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Ecosystems
A Massive Iceberg Is About to Crash into an Island of Penguins
south georgia island
Ecosystems
A Massive Iceberg Is About to Crash into an Island of Penguins
A massive iceberg is expected to hit South Georgia Island. To assess the impact of the collision, researchers are deploying a pair of robot submarines.
December 17, 2020

A massive iceberg is expected to hit South Georgia Island. To assess the impact of the collision, researchers are deploying a pair of robot submarines.

CRISPR
CRISPR Could Help Save Coral Reefs from Bleaching
coral reefs bleaching
CRISPR
CRISPR Could Help Save Coral Reefs from Bleaching
Using CRISPR, scientists have identified a gene that could determine whether coral reefs are highly susceptible to bleaching or not.
November 25, 2020

Using CRISPR, scientists have identified a gene that could determine whether coral reefs are highly susceptible to bleaching or not.

Oceans
Scientists Found a Coral Reef Bigger than a Skyscraper, Hidden in Plain Sight
new coral reef
Oceans
Scientists Found a Coral Reef Bigger than a Skyscraper, Hidden in Plain Sight
Researchers used an underwater robot to explore a new coral reef near Australia. The coral reef is the first reef discovery in 120 years.
November 10, 2020

Researchers used an underwater robot to explore a new coral reef near Australia. The coral reef is the first reef discovery in 120 years.

Oceans
Mapping the Ocean Floor with an Underwater “GPS”
ocean floor mapping
Oceans
Mapping the Ocean Floor with an Underwater “GPS”
MIT researchers have developed an underwater, sound-based navigation system that could make it possible to map the entire ocean floor.
November 7, 2020

MIT researchers have developed an underwater, sound-based navigation system that could make it possible to map the entire ocean floor.

Oceans
Researchers Have Never Seen the Deep Sea Like This Before
deep sea creatures
Oceans
Researchers Have Never Seen the Deep Sea Like This Before
Researchers are putting lowlight 4k cameras on remotely operated vehicles to capture videos of deep sea bioluminescence.
October 24, 2020

Researchers are putting lowlight 4k cameras on remotely operated vehicles to capture videos of deep sea bioluminescence.

Oceans
Undescribed Deep Sea Creatures Discovered in the Great Barrier Reef
deep sea creatures
Oceans
Undescribed Deep Sea Creatures Discovered in the Great Barrier Reef
Researchers discovered undescribed deep sea creatures, spotted rare fish, and gathered geological samples from the deepest part of the Great Barrier Reef.
September 20, 2020

Researchers discovered undescribed deep sea creatures, spotted rare fish, and gathered geological samples from the deepest part of the Great Barrier Reef.

Animals
Google Built a Neural Network to Warn Ships of Whales. Will it Help?
artificial neural network
Animals
Google Built a Neural Network to Warn Ships of Whales. Will it Help?
Google introduced an artificial neural network that can locate whales in the ocean. They want to use it to keep the animals safe from ships.
September 13, 2020

Google introduced an artificial neural network that can locate whales in the ocean. They want to use it to keep the animals safe from ships.

Climate Change
Raising Pacific Islands to Save Them From High Sea Levels
sea level rise
Climate Change
Raising Pacific Islands to Save Them From High Sea Levels
The president of Kiribati announced a new plan to fight against sea level rise: raise the islands.
August 24, 2020

The president of Kiribati announced a new plan to fight against sea level rise: raise the islands.