents and a distinct temperature gradient, the Southern Ocean is known to be a key driver of global climate and carbon cycles. Climate researchers and oceanographers may soon know a lot more about the enigmatic ocean as they deploy hundreds of robotic floats deployed around Antarctica in a six-year, $21 million research project aimed at understanding ocean dynamics, chemistry and carbon cycling.
Students from fourth, fifth and sixth grades at Adelante Charter School in Santa Barbara experienced a live two-way video conference with scientists aboard the EV Nautilus , via a specially equipped auditorium at the UCSB Marine Sciences Department last Tuesday. The EV Nautilus is an educational research vessel currently exploring underwater volcanic seamounts in the Caribbean Sea, in the Anegada Passage near the British Virgin Islands.
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Donald Allison was an accomplished biologist and oceanographer. His studies and reports were published in scientific journals and helped doom DDT spraying.
It was clear to anyone who went to Antarctica in the summer of 2001-02 that it was an unusually warm one - record-setting, in fact - and just one in a series of warm austral summers. That December, geologic oceanographer Eugene Domack , now at the University of South Florida, was part of an expedition sampling the Southern Ocean seafloor around the Antarctic Peninsula - then, as now, one of the fastest-warming places on the globe.
Like Cape Fear or Starvation Lake , a place called Scar Inlet might be a good setting for a the perfect murder . Unfortunately for aspiring homicidal maniacs, the population of Scar Inlet is zero, so this 900-square-mile ice cube on the northernmost finger of the Antarctic Peninsula will have to serve as the site of another kind of vanishing.
Of all the sights of the sea, this giant would be the greatest, unless a tiny sea slug is your personal taste. Whatever, getting out there, on the coast or sailing,, is being encouraged by oceanographers everywhere, who need your input ; Mola image ; Credit: A© Shutterstock Da Vinci, Faraday and Mendel, Darwin and Benjamin Franklin are quoted as great "citizen-scientists," who could be joined tomorrow by modern examples of people who can help professionals.
A mako shark named St. Marys, seen here being tagged in May, was tracked off the coast of Nova Scotia Thursday. A little less than two metres in length, the shark was tagged in May off Ocean City, Md., and appears to have a penchant for northern climes, said Mahmood Shivji, who runs the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The red tide bloom in the Gulf of Mexico is now 5 to 30 miles offshore between Dixie and Pasco counties and 5 to 15 miles offshore of Pinellas County, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. FWC: Red tide 5 miles off of Pinellas The red tide bloom in the Gulf of Mexico is now 5 to 30 miles offshore between Dixie and Pasco counties and 5 to 15 miles offshore of Pinellas County, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Scientists have created an advanced model aimed at exploring the role of neutral evolution in the biogeographic distribution of ocean microbes. Over the past sev eral decades, ecol o gists have come to under stand that both natural selec tion and neu tral evolution -- that vari a tion within and between species is caused by genetic drift and random mutations -- play a role in the bio geo graphic pat terns of ocean microbes.
Scientists, students and shark enthusiasts of all ages filled the seats of Cape Fear Community College's Union Station Monday, Sept. 8 during a sold-out lecture co-presented by the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher and by a modern-day marine rock star.
Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet, commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command , signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement last week with Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. , the commercial industry leader in geographic information systems .
By the year 2100, shark populations could undergo steep declines - by up to 44% - and remaining sharks may lose much of their ability to sense the odor of food, predict two new studies. The first experimental investigation on the effects of climate change and ocean acidification on sharks is published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B .
Researchers Wednesday urged sailors to become "citizen oceanographers" and help scientists better understand some of the world's wildest seas where ships and even planes disappear without trace. A New Zealand plane searches for missing flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean in April.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will present a keynote address at this year's South By Southwest Eco. South By Southwest Eco has announced the U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will join oceanographer Sylvia Earle as keynote speakers for the Austin event, which will take place Oct. 6-8.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:27 pm
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