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1 min ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Scripps ship sails into history

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography began operating the R/V Melville in 1969, back when dead reckoning was commonly used in navigation. Melville will be replaced by R/V Sally Ride, which is still being built.


Related Topix: Science, UC San Diego, Geology

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Summit County Voice

How does the Southern Ocean regulate global climate?

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.


Related Topix: Science


Adelante Students Teleconference with Caribbean Research Vessel

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.


Related Topix: World News, Virgin Islands, Central America

Recent Study: RPS Group Plc (RPS) - Alternative Energy - Deals and Alliances Profile

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Science, Geology

KISU-TV Pocatello

Changing Seas

CHANGING SEAS takes viewers on an exciting adventure to the heart of our liquid planet. The documentary series offers an unprecedented look at how oceanographers and experts study earth's vast underwater wilderness, while shedding light on how over-fishing, global climate change and pollution threaten ocean resources.


Related Topix: Science

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Denver Post

Scientist, environmentalist, world sailor murdered near Aspen

Donald Allison was an accomplished biologist and oceanographer. His studies and reports were published in scientific journals and helped doom DDT spraying.


Related Topix: Science

Live Science

Warming Air Was Trigger for Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapse

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.


Related Topix: Science, University of South Florida


Glacial Death Watch: Why an Ice Shelf Snapped in 2002 and What's Coming Next

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.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Science

Earth Times

Crowdsourcing and oceanography, a mix made out of necessity

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.


Related Topix: Science


Squid fishing debuts on North Coast

Two Southern California Sea Food, Inc., boats unload squid at the Fisherman's Terminal in Eureka on Thursday morning. Five boats are expected to fish squid off the coast of Eureka for the next few weeks.


Related Topix: Eureka, CA, Science, Monterey, CA

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Mako shark 'unusually close' to Nova Scotia Thursday

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.


Related Topix: Fort Lauderdale, FL, Science

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

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. 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.


Related Topix: Dixie County, FL, Pasco County, FL, Pinellas County, FL, Science, Cedar Key, FL, Levy County, FL

Science Daily

Microbes evolve faster than ocean can disperse them

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.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Northeastern University

Lumina News

Ocearch founder presents sold-out shark research talk

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.


Related Topix: Science

Directions Magazine

Navy Oceanography Signs Three-Year Agreement with Geographic Software Leader Esri

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 .


Related Topix: Science, Meteorology


The Oceans May Get Too Acidic for Sharks to Smell Their Food

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 .


Related Topix: Science, Philippines, World News, Environment

Dr. Malcolm Light interview on climate change: 'Extreme national emergency'

These charts prepared for comparison show the amount of methane entering our atmosphere, further adding to climate change and possibly leading up to an extinction level event within our lifetimes.


Related Topix: Science, Global Warming

Wed Sep 10, 2014


Citizen oceanographers wanted to monitor...

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.


Related Topix: Science

Business Journal

U.S. energy secretary, oceanographer named SXSW Eco keynote speakers

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.


Related Topix: Science, SXSW, Inc, Austin, TX, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy


Meteo-tsunami unleashed cargo ship

A tsunami-like wave ripped a cargo ship from its moorings before it struck the Fremantle rail bridge last month, according to a leading WA ocean scientist. Two adjacently berthed ship at North Quay were pushed into Fremantle harbour when their stern lines broke during a storm on August 17. Chari Pattiaratchi, a tsunami expert who heads coastal oceanography at the University of WA's school of environmental engineering, said wind was initially blamed for the failure of the moorings but further analysis of water levels and weather data showed a "meteo-tsunami" was the culprit.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Science