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Oceans
Transforming Abandoned Oil Rigs Into Artificial Reefs
artificial reefs
Oceans
Transforming Abandoned Oil Rigs Into Artificial Reefs
Marine scientists are advocating for abandoned oil rigs to be preserved as artificial reefs to save endangered species.
March 26, 2021

Marine scientists are advocating for abandoned oil rigs to be preserved as artificial reefs to save endangered species.

Oceans
Scientists Brought to Life 100-Million-Year-Old Bacteria
bacteria under marine snow brought to life
Oceans
Scientists Brought to Life 100-Million-Year-Old Bacteria
Researchers successfully resuscitated bacteria from the South Pacific Gyre that were buried under marine snow for 100 million years.
March 20, 2021

Researchers successfully resuscitated bacteria from the South Pacific Gyre that were buried under marine snow for 100 million years.

AUVs
Underwater Gliders Could Soon Run off of the Ocean’s Changing Temperatures
underwater glider
AUVs
Underwater Gliders Could Soon Run off of the Ocean’s Changing Temperatures
California company Seatrec wants to bring their temperature-harnessing generator technology to underwater gliders.
March 13, 2021

California company Seatrec wants to bring their temperature-harnessing generator technology to underwater gliders.

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.

Fish
We Finally Have Footage of Remoras, the Ocean's Hitchhikers, in Action
remoras
Fish
We Finally Have Footage of Remoras, the Ocean's Hitchhikers, in Action
Using never-before-seen footage, researchers are learning more about how the remora moves around its hosts.
November 9, 2020

Using never-before-seen footage, researchers are learning more about how the remora moves around its hosts.

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.

Oceans
These Ultra-Black Deep-Sea Fish Absorb Over 99% of Light
deep sea fish
Oceans
These Ultra-Black Deep-Sea Fish Absorb Over 99% of Light
Researchers have discovered ultra-black deep-sea fish that can absorb over 99% of light. Their skin may hold secrets to creating new ultra-dark materials.
August 8, 2020

Researchers have discovered ultra-black deep-sea fish that can absorb over 99% of light. Their skin may hold secrets to creating new ultra-dark materials.

Oceans
Divers Remove Wildlife-Killing “Ghost Nets” From Shipwreck
Ghost Nets
Oceans
Divers Remove Wildlife-Killing “Ghost Nets” From Shipwreck
The Healthy Seas initiative removes wildlife-killing “ghost nets” from the ocean so that they can be recycled into useful Econyl yarn.
August 7, 2020

The Healthy Seas initiative removes wildlife-killing “ghost nets” from the ocean so that they can be recycled into useful Econyl yarn.

Ancient Life
Researchers Discover Living 100-Million-Year-Old Microbes
deep sea microbes
Ancient Life
Researchers Discover Living 100-Million-Year-Old Microbes
Researchers have found microbes in deep sea sediment millions of years old. Given food, they sprung back to life.
July 31, 2020

Researchers have found microbes in deep sea sediment millions of years old. Given food, they sprung back to life.

Oceans
This Underwater Base Could Become the ISS of the Ocean
Underwater Base
Oceans
This Underwater Base Could Become the ISS of the Ocean
Aquanaut Fabien Cousteau has announced plans to build Proteus, the world’s biggest underwater base for scientific research.
July 26, 2020

Aquanaut Fabien Cousteau has announced plans to build Proteus, the world’s biggest underwater base for scientific research.

Marine Life
3D-Modeling is Changing How We See Deep Sea Corals
Photogrammetry corals
Marine Life
3D-Modeling is Changing How We See Deep Sea Corals
We don’t understand deep sea coral reefs. Photogrammetry is the first step to unlocking their significance.
June 28, 2020

We don’t understand deep sea coral reefs. Photogrammetry is the first step to unlocking their significance.