The conveyor belt of the ocean regulates global temperatures, which means the slowing down of the Atlantic Ocean current could have devastating effects. Here's what could happen with weak AMOC circulation.
Earth/Environment April 16, 2018
Climate change is playing a major role in the slowing down of the circulation of the Atlantic Ocean. This disruption in circulation patterns could change the lives of people on both sides of the Atlantic.
Earth/Environment April 12, 2018
Scientists have discovered the third kind of sixgill shark in the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic sixgill shark is smaller than its counterparts in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean as well as compared to the great white shark.
Animals February 26, 2018
A drastic cooling in many parts of the North Atlantic Ocean including the Labrador Sea may trigger drastic climate changes in the region. According to a study, the cooling of Labrador Sea is a high probability within this century.
Earth/Environment February 27, 2017
U.S. President Barack Obama has banned all offshore oil and gas drilling activities in a large portion of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. The declaration is seen as Obama's attempt to keep the environment protected before his term ends.
Earth/Environment December 22, 2016
The Caribbean Sea produces a whistle-like sound so powerful its signature can be detected by satellites in space. What produces the low-pitched noise in this part of the Atlantic Ocean?
Earth/Environment June 22, 2016
Countless ships and planes have disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle, but no one knows how. New research suggests that multiple underwater craters in the Arctic may shed light on the mystery.
Animals March 14, 2016
In the last 45 years since 2010, scientists have recorded a rapid growth of coccolithophores in the North Atlantic Ocean. They linked the drastic increase in population to the increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the world's oceans.
Earth/Environment November 27, 2015
Cod stock is declining in New England due to warming waters in the Atlantic and overfishing by industrial fishermen. Researchers report that waters in the Atlantic are now warming faster than the rest of the global oceans.
Earth/Environment November 2, 2015
The migration of American eels in the Sargasso Sea where they spawn was a big science mystery for about 100 years. However, for the first time in history, Canadian scientists tracked the migratory phases these eels undergo in order to find their way into the Atlantic Ocean.
Earth/Environment October 30, 2015
Dreams came true when a family of treasure hunters found a 300-year-old $1 million treasure of gold and jewels while combing the Atlantic Ocean for sunken treasures and buried gold.
Internet Culture July 29, 2015
Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warn that the continued rise in ocean temperatures in the Pacific and Atlantic is causing the massive coral bleaching on reefs in the Northern Hemisphere.
Earth/Environment July 7, 2015
Before going to space, NASA will be taking astronauts to live in the Aquarius at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to help them prepare for future missions.
Space June 27, 2015
A new theory explaining the global warming hiatus says the world’s heat is trapped in the Indian Ocean.
Earth/Environment May 21, 2015
Researchers from the University of Strathclyde have discovered that the significant decrease of cod stocks found in the west coast of Scotland is potentially caused by the rapid increase of grey seal populations in the area.
Earth/Environment May 18, 2015
Dead zones have been found in deep ocean waters for the first time. Will these lead to the widespread death of marine life?
Earth/Environment May 1, 2015
Scientists are concerned about the adverse environmental effects of the construction of the Nicaragua Canal. The project is estimated to be completed by 2019, and around 5,100 ships may pass via the canal each year.
Earth/Environment March 5, 2015
Long-lasting increase in sea levels on the Eastern Seaboard tied to ocean and climate changes. Spike in levels caused flooding in many areas, researchers report.
Animals February 25, 2015
A new study says the Atlantic Ocean is swallowing some of the effects of global warming. But after a roughly 30-year cycle of ocean-aided cooling ends, the water body will only amplify the effects of global warming.
Earth/Environment August 29, 2014
Methane has been discovered leaking from hundreds of vents along the Atlantic coast of the United States. Could this lead to an environmental disaster?
Earth/Environment August 26, 2014
A group of researchers find a new reason for the current hiatus of global warming: the Atlantic Ocean could be keeping things cooler by drawing heat into its deepest fathoms.
Internet Culture August 22, 2014
The Atlantic Ocean could be trapping vast amounts of heat, possibly accounting for a reduction in global warming seen since the beginning of the century.
Earth/Environment August 22, 2014
Red lionfish will hunt other species to extinction, and they have expanded to cover a vast portion of the Atlantic Ocean
Earth/Environment August 15, 2014
High definition (HD) web camera captures a video of newly hatched loggerhead sea turtles arising from their nest and heading to the Atlantic Ocean.
Animals July 28, 2014
White shark populations are on the comeback, according to a new study.
Animals June 20, 2014
Graveyard under the sea has been discovered. Researchers located the carcass of a single whale shark, and three carcasses of rays, all being ripped apart by fishes.
Animals May 17, 2014
Lydia, a tagged great white shark, has successfully reached the UK after a trans-Atlantic journey. The shark's route has been documented by scientists by using GPS tracking.
Earth/Environment March 12, 2014