animals
Sad New Deep Sea Shark Reminds Us We Can’t All Be Great Whites

The tiger shark patrols the seas alone at night, prepared to eat anything from a bird to a dolphin. The goblin shark live in the ocean’s canyons and abysses, grabbing prey by surprise with its extendable jaws. A great white shark can grow as large as a Mercedes. Read More >>

oceanography
An Enormous Deep Sea ‘Desert’ Is Teeming With New Forms of Life

doesn’t have towering canopies or jewel-toned corals, but an enormous region of the eastern Pacific that was long considered a biological wasteland is proving to be anything but. New research reveals that the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ), which is being prospected for deep ocean mining, is teeming with never-before-seen forms of life. Read More >>

science
Scientists Discover Mysterious Purple Blob at the Bottom of the Ocean

We’re not saying it’s aliens, but a team of scientists has just discovered a glowing purple orb at the bottom of the ocean, and if you’ve ever seen The Abyss, I think you know how this will end. Read More >>

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New Simulation Extends Possible Crash Site of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370

Italian researchers have used the location of confirmed debris from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared two years ago, to estimate where the missing airliner might have crashed, and where further debris may be found onshore. Their simulations show that the wreckage may lie upwards of 310 miles further north than current estimates. Read More >>

environment
The Oceans Are Running Low on Oxygen

File this under definitely not good: global warming is depleting the oceans of oxygen. You know, that little molecule that we, along with all other complex life forms, require in order to breath and therefore live. Read More >>

science
Deep-Diving Robot Discovers Mysterious and Adorable Octopus Species

Would you just look at him? Sprung to life out of a Pixar movie, the ghostly little fella pictured above was discovered last month by Deep Discoverer, the deep-diving robot that travels with NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer. Spotted 4,290 metres beneath the surface, it’s the deepest observation of a so-called incirrate octopus ever, and it might be a new species. Read More >>

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First Audio Recordings From the Bottom of the Mariana Trench are Nightmare Fuel

Deep rumbles, unearthly moans, high pitched screeching: these are but a few elements of the alien soundscape researchers have now recorded for the first time at Challenger Deep, the deepest known valley on the seafloor. Read More >>

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We Know Exactly Where all the Heat From the ‘Global Warming Hiatus’ Went

You might remember hearing about the global warming “hiatus” a few years back — a pause in Earth’s inexorably rising temperature, which some used as evidence that climate change is a hoax. But scientists are now completely sure that the pause never happened. And we know exactly where the missing heat wound up. Read More >>

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Meet NASA’s Newest Ocean-Exploring Satellite Before it Launches

SpaceX is launching the planet’s newest oceanographic satellite this evening. Here’s the scoop on Jason-3, and how “sea level” is one of those little white lies you learned in school. Read More >>

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New XPrize Encourages Robotic Ocean Exploration

We know surprisingly little about our oceans. To help with this glaring blind spot, the XPrize has announced a new $7/£4.6 million contest to foster innovations in ocean exploration technology. Read More >>

future earth
This is How the Ocean Makes Earth Liveable

Seventy percent of Earth’s surface is ocean, and without it, the other 30 per cent would barely be inhabitable. The ocean absorbs and distributes heat around the globe, and it acts as a planet-sized CO2 scrubber, saving us all from a runaway greenhouse effect like the one that turned Venus into a hell-world. But the ocean, like the rest of Earth’s climate system, is changing — and not for the better. Read More >>

science
After the Supermoon, Comes the Supertide

Many locations along the UK, US and Australian coasts will experience their highest tides for tens of years around September 29 or 30. Coastal roads in Miami, for instance, have already been closed in anticipation of exceptional tides. Read More >>

science
The Global Warming “Pause” Never Actually Happened

There’s been much debate these past few years over the cause of the so-called global warming “hiatus”, which is an apparent pause in the overall uptick up of Earth’s temperature due to cooling at the surface of the Pacific Ocean since the early 2000s. Did climate warming stop? Nope, we just weren’t looking deep enough. Read More >>

animals
Stunning Footage Captures Never Before Seen Deep Ocean Creatures

In the Internet age, it’s easy to tell yourself you’ve seen it all. But while you’ve probably consumed a lifetime’s worth of cat videos, explosion gifs, and Hitler-vs-dinosaur action sequences at this point, the natural world’s still got plenty of surprises in store. Read More >>