The yellow brick road to Atlantis? Incredible rock formation spotted on ocean floor near Hawaii 

It may look similar to the yellow brick road in The Wizard of Oz, or perhaps a hidden path to the mythical lost city of Atlantis. But deep-sea researchers who spotted the incredible rock formation say it is actually an example of ancient active volcanic geology on the ocean floor near Hawaii. The strange-looking feature, … Read more

Ancient ocean life in the Gulf of Mexico escaped extinction

A bout of global warming 56 million years ago acidified oceans and wiped out marine life. But in the Gulf of Mexico, the effect was much milder. Research on the unique geology of this North American basin has revealed how life was able to escape local extinction. The Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) was a brief … Read more

Marine science program returns to Wildwood Crest beach | Local News

WILDWOOD CREST – A marine science program did so well when it was introduced last summer, the borough is doubling the chances to participate. Crest Coastal Comb was presented weekly last year. Starting June 21, it will take place twice a week, from 11 am until 1 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting at the Rambler … Read more

Acid Oceans Could Drastically Cut Down One of The World’s Biggest Oxygen Producers

The tiny floating organisms that supply our world with as much as a fifth of its oxygen will be in dire straights as our oceans acidify, new research suggests. The creatures, called diatoms, will be deprived of the silica building blocks they need to construct their protective shells, which come in all sorts of dazzling … Read more

The 7th Year in a Row

Experts are warning that the Eastern US should prepare for another barrage of tropical storms this year. The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be more active than average for the seventh year in a row, according to the latest prediction from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). There is a 70 percent … Read more

This New AI Can Detect The Calls of Animals Swimming in an Ocean of Noise

The ocean is swimming in sound, and a new artificial intelligence tool could help scientists sift through all that noise to track and study marine mammals. The tool is called DeepSqueak, not because it measures dolphin calls in the ocean underworld, but because it is based on a deep learning algorithm that was first used … Read more

These Termites Have Been Voyaging Across The Ocean For Millions of Years

Many families of land animals live separated by hundreds of kilometers of wide and vast oceans. Explanations for how they got so far from each other are as varied as the animals themselves. In recent times, many animals have hitched rides with humans traveling around the world, on our vehicles, food products, and on our … Read more

Major Step Forward in Monitoring Ocean Health Through “DNA Soup”

When outfitted with a groundbreaking “laboratory in a can” to sample environmental DNA (eDNA), nimble robots like MBARI’s long-range autonomous underwater vehicle (LRAUV) can expand the monitoring of ocean health. Credit: © 2021 MBARI / Monterey Bay Aquarium Autonomous technology uses eDNA to survey biodiversity. In a major step forward for monitoring the biodiversity of … Read more

Alien shopping-bag ocean weirdo has glowing Cheetos for guts

Resembling an alien shopping bag with guts made of glowing Cheetos, a bizarre creature took center stage in new footage captured by a remotely operated vehicle deep in the Pacific Ocean. Gliding through the sea at a depth of some 7,221 feet (2,201 meters), the ocean weirdo – actually an unknown species of sea cucumber … Read more