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Rapid evolution of a calcareous microalgae

When simulating future environmental conditions, researchers confront a problem: Laboratory experiments are easy to control and to reproduce, but are …

Strange creatures of the ocean deep

Freezing temperatures, crushing pressure and total darkness make the deepest parts of the world's oceans inhospitable places to live. Still, they are …

Ocean ′dead zones′ cover an area larger than the UK

Dead zones - areas of water so starved of oxygen that most marine life cannot survive there - are spreading. At the last count, there were 405 such …

Conservation

Monster sea spider and rare black sea devil caught by Russian fisherman terrify social media users

"Looks like the face hugger from aliens," one of the fisherman's 200,000 followers wrote on Instagram.<p>The deep sea continues to amaze researchers …

Scientists Observe Bizarre 'Double Whirlpools' in The Ocean For The First Time

Nobody has ever seen this before.<p>For the first time, scientists have recorded a bizarre phenomenon in fluid dynamics, which up until now had only …

Global Warming

China's acoustic probe heard sound from the Mariana Trench

A team of Chinese scientists have completed the country's first acoustic test in the Mariana Trench, and the results could lead to a breakthrough in understanding how sound is transmitted in the deepest parts of the ocean. The researchers from Northwestern Polytechnical University in Shanxi …

China

Scientists find incredible shark that may be over 500 years old and still kicking

What were you doing 500 years ago? Oh, that’s right nothing, because you didn’t exist yet. In fact, several generations of your family had yet to …

Oceans May Host Next Wave Of Renewable Energy

Think "renewable energy" and the wind and sun come to mind, but someday it may be possible to add ocean energy to that list.<p>The fledgling wave energy industry is getting a boost from the federal government. The Department of Energy is spending up to $40 million to build a wave energy test facility …

Renewable Energy

The Sinking Cities and Rising Seas of (Near) Future Tomorrow

It's time to start thinking about life in a different world, says author Jeff Goodell<p>In a chance encounter, author and climate journalist Jeff …

$1 Trillion Worth of Homes Could Be Underwater by 2100

Last month was the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy's deadly, destructive rampage through New York and New Jersey, which killed 157 people and …

NASA just launched an online tool to show you which coastal cities will be swallowed when global warming ramps up

As the Earth continues to heat up thanks in large part to the effects of scientifically-proven human factors, our little blue sphere’s collection of …