Tag: Atlantic Ocean

Researchers Discover Giant Reservoir Of Freshwater Underneath The Atlantic Seabed

Researchers discovered a gigantic freshwater reservoir beneath the Atlantic Ocean. Similar aquifers around the world can one day provide a supply of freshwater in places that are facing water crisis.

Earth/Environment June 27, 2019

Scientists Discover New Way For Volcanoes To Form

Researchers discovered that the volcano under Bermuda was formed due to a previously unknown process. In a study, they explained that a disturbance caused magma material to rise to the surface of the Earth.

Earth/Environment May 17, 2019

The Earth's Crust Might Be Peeling In Two And That Could Shrink The Atlantic Ocean

A hypothesis has explained why two powerful earthquakes hundreds of years apart struck the same spot off the coast of Portugal. The tectonic plate seems to be peeling away from its top.

Earth/Environment May 9, 2019

Warming Of North Atlantic Affecting Jet Stream

A team of scientists discovered that the North Atlantic Warming Hole is a major factor in the changes in storm tracks and weather patterns. A tug-of-war exists presently between impacts of the arctic and impacts of the tropics.

Earth/Environment April 16, 2019

Oceans Absorbing Global Warming At A Rate Of One Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Every Second

Researchers mapped the temperature changes of the ocean in the past 150 years. They found that the world's oceans have absorbed heat comparable to an exploding atomic bomb every second.

Earth/Environment January 9, 2019

Study Reveals How Tiny Flightless Birds Ended Up In Inaccessible Island

Inaccessible Island rails are the world's smallest flightless birds, and they can only be found on an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. How did they get there?

Animals November 3, 2018

Warm Ocean Waters May Be Responsible For Increased Hurricane Activity During 2017

A new study by NOAA revealed that the increasing temperature of the water in the Atlantic Ocean is responsible for the formation of six major hurricanes last year. Experts warned about more frequent major hurricanes in the future.

Earth/Environment September 28, 2018

Atlantic Ocean Current Slowing Down Due To Global Warming: Here's What Could Happen

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

Atlantic Ocean Circulation Is At Its Lowest Point In 1,500 Years Due To Climate Change

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

New Shark Species Discovered In Atlantic Ocean: Here's What Makes The Third Sixgill Shark So Special

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

Rapid Cooling In North Atlantic May Cause Disruptive Climate Change

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

Obama Blocks Oil And Gas Drilling In Large Areas Of Arctic And Atlantic Oceans

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

Caribbean Sea Whistles Sound That Can Be Detected From Space: What Causes This Noise?

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

Giant Underwater Craters May Shed Light On Bermuda Triangle Mystery

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

Rapid Growth Of Plankton Caused By Increased Carbon Levels In The Ocean

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

New England Cod Stock In Decline Due To Warming Waters In The Atlantic

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

Scientists Track American Eel Migration To Sargasso Sea For The First Time

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

Treasure Hunters Discover $1 Million Worth Of Gold Under The Atlantic Ocean Off The Florida Coast

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

Coral Bleaching Is Caused By Increasing Ocean Temperatures Says NOAA

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

NASA To Start Underwater Mission To Train Astronauts For Spacewalks

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

Indian Ocean Is Storing Most Of The World's Heat, Says Study

A new theory explaining the global warming hiatus says the world’s heat is trapped in the Indian Ocean.

Earth/Environment May 21, 2015

Dwindling Cod Populations May Be Caused By Grey Seals Says Study

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

Deep Sea Dead Zones Found Far Out In Atlantic Ocean

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 Wary About Environmental Effects Of Canal-Building Project In Nicaragua

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

Northeastern Sea Level Spike Lasted Two Years

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

Global warming on pause? Atlantic may hold the answers

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

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

Did the Atlantic Ocean slow down global warming?

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

Global warming slowed by Atlantic? New study says it could go on another decade

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

Terminator-style killing by Lionfish makes them more than mere predators

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

Turtle HD cam captures hatching of loggerhead turtles in Florida. Cowabunga!

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

Great white shark population increasing off East Coast and Canada (bad news if you're a seal)

White shark populations are on the comeback, according to a new study.

Animals June 20, 2014

Discovery of deep-sea graveyard of ocean giants off Angola excites scientists

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

Pregnant great white shark Lydia first on record to swim transatlantic

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

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