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This Soft Robot Stingray Just Explored the Deepest Point in the Ocean

blog post image The bot could be a game-changer in how we explore the deep sea, especially its bizarre marine life. It can handle living specimens without damaging them.

Sharks at unprecedented risk of extinction after 71 per cent decline: Numbers of oceanic sharks and rays have declined at

blog post image Sharks at unprecedented risk of extinction after 71 per cent decline: Numbers of oceanic sharks and rays have declined at an “alarming” 71 per cent over almost half a century, leading to an unprecedented increase in their risk of extinction

Using whale songs to image beneath the ocean

blog post image Using whale songs to image beneath the ocean’s floor: Seismic data generated by whale songs helps build a picture of the ocean's base. "The song of a fin whale is not exactly the sort of thing you'd typically describe as musical. It's generally in the area of 20Hz, which sounds more like a series of...

Taking the temperature of the ocean by measuring the speed of sound waves passing through it

blog post image Taking the temperature of the ocean by measuring the speed of sound waves passing through it: A team of researchers from the California Institute of Technology and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a way to detect changes in ocean temperatures by measuring sound waves generated by underwater...

Two Views of Von Kármán Vortices : Image of the Day: Chains of swirling clouds stream behind islands in both the Atlantic

blog post image Two Views of Von Kármán Vortices : Image of the Day: Chains of swirling clouds stream behind islands in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change': Exclusive: Annual consumption of plastic

blog post image A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change': Exclusive: Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments

Plastic problems | Chemistry World

blog post image Plastic problems | Chemistry World

Drone to police massive UK marine reserve - BBC News: An ocean-going drone will be helping to spot illegal fishing in the

blog post image Drone to police massive UK marine reserve - BBC News: An ocean-going drone will be helping to spot illegal fishing in the world's largest, continuous marine reserve.

Recent sea level rise is the fastest since 800 BCE: Another climate hockey stick, this one tracking the rise of the oceans.

blog post image Recent sea level rise is the fastest since 800 BCE: Another climate hockey stick, this one tracking the rise of the oceans.

Spotless leopards? Decoding hype on e-cigarettes: This is the full text of a paper I presented to the Oceania Tobacco Control

blog post image Spotless leopards? Decoding hype on e-cigarettes: This is the full text of a paper I presented to the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference, Perth on October 21, 2015. E-cigarettes are the latest innovation in nicotine delivery products to fly the harm-reduction…

The tropical steam-engine: how does El Niño warm the entire globe?: El Niño has a hugely pervasive effect on global temperatures

blog post image The tropical steam-engine: how does El Niño warm the entire globe?: El Niño has a hugely pervasive effect on global temperatures - for every degree the tropical Pacific warms, land temperatures warm by 1.5 degrees. How? Because the tropical ocean is a very good heater.

New Zealand to turn Kermadec into vast marine reserve - BBC News: New Zealand reveals plans to turn an area of the South

blog post image New Zealand to turn Kermadec into vast marine reserve - BBC News: New Zealand reveals plans to turn an area of the South Pacific ocean about the size of France into a marine reserve.