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'Record grooves' on ocean floor document Earth’s ice ages

With a little training, it's easy to see how ice age glaciers sculpted the land, scouring valleys and heaping up debris. This week, researchers …

Strip-mining the Ocean Floor: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Have you heard about the disastrous gold rush brewing in our oceans?<p>Not content with getting minerals from dry land, companies are now aiming to strip mine our ocean floors in search of nickel, copper, cobalt, gold and other valuable metals and minerals. Many of them would end up in our electronics.<p>…

Ruptured Pipeline Along California Coast Dumps Crude Oil into Pacific Ocean

An oil pipeline that runs along the coast of central California broke on Tuesday, according to officials, dumping tens of thousands of gallons of …

Pacific Ocean off California coast turning into desert-like dead zone

It's anyone's guess why temperatures in the Pacific Ocean are heating up off the coast of Southern California. Is a natural El Niño effect occurring, …

Atlantic Circulation Weaker Than In Last Thousand Years

• <i>Published:</i> March 23rd, 2015<p>A sweeping ocean conveyor system that ushers warm tropical waters into the North Atlantic appears to have partly recovered …

In Antarctica, Time Is Melting Away

Of the world’s seven continents, Antarctica is the coolest—literally. Ninety percent of the planet's ice and 61 percent of the globe’s freshwater are …

Understanding the role of oceans in climate change

<b>Carbon stored deep in Antarctic waters ended the last ice age</b><p>It’s well known that carbon in the atmosphere is causing global warming. What is less …

Climate Change

New Whale Species Possibly Discovered Near Antarctica

Researchers recording whale songs in frigid Southern Ocean waters around Antarctica have discovered a unique echolocation signal that may belong to a …

Indian Ocean reefs hit by coral bleaching

Coral bleaching has reached the Indian Ocean after ravaging reefs in the Pacific, raising the prospect that damage from warming seas and other …

Global Warming

Three creative ways teachers can explore oceans in the classroom

Teaching about oceans can float a whole raft of creative lesson ideas. From transforming your classroom into a submarine or getting students to create fish and chips displays with marine-friendly messages, the vast expanse of the seas can be explored in many ways.<p>Where before the key stage 1 to 3 …

Teaching

LEARN ABOUT THE OCEAN - Kids Activities

Oceans

How Do You Measure A Sea's Level, Anyway?

There are about 330 million cubic miles of water in the world oceans today, 97% of all the water on the planet. Early in our planet's 4.5 billion …

Mysteries of the deep: oceans and marine life to inspire your class – gallery

From ghost crabs to shipwrecks, the ocean depths are fantastic for intriguing young minds. Dive into our photo gallery for lesson inspiration

Shipwrecks

The Earth Hums - And Now We Know Why

You can't feel it, but there's a constant, low frequency vibration that's reverberating throughout the planet. It's not an earthquake. It’s more like …

Seascapes: Ocean Waves Photographed to Look Like Mountain Ranges

Many photographers capture close-up photos of ocean waves, but photographer Ray Collins has a portfolio of wave shots that stands out. His images of …

See the strange creatures NOAA found at the bottom of the sea

Each year, the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer maps an area of the seafloor the size of West Virginia.<p>When compared to the total Atlantic Ocean, which …