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The Ocean Floor Is Sinking Due To Additional Water Weight From Melting Glaciers

The bottom of the ocean is sinking, warping and deforming because of added water weight from melting glaciers. What does this say about estimated extent of sea level rise?

Earth/Environment January 8, 2018

The Earth's Hum Finally Recorded At The Ocean Floor, But We Still Don't Know Where It Comes From

Scientists were able to record the Earth's hum from the ocean floor for the first time. The observations may help researchers decipher the reason and source for the mysterious phenomenon.

Earth/Environment December 10, 2017

The Deepest Part Of The Ocean Is Still A Noisy Place

Scientists once believed that the deepest part of the ocean is peaceful. However, a hydrophone recorded vast sounds coming both from natural sources and man-made noises.

Earth/Environment March 3, 2016

Scientists Want To Try Eco-Friendly Approach To Deep Sea Mining

Experts urge the International Seabed Authority to establish a more eco-friendly approach to deep sea mining. They stress the importance of prohibiting mining in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) on the ocean floor.

Earth/Environment July 13, 2015

MH370: Search continues for plane that disappeared seven months ago

The search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 continues seven months after the disappearance of the plane. Now, investigators are starting to look to the south of their current search area.

Life October 8, 2014

Will methane pouring from ocean floor become a climate bomb?

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

Oil researchers discover deep-sea grave off the coast of Angola. Here's what they found out

A chance discovery of a "deep-sea graveyard" off the coast of Angola may unearth mysteries of a thriving ecosystem underneath and could even serve as stepping stone in curbing carbon in the world's oceans.

Earth/Environment May 14, 2014

Body blow: Deep-sea remote-controlled sub Nereus implodes, makes Kermadec Trench its watery grave

Nereus, a deep-sea submersible probe, has imploded deep underwater. What made this craft so special?

Animals May 14, 2014

Snailfish goes where no man has gone before - deep, deep below

A catch of snailfish has revealed secrets about the greatest depths at which the animals may live. But, why do they smell so bad?

Animals March 6, 2014

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